And we’re back, Legends, for another adventure through time with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow! Last week, Rory told the team that they were being pursued by a band of unstoppable Time Master Assassins called the Hunters. Needless to say, things are about to get interesting.
Rip lands the team in a town called Salvation in 1871. Apparently the town is on a temporal blind spot, making it a prime hiding spot from the Hunters. The team, especially Ray, is eager to go out and explore the Old West but Rip advises against it. He’s outvoted, however, and the team suits up, promising to stay out of trouble. Chyeah, don’t see that happening.
Outside, the team visits a saloon. Kendra bumps into a women and, after Kendra sees flashes of an old house, the women disappears. At the bar, Sara asks Rory about his time as Chronos. She says that he’s changed, though she’s not sure if it’s for better or worse. Meanwhile, Stein and Snart play a hand of cards and Stein seems to be killing it. When one of the losers gets handsy with a waitress, Stein interferes and the guy pulls a gun on him. Fortunately Snart is faster and shoots the guy before he can kill the professor. Needless to say, staying out of trouble is no longer an option. The guy’s friends start a brawl and the team is forced to fight. Before things get too out of hand, a man named Jonah Hex steps in and shuts it down.
Jonah asks them where (and when) they’re from and asks them about Rip, who apparently has visited Salvation before. On the ship, Jonah tells the team that the guy Snart killed was a member of the Stillwater Gang, a group that has been terrorizing the town. Rip wants to leave before the Time Hunters find them but Ray says he won’t leave until they stop the Stillwater Gang. At the same time, Kendra and Sara, with the help of Gideon, search for the woman that Kendra ran into. Kendra believes that finding her could be the key to finding Carter.
Later, Ray and Jonah visit the sheriff’s department to offer their help fighting the Stillwater Gang. In a strange turn of events, the old sheriff turns his job over to Ray, who seems a little too excited about the whole thing. Stein visits a saloon to inquire about the Stillwater Gang’s whereabouts. While there, he runs into a crying woman, who tells him that her son is dying from tuberculosis. Naturally, Stein offers to help try to save him.
The Stillwater Gang shows up, demanding revenge for the death of one their own. Ray, hilariously under the name John Wayne, tells them that the town is under his protection. The gang’s leader, Jeb, tells Ray that the gang has a take-but-don’t-kill arrangement with the town but Ray’s not onboard. When Jeb tries to shoot Ray, Snart shoots the gun from his hand and the gang takes off.
Back on the ship, Jonah tells the team that antagonizing the Stillwater gang was a mistake that endangered the future of Salvation. He says that if they keeping poking the hornet’s nest, Salvation will end up like Calvert the second they leave. Gideon informs the team that Calvert used to be town in Oklahoma.
Meanwhile, Sara seems to be enjoying the open land and Kendra feels drawn towards memories from her past life, while Stein steals medicine to help save the little boy’s life. Rip and Ray advise Stein against using modern medicine to cure the boy but Stein isn’t easily swayed. He asks Rip about Calvert; he tells them that Calvert was destroyed by another gang after he left the town defenseless to return to his own time. Stein says that he refuses to live with the regret of letting the boy die and goes to administer the medicine. Jonah and Ray leave to find the Stillwater Gang, leaving Rip in the ship alone.
Sara and Kendra find the women from the saloon and aren’t greeted in the most hospitable way. The woman seems to hold some ill will towards Kendra and refuses to talk to her. Kendra realizes that she and the woman weren’t friends; the woman was her in a past life. The woman shows Kendra a drawing of her and Carter, then Hannibal. In the picture, Kendra sees a bracelet from her first life and realizes she can use it to kill Savage. The woman tells Kendra to stop fighting her destiny. She says that she tried to find love after Hannibal died but fate broke them apart. She tells Kendra that she’ll never be able to love anyone but Carter.
Back with the boys, Ray and co. pursue Jeb Stillwater while Stein heals the boy. Stein makes the woman promise to burn the medicine once they boy is completely healed and she promises to do so. Meanwhile, Ray and the others confront the Stillwater Gang, arresting Stillwater in the process. Before they can leave, Jax gets shot and the team is forced to leave him behind.
On the ship, Stein suggests that they trade Jeb for Jax. Jonah suggests a duel but Stein is against this idea. Ray, however, volunteers to participate in the duel, which upsets Rip. Ray tells Rip that he forfeited his right to an opinion when he refused to leave the ship. Rip tells the team that he interfered with the past before and sealed the fate of a doomed town in order to remain a Time Master. In an effort to make up for that now, Rip volunteers for the duel at high noon.
Sara and Kendra arrive back on the ship. Sara encourages Kendra to live her life, not letting what her past self said affect her relationship with Ray. At the same time, Rip prepares for his duel with the Stillwater Gang. Thankfully, Rip wins (surprise, surprise), and the team gets Jax back. The celebration is short-lived, however, when the Time Hunters show up. Now armed with the much more effective future weapons, the team and Jonah battle the Hunters.
As they fight, Rory argues with a Hunter who calls him a traitor. Rory says that he was always only out for himself. After Rory stabs the man, he tells him that Time Masters have issued Omega Protocols on every member of the team, and they’re sending someone called The Pilgrim to kill them all. The fight ends fairly easily and the team prepares to leave. Rip encourages Jonah to stay and protect Salvation, but he declines, riding off into the sunset in typical western fashion.
Stein says goodbye to the woman and her son, making them promise not to tell anyone about what he did for them. They agree and it’s revealed that the boy that Stein saved was named Herbert George Wells—H.G., for short. No big deal, Stein just saved H.G. Wells. It’s not like he’ll do anything of consequence in the future.
Back on the ship, Ray asks Kendra what’s been bothering her. She tells him about meeting the woman and about the bracelet that could stop savage. She says that everything else she said was her opinion, not Kendra’s.
Now that the fighting is over, the team asks Rip when they’re going next. Rip and Rory tell the team about the Omega Protocols issued against them. Rip tells them that The Pilgrim is the Time Master’s most deadly assassin and that she won’t stop until she takes all of them out, attacking their younger selves until she erases all of them from the timeline.
This episode was a great balance of funny and serious. I loved all of the references to classic western films! This next episode should be really interesting as we get a glimpse at each of the Legends’ past lives.
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