Review: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 2.6 Outlaw Country

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

Summary

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 .

DC's Legends of Tomorrow --"Outlaw Country"-- Image LGN206a_0170.jpg -- Pictured: Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow –“Outlaw Country”– Image LGN206a_0170.jpg — Pictured: Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Positives

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.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow --"Outlaw Country"-- Image LGN206a_0206.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow –“Outlaw Country”– Image LGN206a_0206.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow --"Outlaw Country"-- Image LGN206a_0310.jpg -- Pictured: Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow –“Outlaw Country”– Image LGN206a_0310.jpg — Pictured: Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.

Negatives

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.

Verdict

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.

4.5outof5

 

Easter Eggs

CROSS OVER TIME IS ALMOST UPON US!

 

 

 

 

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Tony Farina

A bit about me... Favorite Robin: Tim Drake Favorite Green Lantern: Jessica Cruz Favorite Flash: Barry Allen Favorite Batgirl: Barbara Gordon Favorite Batman: Duh, There can be only one