Legends of Tomorrow Outlaw Country Review
The CW‘s Legends of Tomorow: Season 3, Episode 6: Outlaw Country kicks off with the gang detecting a Temporal Aberration in 1874. This brings them face-to-face with an old friend: Johan Hex.
The episode continues to torture the audience with the mysterious message from future Barry Allen. This may result in a future crossover between shows. Or better yet, maybe bring Rip back. Fingers crossed
The Aberration turns out to be Quentin Turnbull (Jeff Fahey). Turnbull is a “two-bit-yellow-bellied cattle rustler” who aims to create his own country West of the Rocky Mountains.
One of the few perks of this episode is that it really cements Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) as Captain. She spends the majority of the episode explaining to Hex that a woman is just as capable as a man to be a leader. History lessons for everyone!
In the meantime, Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) is experiencing unexplainable headaches that are resulting in new memories. His run in with his younger self in the previous episode has obvious caused some changes to history. This may result in him falling in love with another woman who isn’t his wife. This is a shocking revelation. From the beginning of the show we have been hammered into us time and time again how much Stein loves his wife.
As Jax (Franz Drameh), Ray (Brandon Routh) , and Nate (Nick Zano) are exploring one of the caves they discover that Turnbull has mined Dwarf Star material. This discovery opens the door for Ray to finally re-create his ATOM suit in the near future. This is good news for Ray since his team up with Rory (Dominic Purcell) didn’t seem to work out too well in the last week’s episode.
In fact, Rory shares a brief moment with Turnbull. Rory appreciates Turnbull’s perspective. Their both wild men, forged by their environments, seeking a world of their own. In a hopeful moment of things to come, Rory and Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) form some kind of shared, experience connection. Amaya sees the rage that Rory has and tries to reach out. Rory, being who is he, pushes back. A rebel is always gonna rebel.
After Rory almost beats one guy into a pulp before the dynamite in the caves goes off that Amaya tells Rory to “put the animal away”. It comes off as a revelation to Rory. Despite his ‘lone wolf’ mentality, he does have people who understand him. That he can’t allow his rage to rule him. This opens up an entirely new character side of Rory who doesn’t need to be a victim to his rage.
The shakeup in the cast has left this season feeling a bit bumpy. The “loss” of Rip (Arthur Darvill) has made the show lose some of the elements from season one.
The show still hasn’t really found its footing with Nate, who has gone from historian to superhero a little too quick for my taste. For now, let’s give the show some room to grow. It looks like the crew will be returning to back to 2016 in the next episode maybe it will work as a reference point to getting the show back on track.
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