Legends Of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 16: “Legendary”
Directed by Dermott Downs
Written by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim
Starring Arthur Darvill, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Ciara Renee, Casper Crump
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer, Sarah Schechter The CW
Air Date: Thursday, May 19th, 2016, 8:00pm
Last week on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, future Jax (Franz Drameh) told Stein (Victor Garber) that joining Rip (Arthur Darvill) was the right decision, planting the seed of drugging Jax to get him to comply from the beginning of the season. Turns out the Waverider crew were not complete bumbling idiots after all… the Time Masters had been manipulating them the entire time, in order to help Savage (Casper Crump) take over. If he doesn’t… the worse threat of aliens will win. The team defeated the Time Masters, after Snart (Wentworth Miller) sacrificed himself, after getting a goodbye kiss from Sarah (Caity Lotz). Savage escaped with Kendra and Carter (Ciara Renee and Falk Hentschel) as prisoners.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 1.16 “Legendary” review: Rip drops them off in May 2016 and escapes, having used a hologram to trick them and say goodbye. They all do their thing.
Sarah runs into the lair to see her dad and everybody. He tells her first that they all went after Damien Darhk (this is right after they all went to HIVE and left Lance there – whoa… television programming in sync), and then about Laurel. Mick (Dominic Purcell) robs a bank and incinerates his partner. “Haircut” surprises him in the getaway car. Ray (Brandon Routh) thinks Snart wanted them to be together. Stein plays trivia with his wife. He grabs Jax to look for the ship, and then the rest show up. Ray and Stein are able to science it back. Geek high-five.
Kendra is running in France in 1944. She meets a soldier and puts a note in his helmet. Vandal Savage kills him almost immediately, yet suddenly the helmet is moved on the Waverider. She sent a note through time. That is the destination. Sarah puts a knife to Rip’s throat, then later cries and begs him to go back and save Sarah. He says that if she stayed she and her father would be dead too. I really can’t keep track of all the riles of time travel.
They figure out Savage’s plan. He’s gonna set off 3 meteorites in 3 different time zones to take him back to 1700 B.C. and erase time itself.
Jax: “This is the craziest bad guy plan in the history of bad guy plans.” He’s not wrong.
Savage meets his other self in the dark woods for the plan. The ritual begins, and the gang is in 3 different time periods. Sarah is fighting one, Mick is fighting the other, and the Hawks have the third. He gets killed by knife, by fire, and by Sarah. Then they have those pesky little meteorites to contend with.
Ray shrinks his, Firestorm transmutates his, but they can’t stop the third. Rip takes it and flies the Waverider towards the sun. On his way to death, he sees his family and they hug, happy to be together.
But… he and Gideon are not ready to die… he ejects the meteorite and goes to get his legends.
Meanwhile, the gang tries to figure out what they want. Sarah goes to Laurel’s grave. Her dad tells her that her job is important. Jax and Clarissa have an intervention to convince Stein to go. Mick goes to meet past Snart. “You may not think you’re a hero, but you’re a hero to me.” Tears!
When they all meet back up, Kendra and Carter decide to say goodbye to the group. They fly off into the sunset. Although necessary for the Savage storyline, they were definitely the weakest link on the show. Snart was one of the strongest, so that’s sad, although Wentworth Miller signed a multi-show deal. So we’ll see him again.
A different Waverider crashes and it’s lone occupant says, “You’re exactly where you said you’d be.” He’s Rex Tyler (Patrick Adams), member of The Justice Society of America, sent by Mr. Rory to warn them. Yaaaaassss!!!
This was a nice, tidy little finale with everything resolved, all set up for the JSA and our people dashing through some new time-traveling adventures.
The Waverider occupants have gone through some well needed development. While Jax was way too whiny in the beginning, with his partner too snobby, they have both grown towards each other – the first with maturity and the second with modesty and empathy. Ray is much more fun teamed up with Rory than with Kendra, although Snart’s sacrifice cut me up – he was my favorite. Caity Lotz could have great chemistry with a tree, but I was rooting for those two crazy kids. Savage was too twirly-mustache to stay longer than one season, so his death times three was just right.
DC continues to take over TV! Onward to season 2!
The CW’s synopsis:
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Legendary (Ep# 116)
THE FINAL BATTLE — After the numerous sacrifices the team has made since the beginning of this ride, Rip (Arthur Darvill) decides that it’s time they each decide their own destiny and returns them to Central City a few months after they first left. Returned to their normal lives, each team member must individually decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything in order to save the world. Meanwhile, Sara (Caity Lotz) visits with her father (guest star Paul Blackthorne) who delivers some heartbreaking news about her sister. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak and teleplay by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim (#116). Original airdate 5/19/2016.
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