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The team travels to Salvation, Dakota in 1871 to hideout from the Hunters. While Rip decides the next move, the rest of the team goes into town. Rory integrates himself back into the team and goes along to make sure they do not mess up the timeline. Snart and Stein end up starting a bar fight, which is then stopped by Jonah Hex. He deduces that the team are time travelers and reveals that he once fought alongside Rip in years past. Kendra gets flashbacks of one of her previous lives and goes to investigate it, while Ray and the rest of the team head back to town to defend it against the Stillwater gang. Kendra and Sara follow her visions to an old woman, who turns out to be the Kendra from that time period. She tells 2016 Kendra about losing her own Carter/Hannibal Hawkes and warns her not to love a different man, as it will always end in tragedy. The team goes after the Stillwater gang and captures their leader Jeb, but Jax is apprehended as they escape. The team sets up a quick draw duel between Rip and Jeb to barter for Jackson's life. Rip wins, but the Hunters arrive before the team can leave. They defeat the Hunters, but not before they learn the Time Masters have sent the "Pilgrim" to erase each of them from the timeline. Stein helps a woman named Sara by curing her son Herbert, later to be revealed as HG Wells
Time Travelers, Lasers, Cowboys, standoffs, Intergalactic Bounty Hunters, and a whole lot of ass whooping. The fight scenes were as awesome as always. Wish we could have seen more bad ass markmansship from Jonah Hex, but there is always a next time.
Jonah Hex: A former Confederate soldier and morally ambiguous gunslinger in the Old West with knowledge of time travel. No doubt he came off as a total bad ass, but we didn't really get to see him showcase his abilities. It turns out that he has a history with Rip and didn't appreciate the fact that he left him hanging. No doubt we will be seeing him again.
Legends- They finally realized that they were doing more harm than good with their recent adventures all ending in some sort of mess up in the timeline. Everybody's inner child came out when they heard they were going to be cowboys. Who wouldn't want to be one right? As always they managed to get into trouble and it was up to Papa Rip to fix things. This is why they can''t have nice things.
Rip and Jonah- They were bros. They saved the day together, but that came to an end when Rip realized that he would give up being a Time Master if he were to stay. Jonah was pretty bitter about it, but he got his friend to take part in one last gun slinging duel. They may not be as close as they were before, but you could see the respect they still had for one another. He could have at least left the laser gun though.
Snart and Rory- At least Rory isn't trying to kill him. We were surprised to see him want to actually accompany his friend and the team while they went into town. We knew that Rory couldn't turn his back on his friend, even though he essentially left him in limbo.
Ray, Stein and Rip- Of all the times they messed up the timeline, they couldn't let Stein do this one thing. The guy has always been the moral compass of the team and he was right in saving the young kid. Quit with the hand gestures Rip, Stein does what he wants.
Sara and Kendra- Last time these two did anything together was when they were fighting to the death at Nanda Parbat in the 1950's. Sara went along with Kendra to find out about the mysterious woman she encountered at the saloon. Despite what past Kendra said to current Kendra, Sara told her to follow her heart. As cliche as that sounds she was right.
Kendra and Kendra- Wild West Kendra told 2016 Kendra not to fall in love with a different man because it doesn't end well apparently. Ever. She spoke of how she lost her own Carter Hall, or Hannibal Hawkes, and decided to live all alone in the woods. The encounter was interesting, but at the same time it was sad.
Ray and Kendra- We love them together. Please writers do not Olicity this. Please. They seem to go through some drama since they've been together and Kendra always seems to second guess things. Hopefully Wild West Kendra's superstitious visions don't come true and Ray is the next to bite the dust. Please for the love of god not Ray.
Stein and Jax- He was pretty pissed that the team let his other half get captured. They didn't argue at all this episode, so that's a first. They've definitely gotten better at communicating with each other both as individuals and as Firestorm.
Stein, Sara and Herbert- He saw a woman in need and saw that he she had no way of saving her son. To Stein it was as simple as getting Gideon to create a simple cure. The man is a hero. He made the right call as the child he saved would grow up to be a pretty historical figure. Astonishing is right Stein!
Rory and the Hunters- At least he turned his back on a team that were comprised of bad guys. Before the one he was fighting died, he told Rory that the Pilgrim was coming for them and it spooked him out. If Rory is nervous, that's when you know it's serious.
H.G. Wells- Stein picked a good one to save. The little boy would grow up to be a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction. Is there any connection between him and Harrison Wells from The Flash?
What's To Come/Theories:
The Pilgrim is coming for them all. In the preview for 'Last Refuge' the Time Master's deadliest assassin is seen targeting the past versions of everyone on the team. She doesn't look like she will hold back from even killing an infant. Essentially the team has to race to save themselves. We get a shot of Captain Lance with a full head of hair and maybe, or at least we would like to see happen is this show correcting Laurel's death. Yes, we are still pretty upset that the Black Canary is gone and Sara didn't get to say goodbye. We will have to see. We've got five episodes left and we hope that team will be able to make some progress with this mission that they've started. Chances are that some members of the team may not make it out alive, but we are hoping that they do. We have yet to see Barry Allen show up on she show and the sizzle released for the rest of the season showed what seemed to be a giant Ray Palmer. We need and want this. We also need to see a proper showdown between them and Vandal!
The overall episode was pretty good even though we could have used more Jonah Hex. He seemed to just be more in the background while our Legends took on the Stillwater Gang and then the Hunters. That doesn't mean we didn't enjoy it though, if anything it was a nice introduction to the character. We just hope that we see him again. This episode get 9.5 Waveriders out of 10! What did you think about 'The Magnificent Eight'? Leave it in the comments below, we'd love to read them!