It’s space time for Legends of Tomorrow, in Season 1 Episode 7, titled Marooned. The team encounters space pirates, and has a traitor in its midst! Did you guess who it was? Check out Josh’s recap on the episode so you can see our thoughts on what happened this episode!
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Episode Recap of Legends of Tomorrow, Season 1 Episode 7: Marooned
This episode of Legends of Tomorrow takes place completely in space. Rip Hunter is frustrated because Gideon apparently needs a software update to locate the next best timeline to locate Savage. Rip seems more bummed than usual though, and it could be from the loss of his family—we get a lot of background story scenes with Rip—he and his wife were both Time Masters in training, and it seemed his wife was the more talented of the two, but their love for each other is against the rules of the Time Masters, and upon them being caught, they were to be removed from the training. To save Rip’s “job,” his wife backed out of the program herself, which devastated Rip at the time. But she realized it was what he had always wanted to do, so she wanted him to realize his dream.
But back to the present, or the present for the team at least, they receive a distress call from another Time Master’s ship, named the Acheron. Rip decides the best course of action is to provide assistance despite the Time Master’s desire to capture Rip. Rip reasons that this ship will have what he needs to locate Savage though, and figures it is worth the risk.
So, a team comprised of Rip, Heat Wave, Stein and Jax heads to the Acheron, and they figure out what is going on—Space Pirates. John Valor, the leader, greets them with weapons. Thankfully, Stein was left on the docking ship, and so far the pirates don’t know of him yet.
Rip had left Ray in charge, but not really. As John Valor tries to get Ray to surrender the ship, Rip uses secret keywords to tell Gideon to make some evasive maneuvers with the ship. Valor catches on though, and locks up the captured members. In the cell is the Time Master who is supposed to be piloting the Acheron, Captain Baxter. As expected, she is looking to turn Hunter in as soon as she sees him.
Back on the Waverider, the ship had been hit during the altercations between the two. Captain Cold and Sara had tried to repair a hole in the hull of the ship with his freeze gun, but in the process, Gideon had closed an air lock, trapping Sara and Cold in the room with the breach in it. While the hole is temporarily closed, it is a matter of time before Sara and Cold freeze or suffocate.
Ray has to jump into action, putting on his ATOM suit, and trying to fix the hull from the outside. He heads out, and Kendra talks him through it. Unfortunately, Ray is running low on oxygen during the repair. He manages to finish, but is unconscious by the time he reaches the airlock. Kendra frets over his near death, but after some CPR (punching his chest) he awakens. The two seem to be sparking a romantic interest now, based on the kiss Ray gets from Kendra.
On the Acheron, Rip and Heat Wave have words, and this causes some bad mojo. Heat Wave decides to turncoat on the team, and Valor decides to give him a team of pirates to take the Waverider. The good news is Professor Stein seems to be a little more a tough guy than we thought, and manages to take out some guards. Stein then manages to get to the captured team on the Acheron and free them.
So on the Acheron, Rip makes a move to clear the pirates out of the ship—opening an airlock. The rest of the team on Acheron grabs on to something while the pirates are sucked into space—what a tough way to go. Baxter, seemingly impressed with Rip, gives him the information he needs—to find Savage in 1958.
On the Waverider, Heat Wave and the pirates are taken down. Snart and Rory are not seeing eye to eye anymore. The team tries to figure out how to handle Rory, and Snart says he will “handle it.”
Handling it involves taking Rory to land, although I don’t think we learn what time or where at—and Heat Wave makes the ominous threat “Only one of us will make it out of here alive.” Captain Cold retorts with a shot from his freeze gun. Did he shoot Rory? We don’t really know yet…
Josh’s Thoughts: Legends of Tomorrow, Season 1 Episode 7: Marooned
Overall this “Star Trek” episode of Legends of Tomorrow was pretty entertaining. The action was done well, and the main villain was menacing. It is too bad we probably won’t be seeing him again. I also had a lot of fun with the pop culture/nerdy references. Those are always fun.
There were some odd things about the episode though. Kendra decided to do a 180 on her feelings for Ray. I just said last episode that I liked how they seemed to be putting that off for now given how recently she found out who she was. She has a soulmate who will reincarnate, and they are bound for eternity. How does she even care about anyone else given those circumstances? I guess maybe she is ready for a change of pace…?
Snart seems to be softening up, and also getting closer to Sara. Another romance looks like it will be popping up there soon. This one I don’t have much of a problem with—they both seem to be “broken” people, and so it makes sense for them to be drawn to each other. I just hope that Snart can turn down his “snartiness” over time. The smug look on his face and his smug sounding voice can be irksome at times, which is disappointing given the great job Wentworth Miller did in Prison Break.
As for Rory, I am guessing that he was not shot by Snart, but I do wonder what will happen with the two. Is Rory gone for good? Did he just need to cool off for some time? For a bit, when the team was in the Gulag, it looked like Rory might be turning around, given that he refused to leave Ray behind, but then Rory doubled-down on the villainy. I guess we will see what happens there eventually.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 7 of Legends of Tomorrow: Marooned
I loved the Star Trek references. They made me smile. I like how this show, like The Flash, feels free to bring up nerdy pop culture references. It makes me feel connected with the show even more. It was also fun to see Callum Keith Rennie, who played Leoben on Battlestar Galactica, especially considering that this episode took place in space, so it was kind of along the lines of a Battlestar Galactica episode. Overall, I really enjoyed this episode. Given that this is a time travel series, I never really considered that they would travel into space, I just assumed they’d be traveling throughout time on Earth, so this episode was a nice surprise.
One thing that I did not like was Kendra kissing Ray. I stand by what I said last episode, when I was glad that the show had dismissed this silly little love triangle, as it did not make sense timing-wise, considering what Kendra has just been through. I rolled my eyes and audibly groaned in disbelief during the kiss scene. Seriously, it was just a few days ago that she realized she was in love with Carter and lost him, so why is she making out with Ray all of a sudden? If she had never said that she realized she loved Carter after all, then I could buy this. Personally, I think she never should have said that, because I didn’t believe that she had actually fallen in love with him. But she did say it. So that makes this sudden romantic interest in Ray unrealistic. More time should have passed if they were going to do this. I don’t think that the show necessarily has to have any budding romantic relationships at this point in order to stay relevant, much less two, considering it looks like the show may be suggesting a connection between Snart and Sara. I’d be more accepting if this Kendra/Ray romance was nonexistent, and a subtle romance between Snart and Sara continued to grow.
But anyway, now Captain Cold has Heat Wave to do deal with. It’s unfortunate that he betrayed the team, especially considering all the times when Snart has wanted to protect Rory and how much he considers him his partner. I don’t think Snart is going to kill Heat Wave, but I’m not sure what he’s going to do really. Scare him? Can Rory really be scared?
Now it looks like we’re going to the 1950s, and it appears we may finally get that time travel feel that I’ve been craving, since the 1980s didn’t really feel very “80s” to me.
Scenes from Legends of Tomorrow, Season 1 Episode 8: Night of the Hawk
Here are scenes from the next Legends of Tomorrow episode, titled Night of the Hawk: