This article contains spoilers for the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow episode Outlaw Country
Last night the team returned to the old west and their friend Jonah Hex (Johnathan Schaech). I just realized the other day that Schaech was in That Thing You Do with Tom Hanks… twenty years ago.
This episode had a few things going on a resolution of one thread that’s been going on for a few episodes. We start with the trouble alert letting them know a time anomaly has taken place in the old west so the team heads back in time and immediately stumbles across Jonah Hex about to be hung. Now the team is in interesting shape at this point. Nate Heywood is still figuring out his powers, Ray Palmer has no suit, and Martin Stein is having headaches that keep him on the ship. So they are without two of their power-houses.
They rescue Hex and discover that his arch-nemesis Quentin Turnbull (Jeff Fahey) has taken over all of the American west. How’d he do this? He came across a time pirate who was looking for dwarf star matter who he killed and took the device that would find it. How Turnbull figured out how to use the matter is not mentioned… but he figures out how to make bullet out of it.
Hex of course asks where Rip Hunter is and has a hard time dealing with a woman being in charge. But Sara Lance has no problem putting him in his place a few times.The interaction between the two is really nice.
There is also an interesting bond growing between Mick Rory and Amaya Jiwe. Mick is still a work in progress… he likes the animal inside of him but keeps it in check for the team, but I think that’s mainly because he needs that companionship and without Leonard Snart, all he has is the team. Amaya sees something in him and is trying to help. I think this might become an issue when Captain Cold returns as part of the Legion of Doom.
Stein’s headaches are likely a result of once again messing with his own timeline and now his memories are reworking themselves to whatever changes they have caused. This will obviously be dealt with more in future episodes.
Then we get to the resolution of a storyline… Ray Palmer not having his suit of armor. Ray had the ability to build a new one, but he didn’t have the white dwarf star matter to power it. Now he does thanks to the Turnbull mines. Enough to build a few of them. Ray should have his suit back by the time the we see him again.
No new episode next week as it will be Thanksgiving in the United States. But on December 1st the team will be back in 2016 helping out their friends in the big 4-series crossover Invasion. That will be when we get our first look at Citizen Steel in his new outfit and Ray Palmer back in the Atom suit.
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