Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Flash Review: Season 2 Episode 8 "Legends Of Today"

The Flash Season 2 Episode 8
“Legends Of Today”

In its second major crossover event with “Arrow,” Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) arrives in Central City and sets his sights on Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée). After Vandal attacks Kendra and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), they turn to Barry (Grant Gustin) for help. Realizing how dangerous Vandal is, Barry takes Kendra to Star City and asks Oliver and team to hide her until he can figure out how to stop Vandal. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when a man with wings AKA Hawkman (guest star Falk Hentschel) shows up and flies off with Kendra. Meanwhile, Harrison (Tom Cavanagh) develops a serum to make Barry run faster and asks Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) to test it out.

Finally its here the crossover episode with Arrow. We are introduced to Vandal Savage when he was captured as a stow away on a ship which arrived on the docks of Central City. Right from the start we see that he has powers in the same way as Damien Dark. While on a date Cisco and Kendra Saunders are attacked by Savage. Flash was able to get there to save the day and decides the best course of actions is to reach out to there friends in Star City for more assistance.

When we are introduced to Green Arrow and team, they are facing off with Damien Darhk and his Ghost Army. Flash shows up to save the day. While the team is trying to keep Kendra safe we are finally introduced to Hawkman who fly’s off with Kendra. Both he and Kendra are supposedly soul mates who continue to be reincarnated when they die, each time they have died it was due to Savage. He is haunting them down within each reincarnation due to the powers he receives from killing them both. 

Also through the episode we learn that Harrison Wells has a formula that may help increase the speed of Barry. Wells needs Caitlin’s help in order to get the formula to work. The formal is ultimately tested on Jay Garrick in order to save the life of Wells after Patty shot him after following Wells back to Star Labs.

Final Thoughts:
There was so much in the episode it was Awesome. Malcolm shows up to offer his advice on Savage. Here is to hoping that he will be part of the Arrow half of the crossover. Cisco gets the honor of naming Hawkgirl. Did anyone else love when Hawkman called Oliver Robin Hood? I am interested to see how the second half will play out not only do we know this is ultimately the tie into Legends of Tomorrow, but I am intrigued to see how the ending of the Flash will play out. Oliver sees the former girlfriend who had his kid he never knew about. We had a record 4 episode without getting Berlanti-ed but that came to an end when Kendra was told about The Flash’s secreted identity, I am guessing this will happen again with Patty as there will be some explaining to why Harrison Well is still alive. 

This was another great episode and I am loving the crossovers. This DC Television Universe is by far the best and in my opinion is more enjoyable than what we get with Marvel. I also loved how many characters were shown in this episode.

I give this an ecstatic Two Thumbs Up. Please let us know what your thoughts on the episode are, leave your comments below.

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