TV Review: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S1E4 White Knights
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow fourth episode has nuclear scientists mysteriously disappear when Vandal Savage retreats behind the Iron Curtain in the early 1980s. The team follows Vandal’s trail in an effort to find his next target, while Ray bonds with a beautiful Soviet scientist.
It’s taken these four episodes, but things are finally starting to click for me with the series. The action is good. The mission actually makes sense. There’s a lot that’s fun.
The episode doesn’t do a ton with the 80s other than some references here and there, but it’s the mission that finally clicks. The team is searching for Savage, finds a document then need to steal the document. From there, it’s trying to stop Savage doing something with a nuclear weapon. That what is a nice twist at the end.
Here we have the team trying to stop Savage a different way, instead of going after him directly. Instead they’re trying to take his weapons away which makes a bit more sense in the big picture (though they should still go back earlier and just kill him).
But the big thing in this episode is it actually moving a lot of characters forward in their personalities and letting each to shine for a bit. Ray is still an arrogant idiot, but gets put in his place a bit by Snart who still is the big draw for the episode. Heat Wave is entertaining as a meat head. Stein and Jackson have their moment as Stein attempts to get Jackson to see the big picture. Kendra goes nuts which leads to Sara attempting to train her.
Everyone is given their time and focus, something I felt was generally lacking in the first three episodes. That, plus the action, are a good mix that create an enjoyable hour. I said in the last review I felt the series was still trying to find its footing, and it looks like it might be finally doing that.
Overall Rating: 7.2