Ok…didn’t see that coming either. While maybe not the most exciting episode of the season, “The Chicago Way” did a great job bringing the Legion Of Doom together in a fun way and bringing them to bear against the Legends.
Fun fact, a few episodes back I thought it would be fun to see the team meet Al Capone, not knowing that this episode would happen. The payoff was pretty fun, and it did a good job of showing how Capone got brought down. From Elliot Ness, to the ledger that would reveal the tax evasion that put Capone down, it was great stuff. I loved how Nate revealed the truth about how it took so long to bring him down after the ledger was recovered, “it’s the federal government!”
But if anything, the Capone storyline was just the backdrop for some really great character sequences. From Stein revealing his aberration, aka his daughter, to Sara. And Mick and Amara connecting in a very fun way, this was good. The unexpected twist was that Mick had begun hallucinating about Snart.
Now to be clear, Snart WILL be in the Legion of Doom at some point in this season, that will still happen, this was merely a tease for that no doubt. It’s unclear why Mick was hallucinating him now, but I’m glad that the back-and-forth didn’t daunt Mick, he’s too tough to be affected like that.
There’s the Legion of Doom, now three strong with the arrival of Malcolm Merlyn (2016 version) in their ranks. These three only had a few scenes all together, but their chemistry was undeniable. Even individually, they’re a fun group. And I can’t wait to see what they have in mind with the Spear of Destiny.
The only real downside here was the growing “sibling rivalry” between Ray and Nate. I felt that this was over after the Japan thing where Nate got coached by Ray. But now, with Ray having his suit back, they’re…not. They’re fighting like little kids wanting their moms attention. It was cute at first, like when they were making fun of Sara for acting like a mom, and then later they were bickering over whose plan was worse. I really hope they get past this soon.
Now…that ending…wow. Didn’t see that coming. So many questions are coming to mind. Is that really Rip? Why does he sound like that? Why is he making a movie about himself? How did he get there? And more! Questions abound….
In the end, “The Chicago Way” was a decent end to the first half, and it set up the back half in a fun way. I don’t know when they’ll return exactly, but I look forward to their return.