This is it. The big season finale of Legends. Can the episode live up to the title?
The episode starts off with the surprise of Rip taking the team back to Earth and leaving them. Taking the team five months in the future which is present Arrow time. There were some great moments like watching each member getting back to life. Watching Sara get the news about Laurel was heartbreaking. It was also interesting to see Sara threatened Rip to go back so she can save her sister. The most shocking thing is that if she would have stayed in the timeline, she and her family would have been killed by Darhk instead. was This episode did a excellent job of establishing there loyalty to each other.
Savage endgame was finally revealed as he is trying to use Kendra and Carter ‘s blood to somehow use some three meteors to bring to world back to the 1700. The plan seems way to complicated to go over. Savage seems extra brutal in this episode as he is choking,stabbing and slaughtering his foes as he tries to reach his goal. Even with the team rescuing Carter it seemed like Savage had the upper hand.
Defeating Savage will not be easy As since there are 3 meteors in three different times they have to essentially have to defeat him three times. Watching them fight 3 different Savages felt like something out of a videogame. As each team beat Savage it seemed almost too easy. It apparently was a one meteor could not be destroyed like the the other two were. It seemed a little convenient that the one that couldn’t be changed was the one I there time. This lead to Rip Hunter’s brave sacrifice to save the world. So it seemed until the ship decided that it didn’t want to die. You read that right! The ship didn’t want to die! So they both lived, as cheesy as it sounds! The ending epilogues were great especially the one with Mick and Snart. It was touching and great closure to both characters. But the ending was the kicker! Hourman and the Justice Society! Man I can’t wait for season 2!
Score8.4 out of 10
Thea is in trouble
When last we watched Arrow things were about as bad as it gets as a nuke destroyed Havenrock, Darhk now has almost surpreme power and Thea is trapped in some weird Pleasantville. The episode started off really strong with Darhk showing his surpreme power as Arrows and bullets are not even in play anymore. At this state Darhk seems to be unstoppable. After everything that transpired tonight his end game is now just pure destruction.
While this episode deals with the direct aftermath of the destruction of Havenrock it seems really weird that Felicity isn’t really broken up about the collateral damage that she caused. It was briefly mentioned and then just brushed away by her father. Returning tonight to help the team was Curtis Holt. It was great to see him back and I will even say at this point it’s time for him to become a regular member of the show. We also got the return of Cooper, Felicity’s exboyfriend who no one probably even remembers because he was so forgettable. The way he was defeated was also lame as they could have used anyone in that role and it wouldn’t have mattered.
Watching Ollie and Diggle arrive in Hive’s paradise was a cool moment. It’s sterile look and sunny outlook is a vast difference than the dark and gloom streets of Star city. It was fun and exciting watching Ollie and Diggle fight there way though the city. An interesting thing about this episode is the fact that the people in this city wants to be there because they believe in Darhk’s plan. They are not drugged like Thea was it was fully there choice to by in to this fantasy world. Speaking of Thea, the drugged story was over before it started as it took one small chat from Oliver and she was back to normal. As everyone was in no time working together to stop Ronnie Raymond (Anarky) and in one stray shot the whole city was coming down. It’s a little weird that one Arrow shot could destroy a utopia but I guess you have to suspend your belief a little. Also in an interesting turn of events Darhk’s wife was killed and team Arrow has his daughter and Darhk has Felicity.It will be interesting to see how it will turn out.
Score 8.0 out of 10
The War for Central City begins
In the penultimate episode of Flash, Zoom is pulling out the big guns as he is getting all of the major villains together to make one big push to to take over Central city. The opening shot of all the villains attacking the was very cool but Barry beating then all in one swoop seems a little far fetch. My major issue with this is the fact that if all these super villains are taking over the city why not get Ollie. It seems like it wouldn’t take long to bring him in to help for a little then take him back and help with Darhk. I personally would like to both shows get better with this as it would make sense for what villains do in Arrow and Flash effect both shows. Darhk is literally trying to Destroy the world and no one calls the Flash.
The big story of this week is the return of Katie Cassidy. Instead of the Black Canary we get her Earth 2 doppelgänger the Black Siren. It’s great seeing her in a variation of the Canary character as she has gotten so much better from when she first played the character. It was a nice nod when Wells asked the team did they know Laurel Lance and there response was we loved her. We also got the see the return of Reverb and Killer Frost as Cisco and Caitlyn ( returned from her capture by Zoom) had a plan to trick Siren. Overall, it was great seeing Cassidy back.
Barry’s a changed man since his return from the Speed Force. He is very optimistic, maybe even to a point where it maybe even seems cocky. It was being driven in our head the whole episode that Barry is not invincible and fear could actually help him. It was said so much it was almost a point of annoyance. The dialog this week between Zoom and Barry was excellent as Zoom points out the similarities between the two. In the end it was the Final moments that crushed our hearts as we lost a member of team Flash.
Score 8.8 out of 10
The Time Masters working with Savage
Last week’s Legends of Tomorrow was very eventful as not only did the team lose one half of Firestorm (Jax is rapidly aging and was sent home to save his life) but the team’s quest to turn in Vandal Savage to the Time Masters was in vain due to them working with him. The reasoning for the time masters working with Savage makes perfect sense as it seems that he may be the key to saving the future from an alien invasion. Another shocking revelation is that the whole time everything Rip Hunter did was all part of the Time Masters plans, even right down to the death of his family.
The episode starts off in great fashion with future Jax finding past Stein to get help. It was great to see that this is the Stein from the beginning of the season who was a little more of a prick. The only part of these scenes that they were far too short and it didn’t make sense. How was it so easy for Stein just to help fix a time machine from the future? It seemed like a botched storyline if given time it could have been so much better.
The Lords waste no time with what they want to die with the team. Either make them a version of Kronos or kill them. All with the exception of Carter and Kendra who they have given to Savage. The first one who they tried to rehabilitate was Heatwave. Or so they thought until Heatwave showed that it wasn’t going to be that simple. In the end, it made perfect sense that after all he’s been though with the team that he actually cares for the team.
The two remaining members of the team Sara and Snart were still on the Waverider figuring out a plan to rescue the team. The small part in which Snart snapped and was considering killing Sara seemed out of character for how far the character has come. Even the scene later when he apologizes and basically wants to make out seems a little flat. The big theme of this episode was destiny as the Time Lords Told Rip that the future couldn’t be changed. In the the end the future was changed in a bad way as we seemingly lost a fan favorite. In the end I hope that wasn’t the last we saw of that character as he is the reason many watch the show. Overall a solid episode of Legends going into the finale.
Score 8.6 out of 10
The Calulator returns
This week’s Arrow marks the return of Noah Kuttler aka The Calculator. The reason for his return, Darhk is trying to launch a nuclear weapon in the next 21 hours. It won’t be way to find him as he is being hunted by H.I.V.E as well. Leading the hunt is none other than Brick. What was interesting about this is that this was the first real time Oliver really faced off against Brick. Overall the interactions between Felcity and her dad was excellent especially as they broke into Palmer tech ( Felcity was fired) to get the device to stop Darhk. Also the small exchange between Oliver and Kuttler was also a great touch.
Project Genesis is a full swing as Malcom Meryln tells Thea the reason for her kidnapping. It’s simply to protect her from what he thinks is the destruction of the world. It’s very interesting that Darhk’s plan is just Meryln’s plan from season one but on a grander scale. Unforchantly for Darhk, Anarky is in the Ark and is attempting to kill the air supply. Anarky was in full crazy mode as his plan was to kill everyone in the ark including himself to get revenge on Darhk. The fight scene between the was fierce and exciting but not without loss.
Another big point of this week’s Arrow was being honest with significant others. Diggle was not honest with Lyla about Andy’s death and Detective Lance being forced to lie about him knowing that his daughter was the Black Canary. These scenes were very well done and was a good dynamic showing how each of them was dealing with loss. I wish there was more time taken to deal with these issues but it’s understandable as a Nuke was launched. The most shocking part is that a Nuke hit a target and the show kind of brushed over it. Overall this was a very good episode leading into the final episodes of he season.
Score 8.5 out of 10
Is Carter worth it….
They had him. Kendra coated her mace with one of the items that could kill Savage and was ready to deliver the killing blow. But before she could complete the task Savage threw a curveball at her. Not only is there a version of Carter Hall alive in this future but he is brainwashed and the only person who can undo it is Savage himself. This left her with a difficult decision as she clearly still has feelings for him. This left the team no other option but to keep him and Hall prisoner on the Waverider. It was interesting watching Kendra trying to help Carter get his memories back. It was also very interesting watching the conversation between Ray and Savage as he brought to Ray’s attention that he was in the same position that Ray was in once. It’s getting a little tired that Ray is constantly the punching bag for women.
Not everyone is too happy about Savage being on the ship but the team may have found a loophole. The fact that Savage’s super weapon was from far in the future and is manipulating time is a time violation. So the Time Masters can punish Savage for his crimes. What makes it worse is at it is Rip Hunter’s fault for being reckless. His recklessness also caused the ship to malfunction. The more rash decisions he made the more danger he put his teammates. Much like him sending Jax to fix the ship and get jacked with radiation. The team is literally falling apart in this episode even the mere presence of Savage on the ship is causing conflict.
In the end it was Ray’s anger that got the best of him as he releases Savage and attacks him. Snart had the best line in the show as He balks at Savage “Leonard Snart robber of ATMs” mocking Savage’s bravado. Soon as all seemed lost, Carter regained his memories back and helped turn the tides. It seemed like the team had won when Savage was returned to the time lords then the big Revalation that the time lords are working with Savage! What a great way to end the episode!
Score 8.4 out of 10
This week Damian Darhk returns to H.I.V.E in a big way! Now that Darhk has his powers back he seems like an unstoppable force that even H.I.V.E can’t control. It seems like Darhk had plans to take out each of his rivals this week with detailed plans as we get closer to his endgame. This episode showed us a harsher side of Darhk that was refreshing as he was very vindictive this episode. Even going as far as ripping a device out of Lyla’s arm (don’t ask)that could cause nuclear annihilation.
On the team Arrow side of thing Ollie has to meet up with a contact of Constantine to combat Darhk’s Magic. Diggie Was sent on a more important mission: to get diapers. That was at least until he was led into a trap by Andy.which lead into an intense shootout between the Diggle brothers. Watching the scenes of Diggle being tortured by his brother was a rough watch. But it was also short lived as John overcame the odds. It did seem weird that he didn’t recapture Andy after he cuffed him to the pole. It didnt matter because of Diggle’s carelessness he lead Andy right to his family. This did lead to the big moment we’ve been waiting for all season. Diggle finally realized that Andy wasn’t going to change and killed off Andy. It was a powerful moment and made perfect sense for the arc to end this way.
While Diggle was in pursuit of Andy, Oliver was in Hub city with Felicity looking the contact. Hardcore DC fans will recognize the name because it is the home of DC hero the Question. To beat Darhk he would have to overcome the darkness inside or it would make Darhk stronger. This lead to a quick flashback of all the darkest moments in Oliver’s life. Because of these moments it’s seemed like Oliver would not be able to defeat him. But magically Oliver got the glow and aparently he now has the power inside him to withstand Darhk’s attacks. While it was cheesy the fact the light inside him comes from his team makes sense.
Thea on the other hand went on vacation with her boyfriend or so she thought. As she was trapped with Alex in a strange peaceful town . Which ended up being basically Darhk’s twisted version of Noah’s ark. It reminded me a lot of “Pleasantville” mixed with “Under The Dome”. The longshot of the out side of the dome was quite the site to see. Overall a solid episode of Arrow that does a good job with setting up the final few episodes of the season.
Score 8.7 out of 10