Thursday, December 3, 2015

Arrow Review: Season 4 Episode 8 "Legends of Yesterday"

Arrow Season 4 Episode 8
“Legends Of Yesterday”

Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) take Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (guest star Falk Henstchel) to a remote location to keep them hidden from Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) while they figure out how to defeat him. Malcolm (John Barrowman) arranges a meeting between Vandal, Green Arrow and The Flash that doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Thea (Willa Holland), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) work with Team Flash to come up with a weapon powerful enough to destroy Vandal Savage.

Finally the second half of the Arrow/The Flash crossover event. The episode starts with a flash back on both Hawkgirl and Hawkman. meanwhile in present time the team has found a secluded place to hold up while they try to come up with a way to neutralize the staff of Vandal Savage. Oliver and Barry get the terms Savage sets when Malcolm sets up a meeting between the four of them. On the way to the meeting Barry sees the ghost of his future self. 

A distracted Oliver with Barry and both Kendra and Carter head to the meeting, everything goes wrong resulting in the deaths of everyone except for Barry. This is when we get the time jump when Barry is running away from the explosion that is set off from the staff of savage.

So starts round 2 with Savage, this time Barry lets Oliver know about the time travel and allowing both teams to get a plan together to defeat Savage. After Savage is left in ashes on the floor, we see Malcolm praying over the ashes as he is scooping them up into the a jar.

Final Thoughts: 
This paired with the episode of The Flash is a great jumping point into Legends of Tomorrow. I am excited to see more of Hawkman and Hawkgirl. This episode finally explores more into the Oliver’s past. We learn he definitely has a Son, we also know that the mother of William doesn’t want anyone in Oliver’s life to know about the child. Oh how the Drama and Secrets which Oliver has create so many side drama which usually is left for mid day soap opera’s. The only part about this which I don’t enjoy is the drama this creates within the team. I like the dynamic which we currently have and not sure how I feel with the Idea of more drama being entered. I was really hoping this season would be the one that didn’t create so many issues. However; with that being said there are so many more choices now to add to the grave possibility we saw in that first episode.

We know Savage returns in the Legends of Tomorrow, it will be interesting to see what Malcolm has in store to bring back Savage and how this helps Malcolm who has become the ultimate opportunist.

Loved that time travel played a part in this episode and loved the Harrison Wells quote tie in with “Run Barry Run” from Oliver, also how is Cisco the best part again? so many characters to choose from to highlight but its Cisco that has become the go to supporting character. Love the Crystal Skulls reference.

Every episode this season has been on point, much improved and more enjoyable. Surprisingly this may be the best season yet of Arrow. I give tonights episode Two Thumbs Up.

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