Synopsis: When the Legends trace a timequake to President Reagan’s White House, they are shocked to discover their old enemy Damien Darhk is now a Senior Adviser to Reagan.
Review: Not only does this episode see the return of Damien Darhk. It also sees the return of the Reverse Flash, which makes it twice the challenge for the Legends and not just on two fronts.
For one White Canary’s feelings of revenge put somewhat of a spanner in the works as she continues to struggle with the fact that Darhk was responsible for the murder of her sister Laurel Lance. But adding to all of this is the fact that Reverse Flash murdered Vixen’s boyfriend Rex, which caused her to abandon the JSA and go after the Legends.
This episode sees Vixen along with Steel go to the old JSA Headquarters where they meet the sole surviving member of the team Obsidian who is played by the brilliant Lance Henriksen. Initially Obsidian is reluctant to work with Steel and Vixen due to his feelings of betrayal, but he eventually comes round and helps the Legends get access to a White House State Dinner.
Things get more timey wimey as the episode sees the reintroduction of the young Professor Stien who is trying to get presidential approval on a new invention. He doesn’t count on getting himself knifed in the gut by Darhk or once again meeting his older self. We get some fun references throughout the episode such as women wearing shoulder pads and of course 1987 being the year that ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ was enjoying its first couple of years in syndication.
This is a really strong episode for Caity Lotz as Sara Lance due to the story sees her character being compromised due to her wanting some revenge for her sister.
There is also some more comedic stuff. The scene in which Ray and Mick storm into the White House with their future tech to get everyone to leave was one of the most fun things you’ll likely see. Especially when you look at it in the context of how people would have reacted to those futuristic weapons in 1987.
- Incidental Music9.5