So I’ve got to be honest, as down as I’ve been on this show most of the season, tonight we had another episode that I really did enjoy! I don’t even know what made it actually hold my interest when it wasn’t that special of an episode, but I had a great time watching this one!
Tonight, the team goes back to Chicago in the 20s at the height of prohibition and the height of Al Capone’s reign, and boy is that a fun one. I found myself really sad that Snart is dead, because man he’d look sexy as hell in the 20s. (I have a thing for Wentworth Miller, sue me!) The team has to fix the time aberration in which, for some reason, Al Capone didn’t get busted for tax evasion. Along they way, they run into Damien Darhk and Speedster Whose Name I Always Forget. I’m just gonna call him Elon Musk, because it’s something weird like that, and he sorta looks like Elon Musk anyways. So yeah, Damien Dark and Elon Musk are in the 1920s, but SURPRISE, SURPRISE, they’ve got a friend: Malcolm Merlyn! I have so many questions about how Malcolm Merlyn came into this, but we’ll ignore that for now.
(Side note, what is it with comic book based characters and alliteration?)
There really wasn’t a lot of story built here and there wasn’t a ton of great character moments, so I’m going to condense most of the recap here:
- Sara. Lol. “Alright, Mom.”
- Chelsea club? A whole club for me? lol
- Oh look! Snart! He’s dead, still, but awwwwww. My heart.
- Bonnie and Clyde. I love it!
- I love Ray and Nate’s bro-ness
- Awwww Mick and Amaya is so cute.
- …. What? Rip is a director directing a film about his life? So very confused.
So yeah, I’m left with a lot of questions, such as why, again, is Merlyn with Darhk in the past now? How did he get involved? Did I miss something? And why is Mick hallucinating Snart? Is he going insane? Does he have a brain tumor? Is he smoking the wacky tobacky? Did I say that last part just as an excuse to say wacky tobacky? (Yes, the answer is yes)
Also, once again, WHY IS RIP HUNTER IN THE 1960s DIRECTING A FILM ABOUT HIMSELF? What is this madness? I’m so confused!
However, this episode was just fun. I had fun watching all the fights between mobsters and the team, I had fun watching Nate and Ray be like ten year old siblings, I had fun watching Mick take them all to criminal school, I had fun seeing Sara in that sweet ass flapper dress, and I had fun with the whole idea that Al Capone’s arrest was helped along by time traveling heroes. How awesome is that?!
It wasn’t as moving and emotionally evocative as I want this show to be, but unlike the other episodes that just fell flat, this one at least was fun while it lacked the emotion I wanted. I’m excited to see where the show goes from here, though, because I have faith this show CAN and WILL continue getting better!
What did you guys think? Do you think I’m being harsh? Did you enjoy it this week? Are you excited for more as well? Did you even read this far in the blog post? AM I TALKING TO MYSELF?! (The fact I don’t get likes or comments anymore suggests that yes, I am!) Let me know in the comments!