Last night’s [Thursday November 10th] episode of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow took us back to 1987. Big hair, shoulder pads, Cutting Crew and Obsidian’s triumphant return set up the mood for the “Compromised”. Even Damien Darhk channeled his inner Miami Vice while collecting a fasces, an ancient Imperial Roman symbol of power featuring a bundle of sticks with an axe, indicating the power over life and death, from a buyer in Miami. Looking for his Sonny Crockett to go with his inner Ricardo Tubbs, Eobart Thawne (Reverse Flash) asks Darhk to be his partner with an added bonus of real power. Darhk turns down the offer as he prefers to work alone.
Timeship Inside The Vortex
After what he experienced in the last episode, Jax wants to make small changes to the timeline that he can control; he wants to create small aberrations in order to make the world a better place. Martin warns Jax about the effects even a small change can have on the timeline and reminds him that they are there to restore history not tinker with it.
Speaking of tinkering, Ray begins his cold gun training with Mick. After ruining a few of Mick’s beers, Mick tells Ray to channel his inner anger and rage.
As all this is going on Nate creates a way to track timequakes. A timeseismograph of sorts. Moments after Amaya (Vixen) names his invention it starts tracking an aberration in Washington DC 1987.
Washington DC 1987
Nate and Amaya head to the JSA (Justice Society of America) headquarters to reach out to current JSA members while the rest of The Legends sneak into the White House. After arriving at a warehouse where the JSA training facility is hidden, Nate and Amaya discover no members of the JSA. The facility has been abandoned.
Back at The White House Martin runs into his younger self as Ray channels his inner Captain Cold (Leonard Snart) and steals some of President Reagan’s jelly beans. At least he was nice enough to share them with Mick. Seconds later Darhk crosses their path; he is in The White House as an advisor on the Reagan administration. Sarah learns of his presence and goes on the hunt. She goes after Darhk and subsequently gets the team kicked out of the White House.
Turns out the JSA facility was not exactly abandoned. Obsidian, the same JSA member we saw in 1942, finds Amaya and Nate. Nate knocks him out thinking he is going to attack the duo. After waking up Obsidian tells Amaya that after she left the JSA went on mission and they never made it back. He wasn’t allowed on that mission because he couldn’t be trusted.
After getting kicked out of The White House, the team had to come up with another plan to figure out what Darhk is up to. Hence, Ray and Mick’s stake out during Darhk’s meeting with a KGB agent. A naive young Martin introduces himself to Darhk after following him there. He then questions him for having a meeting with a KGB agent outside of The White House scheduled meetings and gets himself into some hot water. He is then stabbed by Darhk. Mick and Ray can’t get to him in time and therefore present Martin begins to bleed out just as his younger self is. Ray and Mick bring young Martin back to the ship and Gideon proceeds to fix him and save his life.
Timeship Washington DC 1987
Throughout the episode Nate had been trying to get information from Amaya on what his grandfather, Commander Steel, was like. After some prying he learns that the Commander loved to sing and also gets Amaya to open up about her relationship with Rex; Rex and Amaya were going to leave the JSA to start a new life together. Amaya once again uses Obsidian and his connections to get the team into the state dinner. She is proving to be a real asset to the team.
Washington DC 1987
Young Martin is M. I. A. once again and present Martin steps in; He dances with the younger version of his wife, Clarissa. Soon after Darhk arrives to the party and heads to a basement meeting. In said meeting he hands the KGB a cd-rom with government information and gets a box in return. What’s in the box?
The Legends arrive to try and break up the meeting but soon learn Darhk planted a bomb in the room where the state dinner is being held. Mick and Ray go on the hunt for it while Sarah goes after Darhk and the rest of the team takes on his henchmen. Ray tries to channel his inner Snart again and Mick finally realizes he is nothing like Snart was, which is a good thing. He apologizes to Ray for trying to make him like his long-lost friend and tells him to science his way out of disarming the bomb. Ray proceeds to dismantle the cold gun to overload the bomb.
Amaya and Obsidian find Darhk who fires bullets at Obsidian to no avail. Disappointed he shoots at Amaya but Obsidian takes the bullet for her. Sarah then hits Darhk with a ninja star and tells him about his future demise. She chooses to let him live and he is scooped up by Thawne moments later. Sarah tells the team that the time traveler is a speedster and shows them that she was able to swipe the box off Darhk. Seriously, what’s in the box?!
Timeship Washington DC 1987
The team heads back to the timeship and Martin knocks some sense into his younger self. He makes young Martin realize Clarissa is the most important thing in his life. He makes him promise to show that to her. Young Martin sees the error of his ways and agrees to prove his love to Clarissa each and every day.
Gideon heals Obsidian’s wound and we learn that he is gay and that is why he wasn’t trusted to go on the mission back then. He then goes on to tell Amaya that he found true love and that she shouldn’t turn away from love if she finds it again. Will the friendship between Amaya and Nate blossom to something more?
Washington DC 1987
At the close of the episode Thawne created a timeship for Darhk and they head into the speed force. Where are these two headed now? Is Thawne the reason Darhk gained his dark magic?
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