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The Chicago Way 

The Legends track a Time Aberration to 1927 Chicago and realize they've been set up by Eobard Thawne, Damien Dahrk and the newest member of the Legion of Doom - Malcolm Merlyn.

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Ralph Hemecker

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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Arthur Darvill ... Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance / White Canary
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
Matt Letscher ... Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
Maisie Richardson-Sellers ... Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Nick Zano ... Nate Heywood / Steel
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
Neal McDonough ... Damien Darhk
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart
Isaac Keoughan ... Al Capone
Cole Vigue ... Special Agent Eliot Ness
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When a new Time Aberration is discovered by the Legends, they find themselves headed to 1927 Chicago. The Legends quickly realize that they have been set up by Eobard Thawne, Damien Darhk and the newest member of the Legion of Doom, Malcolm Merlyn. While everyone is trying to help fix what they think is the mission, Jax encourages a reluctant Stein to share his secret with the other Legends. Stein is taken captive and Sara must make the tough choice of either stopping the Legion of Doom or saving Stein. Meanwhile, Rory gets an unexpected visitor and is not sure how to handle it.

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English

Release Date:

8 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Mick Rory aka Heat Wave tells Jax to "Let it go kid, there's nothing you can do about the speedsters." This references his characters' beginnings on The Flash (2014). See more »

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The Port of Chicago is located on the Far South Side, around 87th Street, not near Meigs Field as is shown on the map. See more »

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Amaya Jiwe: Aren't you forgetting something? Nate and Ray?
Mick Rory: Those idiots have done nothing but get in the way.
Ray Palmer: Uh, guys, we're - we're standing right here.
Mick Rory: Well... get in the back.
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Spoofs The Untouchables (1987) See more »

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Rewriting Reality
8 December 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Legends has always been a fun casual TV viewing for me, there's nothing too special, it's just a fun time traveling show. But tonight proved that this show can do just as much to impress in fight choreography, CGI, and set pieces, as it can in solid character development across the board.

I know the end had a tease to Rip Hunter's strange whereabouts in 1960's New York, but I'm really starting to dig Sara as the captain of the Waverider. Every time I think Caity Lotz is much better served on Arrow, the writers and her performance prove me wrong. No she's not wasting away on this show, and this episode did everything it could to prove the doubters wrong. I will always miss her presence alongside Oliver & company on Arrow, but her scenes with Stein and Malcom Merlyn gave me hope that this show could have a big second half.

So the Legion of Doom has almost completely formed as Merlyn joined the crew tonight. Now we only have Leonard Snart left before they can refer to themselves via that cheesy nickname. We've only seen a few appearances here and there from them, so they haven't gained the momentum yet as a group to intrigue me on their overall plans. In fact, even after the team gained the amulet, I can't say I still know what the goal is besides "rewriting reality". What are they actually going to do? No matter, their presence absolutely improved the intensity level of the episode.

Merlyn, Darhk, and Thawne decided to take their talents to 1920's Chicago to create a distraction for the Legends so they could get the amulet aboard the Waverider. Being a Chicagoan myself, this was an especially fun episode. Like everyone else, I'm fascinated by Al Capone and other prohibition era crime, so I'm glad the show chose to set the episode here. I didn't find anything special about the actor who played Capone, but he was good enough to not take me out of the episode. After all, the real highlight of the setting was seeing Caity Lotz as a flapper, and Nate & Ray's banter about who would get to be Elliot Ness.

Tonight's episode also saw Stein's aberration continue to cause problems as he is clearly emotionally distraught. His scene confessing to Sara & her response was spot on. However, I would like more consistency with the team's choosing to deal or not to deal with changing the timeline. Too often is there inconsistencies in this area. It's also worth noting that a spark was shared between Amaya and Mick. Figures Amaya would be positioned as a love interest for someone, but if it's going to be anyone, why not just have it be the most obscure character of the bunch. I'm excited to see what this relationship has in store.

+Malcom

+Sara is the clear leader

+Interesting romance blossoming

9.1/10


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