Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 1: Out of Time

Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 1: Out of Time

Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 1: Out of Time

0 comments 📅19 October 2016, 10:09

We start at the end; rather appropriate for a time travel show. Oliver Queen is contacted by Dr. Nate Heywood, a historian, in 2016. He has found out Oliver’s friends, the Legends, are in trouble. Heywood leads Oliver to the Waverider, which is underwater in the Atlantic Ocean, where they find Mick, but no one else. Honestly I’m not sure why Ollie is even brought into this episode other than to show you they really are still part of the universe; but I digress.

Right away you notice a difference in the show, Rip doesn’t do the intro. Instead Professor Stein does, and wow is it a change; but that’s not the only change to the show. I also find it somewhat sad that I hadn’t realized Hawkgirl was gone; I completely forgot she had left and had to rewatch some episodes, I guess she was never that interesting to me. We quickly find out that the Legends have taken over the Time Master’s responsibility of protecting history. This story is told in a bit of a flashback so everyone that hates that about Arrow might not like it too much. Let’s go ahead and dive in to the episode though.

 

Spoilery Spoilerness ahead:  BEWARE!

 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow --"Out Of Time"-- Image LGN201A_0410.jpg Pictured: Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow –“Out Of Time”– Image LGN201A_0410.jpg Pictured: Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rory decides to tell them the story from the very beginning, so he starts with them being in France saving the king, naturally. Then everything goes wrong, as usual. Bad guys with laser guns show up, which is kind of a big deal since they’re in musketeer time and what not, right before the king is supposed to consummate his marriage. Just in case bad guys weren’t enough to spoil the mood, Sara decides she’s going to get hot and heavy with the queen. Apparently no one wants these two to consummate their marriage.

As usual the Legends decide to not care about protecting the timeline and they reveal their powers to everyone. In their defense there were guys with laser guns so it was already pretty obvious that weird stuff was happening.  Plus Firestorm’s merging was super awesome.

After they defeated the French villains they head to the Waverider where Sara finally poses the important question:  How did they get laser guns? Then Jax poses the more important question: Who gave those to them?

The Main Plot Begins

We finally get on track to figuring out why the Waverider is at the bottom of the ocean, kind of.  The Legends must now travel to 1942; exactly when Rex Tyler told them not to go. They discover that Einstein goes missing right before the Nazis manage to A-Bomb New York. Naturally they jump to the conclusion that Einstein built the Germans the bomb when they kidnapped him.

Sara sees this trip as an opportunity to kill Damien Darhk and possibly save Laurel. I really hope she doesn’t, we really don’t need any more Laurel in Arrow.  They find Darhk in a warehouse, he’s trading with the Nazi’s; supplying them with uranium to build the A-bomb.  Ray manages to convince Sara to hold off on killing Darhk so they can discover where the uranium is and stop the bomb from ever happening. No one has asked how or why Darhk is in 1942 and looks exactly the same. Am I the only one that finds that weird?

Meanwhile Stein, Rip, and Mick all manage to kidnap Einstein. All of this doesn’t affect the timeline at all. Stein talks to Einstein and does the extremely dumb thing of revealing that they’re all time travelers. Just in case Stein didn’t feel bad enough about the way he met his idol Einstein calls Rory “the brains of the operation.” Einstein reveals that his now ex-wife also has the brains to build the A-bomb. And finally someone asks how Darkh is even there.

 

THE PLOT THICKENS!

 

The team gets into a huge fight over Sara’s decision to do a side mission and not tell anyone, not to mention the fact legends-of-tomorrow-season-2-justice-society-stargirl-obsidianthat she had no regard for the timeline and how she might mess it up.Everyone pushes stuff aside for a second to go track down Darkh. Mick roasts some Nazis. Sara goes after Darkh, but just when she has the upper hand, everything goes to crap. The team pulls out and goes after Darkh again, this time using the Waverider as a submarine.

Early on Jax was left behind on the ship to fix things on the Waverider. Now we start to get the feeling like Rip is getting ready to say goodbye and had been training Jax to be an expert on the ship. Then the big U-boat vs Waverider battle ensues and they release the bomb. Rip then decides to save the day by using the Waverider to block the bomb while scattering the team throughout histor; all except Rip and Rory are scattered. Rip then decides to knockout Mick and put him in stasis since he was injured in the fight against Darkh. We don’t get to see him leave but he’s not there when Oliver and Heywood show up, which tells us he left at some point between 1942 and 2016.

 

The Resolution

Now we’re back at the beginning to start off the end, isn’t time travel fun? Oliver then volunteers Heywood to travel with Rory to pick up the rest of the Legends. When did Oliver even leave? Where did he go? No clue, he was just too busy to travel along. We then get to see Ray as a caveman rocking that awesome beard. He seems a lot less grumpy about being left behind for so long this time.

We then see where Jax and Stein ended up, all while seeing how much of a history geek Heywood is. They’re about to be executed by a child king for not being amusing enough wizards, when the team rescues them. “I never thought I’d get to see this.”

Sara on the other hand is in colonial times about to be killed for being a witch and “corrupting [their] women.” To which Sara naturally answers: “In my defense they were happily corrupted.” I definitely prefer how they write her on Legends than how she was written on Arrow.  Right after the rescues her she punches Heywood, since she doesn’t know him. My favorite part is Heywood asking, “Is she always this violent.” Yes, the answer is yes. So far I’m liking Citizen Steel, let’s hope they keep up the writing similar for him.

The most exciting part of the episode was the last two minutes. That’s not to say that it wasn’t a good one, just the last two minutes set up a very interesting arc they’ll be doing as the season goes on.

Super Spoilery Spoilers that spoil things ahead:

First we see Darkh dealing with the Nazi’s who are obviously upset about the bomb not hitting New York. They mention “the next bomb.” Something that Darkh and “his partner” as he puts it are not going to be participating in. We then get to see who that partner is. Eobard Thawne, that’s right The Reverse Flash.  Now I’d already mentioned the Legion of Doom in a previous article. Go check it out:  INSERT LINK TO LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON.  I’m really wondering what the dynamic is going to be like for them. Is the entire team already formed? Is there a “leader”? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

The second thing that happens in those last two minutes is quite possibly the most exciting though. We see the Justice Society of America. While we only see them for a few seconds it’s still absolutely amazing. The way they come in was really impressive; anyone that crosses them should watch out. That’s a bit worrying since they came in with a pretty hostile attitude towards the Legends. This is most likely going to be the usual superhero team-up/fight, a misunderstanding makes them fight, then they realize they’re on the same side and eventually team up to stop the bad guys.

Hopefully we get to see plenty of the JSA and Legends teaming up to fight the Legion of Doom. Figuring out where Captain Hunter is also an intriguing thought, all of time and space, where will he go? However the question I really want answered is: where is Snart?

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