Arrow & The Flash #64: Arrow #31: The Scientist / Legends Of Tomorrow #10: Progeny


Progeny, the 10th episode of Legends Of Tomorrow, was first broadcasted on April 7, 2016 with a script by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim and directed by David Geddes.

The team arrives in Kasnia, 2147. They discover Savage is personally grooming Per Degaton, son of Tor, the ruler. Rip reveals that when Per rises to power, he will unleash a virus that decimates most of the planet and allows Savage to kill Per and conquer the world. The team decides to remove Per from the timeline and prevent Savage’s rise to power. The kidnapping does not affect the timeline, so Rip releases Per and implores him not to let Savage influence his decisions. However, Per kills Tor on Savage’s advice, accelerating the latter’s rise. Meanwhile, Ray finds his suit’s technology has been used to create autonomous policing robots that Savage will use to help conquer the world and that the family line of his brother, Sydney, founded the company that created them. After settling his differences with Snart for the moment, Mick reveals that the Time Masters have released a group called the “Hunters,” whose sole purpose will be to track down the team and kill each of them, including Mick.

The biggest problem I had with this episode is that we never really get a good idea of who Per Degaton is and why Rip is helping him and really, you can’t really be threatened by this guy if you know nothing about him, all I get is that this guy is evil and wants to take over the universe…of course…and that’s about it. How am I suppose to feel threatened by a villain with such a predictable background to him? The answer is, I cant.

The Scientist, the 8th episode of Arrow season 2, was first broadcasted on December 4, 2013 with a script by Andrew Kriseberg & Geoff Johns from a story by Kriesberg & Greg Berlanti and directed by Michael Schultz.

When a masked thief with superhuman strength steals a centrifuge from Queen Consolidated, Central City CSI Barry Allen arrives to help the investigation. Later, he reveals that he is searching for super-powered beings in the hope that he will find the murderer of his mother, and exonerate his father for the accusation. Oliver realizes that the thief was enhanced using the same serum that Ivo was searching for. Roy starts helping Cindy to find her missing friend, who was a failed subject of Blood’s experiment. Oliver shoots Roy in the leg to prevent him getting further involved. Oliver tracks the thief, revealed to be Cyrus, but is injected with an unknown toxin. In order to save Oliver’s life, Felicity reveals his identity to Barry to help find an antidote. Meanwhile, Merlyn puts pressure on Moira to tell the truth to Thea. Moira instead contacts Ra’s, who wants to kill Merlyn for breaking the League’s code by destroying the Glades. As a result, Merlyn leaves. In a flashback to the island, Oliver and Shado find the serum, but when they inject it to Slade without the required sedative, his heart stops, just as Ivo arrives with his men.

This is the introduction of The Flash to the Arrowverse so this is somewhat of a backdoor pilot to The Flash TV series and for a pilot, it’s good, it does a good job establishing Barry Allen as a character that could make him interesting for a TV series and that it definitely does and it does lead to exciting action sequences in this.

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