Legends of Today!! The Flash S2 Ep.8 Recap!!

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Vandal Savage is portrayed by Casper Crump.

Vandal Savage is portrayed by Casper Crump.

Vandal Savage is brought off a boat that arrives in Central City harbor where he takes out several men with ease. Cisco and Kendra are having a good time when they are visited by Savage who calls Kendra a priestess. Cisco send a distress signal to Barry who races to the scene and stops Savage from killing Cisco, forcing him to flee. Unsure of how to keep Kendra safe from Vandal Savage, Barry heads to Star City to seek help from Team Arrow. Everyone retreats to Oliver and Felicity’s home for down time. Suddenly, Vandal Savage crashes the party and a fight quickly ensues. Savage easily deflects Oliver’s shot until Thea backs him up and eventually hits Savage with a lethal shot that sends him over the balcony. However, when Barry and Oliver look for his body, it is gone. The gang returns to the lab to figure out who the man is. Cisco then tells Kendra about his powers. Malcolm Merlyn appears and reveals the man to be Vandal Savage and that he is immortal. Unable to deal with the situation, Kendra leaves. Cisco follows her and tries to calm her down when she is suddenly whisked away by a man with wings. Oliver and Barry chase the winged man down and demand him to return Kendra. The winged man proves more than a match for them until Oliver uses a bola arrow to tie up his wings and Barry knocks him out with lightning. They take him back to the lair where he revels himself to be Carter Hall and that he and Kendra are reincarnations of ancient Egyptian royalty. Malcolm returns to the lair and tells everyone that Vandal Savage is after the Staff of Horus. Felicity finds the staff in Central City and Barry and Oliver head to a church where they find Savage who has the staff. Savage proves too much for them with the staff and they retreat when Savage uses the staff’s power to create an explosion. Meanwhile in Star City, Kendra is able to emerge. Then she, Carter Hall, Felicity, Thea and Diggle make plans to head to Central City and stop Vandal Savage.

Falk Hentschel and Ciara Renee in costume as Hawkman (Carter Hall) and Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders) respectively

Falk Hentschel and Ciara Renee in costume as Hawkman (Carter Hall) and Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders) respectively

Holy awesomeness, Batman!! So much happened in tonight’s episode that I don’t know where to begin! Right off the bat, the episode opens up with Vandal Savage who shows a ship captain and his crew the true meaning behind his last name. He displays fighting skill that can rival Oliver Queen and Malcolm Merlyn, together. In just the first five minutes, I’m already pulled in. From there, the train keeps rolling. In order to protect Kendra from Savage who is after her, Barry and Cisco take her to Star City to Oliver and Team Arrow. Then the ball gets rolling! Besides them being followed by Vandal, Oliver and Barry encounter Carter Hall aka Prince Khufu aka Hawkman. The explanation he gives Kendra about her past stays true to the comic mythos about them being the reincarnations of Egyptian Prince Khufu and his consort Shay-Ara fated to be killed repeatedly by the reincarnation of the Egyptian priest Hath-Set. It is revealed by Carter that Vandal Savage is linked to them by this destiny, suggesting the possibility that Savage may have also been the priest Hath-Set who killed Khufu millennia ago. Savage is immortal after all, who has been alive since the dawn of man 50,000 years ago according to the comic mythology. Besides the great action and killer fight scenes, what stood out the most is how well scripted this episode was. There was a lot going on in such a short amount of time but the storyline flowed smoothly. It didn’t feel rushed or throw together quickly. Plus, the excitement factor never went down. Of all the episodes thus far, this one keep my interest. Don’t get me wrong, each episode of Flash is wonderful. But this one, in particular, is a stand out episode. And again, kudos to the movie quality effects! I forgot this is on TV yet again! This crossover event concludes tomorrow on Arrow! And I cannot wait!

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