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The article contains spoilers for the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season three episode ‘Return of the Mack’.

The story starts with Ray ( Brandon Routh ) taking the first step to help Jax ( Franz Drameh ) stabilize the Firestorm Matrix so that Martin ( Victor Garber ) can return home to be a grandfather. They start be severing the psychic connection. Meanwhile, Nate ( Nick Zano ) has been studying the anachronisms and discovers that there is a specific pattern — except for two outliers. One of them is when the assassin went after Zari ( Tala Ashe ), and the team decides to go investigate the other. This leads them to tales of a vampire loose in 1895 London, a watch from 2016, and their old captain Rip Hunter ( Arthur Darvill ).

Rip is tracking Mallus, catches the Legends up on his existence, and enlists their aide. They use Nate as bait and he is captured by Martin’s great-great grandfather, who was an actor and part of a cult that worships Mallus. They find a coroner who has a watch from the future that Ray and Jax discover has the fingerprints of Oliver Queen on it, which leads to a guest appearance of Curtis Holt ( Echo Kellum ).

Amaya ( Maisie Richardson-Sellers ) is trying to connect with Zari over their totems. The Legends meet a medium working for Mallus, who turns out to be Eleanor Darhk ( Courtney Ford ), and she channels Zari’s dead brother. This upsets her greatly. Sara ( Caity Lotz ) and Rip free Nate and find that the person the cult is trying to resurrect is Damien Darhk ( Neal McDonough ). They escape with Nate, but Sara is adamant that they can’t let Darhk be resurrected. Rip wants to use him as bait to bring out Mallus, pretends to disagree, then locks the Legends on the ship — except for Zari, who already left to go see the medium again.

Eleanor gets Zari to give her the totem and has her taken. Eleanor starts the ceremony and Rip interrupts, bringing in Time Bureau agents and demanding to speak to Mallus. He speaks through Eleanor (in the voice of John Noble ) and then attacks, taking out the agents. Sara blows a whole in the cargo bay of the Waverider to allow them to get out, but not before Damien Darhk is resurrected… and he’s upset that someone took his watch. Zari gets the totem back. Damien and Eleanor escape. Sara turns Rip over to the Time Bureau, who place him into custody pending a hearing. In exchange, the Legends are free to travel time.

So Rip is now a free agent (not so free) and has a device that allows him to stop time. That was pretty cool — until Darhk was able to move anyway. Zari and Amaya seem to be getting closer now. They’re continuing to set up Martin’s exit from the series. Mallus now has three acolytes and we learned that Mick ( Dominic Purcell ) always carries a wooden stake on him in case they come across vampires. It will be interesting to see how much the focus will shift to Mallus going forward and what, if any, role Rip will play with the Legends.

In Stephen King’s novel (and recent limited series on Hulu) “11/22/63,” the protagonist can only reach the title date by going back to 1958. This means that every time he travels backwards in time to stop the Kennedy assassination, he has to live through five years of the past. For several of his journeys, we spend a lot of time with him in the ’50s and ’60s, getting to see him fall in love, forge new careers and friendships, and grow more attached to a bygone era than he ever was to the present.

“Left Behind” follows a similar conceit with two of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” primary characters, albeit in a much more condensed fashion. After Chronos attacked the Waverider at the end of “Night of the Hawk” and forced the ship to make another time leap, Atom, Hawkgirl and White Canary are — like King’s character — left stranded in 1958. To their credit, they make the most of their situation, with the two lovers entering a life of suburban bliss and Canary (sort of) returning to the League of Assassins under the tutelage of Ra’s al Ghul.

Rip and the rest of the Legends are able to retrieve Atom and Hawkgirl after two years have gone by in the past, interrupting the couple right as Ray is about to propose. And so for the rest of the episode, he spends his time bemoaning being back on the Waverider. He misses the quiet life. He misses fondue with neighbors. He misses being the professor of Bill Gates’ father (which doesn’t actually work since William H. Gates, Sr. was a decade out of school by 1960, but whatever). The last thing he wants to do is embark on another one of Rip’s death-tempting missions, even if Hawkgirl relishes the return to a more adventurous lifestyle.

There’s also the matter of the League business getting interrupted by Chronos, who it turns out isn’t really Chronos at all, but Heat Wave. As most of us predicted, Captain Cold didn’t actually kill him back in “Marooned,” instead firing his Cold Gun to the side and leaving him to fend for himself. Heat was eventually picked up and trained by the Time Lords, then donned the bounty-hunter armor to seek vengeance on his former partner and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the Legends.

Oh,  Legends , you’re too clever. An episode about Hollywood with an identity switch,  a Wonder Woman Easter egg ,  and  a title named after an actress? You’re making me, ahem, mad about you . (Too bad Helen Hunt couldn’t  actually  make an appearance. Maybe next time, Helen?)

In a season around anachronisms, this was inevitable, and I was wondering how long it would take for the show to take things straight to Tinseltown. All it needed was an anachronism to anchor it all, and it found the perfect one in Helen of Troy, who winds up misplaced in the setting where she’s most likely to thrive.

Hedy makes for great conversation with Jax-as-Stein, but the rest of the Legends are having no such luck with Helen. She’s reluctant to return to her home of Troy, where men treat women with barely a fraction of the respect and adulation she gets in Hollywood. And so, the beauty runs away from Sara, instead asking for help from her agent, who turns out to be…Damien Darhk, who’s brought his daughter and water witch Kuasa along.

Darhk senses an opportunity and tries to talk Sara into retreating. He points out how her team makes a mess of things too easily, and while she’s dismayed to see that her male teammates have created chaos out of nothing just because of Helen, she tells them she won’t back down. Aboard the Waverider, she assures them that they’ll fight Darhk; as Mick points out, even if they do retreat quietly, Darhk will probably just send assassins after them and kill them anyway.

So what’s a wayward team to do? Sara chooses to lead the team to save Helen of Troy with only her female teammates, and they do so smoothly enough, helping to disarm the men from the rival studios while smuggling Helen of Troy out of her new home.

Unfortunately, they quickly run into a new snag when they return to the Waverider: The comms are down, and so are many of the other operations on board the ship. Stein realizes that with Hedy Lamarr no longer a movie star, her inventions fail to come to fruition, therefore shutting down half of the ship’s technology.  Uh oh .  (Next: Defense Against the Darhk Arts)

The article contains spoilers for the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season three episode ‘Return of the Mack’.

The story starts with Ray ( Brandon Routh ) taking the first step to help Jax ( Franz Drameh ) stabilize the Firestorm Matrix so that Martin ( Victor Garber ) can return home to be a grandfather. They start be severing the psychic connection. Meanwhile, Nate ( Nick Zano ) has been studying the anachronisms and discovers that there is a specific pattern — except for two outliers. One of them is when the assassin went after Zari ( Tala Ashe ), and the team decides to go investigate the other. This leads them to tales of a vampire loose in 1895 London, a watch from 2016, and their old captain Rip Hunter ( Arthur Darvill ).

Rip is tracking Mallus, catches the Legends up on his existence, and enlists their aide. They use Nate as bait and he is captured by Martin’s great-great grandfather, who was an actor and part of a cult that worships Mallus. They find a coroner who has a watch from the future that Ray and Jax discover has the fingerprints of Oliver Queen on it, which leads to a guest appearance of Curtis Holt ( Echo Kellum ).

Amaya ( Maisie Richardson-Sellers ) is trying to connect with Zari over their totems. The Legends meet a medium working for Mallus, who turns out to be Eleanor Darhk ( Courtney Ford ), and she channels Zari’s dead brother. This upsets her greatly. Sara ( Caity Lotz ) and Rip free Nate and find that the person the cult is trying to resurrect is Damien Darhk ( Neal McDonough ). They escape with Nate, but Sara is adamant that they can’t let Darhk be resurrected. Rip wants to use him as bait to bring out Mallus, pretends to disagree, then locks the Legends on the ship — except for Zari, who already left to go see the medium again.

Eleanor gets Zari to give her the totem and has her taken. Eleanor starts the ceremony and Rip interrupts, bringing in Time Bureau agents and demanding to speak to Mallus. He speaks through Eleanor (in the voice of John Noble ) and then attacks, taking out the agents. Sara blows a whole in the cargo bay of the Waverider to allow them to get out, but not before Damien Darhk is resurrected… and he’s upset that someone took his watch. Zari gets the totem back. Damien and Eleanor escape. Sara turns Rip over to the Time Bureau, who place him into custody pending a hearing. In exchange, the Legends are free to travel time.

So Rip is now a free agent (not so free) and has a device that allows him to stop time. That was pretty cool — until Darhk was able to move anyway. Zari and Amaya seem to be getting closer now. They’re continuing to set up Martin’s exit from the series. Mallus now has three acolytes and we learned that Mick ( Dominic Purcell ) always carries a wooden stake on him in case they come across vampires. It will be interesting to see how much the focus will shift to Mallus going forward and what, if any, role Rip will play with the Legends.

The article contains spoilers for the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season three episode ‘Return of the Mack’.

The story starts with Ray ( Brandon Routh ) taking the first step to help Jax ( Franz Drameh ) stabilize the Firestorm Matrix so that Martin ( Victor Garber ) can return home to be a grandfather. They start be severing the psychic connection. Meanwhile, Nate ( Nick Zano ) has been studying the anachronisms and discovers that there is a specific pattern — except for two outliers. One of them is when the assassin went after Zari ( Tala Ashe ), and the team decides to go investigate the other. This leads them to tales of a vampire loose in 1895 London, a watch from 2016, and their old captain Rip Hunter ( Arthur Darvill ).

Rip is tracking Mallus, catches the Legends up on his existence, and enlists their aide. They use Nate as bait and he is captured by Martin’s great-great grandfather, who was an actor and part of a cult that worships Mallus. They find a coroner who has a watch from the future that Ray and Jax discover has the fingerprints of Oliver Queen on it, which leads to a guest appearance of Curtis Holt ( Echo Kellum ).

Amaya ( Maisie Richardson-Sellers ) is trying to connect with Zari over their totems. The Legends meet a medium working for Mallus, who turns out to be Eleanor Darhk ( Courtney Ford ), and she channels Zari’s dead brother. This upsets her greatly. Sara ( Caity Lotz ) and Rip free Nate and find that the person the cult is trying to resurrect is Damien Darhk ( Neal McDonough ). They escape with Nate, but Sara is adamant that they can’t let Darhk be resurrected. Rip wants to use him as bait to bring out Mallus, pretends to disagree, then locks the Legends on the ship — except for Zari, who already left to go see the medium again.

Eleanor gets Zari to give her the totem and has her taken. Eleanor starts the ceremony and Rip interrupts, bringing in Time Bureau agents and demanding to speak to Mallus. He speaks through Eleanor (in the voice of John Noble ) and then attacks, taking out the agents. Sara blows a whole in the cargo bay of the Waverider to allow them to get out, but not before Damien Darhk is resurrected… and he’s upset that someone took his watch. Zari gets the totem back. Damien and Eleanor escape. Sara turns Rip over to the Time Bureau, who place him into custody pending a hearing. In exchange, the Legends are free to travel time.

So Rip is now a free agent (not so free) and has a device that allows him to stop time. That was pretty cool — until Darhk was able to move anyway. Zari and Amaya seem to be getting closer now. They’re continuing to set up Martin’s exit from the series. Mallus now has three acolytes and we learned that Mick ( Dominic Purcell ) always carries a wooden stake on him in case they come across vampires. It will be interesting to see how much the focus will shift to Mallus going forward and what, if any, role Rip will play with the Legends.

In Stephen King’s novel (and recent limited series on Hulu) “11/22/63,” the protagonist can only reach the title date by going back to 1958. This means that every time he travels backwards in time to stop the Kennedy assassination, he has to live through five years of the past. For several of his journeys, we spend a lot of time with him in the ’50s and ’60s, getting to see him fall in love, forge new careers and friendships, and grow more attached to a bygone era than he ever was to the present.

“Left Behind” follows a similar conceit with two of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” primary characters, albeit in a much more condensed fashion. After Chronos attacked the Waverider at the end of “Night of the Hawk” and forced the ship to make another time leap, Atom, Hawkgirl and White Canary are — like King’s character — left stranded in 1958. To their credit, they make the most of their situation, with the two lovers entering a life of suburban bliss and Canary (sort of) returning to the League of Assassins under the tutelage of Ra’s al Ghul.

Rip and the rest of the Legends are able to retrieve Atom and Hawkgirl after two years have gone by in the past, interrupting the couple right as Ray is about to propose. And so for the rest of the episode, he spends his time bemoaning being back on the Waverider. He misses the quiet life. He misses fondue with neighbors. He misses being the professor of Bill Gates’ father (which doesn’t actually work since William H. Gates, Sr. was a decade out of school by 1960, but whatever). The last thing he wants to do is embark on another one of Rip’s death-tempting missions, even if Hawkgirl relishes the return to a more adventurous lifestyle.

There’s also the matter of the League business getting interrupted by Chronos, who it turns out isn’t really Chronos at all, but Heat Wave. As most of us predicted, Captain Cold didn’t actually kill him back in “Marooned,” instead firing his Cold Gun to the side and leaving him to fend for himself. Heat was eventually picked up and trained by the Time Lords, then donned the bounty-hunter armor to seek vengeance on his former partner and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the Legends.

Oh,  Legends , you’re too clever. An episode about Hollywood with an identity switch,  a Wonder Woman Easter egg ,  and  a title named after an actress? You’re making me, ahem, mad about you . (Too bad Helen Hunt couldn’t  actually  make an appearance. Maybe next time, Helen?)

In a season around anachronisms, this was inevitable, and I was wondering how long it would take for the show to take things straight to Tinseltown. All it needed was an anachronism to anchor it all, and it found the perfect one in Helen of Troy, who winds up misplaced in the setting where she’s most likely to thrive.

Hedy makes for great conversation with Jax-as-Stein, but the rest of the Legends are having no such luck with Helen. She’s reluctant to return to her home of Troy, where men treat women with barely a fraction of the respect and adulation she gets in Hollywood. And so, the beauty runs away from Sara, instead asking for help from her agent, who turns out to be…Damien Darhk, who’s brought his daughter and water witch Kuasa along.

Darhk senses an opportunity and tries to talk Sara into retreating. He points out how her team makes a mess of things too easily, and while she’s dismayed to see that her male teammates have created chaos out of nothing just because of Helen, she tells them she won’t back down. Aboard the Waverider, she assures them that they’ll fight Darhk; as Mick points out, even if they do retreat quietly, Darhk will probably just send assassins after them and kill them anyway.

So what’s a wayward team to do? Sara chooses to lead the team to save Helen of Troy with only her female teammates, and they do so smoothly enough, helping to disarm the men from the rival studios while smuggling Helen of Troy out of her new home.

Unfortunately, they quickly run into a new snag when they return to the Waverider: The comms are down, and so are many of the other operations on board the ship. Stein realizes that with Hedy Lamarr no longer a movie star, her inventions fail to come to fruition, therefore shutting down half of the ship’s technology.  Uh oh .  (Next: Defense Against the Darhk Arts)

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The article contains spoilers for the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season three episode ‘Return of the Mack’.

The story starts with Ray ( Brandon Routh ) taking the first step to help Jax ( Franz Drameh ) stabilize the Firestorm Matrix so that Martin ( Victor Garber ) can return home to be a grandfather. They start be severing the psychic connection. Meanwhile, Nate ( Nick Zano ) has been studying the anachronisms and discovers that there is a specific pattern — except for two outliers. One of them is when the assassin went after Zari ( Tala Ashe ), and the team decides to go investigate the other. This leads them to tales of a vampire loose in 1895 London, a watch from 2016, and their old captain Rip Hunter ( Arthur Darvill ).

Rip is tracking Mallus, catches the Legends up on his existence, and enlists their aide. They use Nate as bait and he is captured by Martin’s great-great grandfather, who was an actor and part of a cult that worships Mallus. They find a coroner who has a watch from the future that Ray and Jax discover has the fingerprints of Oliver Queen on it, which leads to a guest appearance of Curtis Holt ( Echo Kellum ).

Amaya ( Maisie Richardson-Sellers ) is trying to connect with Zari over their totems. The Legends meet a medium working for Mallus, who turns out to be Eleanor Darhk ( Courtney Ford ), and she channels Zari’s dead brother. This upsets her greatly. Sara ( Caity Lotz ) and Rip free Nate and find that the person the cult is trying to resurrect is Damien Darhk ( Neal McDonough ). They escape with Nate, but Sara is adamant that they can’t let Darhk be resurrected. Rip wants to use him as bait to bring out Mallus, pretends to disagree, then locks the Legends on the ship — except for Zari, who already left to go see the medium again.

Eleanor gets Zari to give her the totem and has her taken. Eleanor starts the ceremony and Rip interrupts, bringing in Time Bureau agents and demanding to speak to Mallus. He speaks through Eleanor (in the voice of John Noble ) and then attacks, taking out the agents. Sara blows a whole in the cargo bay of the Waverider to allow them to get out, but not before Damien Darhk is resurrected… and he’s upset that someone took his watch. Zari gets the totem back. Damien and Eleanor escape. Sara turns Rip over to the Time Bureau, who place him into custody pending a hearing. In exchange, the Legends are free to travel time.

So Rip is now a free agent (not so free) and has a device that allows him to stop time. That was pretty cool — until Darhk was able to move anyway. Zari and Amaya seem to be getting closer now. They’re continuing to set up Martin’s exit from the series. Mallus now has three acolytes and we learned that Mick ( Dominic Purcell ) always carries a wooden stake on him in case they come across vampires. It will be interesting to see how much the focus will shift to Mallus going forward and what, if any, role Rip will play with the Legends.

In Stephen King’s novel (and recent limited series on Hulu) “11/22/63,” the protagonist can only reach the title date by going back to 1958. This means that every time he travels backwards in time to stop the Kennedy assassination, he has to live through five years of the past. For several of his journeys, we spend a lot of time with him in the ’50s and ’60s, getting to see him fall in love, forge new careers and friendships, and grow more attached to a bygone era than he ever was to the present.

“Left Behind” follows a similar conceit with two of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” primary characters, albeit in a much more condensed fashion. After Chronos attacked the Waverider at the end of “Night of the Hawk” and forced the ship to make another time leap, Atom, Hawkgirl and White Canary are — like King’s character — left stranded in 1958. To their credit, they make the most of their situation, with the two lovers entering a life of suburban bliss and Canary (sort of) returning to the League of Assassins under the tutelage of Ra’s al Ghul.

Rip and the rest of the Legends are able to retrieve Atom and Hawkgirl after two years have gone by in the past, interrupting the couple right as Ray is about to propose. And so for the rest of the episode, he spends his time bemoaning being back on the Waverider. He misses the quiet life. He misses fondue with neighbors. He misses being the professor of Bill Gates’ father (which doesn’t actually work since William H. Gates, Sr. was a decade out of school by 1960, but whatever). The last thing he wants to do is embark on another one of Rip’s death-tempting missions, even if Hawkgirl relishes the return to a more adventurous lifestyle.

There’s also the matter of the League business getting interrupted by Chronos, who it turns out isn’t really Chronos at all, but Heat Wave. As most of us predicted, Captain Cold didn’t actually kill him back in “Marooned,” instead firing his Cold Gun to the side and leaving him to fend for himself. Heat was eventually picked up and trained by the Time Lords, then donned the bounty-hunter armor to seek vengeance on his former partner and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the Legends.

The article contains spoilers for the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season three episode ‘Return of the Mack’.

The story starts with Ray ( Brandon Routh ) taking the first step to help Jax ( Franz Drameh ) stabilize the Firestorm Matrix so that Martin ( Victor Garber ) can return home to be a grandfather. They start be severing the psychic connection. Meanwhile, Nate ( Nick Zano ) has been studying the anachronisms and discovers that there is a specific pattern — except for two outliers. One of them is when the assassin went after Zari ( Tala Ashe ), and the team decides to go investigate the other. This leads them to tales of a vampire loose in 1895 London, a watch from 2016, and their old captain Rip Hunter ( Arthur Darvill ).

Rip is tracking Mallus, catches the Legends up on his existence, and enlists their aide. They use Nate as bait and he is captured by Martin’s great-great grandfather, who was an actor and part of a cult that worships Mallus. They find a coroner who has a watch from the future that Ray and Jax discover has the fingerprints of Oliver Queen on it, which leads to a guest appearance of Curtis Holt ( Echo Kellum ).

Amaya ( Maisie Richardson-Sellers ) is trying to connect with Zari over their totems. The Legends meet a medium working for Mallus, who turns out to be Eleanor Darhk ( Courtney Ford ), and she channels Zari’s dead brother. This upsets her greatly. Sara ( Caity Lotz ) and Rip free Nate and find that the person the cult is trying to resurrect is Damien Darhk ( Neal McDonough ). They escape with Nate, but Sara is adamant that they can’t let Darhk be resurrected. Rip wants to use him as bait to bring out Mallus, pretends to disagree, then locks the Legends on the ship — except for Zari, who already left to go see the medium again.

Eleanor gets Zari to give her the totem and has her taken. Eleanor starts the ceremony and Rip interrupts, bringing in Time Bureau agents and demanding to speak to Mallus. He speaks through Eleanor (in the voice of John Noble ) and then attacks, taking out the agents. Sara blows a whole in the cargo bay of the Waverider to allow them to get out, but not before Damien Darhk is resurrected… and he’s upset that someone took his watch. Zari gets the totem back. Damien and Eleanor escape. Sara turns Rip over to the Time Bureau, who place him into custody pending a hearing. In exchange, the Legends are free to travel time.

So Rip is now a free agent (not so free) and has a device that allows him to stop time. That was pretty cool — until Darhk was able to move anyway. Zari and Amaya seem to be getting closer now. They’re continuing to set up Martin’s exit from the series. Mallus now has three acolytes and we learned that Mick ( Dominic Purcell ) always carries a wooden stake on him in case they come across vampires. It will be interesting to see how much the focus will shift to Mallus going forward and what, if any, role Rip will play with the Legends.

In Stephen King’s novel (and recent limited series on Hulu) “11/22/63,” the protagonist can only reach the title date by going back to 1958. This means that every time he travels backwards in time to stop the Kennedy assassination, he has to live through five years of the past. For several of his journeys, we spend a lot of time with him in the ’50s and ’60s, getting to see him fall in love, forge new careers and friendships, and grow more attached to a bygone era than he ever was to the present.

“Left Behind” follows a similar conceit with two of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” primary characters, albeit in a much more condensed fashion. After Chronos attacked the Waverider at the end of “Night of the Hawk” and forced the ship to make another time leap, Atom, Hawkgirl and White Canary are — like King’s character — left stranded in 1958. To their credit, they make the most of their situation, with the two lovers entering a life of suburban bliss and Canary (sort of) returning to the League of Assassins under the tutelage of Ra’s al Ghul.

Rip and the rest of the Legends are able to retrieve Atom and Hawkgirl after two years have gone by in the past, interrupting the couple right as Ray is about to propose. And so for the rest of the episode, he spends his time bemoaning being back on the Waverider. He misses the quiet life. He misses fondue with neighbors. He misses being the professor of Bill Gates’ father (which doesn’t actually work since William H. Gates, Sr. was a decade out of school by 1960, but whatever). The last thing he wants to do is embark on another one of Rip’s death-tempting missions, even if Hawkgirl relishes the return to a more adventurous lifestyle.

There’s also the matter of the League business getting interrupted by Chronos, who it turns out isn’t really Chronos at all, but Heat Wave. As most of us predicted, Captain Cold didn’t actually kill him back in “Marooned,” instead firing his Cold Gun to the side and leaving him to fend for himself. Heat was eventually picked up and trained by the Time Lords, then donned the bounty-hunter armor to seek vengeance on his former partner and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the Legends.

Oh,  Legends , you’re too clever. An episode about Hollywood with an identity switch,  a Wonder Woman Easter egg ,  and  a title named after an actress? You’re making me, ahem, mad about you . (Too bad Helen Hunt couldn’t  actually  make an appearance. Maybe next time, Helen?)

In a season around anachronisms, this was inevitable, and I was wondering how long it would take for the show to take things straight to Tinseltown. All it needed was an anachronism to anchor it all, and it found the perfect one in Helen of Troy, who winds up misplaced in the setting where she’s most likely to thrive.

Hedy makes for great conversation with Jax-as-Stein, but the rest of the Legends are having no such luck with Helen. She’s reluctant to return to her home of Troy, where men treat women with barely a fraction of the respect and adulation she gets in Hollywood. And so, the beauty runs away from Sara, instead asking for help from her agent, who turns out to be…Damien Darhk, who’s brought his daughter and water witch Kuasa along.

Darhk senses an opportunity and tries to talk Sara into retreating. He points out how her team makes a mess of things too easily, and while she’s dismayed to see that her male teammates have created chaos out of nothing just because of Helen, she tells them she won’t back down. Aboard the Waverider, she assures them that they’ll fight Darhk; as Mick points out, even if they do retreat quietly, Darhk will probably just send assassins after them and kill them anyway.

So what’s a wayward team to do? Sara chooses to lead the team to save Helen of Troy with only her female teammates, and they do so smoothly enough, helping to disarm the men from the rival studios while smuggling Helen of Troy out of her new home.

Unfortunately, they quickly run into a new snag when they return to the Waverider: The comms are down, and so are many of the other operations on board the ship. Stein realizes that with Hedy Lamarr no longer a movie star, her inventions fail to come to fruition, therefore shutting down half of the ship’s technology.  Uh oh .  (Next: Defense Against the Darhk Arts)

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I get that the Legends whole deal is that they are a group of misfits, but they seem to have gotten worse. Even in the throes of heartbreak, Nate exposure of the team seemed incredibly reckless. It’s hard to reconcile the fact that this team, which beat the all-powerful Legion of Doom last season, got repeatedly outwitted by a bunch of crannies in this episode. Because it’s so egregious, I’m assuming the team’s newfound ineffectiveness is meant to contrast with the more organized Time Bureau but this is getting ridiculous.

While searching for her team, Sara noticed that one of Agent Shape’s (Jes Macallan) lackeys was spying on her and dragged him to back the Waverider . While stuck in a cage with Nate, Amaya confessed that she returned to her own time because Rip (Arthur Darvill) told her that if she didn’t, her granddaughter would never be born. Because the Legends continued presence in the era was presenting an increasingly significant threat to the time stream, Shape arrived to arrest the entire team. Predictably, Sara resisted. While those two got into a sweet stave fight, Martin (Victor Garber) and Mick (Dominic Purcell) attempted to rescue Ray and Jefferson.

Taking a water break from their fight, Sara and Sharp were attacked by the sabretooth tiger. After Sara saved Shape’s life, she let it slip that Rip had an ulterior motive for letting the Legends operate independently. To save a partially depowered Nate from being shot by Barnum, Amaya used her powers and went on an uncontrolled rampage. Martin freed by Ray and Jefferson by getting close enough to them to spark a Firestorm transformation. Nate talked Amaya down before she could hurt anyone. Sara forced Sharpe to disclose that Rip wanted the Legend’s help in fighting the mysterious Mallus.

In only appearances to date, Agent Sharpe has really grown on me. Her visceral discussed for the Legends’ haphazard methods is really funny. And she works as a really fun foil for Sara. The pair have developed a sibling-style mutual antagonism that really keeps Sara on her toes. Provided she doesn’t turn out to be a secret bad guy, I think she’d make a fine addition to Waverider crew. Since Victor Garber will be leaving the series later this season, I could easily see her (begrudgingly) becoming the new other half of Firestorm.

Claiming credit for the spectacle of the Legends using their powers, Barnum brought his circus into the black with the use of any slaves. Amaya confessed that she had lost control of her powers and admitted to killing a group of soldiers in her own time. Oddly, no one seemed particularly concerned about that horrifying revelation. Sara official brought Amaya back on the team so they could work on finding a way to help her. And because Sara wanted some extra help in combating Mallus. At some indeterminate point in time and space, a hooded follower of Mallus resurrected and recruited Kuasa into her cause.

While the show’s version of P.T. Barnum did make a lot of sense, it was a joy to watch Billy Zane in the role. He played the character with a blend of understated menace fast-talking hucksterism that was very entertaining. With Barnum’s appearance here and the toga party loving version of Caesar last episode, I’m hoping the show goes all in on goofy representations of historical figures this year.


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