DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 3 Review: Blood Ties

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There was a lot going on during this hour, but that was kind of the point.

Nobody was really focused on the big picture, as Rip and Sara worked to strip Vandal Savage of his fortune, Snart grabbed Mick and Jax for a personal mission to 1975 Central City, and Stein and Ray bickered while the latter attempted to save Kendra using the ATOM suit.

The end result of DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 3 was that they all need to work in concert if they want to defeat Vandal Savage, because when they're separated, they just don't have the same juice.

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Despite their discovery that they work better together as a team, it seems highly suspicious that everything will go swimmingly from here on out. They're all just a bit too different for us to expect perfection.

However, their various outings seemed to show each of them that they didn't need to waste time worrying about what was, because whatever will be, will be. Surely there is a song in that somewhere...

I'm so glad Stein and Ray are done with their does he remember me or doesn't he business. At first, I was getting very annoyed at Stein for being so crass.

Then I was even more annoyed when he tried to give Ray advice about his personal life and to infuse confidence when he knew nothing about him. To remedy that, Stein just lied. It wasn't the nicest route to take, but it worked.

Thankfully, Ray isn't a complete idiot and while he was inside Kendra's bloodstream playing Asteroids, he realized he didn't solve the theory Stein supposedly recalled until two years after his class. Please, just let them get along now. 

I was equally annoyed that Snart was still interested in whisking off to steal something. I mean, how many times can you do that? And to what end? They pretty much have whatever they need on board the Waverider. I should have understood more was going on when he only stole the emerald.

After all, you don't break into a candy store to steal one gumball, so said Leonard Snart!!

Visiting himself was really sweet and a good reminder of the guy that he's always been round The Flash, the one who didn't out him to the world despite knowing who he was. He's a good guy who had a bad life and decided the easy route to a better life was the one he wanted to take.

It's not valiant nor noble, but it is what it is. Still, if given the chance, it's pretty obvious he would prefer to have grown up differently. He was giving himself and his family another chance by giving his father that emerald. But his father was not as smart as Leo (which I never thought to call him). Prison was in his future no matter what Snart did.

But, when they were called upon by Rip, the three of them didn't hesitate to go and help their new friends kick some ass.

Sara had a great idea to stop Vandal Savage. Cut off his finances. Without him, he was just a normal guy who lived a really long time. And that would suck. 

It wasn't as easy as it seemed, since the banker, Blake, called Savage his master and there was a whole lot more to the story than just having an account. But they persevered and infiltrated until they discovered Savage using "the vessel" for a ritual.

The vessel being Carter's body. There was changing, bloodletting into a goblet and all kinds of fun stuff. Savage is one creepy dude. Not scary, but creepy and gross. He was defeated and Rip killed him in 1975, but not before he uttered his wife and son's name, which wasn't a good thing.

For being a time master who has been around forever, Rip doesn't really follow his own rules all that well. Savage had no idea who his family was in that incarnation, but vowed to come back and make it his business to to know them and kill them. 

So Rip didn't exactly tell everyone he's tried killing Savage before and it didn't work. But everyone was on board with the idea it's because they weren't there to help. Hopefully, they keep that thought alive and there will be no more skips and jaunts off on their own. Nah, I seriously doubt that doesn't happen again.

But I do expect future episodes to be a little bit more focused, as if this group is a team and not a bunch of individuals who happen to be riding on the same ship.

MVP of the hour? Once again it's Sara. The reason is the big battle at the end when she was kicking and punching her way through the men and the men were using big guns. Let's here it for the girl! Her knife work around Banker Blake's head was fun, too.

One question for those of you who also watch Arrow...didn't we just learn on Arrow Season 4 Episode 12 that Constantine made Sara whole, thereby tempering her bloodlust? So...why is she in such a bad way again? Or will she just not die if she doesn't take a life as Thea Queen is experiencing? That seemed like a logistics issue.

How do you guys feel about the show three episodes into the fun? Have your feelings changed, grown? Drop us a comment, and remember, you can always watch DC's Legends of Tomorrow online right here via TV Fanatic if you have missed anything so far.

Here's your first look at Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 4, "White Knights"!

Blood Ties Review

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

Mick: What about the rest of us? Do we just sit?
Rip: Capital idea, Mr. Rory. You're not nearly as thick as most people say.
Mick: Thick. Does that mean stupid?

I've seen darker days. I've seen men of steel die and dark knights fall and even then, I accomplish my mission no matter what.