Nikolai has a lack of guile. Suddenly and without explanation Nikolai and Maria are married with children. This has no sheer visual grandeur or prestige or sumptuousness. There is so much talking and Nikolai has an inherently negative bias. Pierre shows up. Napoleon is imprisoned on St Helena. Common and vulgar people lurk. Andrei’s son is an adult now. Natasha’s mother is a raving narcissist. Pierre spews author tracts about his League of Virtue. This was dull and mumbling and has no social significance.
“Tell her we’re out!”
“Why can’t she leave us alone?”
“He won’t marry her either.”
“I hit the bailiff.”
“People know their place.”
“Always end up as conspiracies against the state.”
“Listen first and then judge.”
“The sausage eaters.”
Savage wants to erase time. The default expectation with this show is that it sucks. Rip wanted to save his family but Sara doesn’t get to do that cos Rip is special. TPTB really want Laurel dead and rotting in her grave. Oliver knows that time travel exists but did he save Tommy? No he didn’t cos he is a jackass. Rip doesn’t care about Laurel. Carter Hall is useless. This is not a legitimate treatment of history. This ep takes itself far too seriously.
This was dodgy and full of hollow shallow people. There is babble about chronothemric reaction and time quakes. Vandal Savage waves his hands over what looks like glowy earwax. Rip damns people and does not save them. This ep is horrible. Savage is killed off and Rip decides to protect the timeline. Sara visits Laurel’s grave. Kendra and Carter feck off and some dude shows up. The what? The who? So? There was no moral burden in this crappy oeuvre. Rip knew all along that Laurel would die and did nothing and Sara just hangs out with him.
“I like stealing stuff.”
“Is he still nuts?”
“I’m a member of the Justice Society Of America.”
The James/Kara nonsense is dragged out some more. This was not memorable. This had no permeating dread. Lucy’s father blusters. The omegaedron shows up. There is a fight and posing. There is a ridic ending and Hank gets the DEO back. Lord and Lane plot. Another pod shows up. No, maybe season 2 will be better with Tyler Hoechlin as Superman.
“As Queen of a dead Earth.”
“You hate Chinese herbs and Gwyneth.”
“You try moving a one million ton alien spacecraft.”
“Secrets protect no-one.”