TV Review: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S2E11 Turncoat
The Legends find a new time aberration and travel to 1776 to protect George Washington and the American Revolutionary War history; Jax and Stein are forced to step into roles that they don’t think they are prepared for.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow heads to 1776 where the Legion of Doom have decided to create a time aberration in hopes to bring out our heroes into the open. The episode gives us a slightly different take on history full of automatic weapons and explosions… and an evil Rip. Yes, Rip has gone over to the Legion of Doom and is doing their dirty work to get the piece that our heroes have.
There’s death and life and lots of death and technology in the wrong time period for an episode that’s fun. Seeing Rory hang out with George Washington giving him advice as to what it means to be an American. Also fun is Atom running around the ship stuck in his shrunk mode. There’s some things we’ve seen elsewhere, like a rat chasing him, but it’s still fun.
But, the strongest part of the episode has to deal with Jax who has to stand up and take charge as a team member goes down. We get to see him more as support which is good and while the acting is a bit blah at times, changing up the roles is really good.
Where the episode lacks is Stein who is forced to play doctor. It’s a solid opportunity to see his faith, which I expect is Jewish, but there’s not much there. It’d have been a great chance to give him some depth and see him as more than a man of science. Nate and Amaya hook up as well which is just strange considering everything is going on. Time is changing, Rip is running around, but lets stop for some sex!? It’s odd, really odd.
There’s a lot of fun here, even with some odd choices and missed opportunity. To see Rip as evil is entertaining a nice switch and sidetrack from him just returning to the team. If anything, the episode makes the case that Evil Rip should stick around for a while. Luckily, things don’t get resolved, and we get to see more of him steal scenes.
Overall Rating: 7.65