Cast & Crew
Professor Stein/Half of Firestorm
Leo Snart/Citizen Cold
Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Sara Lance/White Canary
Jefferson "Jax" Jackson/Half of Firestorm
Sheriff Bud Ellison
Night of the Hawk Photos
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.
Well, the writers know, but these three characters definitely don't.
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.
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.
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.
Obviously the answer is for at least eight more episodes, but, man, I'd like things to really have a stronger sense of direction.
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.
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?
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.
At least the bad guy was pushed out a window on DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 8, and that was enough to give the team access to save the day and pack up to leave.