The big question of this week is could Legends of Tomorrow redeem Jonah Hex after the awful showing in movie theaters from years past. The answer is a resounding yes. From the moment he steps on the screen he feels like he stepped right out of a comic book. Johnathon Schaech did a good job playing the bounty hunter and made him feel like he was important to the DC universe. They also did an excellent job with the backstory between Hex and Hunter. My only knock is that I would have like to seen more Jonah Hex action scenes.
The team had a logical reason to go back to the year 1871 as they are hiding from the hunters in a time that may be a blindspot to them. Let me say these are the episodes that make Legends of Tomorrow worth a watch. The show does a good job of getting the atmosphere of wherever time they are in. It was also fun to see the cast having fun with the old west. Ray seemed to given the most with this as he is like a kid in a candy store. The line that Ray said to Jonah Hex about his face was classic. Small but interesting plotline was Martin Stein trying to save a boy with tuberculosis who turned out to be H.G Wells. It was a cool reveal but it has to be said with all these constant changes they make to the timeline where are the consequences? Will we at some point see a time Wraith like we saw on Flash due to the mishandling of time? It will be interesting to see the effects of what they have done.
Meanwhile the girls were on a mission of there own as Kendra visions were getting stronger. The interesting thing was that she met with a previous incarnation of herself. This verson of this version was a very sad, bleek version that tells present Kendra that any man that she loves that is not Carter is doomed to failure. This moment was played well as Kendra since her first appearance has been fighting her destiny and it’s a little disheartening to hear it from a version of herself. In the end it was good to see her follow her path and fell in line with the character.
Back to the main plot of this episode. Why is Jax always the one getting captured? This time is seemed to be random but this is something they may need to rectify as he can’t be the one there constantly saving. How to save Jax, a good old fashion quick draw at high noon. The shootout itself was well done and what was after was even more fun. We got to see the team battle the Hunter’s and while it was fun it seemed a waste to have them dispatched so easy. But the reveal of the Pilgrim seemed to be an awesome parting gift. Overall a solid episode that was a fun diversion.
Score 8.3 out of 10