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‘Legends of Tomorrow: S2E08 The Chicago Way’ Review

‘Legends of Tomorrow: S2E08 The Chicago Way’ Review

Review by Nathan Ryan (@Clown_Prince52)

**Spoilers Ahead!!**

This week served as the Winter Finale for the show as they headed back to the 20’s to face off with Al Capone. Dasarahrk and Thawne have a new member of the team with Malcolm Merlyn being included. We see them try to deal with Elliott Ness who ends up taking down Capone. If that happens, we see that Capone ends up having a future in politics, which surely would have proved disastrous.

The real goal for the Legion is to procure the amulet that Sara reclaimed from them in a previous episode. The Legends save the day as it relates to Capone, however the Legion secures the amulet. The amulet is apparently a compass that can lead them to the Spear of Destiny which can be used to rewrite reality. In order to use it, they have to find Rip Hunter, who we see for the first time since the first episode. He is living in the 60’s, apparently as a movie director. Directing a movie about his life, apparently.

Ratings Update

According to, Legends of Tomorrow definitely benefited from the crossover heading into their Winter Finale.  This episode rated a .70 in the 18-49 demo and a 2.00 for total viewers. Of course this is a huge drop from the crossover episode, but it was the highest rated episode outside of the crossover and it wasn’t close. Hopefully that will continue to be the case after the break.


  • Malcolm Merlyn joining Dahrk and Thawne. He actually fit in this era better than the rest.
  • Amaya using the power of a dolphin to help save Ness in the water.
  • The rivalry between Ray and Nate, though this could also appear on the list below as well.
  • Mick’s visions of Snart as the devil on his shoulder.
  • Mick and Amaya had some cool moments. As weird as it would be, it’s a fun ship.
  • Rip Hunter!! A movie director in the 60’s?


  • That this was the Winter Finale. Not just because it’s a long time before it returns, but because this was somewhat weak for a Winter Finale.
  • Al Capone. The casting and depictions of important people in history has been perhaps one of the weaker parts of the show.

Quote of the Week

“I’ll take a nightmare that’s real over a dream that’s a lie.”

Nathan has been a passionate comics fan from an early age, with a special affinity towards Batman. A combination of career and young family caused the hobby to fade into the ether for a longer period of time than he would care to admit. However, as his…

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