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The team is divided over killing a 14-year-old boy who will grow to be a powerful ally for Savage.


David Geddes


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Arthur Darvill ... Captain Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance / White Canary
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
Ciara Renée ... Kendra Saunders / Edith Boardman / Hawkgirl
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Casper Crump ... Vandal Savage
Falk Hentschel ... Joe Boardman
Jewel Staite ... Dr. Bryce
Cory Gruter-Andrew ... Per Degaton (as Cory Grüter-Andrew)
Matthew Harrison ... Tor Degaton
Joshua Jorssen Joshua Jorssen ... Aldus Boardman - Age 5


Rip tells the team they are headed to the future to the year 2147, to a former section of Europe called the Kasnia Conglomerate, to take out a powerful ally that Savage needs in order to conquer the world. However, when Rip reveals the ally is a 14 year-old boy who will one day grow into an evil dictator, the team is split about the morality of killing a child, even if it does save the world. Meanwhile, Sara talks Snart through a rough patch and Ray learns something that could impact his future with Kendra.

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It appears that in the Kasnian Conglomerate of 2147, a 'fashion forward' men's jacket is a 2016 men's jacket with the collar turned up and the lapels turned in and ironed. See more »


References Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) See more »


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Performed by Anders Lewén (as Anders Johan Greger Lewen)
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Starting to Lose Interest
10 April 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I'm not entirely sure why I'm still reviewing this show, let alone watching it, alas 'Progeny' is another misstep for what is becoming such a disappointing show. I'll likely stick it out for the rest of the season, but if there's no shakeup in the writers room or even some of the actors, I won't be back for season 2.

On the bright side, at least the team decided to take their travels to the future for once, this time being 2147. The mission to take down Savage's protégé (a young boy) seemed a bit weird, and overly Terminator-like, but I was up for the change. For the most part, the future aspects of the episode worked. I was glad to see an actual futuristic world setting for a show that seemed to promise so much of it from the beginning. It was also nice seeing Jewel Staite, from Firefly fame, make an appearance. But with so much of the focus being on Rip Hunter and also pointless flashbacks, it was a challenge to get through.

Why in the world do I care about more Kendra and Carter back-story? I'm so done caring about that relationship. I understand that we 'needed' to see it to have closure for that romance so that we can care about her and Ray, but even that romance feels forced. Sadly, this show isn't fun enough to really overcome some of those weaknesses (which is part of the reason why I waited so long to watch this episode).

On the other-hand, I did like the Snart/Mick banter this week. Sara served as the messenger of sorts between the two, and that stuff really worked. Those are pretty much the only characters on the show that the writers have gotten right, and even Sara has had her ups and downs.

The future apparently has plenty of Ray's suits flying around making sure there is order in 2147, which gave us some of the only action of the episode. Surprisingly, the effects looked rather sharp, but it's hard to care about a fight scene if you don't really care about anything leading up to it. Overall, it's yet another filler episode that did absolutely nothing to further the plot off the season. If only the focus of the show would stick to the Snart/Mick relationship.


+Some decent CGI

-Flashbacks were awful

-Did nothing to further the plot


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