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Night of the Hawk 

The team tracks Savage to a small town in Oregon in the 1950s where they suspect he's involved in a recent string of murders.

Director:

Joe Dante

Writers:

Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Arthur Darvill ... Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson
Ciara Renée ... Kendra Saunders
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory (credit only)
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Casper Crump ... Vandal Savage
Ali Liebert ... Nurse Lindsey Carlisle
Melissa Roxburgh ... Betty Seaver
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Sheriff Bud Ellison
Laura Mennell ... Gail Knox
Levi Meaden ... Tommy Fuller
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The team tracks Savage to a small town in Oregon during the 1950s. Upon arrival, they discover there have been a recent string of murders and they suspect Savage is involved. Professor Stein and Sara go undercover at a psychiatric hospital, where Savage is working as a doctor performing dubious experiments. Sara meets a nurse named Lindsay (guest star Ali Liebert) and they hit it off. Meanwhile, Ray and Kendra pretend to be a married couple new in town, only to experience the controversial views on interracial couples during the '50s first hand. Things get uncomfortable when Savage shows up at their doorstep to welcome them to the neighborhood. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

This episode is directed by Joe Dante, of Gremlins (1984) and The Howling (1981) fame. See more »

Goofs

When Savage is injecting Jefferson with the Meteorite fluid, you can see the fluid being pushed out of the syringe behind Jefferson's lower neck. See more »

Quotes

Rip Hunter: I'm sorry, Mr. Palmer. I'm unfamiliar with the term "man cave."
Ray Palmer: Oh, it's a room in a basement where a dude goes to be alone or watch football. In Savage's case, it's kill people.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Fall in Love with Me
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Performed by Joe Montgomery
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Horror in the 50s
5 August 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Legends of Tomorrow" is half-way through its first season, and it is still trying to find its footing, all fits and starts, with all episodes till now having had very different styles and feelings. In this one, the show decides to take the horror-homage route, and it actually does a great job at it. It should be noted that it has been directed by legendary Joe Dante, and you can feel his touch all the way through.

After Heat Wave was "left behind" at the end of the last episode, the team travels to the 50s, following the new information they got about Savage. Some killings are happening in a little town and our bad guy is related to them. The team just doesn't know exactly what is happening, so they will split into different teams (Dr. Stein and Sara working at the hospital, Rip and Snart as FBI agents...) and start to investigate.

The change of pace is great from previous episodes, and it does a great job of making the episode a very entertaining one, and at the same time pay homage at horror movies from the past. The show is shameless in referencing other shows and movies, and in taking as much advantage as possible of situations for tongue-in- cheek moments, and the better for it. The mixture of action and comedy is improving, with also some space for more serious situations, and character development. For example, Lotz's Sara has some great moments. The plot, at this time, is a little bit out of the window, though.

It also tries to touch on some issues (women's situation at job and society, for example), making the team realize that what nowadays is not accepted was probably fine just half a century ago, or how difficult can be for change to happen. It does it in a very nice, kind of naive but thoughtful way, making it more about empowering the characters, and choice and consequences, than violence.

The best episode so far.


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