Night of the Hawk



Critic Consensus: Guest director Joe Dante of Gremlins fame adds some welcome visual pizzaz to "Night of the Hawk," but even he can't quite cover some of the more glaring narrative convolutions.

Episode Info

The team tracks Savage to a small town in Oregon during the 1950s where a recent string of murders has occurred and they suspect Savage is involved. Stein and Sara go undercover at a psychiatric hospital where Savage is working as a doctor to find out his plan. Meanwhile, Ray and Kendra pose as a married couple to gain the neighborhood's trust, but an interracial couple in the 1950s isn't something that goes unnoticed.


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
Ali Liebert
as Lindsay
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Critic Reviews for Night of the Hawk

Well, the writers know, but these three characters definitely don't.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Gremlins' Joe Dante is at the helm (yes, you read that correctly) and it's almost entirely devoid of action until the last few scenes, which is a-okay since it features some of the show's most fun character scenes to date.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

There are a metric ton of Back to the Future jokes in the episode. No surprise, given how openly nerdy everyone has already proven to be.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It even found more success than previous installments in trying to add romantic drama. But Crump's underwhelming performance and the sense that the show's plot is just spinning in circles prevented this episode from being all it could be.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

It's like 11.22.63 but on, say, LSD!

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Joe Dante of Gremlins fame is a great pick for this episode, and he smoothly transitions from fantasy horror to comic banter to dramatic character moments over the course of the episode.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Obviously the answer is for at least eight more episodes, but, man, I'd like things to really have a stronger sense of direction.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

While Savage's story falls flat, the episode is an interesting look at what the show could become once he has been defeated once and for all.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Speaking of convoluted narrative choices, why exactly did Team Waverider think it was a good idea to have Ray and Kendra undercover in the 'burbs?

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Guest director Joe Dante gave the show a visual flare that it hasn't had since the pilot. But Legends of Tomorrow often lives and dies by its writing, and that was the case again this week.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…