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Night of the Hawk 

The team tracks Savage to a small town in Oregon in the 1950s where they suspect he's involved in a recent string of murders.

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... Dr. Martin Stein
... Ray Palmer / The Atom
... Rip Hunter
... Sara Lance
... Jefferson Jackson
... Kendra Saunders
... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
... Mick Rory (credit only)
... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
... Vandal Savage
... Nurse Lindsey Carlisle
... Betty Seaver
... Sheriff Bud Ellison
... Gail Knox
... Tommy Fuller
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The team tracks Savage to a small town in Oregon during the 1950s. Upon arrival, they discover there have been a recent string of murders and they suspect Savage is involved. Professor Stein and Sara go undercover at a psychiatric hospital, where Savage is working as a doctor performing dubious experiments. Sara meets a nurse named Lindsay (guest star Ali Liebert) and they hit it off. Meanwhile, Ray and Kendra pretend to be a married couple new in town, only to experience the controversial views on interracial couples during the '50s first hand. Things get uncomfortable when Savage shows up at their doorstep to welcome them to the neighborhood. Written by Anonymous

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This episode is directed by Joe Dante, of Gremlins (1984) and The Howling (1981) fame. See more »

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The spoken word "slash" is only a recent usage, the doctor should have seemed at least slightly confused by its use in "nurse slash assistant." See more »

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Gideon: [Betty is put on the examination table] She has suffered several sever lacerations. I'm attempting to cauterize the wound.
Dr. Martin Stein: What happened?
Leonard Snart: I don't know but I'm guessing Jax and Peggy Sue had a pretty lousy first date.
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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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Performed by Joe Montgomery
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Night of the Suck
10 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

For a rough start to the show, I thought Legends has recovered well in the last few episodes. It relied heavily on fun action sequences for a bit but once the character depth kicked in, I found myself enjoying episodes 5, 6, and 7. The same cannot be said for this supposed "mid-season finale" of the show. I like the actors and their attempts tonight, but I just don't think the execution was there on many levels.

Of course, with every episode of Legends that takes us to a different era, we get nods to pop culture references during that time and also plenty of 'witty' plot points that should come off as fun but rather come off as cheesy most of the time. Take for example the relationship between Jax and Betty which exploited the racial stereotypes that the 50's suffered from. Sure, that's an accurate portrayal of the time period, but the execution wasn't there. Were those 'bullies' just stalking them? How did they find them on Lovers Lane? How does Betty fall for him after a few lines of dialogue? And my god how convenient is it that the one diner Jax, Sara, and Stein eat at is the one that she was in? Come on.

On the other hand, you have the beautiful and budding romance between Ray and Kendra. Nope. If you did get past the brutal scenes between them then perhaps we can try to comprehend the exact dynamic between Savage and Kendra. Hasn't Savage been trying to kill Kendra for months now? Was that not his plan during the Flash and Arrow crossover? And I don't really understand why the team was "okay" with her going to fight Savage on her own if it was those same people who denied her company a few episodes back when they said she wasn't ready for combat yet. Then all of a sudden she lands quite a few blows on Savage as she has learned the ability to fight in a matter of minutes against an immortal mastermind? Have consistency here guys, come on.

The credibility of Savage is continuously being undermined by the writing. Remember that 3rd or 4th episode when we had that cool Eyes Wide Shut moment with him in the creepy red-ish room when he was doing whatever the heck he was doing with Hawkman's body? Well, we haven't gotten anything close to that in weeks. Plus, this 'Boba Fett' like villain the team is consistently up against has done far more damage to the team.

The setting of the 50's ended up being pretty stupid. The actresses portraying 50's humans felt very soap opera ish at first but they grew on me. The only redeemable thing about this episode was really Sara's dynamic with the fellow nurse. When Sara wasn't being Nurse Ratched, she swooned a nurse named Carlisle. The chemistry itself was fine, nothing special. But I'm glad that it had an impact on Sara's arc in that she is starting to feel again. Her and Cold are the two characters that seem to have real arcs in this show. Really, they are the two watchable characters.

So as Savage took on the role of Dr. Curtis Knox and locked up seemingly creatures from Teen Wolf in Hall H, we got a rather uneventful and unnecessary episode. The fact that it occurred in Hall H (the hall at San Diego Comic Con when all of the crazy panels go down) was a nice touch, but this whole side arc was incredibly weak. It honestly felt like a Teen Wolf episode, and that's not okay. I was glad to see Jax at least mention Rory's absence but I was disappointed we didn't get any clarification on what exactly happened between him and Snart. I don't know why I made the review this long, this episode didn't deserve that much attention.

+Sara is starting to feel again

-Is this Teen Wolf?

-Kendra inconsistencies

-More unwanted romantic subplots

-Actors from the 50's were brutal

-Kronos > Savage

5.0/10


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