Legends of Tomorrow episode 2 recap and review
To wrap up the week of CW superhero shows is none other than Legends of Tomorrow. This coincided with the release of some teasers for the four hour four-part crossover between all CW superhero shows which you might enjoy checking out.
Anyway, in terms of this episode “The Justice Society of America” we kick off with that team capturing the Legends and holding them prisoner. Historian Heywood reveals that Commander Steel of the JSA is his granddad. The legends are set free after proving they are time travellers and the JSA gets a new mission to get information surrounding Baron Krieger, who is a nazi. Martin Stein is elected new leader of the legends and no sooner than they leave 1942 they realise they have to back as they discover that all of the JSA will be killed. Meanwhile in 1942 Reverse-Flash gives the nazis a super serum to use on Krieger, and the JSA learn that Hitler has an amulet that they need to recover.
The legends go undercover to find the JSA which includes Jax facing racism, Ray trying to be forced to Nazi salute and the whole thing descending into a barroom brawl – a necessity of any L.O.T episode. The JSA and the legends team up to recover the amulet and stop Super-serum Krieger which leads to some tough on the spot calls for Stein. Ray and Vixen are captured and Stein realises Sara would be a better leader. The team save Ray and Vixen and Krieger is taken down but Heywood is seriously injured by a bomb (he’s a haemophiliac too). Ray gives him a form of the serum which he modified to save him and Heywood survives. Heywood has a reunion with his granddad before they leave. That’s not the end of the drama as Rex Tyler is killed by Eobard Thawne, whispering “time-traveller” to Vixen just before he dies.
The new season of legends is in full-flow and I am loving it. I am finding it even better than season 1 because there is so much unpredictability about what is going to happen or where they are going to go now Rip isn’t there to explain everything to us. This episode further showed this and they balanced the team incredibly well. Every character played their part. Ray saved Heywood, Sara came up with the plan to save Ray and Vixen, Stein perfectly infiltrated the Nazi bar etc… My favourite scene was hands down the barroom scene when the Legends are tracking down the JSA.
It was such an interesting and fun scene. First of all, I’m sure I speak for all is when I say I was shocked when Stein sang. What a fantastic voice he had. I read an article about it but I didn’t expect that. It was similar to how Barry sang karaoke on the Flash. Plus the Back to the Future reference before he sang was subtle but a great line. It wasn’t as nice hearing “no negro music” from one of the Nazis. It is sad to see such racism but I admire the show for not ignoring it. The did the same when the legends went back to the 60s in season 1. Ray pretending he couldn’t Heil Hitler because of neck problems was also a highlight. The humour on this show really makes it so enjoyable. It is a perfect blend of action and comedy.
The JSA made great additions to the show, although it was a bit clustered. However it was Reverse-Flash was stole the show again. His little scenes every now and again left you wanting more. He is definitely a better villain than Damien Darhk.
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