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White Knights 

Dr. Stein sneaks into a lab and finds out that Savage is trying to create Firestorm.

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Antonio Negret

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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer
Arthur Darvill ... Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
Ciara Renée ... Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Dr. Valentina Vostok
Martin Donovan ... Zaman Druce
Voytek Skrzeta ... Mikhail Arkadin
Mike Li ... Surveillance Nerd #1
Charles Singh ... Surveillance Nerd #2
Heidi Ford ... Attractive Employee
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When Vandal Savage retreats behind the Iron Curtain in the early 1980's, a string of Nuclear scientist's Begin to mysteriously disappear the team follows Vandal's trail straight into the Heart of the Soviet Union in an attempt to find his next target, Ray tries to Bond with a Beautiful soviet scientist Valentina Vostock in the hope's of finding out Vandal's next move when Valentina rejects him its Snart to the rescue, Stein pushes Jax to be Better which frustrates Jax and ultimately threatens the Firestorm Matrix. Rip askes Sara to train Kendra. Written by joseph monaghan

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When Firestorm escapes the Pentagon (through the roof) Rip demands that he picks up the winged avenger. He meants Kendra aka Hawkgirl. However the term Avenger could also be a reference to the Marvel Universe, namely The Avengers, which has Hawkeye (reference by name) and/or "Falcon" (Reference by suit. Falcon has wings). See more »

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Palmer says to Snart, "Be helpful to others. It's the scout motto." That is incorrect. In Boy Scouts, the Scout Motto is "Be Prepared." See more »

Quotes

Ray Palmer: Wow, it's a MIG-21. No one's ever been this close to one before.
Leonard Snart: Are you quoting "Top Gun"?
Ray Palmer: Maybe.
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References White Nights (1985) See more »

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12 February 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

After what has been an up and down few weeks for Legends in my opinion, this episode really didn't do anything to get me more or less excited for the prospects of this show. It had promise though. The opening scene in which they are about to break into the Pentagon felt like a great way to make the episode its own little heist one- off, only for them to fail at that and turn it into another generic night for Legends. Even if breaking into the Pentagon seemed like X-Men Days of Future Past rip-off, I welcome the idea of having some of these 16 episodes switch up the formula. Having the 8 of them tasked with different jobs in a heist would have felt so refreshing. Oh well.

The episode ended up being just another narrative structured upon making the big decision to see if time traveling to kill Savage was really worth it all along. Seriously? We're in the 4th episode, aren't we over that by now? Kronos is back though, in some capacity, once again hunting down the team Boba Fett Style. Only this time, Zaman Druce shows up to offer Rip Hunter a proposal about their mission. If only it wasn't obvious they weren't going to deny the proposal anyway, this would have been a bigger moment.

As the team inevitably went their separate ways as they have done every episode so far, we got to see bit of Kendra and Sara training and learning from each other. I have to admit, from Thea on Arrow and then Sara and now apparently Kendra, I'm tired of the blood lust/losing control aspect of these subplots. It's just been an easy ploy for the writers to use to create conflict. With that said, the action between Kendra and Sara was quite good, as it usually is with Caity Lotz involved.

A similar conflict rose as Stein and Jax also shared their trust issues with one another. Although Stein came off a little strong and annoying to a certain extent, I liked that we got to hear a little bit from where Jax' mind is at right now. His worries about his mother being alone seemed appropriate and gives his character some of the depth he needs. I would just like to see more of that depth, from everyone.

We didn't see Savage in the episode but we did get a lot of Soviets who were guarding a facility hoping to create a bunch of Firestorms. This led to Stein, Ray, and Heatwave all being captured seemingly setting up the next episodes plot. The final 10 minutes or so at the Soviet facility was handled well and I enjoyed the performances of Heatwave, Ray, Stein, and even Snart in this sequence which brought some of the only real tension the show has given us thus far. I just want to see more of that consistently. It has to be fun but also tell a good story cohesively and not just a few good scenes here and there.

+Heatwave

+Jax

+First 5 minutes and closing 10 minutes were very good

+Showed some tension

-Dragging and reusing plot points

-No real focus or identity

-Stop with the blood lust

7.2/10


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