Progeny
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1

36%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

Listless and hollow, "Progeny" marks a low point in an already uneven season.

Episode Info

Rip tells the team they are headed to the future to take out a powerful ally that Savage needs to conquer the world. But when they learn the target is a 14 year-old boy who will one day become an evil dictator, the team is split about the morality of killing a child, even if it does save the world. Meanwhile, Sara talks Snart through a rough patch; and Ray learns something that could impact his future with Kendra.

Cast & Crew

Victor Garber
Professor Stein/Half of Firestorm
Brandon Routh
Ray Palmer/Atom
Arthur Darvill
Rip Hunter
Wentworth Miller
Leo Snart/Citizen Cold
Dominic Purcell
Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Caity Lotz
Sara Lance/White Canary
Franz Drameh
Jefferson "Jax" Jackson/Half of Firestorm
Ciara Renée
Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl
Casper Crump
Vandal Savage
Matthew Harrison
Tor Degaton
Joshua Jorssen
Aldus Boardman
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Critic Reviews for Progeny

The show has greatly improved in recent weeks and the cast chemistry is stellar. But part of the problem is that Savage isn't a compelling villain.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

That wig Hawkgirl had to wear in the 1920s flashbacks? Awful. Poor Edith.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

This show still hasn't quite worked out how to make the kind of strong narrative choices that would establish its own identity, and some of that goes back to just how many different identities it has in the first place

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Well, I'm not going to rage at the show, but I will offer a polite golf clap and nod of approval.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Once again, a potential bomb on "Legends" has proven to be nothing more than a toy, a plot device that has no effect on the main arc and will be forgotten about next week. At least it was intriguing for a little bit.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

'Progeny' felt like a filler episode that was just treading water.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

With a premise such as Legends, they need to find plots that work for the concept and have the audience rooting for the heroes, despising the villains, and not feel bored along the way.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

While the initial premise of visiting a dystopian future was promising, "Progeny" failed to offer much in the way of compelling material for its characters.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

I couldn't help but feel a tad deflated and dissatisfied at the end, despite what was a fairly decent episode, but I'm almost certain next week's will make up for it.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Is anybody else getting a little bit confused as to the mission of the Legends team? Because after watching DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 10, I'm even more fuzzy than ever.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a rare show that can undercut its own drama before the setup has even finished. And yet that's a trick that DC's Legends of Tomorrow pulled off twice this week

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

"Progeny" might be the weakest episode of the season... But I would argue that a "weak" episode of Legends of Tomorrow is still a damn sight better than a "weak" episode of some of its superhero TV cousins.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…