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Critic Consensus: Strong cast chemistry proves crucial as the show attempts to flush out its many heroes -- and potentially lackluster villain -- in "Blood Ties."

Episode Info

Rip decides to weaken Vandal Savage by going after his financial assets. Rip and Sara infiltrate Savage's bank, but are discovered by his men. -- (C) CW

Cast

Victor Garber
as Martin Stein
Wentworth Miller
as Leonard Snart
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
Arthur Darvill
as Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz
as Sara Lance
Ciara Renee
as Kendra Saunders
Franz Drameh
as Jay Jackson
Casper Crump
as Vandal Savage
Falk Hentschel
as Carter Hall
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Critic Reviews for Blood Ties

There are plenty of pieces on the board, but better for Legends to actually decide on a central arc to follow, rather than attempt to juggle three disparate shows in one hour.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

As Legends of Tomorrow settles into its normal rhythm, its strength is further revealed in the cast chemistry, and the fun of watching them develop and collaborate.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm still waiting for Legends of Tomorrow to drop a truly great episode, but that hasn't happened yet. This one was only slightly better than "average."

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Even Vandal Savage was a stronger villain this week. Unfortunately, the Ray Palmer/Professor Stein subplot didn't quite measure up to the rest of the episode.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

"Blood Ties" was very good in its own right, I don't think it quite hit the highs of the previous entry. But man, this show is still killing it as one of the most entertaining shows on TV.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Legends Of Tomorrow has a lot of characters to create drama with, but the writers are struggling to bring emotional weight to the story when it drifts into more fantastic territory.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Don't get me wrong, the show still has a lot of issues. But "Blood Ties" marks the first time it begins living up to the fun zaniness of its premise.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Please, just let them get along now.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.9/5 | Full Review…

The fact that "Blood Ties" manages to sprint to the finish regardless is a feat in itself, and credit simply must be given to its prioritization of character above all else.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's the most heartwarming act any of the "legends" have pulled so far.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…