The Flash s2e8: Legends of Today

The Flash — “Legends of Today” — Image FLA208B_0011b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Ciara Renee as Kendra Saunders, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen — Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Rating: 8.5/10

In this years crossover event, Vandal Savage, a 5,000 year old magic-user, comes to Central City in order to track down Hawkman and Hawkgirl, a duo of superheroes who are reincarnated every time Vandal kills them. Once Barry finds out he makes a visit to Team Arrow to help him fight this magic-wielding immortal.

There’s some pretty cool, slow-motion action at different points in this episode between both Teams Flash and Arrow and Vandal Savage, who’s an expert at many fighting styles from being alive for so long, but favors throwing knives. Though I remember hating Vandal Savage every moment he was onscreen the last time I went through these episodes, he wasn’t so bad this time. Of course, he hardly says anything in this episode and mostly just gets in a fight with somebody every time he shows up. So, when it comes to Savage, “more-fighting, less-creeping,” seems to be a good rule.

Okay, a couple complaints that are a bit spoiler-y. So SPOILERS follow.

When Hawkman shows up and fights Arrow and Flash, there’s an indication that he doesn’t know who they are. Has he never watched the news, read a magazine, or had access to the internet? I mean, I’m all for heroes fighting each other, do that as much as possible, but Hawkman should know who the Flash and Green Arrow are at the very least.

Secondly, Patty shoots Harrison because she goes to STAR Labs for no reason and shoots him. Another reason why Flash should always tell the people he’s dating that he’s the Flash. Keeping it hidden from them causes nothing but problems for them and other people. Batman keeps his identity a secret from everyone but Alfred and Robin, but Batman doesn’t really know anyone who’s not helping him with his nightlife as he knows making close connections hurts people. If you have friends and you’re the Flash, or any superhero, if you care about their lives you should probably tell them you’re the Flash. Ultimately, that is the moral of Arrowverse, I’ve decided.

SCORING:

+10: Despite the worst villain ever being a part of this one, Very entertaining, action-packed episode

-1.5: Those two things I said

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