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Legends of Tomorrow, “Progeny”, Review!

By Lil’ Yoda,

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Okay, so last week we found out that Kronos is actually Mick Rory! Holy crap! Now what are we going to get for the duration of this episode? Honestly: a whole lot of filler. Every show has them,  but there really wasn’t even much to say for character development. So let’s take a look and see at least what did happen. Welcome to the year 2147 in the Kasnia Conglomerate! We find out that Vandal Savage is there (what a surprise), to meet up with the shareholders of said conglomerate. We then find out that Vandal is mentoring a kid, Per Degaton (Cory Gruter-Andrew), who will eventually help Savage take over the world. So the Legends all debate over to kill Degaton or not. They end up deciding to kidnap the kid in an attempt to change the timeline. When they find out it won’t work, Rip Hunter takes Degaton out and tries to kill him, only to find that he doesn’t have the resolve. Instead, he attempts to tell Degaton that Vandal is manipulating him and will eventually kill him before returning him. We find out that Degaton doesn’t listen to Rip and that the Legend’s interference with the timeline has only accelerated Savage’s rise to power. This is what is getting slightly grating about Legends of Tomorrow. I feel like there is never any progress made with Savage, and they are always stuck at the same stalemate, never moving on with the story.

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However that wasn’t the only thing going on in tonight’s episode. While visiting Kasnia, Ray noticed that his Atom suit would later be fully automated and used as a police force for Kasnia. Of course, after Savage takes over the suits would then be used to take over the world. In an attempt prevent that future, goes to the headquarters of Atom suits. There he meets Rachel Turner (Jewel Staite), who runs the Atom suit program and he thinks might be his great-great-great-great granddaughter after finding out that he might have started the program himself. Later, when they need to temporarily turn off the suits in order to turn over the Degaton, they find out it is Ray’s brother who starts the program. I hope we see Rachel Turner again as her cooperation in helping turn off the suits might be useful in the future if the Legends end up battling them again. Speaking of Ray, there was the usual drama between him and Kendra that got resolved in one episode. This time it’s Kendra’s lingering feelings for Carter being brought back by flashbacks from her previous lives. All in all, it really does feel like manufactured drama. I like the pairing but these moments of tension don’t feel natural at all and have no consequences because it’s almost always resolved in one episode.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow -- "Progeny" -- Image LGN110b_0035b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Franz Drameh as Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

As for the most important development in this episode, took about the least amount of screen time, was Mick Rory. The most important of it boiling down to Sara telling Snart that he needed to go and talk to Rory, or in her words, “Stop being an a** and take care of it.” Eventually he did, though instead of talking they beat the crap out of each other, Rory nearly winning before realizing he couldn’t kill Snart. This is where we get the most important information as Rory reveals that a group called the ‘Hunters’ would be coming after the Legends since he failed to take them out. Overall, I think it was one of Legends of Tomorrow‘s weakest episodes. Same repetitive drama with little character or plot development. Two out of five stars.