DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 14 Review: River of Time

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He who hesitates is lost.

I have no idea who said that (other than my mother), but it was very apparent after watching DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 14 I wasn't the only one to grow up hearing it.

Keep Savage alive? He'll stay alive. Give your girlfriend time to reconnect with her lost love? She'll reconnect. Stop to collect your things? The jump ship will be gone before you get there. You get the idea.

Fighting Savage - DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 14

If I didn't have such a character crush on Snart, Mick and Sara, I might thing about rooting for Savage at this point.

The others are too easily swayed to "do no harm," even to the worst of the worst. It can be difficult to wish them well.

I don't know if you've been paying attention, professor, but murdering Savage was always the plan.


The hour didn't start out on good footing. Thankfully, those I love (We, right? We all love Sara, Snart and Mick?) knew what I knew. Death for Savage was the right thing. The mission was seemingly abandoned the minute they didn't kill Savage.

To top it off, the Waverider was compromised, so getting Savage to the Vanishing Point was going to be a little more difficult than expected.

Of course, because anything more difficult just put them in more danger with Savage. 

What is the Vanishing Point, anyway? Is that city in the time stream, or is it just where the time masters whole up and rule? Was that ever explained?

Anyway. There were so many odd moving pieces during this episode, and I wasn't sure they all fit together.

Since the ship was compromised, Jax was trying to fix it. It was his injury that really angered everyone. Rip only cares about himself. Stein had an idea of how to fix Jax, and sent him back to 2016 hoping to slip him through a specific part of the time stream so it would physically de-age him...or something.

I was lost. I admit it.

I was also lost as to why everyone was thinking back to their last night on earth and saying goodbye to special people. Ray and Felicity, Jax and his mom, Sara and Nyssa, and Stein and Clarissa (previously he said he never said goodbye; he kinda did).

Were they questioning leaving because they didn't accomplish their mission? Was it part of trying to decide what to do next, stay or go home?

Without a doubt, the great points of the hour rested on the shoulders of the trio, and Snart and Mick where on fire with their lines. Snarts retort to Savage after he got loose was beautiful.

Savage: Who are you to stand up to me, Vandal Savage, destroyer of empires?!
Snart: Leonard Snart, robber of ATMs!

I'm very thankful Stein sent Jax off in the jump ship, although I'm skeptical of how it works, because I cannot and will not have my guys leave the ship! Especially if Sara decides to stay behind and fight the great fight.

Let's take a moment to talk about how awesome Sara looked in that Captain's chair, too. Another Captain Lance! That's incredibly awesome. She's giving Felicity a real run for her money right now.

All Felicity did on Arrow was slip into Ray's ATOM suit once to save the day. Sara is flying a time ship. Before that, she challenged Rip at every turn. She's so strong.

But, God help us, we were subjected to more Kendra/Carter garbage, and of the most predictable kind. Did anybody think Carter wouldn't get his memories back just seconds before Savage bested Kendra?

And I'm crying foul on Kendra saving everyone by herself. Um, no. She's not that good of a fighter. In fact, she has barely had any practice and relies on training from Sara before every outing to sharpen her skills. 

Another Kendra foul is her browbeating Carter to remember everything when it took her ages to remember anything herself, and she didn't have her mind wiped. 

Not that it was any surprise whatsoever, but the Kendra/Ray romance didn't even last as long as it took Carter to open his eyes once he was found. We saw that coming. It's a shame about Ray.

Is it the end of romance on the Waverider? Probably not. In fact, Sara kisses Snart in the trailer for DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 15, which you can watch below. 

It was nice seeing Rip in a different outfit in the time masters' cell. Why did the put him in jeans and a leather aviator's jacket? It's not exactly stand issue prisoner's garb. He looked good.

We should have guessed those bastards would be in league with Savage. Why else would they be so against Rip finding and killing the dude? Seriously, if we're going to be stuck with him for another season, I'm making my own time ship and flying into the great void (what's that place again??) myself. Those masters are going down.

What are your thoughts? Back me up, guys!! Did you love our trio?

Also, feel free to watch DC's Legends of Tomorrow online if the urge hits you. Until we meet again, check out the trailer to "Destiny" below!

River of Time Review

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 14 Quotes

Savage: Do you have something to ask me?
Rip: How did you obtain the ability to travel through time?
Savage: Through you.

I don't know if you've been paying attention, professor, but murdering Savage was always the plan.