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After its two-part pilot, Legends of Tomorrow comes right out of the gate with an episode that utilizes every member of its large cast to their full potential, and finally made Vandal Savage into the compelling villain he needed to be.
I always get giddy with excitement like a child on Christmas Day when there are speedsters involved. SHE WAS SO FAST. With a fantastic new Inhuman on the scene who may or may not be joining the Secret Warriors and a few vague answers on what happens now with the Hydra and their mystery Death-man, Agents of SHIELD came back in a big way.
Nearly a year since the defeat of Wilson Fisk, the criminal element in Hell's Kitchen looks to fill the void and take control. The much-anticipated return to this corner of New York in Marvel's Daredevil looks to rise the stakes and introduce a new legendary antagonist/antihero.
Daredevil has a trend of changing the timeframe of an episode to fit its needs. Certain installments seem to depict the gang over the course of weeks, while some over the course of just a few hours on a very, very long night. Last year's "Cut Man" put this to excellent use, with an injured Matt in enemy territory and on the run, and here we find him in a similar predicament; chained up and forced butting heads with The Punisher.
With a much shorter stay spent in 1986 as opposed to 1975, Rip Hunter's team of Legends come together once again after being split off from last week's cliffhanger and must devise an escape from the Russian gulag.
Ok, hot damn. The instant the premise of this episode was announced, I figured "There's just no way. They're gonna muck it up. It can't actually be that awesome." and yet here I am. Knowing that the only way to gain the speed needed to defeat Zoom is to master the science of the Speed Force, The Flash sets out to learn the secrets of his old mentor: Eobard Thawne, the Reverse Flash.
After three years of build-up, the revelation of Oliver's secret son William blew up into a fantastically busy episode of Arrow, that also managed to be a mini-crossover with The CW's animated series Vixen. With no other options available, Team Arrow had to use everything at their disposal to come at Damien Darkh and save William.
With the Time Master's bounty hunter Chronos boarding the Waverider and forcing Rip to leave Kendra, Ray, and Sara behind in 1958, enough setup was laid for en effective second part installment. In turn we got more than that, and perhaps the most well-rounded installment of Legends of Tomorrow yet, as the creators dove deep into the concepts of characters having their own personal timelines, and what happens when these get displaced from their allies.
Following in the chaos of The Hand's raid on Metro General which bookended this episode and the last, the Daredevil and The Punisher found themselves fighting on the same side in pursuit of the enigmatic Blacksmith.
Taking full advantage of its time-traveling capabilities and the years of world building put into The CW's DC universe, Legends of Tomorrow brought us to a dystopian version of Star City 30 years into the future. A world where the Green Arrow is dead and Deathtroke has come back with a vengeance to tear the city to pieces and throw it into complete chaos.
With the cogs in the machinery of this grand conspiracy turning faster than ever, Daredevil manages to make the most out of it's fantastic ensemble cast to bring the tension to a boil.
The mysteries intertwining the fate of The Punisher and Elektra, the Blacksmith and The Hand, have finally been met with answers. Rather odd answers, but they do not disappoint in providing Daredevil with exactly the revelation necessary.
Everything League of Assassins came to a point in Star City, with Nyssa al Ghul propositioning the Green Arrow to kill Malcolm Merlyn as Ra's al Ghul once and for all: bringing the League into civil war.
Just like how last week, the highlight was easily Snart's motivations to prevent his father from going down a dark path, this week on Legends the emotional core of the episode relied on Snart and his split nature.
After a strong opener which clearly established the enigmatic warpath of The Punisher (who even received the name drop here,) Daredevil picks things right back where we started. Still reeling from his near-fatal encounter with The Punisher, it's up to Foggy Nelson to protect Grotto.