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Legends of Tomorrow, “Last Refuge”, Review!

By Lil’ Yoda,

DC's Legends of Tomorrow -- "Last Refuge"-- Image LGN112b_0469b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Mitchell Kummen as Young Rory and Faye Kingslee as The Pilgrim -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

On this weeks episode of Legends of Tomorrow, an assassin has been sent by the Time Masters to kill the younger versions of the Legends! The assassin’s name is the ‘Pilgrim’ (Faye Kingslee) and her first target is young Mick Rory, in 1990’s Central City. Ray saves him from the Pilgrim after he set his own house ablaze. After bringing young Rory aboard the ship, they head off to save the next Legend. Rip Hunter explains that Pilgrim can only try to kill each of the Legends once before doing ‘irreparable damage to the timeline’. Gideon tracks the Pilgrim down to Starling City 2007 where she attempts to go after young Sara Lance. Modern Sara starts fighting against Pilgrim, her younger self recognized her. Rory finishes fending off Pilgrim and takes young Sara back to the ship. The Legends realize that they can no longer track Pilgrim and don’t know where she will strike next. They quickly realize it’s Ray after he starts having internal injuries for no reason. They are able to locate where Pilgrim is and Heatwave and Hunter are able to save younger Ray. Naturally, Ray choose to propose to Kendra while he was dying, encouraging her to say yes. They go and get the baby versions of Stein, Jax, and Snart right after they are born. Jax is able to meet his father (Eli Goree) at the hospital. They bring the younger versions of themselves to Hunter’s foster mother to keep them safe from the Time Masters. The Pilgrim then contacts the team with a gun to the head of Jax’s father telling them that they must hand themselves over to save their loved ones. Rip counters by offering a younger version of himself. They meet in a neutral location and exchange Young Rip (Aiden Longworth) for Jax’s father. The Legends try to attack and are able to take out the Pilgrim with a little assistance from young Rip. After some slight turbulence over the course of the episode, Kendra and Ray decided to make the engagement official. Later, when putting the Legends loved ones back in place, they see that they are beginning to be forgotten from their pasts and need to take out Savage quickly in order to be able to restore their younger selves to the timeline. The one place that they know Savage is when he is taking over the world, so they are forced to attack him then.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow -- "Last Refuge"-- Image LGN112b_0284b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Ciara Renee as Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Celia Imrie as Mary Xavier, Aiden Longworth as Young Rip Hunter, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

What I liked: I loved how they used this episode to flesh out some of the character’s history. Time travel is interesting and this is certainly an interesting way to learn about the team. I also liked that they didn’t reveal too much, we still got a lot to learn in future episodes. Also there was plenty of good humor in this episode, well timed one-liners are definitely this show’s strong point. I enjoyed learning about Rip’s past and more about how Time Masters are trained. I look forward to seeing more of it. What I didn’t like: I said it before, and I’ll say it again, I hate the Ray/Kendra relationship drama. It’s typical of the CW, but we would all rather see more plot development than the latest stupid argument over why they can’t be together. I also think one of the show’s weak point is constantly using the ‘timeline’ to explain away things. It’s like how Flash fans jokingly explain away plotholes by the explanation of ‘Speed Force’. Give us some stupid technobable or something, don’t just use the same thing over and over. I am looking forward to the season finale. I want to see Savage handled once and for all and for this show to finally get some breathing room. Overall, I’d give it a four out of five stars.