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Geekscape Recaps: ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ – Night of the Hawk

Thursday 10th March 2016 by jake108

Note: Check out our recap of last week’s Legends of Tomorrow!

It was only a matter of time before Legends of Tomorrow was going to leave us too. Fortunately, it didn’t leave before giving us a solid episode which also doubles as a callback to the classic horror genre. Thanks, Joe Dante! This week, we were also treated to a pretty good cliffhanger. Unfortunately for us, we’ll have to wait until March 31 to see what becomes of the rest of the team.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Nth Metal

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Nth metal made another appearance tonight in the form of a meteor. As we all know, Nth metal comes outer space. In the comics, Nth metal is very common on the world of Thanagar. Tonight, we also learned that it can mutate humans into what looked like to be more Hawk than man.  It’s also what gives Hawkgirl and Hawkman their powers. A few articles back, I briefly went over the history of Nth Metal, and how it can potentially tie into the show on a deeper level.

The knife came into being when Carter Hall, then Prince Khufu of ancient Egypt, found a crashed Thanagarian ship with a very hawk-like theme. Both Nabu and Teth Adam were with Khufu when he found it. If those last two names sound familiar to you, they should. Eventually, Nabu becomes the power source of Doctor Fate and Teth Adam becomes the Black Adam. In the crashed ship, they find nth metal and create a few tools from it, including the mace and the deadly knife used in the double murder. Among other things created was the Claw of Horus. Again, sound familiar? The Staff of Horus was used by Savage at the end of this episode. It was said by Hall that if Savage got a hold of the staff, he would be nearly impossible to beat. Using information based off the comics, we can assume nth metal exists in this universe, and Savage is currently using it to his advantage.

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You can read more about the Nth Metal and its ties to Doctor Fate here.

Sara Lance

Sara caught feelings, seemingly for the first time since being revived from the Lazarus Pit. This makes a lot of sense, especially since she came back with a demon inhabiting her body.  Aside from that, we have to note that as of right now in Arrow, Nyssa has not heard from Sara since the revival. That’s unfortunate due to the fact that the two were once a couple.

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However, after a kiss shared in the 1950’s, it would look like Sara has made one more step to becoming normal again…Well as normal as you can get when you’re a time-traveling assassin.

Captain Cold & Heat Wave

Cold was distant this week, and that’s understandable. This week danced around what we saw at the end of last week’s episode. We don’t have a definitive answer yet as to what happened to Heat Wave. Yes, Captain Cold fired his gun, and yes, the falling out between them two was pretty big. Still, I think there’s only two ways this can go:

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It’s possible Captain Cold made a deal with Heat Wave and the plan all along was to have Mick turn rogue on everyone and send Mick off with something stolen off the Wave Rider. Then, once Cold could get away from the team, he would eventually meet up with Mick and the two would reap the benefits of whatever they stole.

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Then there’s the obvious theory that Cold simply didn’t kill him and instead abandon him for the time being. In this theory, we could assume that Mick is now just wandering wherever and whenever he was left. However, there’s a new theory as what becomes of Heat Wave.

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We know Chronos has been hunting the Legends. A new theory suggests that was subsequently picked up by the time masters, equipped him with a ship and weapons, and sent him after the Legends. It’s farfetched, I know, but it would be a neat twist.

That’s all for this week! See you all at the end of the month!