The Flash Recap ‘Legends of Today’
Most of the episode took place in Star City with Barry asking Oliver to help protect Kendra. Back in Central City, Caitlin and Harry to work on a solution to the “Barry needs to defeat Zoom but can’t go fast enough” problem. They come up with Velocity-6, which will temporarily jumpstart the Speed Force in Barry and, hopefully, give him enough juice to take down Zoom. Harry has to collect some of the items necessary to create the serum and he is spotted by Patty, who follows him back to S.T.A.R. Labs. She then shoots and nearly kills him. Caitlin calls Jay, who half-heartedly injects himself with Velocity-6, and saves Harry’s life.
There were some really awesome moments from tonight. Oliver and Barry are adorable together and I love when they get to team up. Hawkman and Hawkgirl (I felt a stab of emotion when Cisco named her) are cool and I can’t wait for both of them to be fully realized later on. Savage is a great villain. His introduction perfectly established who he is going to be moving forward. I think the fight sequences that will be coming in Legends of Tomorrow are going to be crazy ridiculous. The scene where Savage breaks into the apartment and tries to take them out was really well done, and probably my favorite fight of the night.
Cisco continues to be awesome. He is hilarious and I actually laughed out loud at his Indiana Jones comment. I love him more and more each week. Carlos Valdes is perfect. I am looking forward to more Vibe (he needs a mask!).
Jay Garrick returned this week. I have no idea where he’s been. He and Harry continue to butt heads, and I honestly am tired of Jay. He is sort of living up to the accusations of being a coward. Lately, he just shows up out of the blue, gets mad and walks out. Jay was originally really upset about having his powers taken away, but when Harry gives him an opportunity to temporarily bring them back, he gets all angry about it. I guess Caitlin’s “it’s okay to be normal” pep talk worked a bit too well.
Something that will come back to bite them very soon is Patty. I bet she and Joe are in for a serious talk. I also wonder how soon it will be before Barry reveals the truth. After this, it will be much harder to keep her in the dark, and if they do continue to shut her out, I think that she might become a threat to the team.
Next week’s episode is the mid- season finale (boo), and is entitled “Running to Stand Still.”