This week the team is hunting down missing people in the 50s. All with the typical stereotypes that comes in with the time period including racism and sexism. The team was split up with Hunter and Snart playing cops, Ray and Shiera a married couple, Jax a student, and Sara and Stein as a nurse and Doctor. All of these roads lead to Vandal Savage as he is a doctor in this time period doing strange experiments A La Hugo Strange. These experiments lead to some human/hawk hybrid.
Let me start by saying that it’s weird that the episode didn’t start with any mention of the fact that they sentenced a teammate to death. Even the part that Jax mentioned it seemed forced. On the other hand it was interesting watching the characters work in a time that is not socially accepting. The scene with Jax in the car hit felt right on point with the time period and also a social commentary for today as well. Unfortchantly the scene went left as it turned from a message about social injustice to more about well Vandal Savage employs racist.
On the other side of things the team has a plan to catch Savage by using Kendra as bait. As with all there plans it didn’t as suspected as everything went Haywire and left the team fighting against Savage’s beast. The action in this episode was subpar at most as this episode was nothing more than a filler episode. It wasn’t particularly a good one either as it almost would have been a complete waste if it wasn’t for the end of the episode.
Score 6.0 out of 10