legends of tomorrow season 2Legends of Tomorrow has been on an impressive streak for months now with almost every episode since the season started being amazing and luckily that streak seems to still be going steady. Spoilers for Legends of Tomorrow follows.

So the end of last weeks episode saw the new and improved version of Rip murder George Washington in 1776, this weeks episode picks up on that moment with Rip and Eobard arming the English army with modern-day weapons, this of course is all just a ploy to create a time aberration and lure the Legends to them in order to steal their piece of the spear of destiny. The episode shows us the new darker side of Rip Hunter and serious props must be given to Arthur Darvill as he is playing evil Rip so well, I was a fan of Rip’s character since the show started but this episode had me hating him as he went to some dark places, killing Sara (but she comes back), trying to kill Jax and sending Mick to his execution.

Speaking of Mick, he was finally given his chance to say the opening for the show and it was everything you’d want it to be. Mick was paired with George Washington as he tried to keep him alive from being executed by the English, and he taught George just what it means to be an American, it’s always fun to see Mick interacting with historical figures and it ended with Mick becoming a forefather as he got a statue built in his honor.

Nate and Amaya had their own story arc this week which kind of came out of nowhere, they now like each other I guess which hasn’t really been set up in any other episode but it was funny to watch as they talked about dating in 1940 vs 2017 and Nate trying to explain Tinder was also fun. And while all this was happening we had Ray stuck in Atom form after Rip sets off an Anti-Legends EMP, him being chased through the Legends’ air ducts by a rat while he hums the main theme for Legends and actually have it work is just another reason why this is probably the best Arrowverse show of this season.

And I of course have to mention how fun it was to see Jax set Home Alone style traps around the Waverider to try to keep Rip away from the Spear of Destiny. Besides how fun seeing all of these things are, it’s kind of hard not to see how dark things are right now, Rip is evil and The Legion has gotten every piece of the Spear so far, Jax was on the verge of killing Rip in cold blood and things are only going to get worse before the season ends. But the final scene of the team sitting around having Christmas dinner and giving presents to each other was nice and makes me really like every member of the team, I really hope none of them die or leave this season but I’m pretty sure at least two if not more members will be leaving or dying.

Legends is also the only Arrowverse show that seems to be able to have each of their characters be doing something all the time and not just having someone there for the sake of being there, I’m still really excited to see where the final string of episodes go and I’m hoping these great episodes continue. Unfortunately just like Flash, there is no new Legends this week.

THE VERDICT

Once again, I really enjoyed Legends this week and i’m very excited to see the next few episodes.

9/10

 

Connor Cuningham covers ENTERTAINMENT for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @Connoriscoolio

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