Legends of Tomorrow – The Magnificent Eight

by Alan Rapp on April 18, 2016

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  • Title: Legends of Tomorrow – The Magnificent Eight
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Legends of Tomorrow - The Magnificent Eight

Hoping to hide out from the Time Masters, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) takes his team to the Old West where Ray (Brandon Routh) and Martin Stein (Victor Garber) both find themselves tempted in unexpected ways and Kendra (Ciara Renée) runs into the person (Anna Deavere Smith) she least expects. Although better than that awful movie, the show’s version of Jonah Hex (Johnathon Schaech) isn’t one of the show’s best reinterpretations nor does the minimal insight he gives in Rip’s past justify his appearance here.

The western episode, especially after it ties the young boy Stein decides to save to a famous figure, reminded me a bit of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (although not as much fun). After dealing with a local gang the team comes up against the Time Masters’ soldiers who they deal with in fairly short order (in truth the local gang offered them far more trouble). The small victory leads to an intriguing spin on the time-traveling adventurers as next week’s episode will delve into a far easier way to take down Rip’s army as the Time Masters’ assassin (Faye Kingslee) will target the group members before they ever joined up for Hunter’s quest.

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