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– by Michael Connally

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has wasted little time in exploring the different settings the show can take place in.  In a span of seven episodes the show has taken us into the past, future, and space.  I know a lot of viewers probably looked at this episode as just a filler episode and I can understand their argument.  But in defense of the writers and show runners they have to explore all of the different elements the show can sustain.  You have to figure the fight against Vandal Savage can only go on so long, so the seeds for new threats to the team must be put together now.

“Marooned” starts off with the crew receiving a distress call from another Timeship that has been attack.  Against the opinion of the crew Rip decides to go ahead and answer the distress call to continue his fight against Savage.  When the team arrives at the stranded ship they are welcomed by a gang of space pirates that leaves the team separated in three parts.  The focus of the show is for the team to work separately to get the space pirates off the ship and get parts to repair their own ship. 

 

The Great:  The sub-plot between Mick and Snart continues to be the shining star of the show.  Continuing from last week Mick still has hard feelings towards Snart for betraying him at Star City.  Snart has become the character that has evolved the most in the show going from a man totally engaged in greed to a man who understands the importanceof saving the future.  Another evolving relationship that has progressed in the show is between Snart and Sarah.  Since the pilot you can see that Snart has replaced his loyalty from Mick to Sarah especially in this episode when they are both locked together in freezing conditions on the brink of death.  The end of the episode left us with many questions if Snart’s loyalty is still strong to Mick.  It is probably safe to assume that Mick is still alive and Snart left him in a different time period.  My guess is this will come back in a bad way with Mick teaming up with Vandal Savage in that same time period.

 

The Good:  We finally have more information about Rip Hunter’s back story and why his conviction is so strong to save his wife.  It was her sacrifice that allowed Rip to continue being a protector of time.    This story also allowed us to understand Rip better with his decision to disobey the Time Council and start his journey against Vandal Savage.  The flashbacks showed us that Rip was always a wild card amongst the Time Protectors but the scene where we see Rip watching an old message from his son and wife is what really convinces you of Rip’s turmoil. 

The Ugly:  The relationship between Kara and Ray doesn’t make sense to me.  For Kara a Demi-God that is supposed to be linked to another Demi-God for the eternity it seems she doesn’t really care about it at all.  Since Kara has learned about her powers and life she has had a personal relationship with Cisco, Carter, and now Ray.  To me the relationship between Kara and Ray would’ve worked if it had been later in the season or Carter had not been introduced to the series.

 

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