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The team travels to 2146 to find Savage, where they discover that he personally grooms a young child, Per Degaton, who will grow to unleash a virus called Armageddon, that decimates the entire planet and allows Savage to become the ruler of the world. After debating on whether to kill Per before he can kill the majority of the population, the team decides to remove him from the timeline and prevent Savage from rising to power. Rip, Sara and Snart successfully abduct him, then bring him back to the ship. Meanwhile, Ray finds his suit technology has been used to create autonomous policing robots that will be used by Savage to help conquer the world. Ray, Stein, and Jax go find out more about the policing robots flying around the city. They meet Rachel Turner who he realizes is his descendant after she mentions her ancestor started it all, revealing a bust that looks exactly like Ray. He deduces that he had a child in 2016 who he didn't know about, upsetting him. Kendra has visions from her past showing her and Carter raising Aldus. They explain their story to him, so that he can prepare for when Savage comes. The kidnapping does not affect the timeline, so Rip takes the jump ship and takes Per Degaton to remote location to kill him. The rest of team discovers his plan, but before they can go after him, they are attacked by Savage and his army. The rest of the team hold out long enough for Ray and Kendra to disable to robots evening the playing field. He also learns that it was his brother Sydney who had a child and not him, after Rachel Turner mentions him. Rip releases Per and implores him not to let Savage influence his decisions. Sara is held at knife point by Savage, so Rip convinces him to trade for Per Degaton The teams interactions with Per Degaton do not stop the virus, but accelerate the timeline causing the event to take place sooner. Snart tells Mick that since he does not want to have a heart to heart, they will let their fist do the talking. Mick easily gains the upper hand, but spares Snart. Mick reveals that the Time Masters released a group called the "Hunters", whose sole purpose will be to track down the team and kill each of them, including Mick for failing to apprehend Rip and the others.
Lasers, and flying and karate galore. This show also delivers on the action sequences that's for sure. The epic battle ending in a stand off, though we would have loved to see another Savage death.
Per Degaton: A young boy who is mentored by Vandal Savage. He is based off the DC Comics character of the same name. In the comics Per Degaton possesses a limited "time vision," allowing him to know what will happen in the near future. He is out of phase with normal time, which renders him intangible. He hasn't shown any of these abilities in this version, but his future self is shown be a ruthless villain.
Tor Degaton:Per's father who is the head of the Kasnia Conglomerate. He strongly opposes Savage's plan to deal with the population crisis and fights to protect his city. Savage views him as a weakling and plans to replace him which he eventually does. He is shown to love and care deeply for his son.
Rachel Turner: Ray Palmer's great-great-great-great-great niece. She comes from a long line of inventors who turn out to be Palmer's. Initially Ray thought her to be the grandchild of one of his offspring, but it turns out not. She was pretty tripped out seeing her ancestor in person.
Sydney Palmer: Ray's "stupid" brother. He is shown to look exactly like Ray, but it is unknown whether they are twins. One thing's for sure though, Sydney is a sell out.
The Hunters: A group of bounty Hunters who Rory say have lost all of their humanity. They dress just like Chronos with minor distinctions from one another, but they are apparently something to be feared. Their only mission is to kill anyone messing with the timeline. Which is exactly what our Legends is very skilled in doing.
Legends: They are just not that good at this whole saving the future thing. They just made things a lot worse this episode. Legends of Tomorrow because they can't it right today! We see them once again divided over the mission of the day. Both sides had pretty valid points, but we'd have to go with not killing a child. Maybe wait a little longer and have him grow up then kill him, but a kid is just a big no no. Don't think our consciences could take that.
Rip and Rory- Rip owned up to his mistakes and apologized for Rory's current situation. He knew he done messed up. Despite the whole pep talk of wanting to help him, Rory shut him down and promised to kill him as well as everybody on the ship once he got out.
Ray and Kendra- We love the whole Atom and Hawkgirl thing, but we hope that don't over do it. Kendra was right thoug because despite all the crazy revelations they both had, he stayed positive throughout. We see this relationship lasting, we're just not sure how Carter is going to take it when he comes back. Might as well stab him in the heart again.
Kendra,Carter and Aldus- Their scenes together were adorable. It will be interesting to see how the whole entire scenario plays out of them being killed Savage with Aldus watching. We got to see them explain everything to their young son and how he needed to be ready for the worst.
Sara, Rip and Snart- Sara wasn't for killing Per, but she did help the two kidnap the kid. Sure morally speaking it was wrong, but the only alternative. The whole operation was carried out flawlessly, with minimal casualties and them getting Baby Hitler to bring back to the ship. All pretty much for nothing sadly.
Stein, Ray and Jax- They were against the whole killing a child to save the world plan. This group's task was to find out how in the hell his tech would get into Savage's hands. Their reactions to Ray possibly being the father of someone was hilarious. They then had a bro talk, trying to help Ray realize that his potential child growing up without him wasn't his fault.
Sara and Snart- Did Snart just reveal that he has something for Sara. When asking about his feelings, he thought she was talking about her. We are all for these two getting together, but all in due time. She got him to try and talk to his hot headed friend and try to patch things up with him. He sort of did the opposite by punching first then talking, but he eventually got around to it.
Sara and Gideon- This was quick and hilarious. Long story short, Gideon knows no boundaries and monitors everyone's dreams. Sara was dreaming of getting down with Lindsay Carlisle, the nurse she met in the 50's.
Sara and Rory- She tried getting through to him by telling him of her and Snart's near death experience. For a second he actually seemed to actually feel bad for what he had done. Then went on to say," Does that make you weepy. Did you think that was gonna make me weepy. Well it's not." We all know that the minute she left, he was balling his eyes out.
Snart and Rory- Their heart to heart was freaking intense. After Rory cleaned the floor up with Snart's face, he just couldn't find it in himself to finish the job. They actually ended up having a heart to heart. He played it off saying that he wasn't killing him because the Hunters would kill them all anyways, but we know that is half true. They will never truly admit it, but they just can't quit each other. Bros for life.
Rip and Per- Had Per gotten Rip as a mentor instead of Savage, the whole future would most likely been saved. He tried really hard to reach out to the kid, but it instead blew up in his face. Everything bad that was supposed to happen in the future, played out a lot faster instead. We thought that he may have convinced him for a second, sparing his life and telling Per about his son Jonas. Naw, Per just doesn't give a crap.
Ray and Rachel Turner- This was like an episode of Maury's except Ray was devastated in learning that he wasn't the father. Still related though, being Dr. Bryce's great-great-great-great-great uncle. The real question to ask now is why the hell did we not know that he had a brother? And when will we get to see him?
Vandal and Tor- He subtlety spent the whole episode calling Tor a bitch. He wasn't really wrong, but Tor was only trying to do what was right. Savage reached his goal in replacing the guy in the end though.
Vandal and Per- This little thinks his cool mentor Savage is such a cool cat. Sharing a closer relationship with him than his with his own father. Savage taught him well, because the kid is just as creepy and psychotic. Too bad he will be meeting the same blade he used to kill his father once Savage uses him to bring the whole world to it's knees.
Per and Tor- This is the cliche "my dad is a business guy so he has no time for me" story. If my kid was talking to me the way Per was, oh he would be getting a whopping. Absolutely not in my house. His dad saved him though and what does he get in return. A damn knife to the dome.
Kasnia- Is a country in the Balkan. The country is embroiled in a long civil war between different ethnic factions. Kasnia's flag, first seen in "The Last Son of Krypton, Part II", has a black field with a red chevron across its width, and a black five-pointed star in the chevron
Coast City- It is depicted most often as the home of the Silver Age version of the superhero Green Lantern , Hal Jordan. Ferris Aircraft is one of the largest employers in Coast City. They've referenced it so many damn times on these shows that we're expecting GL to just show up to help out or heroes at some point.
Little Lord Fauntleroy- A children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Guess we know what Snart does in his down time on the ship.
Hannibal Lecter- Ray chooses the most original names while undercover.
Wernher von Braun- He was a German, later an American, aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 rocket for Nazi Germany and the Saturn V for the United States. This what Ray thought he did, but it turned out to be his brother Sydney's doing.
Oedipus Rex- Funny we thought Savage was the mother f*cker
The Hunters-We are thinking that they are the DCTV version of the Time Foes. In the comics the team is comprised of Chronos (who is our beloved head Mick Rory on the show), Calendar Man, Clock King and Time Commander.
What's To Come/Theories:
Jonah Hex is making his debut in next week's 'The Magnificent Eight' and we could not be more excited. No matter how cheesy it gets and yes the show is cheesy at times, we know we're going to love it. The last time we saw Jonah Hex was in a certain film, where although he was a pretty badass character, the story was too all over the place. We also may get to the Hunters in the next episode, which we are really looking forward to. If someone like Rory tells you to run, you know they mean business. We are waiting for Barry Allen to show up at some point to help out our Legends. In the sizzle we were also shown Ray seemingly about to go giant. We want this. We need this. We just want to see our team go into a mission and not screw things up for once. We've only got six more episodes this season and man has this been one been a blast.
Our Legends once again failed to kill Savage, this time in the future. While the story of Per was an interesting origin, we found that the Snart and Rory moments are what stole the show. The flashbacks with Kendra, Carter and Little Aldus were great. The action was awesome as always, though we would have loved seeing our Legends take on Savage himself, not just his army. We give 'Progeny' 9 Waveriders out of 10. What did you think about the episode? Leave it on the comments below, we'd love to read them!