Director: Cherie Nowlan
Writers: Matthew Maala and Chris Fedak
Starring: Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Nick Zano and Dominic Purcell
The Legends discover an aberration in the old west and drop in to find out that the issue involves Rip’s old pal, Jonah Hex. Nate gets a bit too excited to be in the 1800’s and gets a bit over his head. Martin has some weird stuff going on with his head that he can not figure out. Sara and Jonah have some serious talks about gender equality. Amaya is stuck baby sitting Mick as he and the villain Turnbull, played brilliantly by Jeff Fahey, bond over being horrible people .
Johnathon Schaech is really good as Hex. It is a tough character to play because, in general, Hex is a pretty two dimensional character. Sure, he is a good guy and a bounty hunter who has some Anti-Hero stuff going on, but he still is just a guy doing a job. Here, we see him have a purpose. We feel his pain. We see his anger personified. It is a great portrayal. Kudos to the casting director.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Vixen is stealing this show. Each week, she bonds with someone else. She is making Vixen’s character essential to the story and to the cast. Smartly, the writers but she and Purcell’s, Heatwave together this week. It was a quick throw away line that got them together and it kept them together all episode. At first I thought she and Ray had chemistry. Then, she and Sara bonded. Great. She and Nate have a moment and now this. Turns out, the common theme is Richardson-Sellers. Please, please please keep her on the team for season 3.
The story moves us right up to the invasion. Ray gets some dwarf star. Great. We missed Atom. Nate gets a suit. Good. Steel is ready to be unleashed. Mick has found his place on the team. Perfect. Sara has won over the most misogynistic of all the guest stars. Brilliant. Martin is having some memories of a person who does not exist. It is about time the time disruptions caught up to the team. You can only say, “Don’t mess with the time line or there will be consequences” so many times before there needs to be consequences. My guess, is the vision is of a daughter, not another wife. That would be too big.
I am not sure what to say about anything this week. I think some people might not like the After School Special relationship between Amaya and Mick. I think it was a good piece of writing and it was important for both characters. Still, it could feel out of place for some people.
Gideon can literally fix everything. It is super cool, I wish I had a Gideon, but it is an easy way out of every medical problem.
Sara: “Are you two done bro-ing out?”
Ray: “We’re not… I mean, no, not really.”
Nate: “We can stop.”
Sara: “Good, our friends in 2016 need us.”
Sweet! Hurry up Thanksgiving and get over. I need this cross over.
CROSS OVER TIME IS ALMOST UPON US!