Looks like someone did an elevator pitch by saying “What if PRISON BREAK’s Fox River Eight visits the Cold War?” on tonight’s episode of DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.
In an attempt to stop Vandal Savage’s (guest star Casper Crump) and Valentina Vostok’s (guest star Stephanie Corneliussen) evil plan to create an army of Firestorms for the Soviet Union, last week the Legends went undercover to recover a thermal core that is necessary to the dastardly duo.
Stein (Victor Garber), Rory (Dominic Purcell) and Ray (Brandon Routh) were apprehended during the operation, while Snart (Wentworth Miller) escaped with the orb.
Vostok foregoes the need for the core having captured something far more valuable…Stein. The good professor has a wealth of knowledge about creating the Firestorm matrix.
With the trio restrained in an impenetrable gulag and Vostok using Rory and Ray’s lives to guarantee Stein’s cooperation, Snart pulls out his PRISON BREAK experience to rescue his brother…er, buddy…and their pals. (Miller and Purcell played characters in a similar premise in Fox’s PRISON BREAK and the upcoming PRISON BREAK SPECIAL LIMITED EVENT slated to start shooting in 2016.)
Kendra (Ciara Reneé) and Jax (Franz Drameh) suit up for the rescue while Rip (Arthur Darvill) gives Sara (Caity Lotz) a secret side mission that not only could prove to be a liability, but be fatal to the team.
Is that the theme music to THE GREAT ESCAPE in the background? Maybe. With Rory partnered up with the naïve Palmer, Mick will have to pull out his wide range of prison survival tactics to save them both.
With his character on the front burner tonight, Purcell may have the opportunity to display his wide acting range in this episode titled “Fail-Safe.” (Film buffs may remember the 1964 nail-biter, FAIL-SAFE, directed by Sidney Lumet also centered around techonology and the Cold War.)
Also guest starring on DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW are Raresh DiMofte, Bojan Dulabic and Nick Gracer. Amy Pemberton stars as the voice of Gideon. “Fail-Safe” was written by Beth Schwartz & Grainne Godfree and was directed by the well-traveled Dermott Downs.