TV Review: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S1E3 Blood Ties

Legends of Tomorrow PosterDC’s Legends of Tomorrow third episode Rip tries to weaken Vandal Savage by going after his financial assets. Rip and Sara infiltrate Savage’s bank but are discovered by his men. Meanwhile, Snart and Rory talk Jax into taking the jump ship back to Central City.

The episode continues an ok journey that has some decent moments, but still missing that special something that makes the show really jump out.

The team is out doing various tasks that spotlight them in different ways. Stein and Ray have a discussion about Ray’s confidence. Hawkgirl is still hurt. Sara and Rip talk about her bloodlust. It’s not bad in any ways, but it’s also rather boring and predictable.

What is special I think is Leonard Snart who attempts to use his time travel to make his life for the better. On The Flash, Snart has been shown to be abused as a kid, and he attempts to change that. This action is the type of thing that really adds depth to the character and with his acting, is something I’d like to see more of. So far, everyone else is cookie cutter heroes having conversations we’ve seen elsewhere. Snart though is the standout of the show.

The episode is kind of a gathering point where Rip lays out why he needs everyone and they can get their act together, which is needed, but still something isn’t clicking about the group as a whole. There’s something that’s missing, and maybe something too much, as in too many people.

I’m not ready to give up on the show yet, but it’s still clearly trying to find its legs.

Overall Rating: 7.0


  • Can someone please tell me why, at the end of the episode, when Savage was at his weakest, they didn’t take him with them? They could easily dig a big hole in the ground, put Savage in it, and fill it with concrete. Sure, Savage would survive, but there’s nothing he could physically do about it. Better yet, take Savage a million years in the past (or maybe even future), THEN do what I said. Can you say case closed?