The CW has released the first images from next week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, and in them we get to see the return of season 1 standout Jonah Hex. The star of his own critically panned feature film a few years back, the series gave him another chance and delivered a version which made comic book fans much happier.
The Wild West setting is always fun, and Legends of Tomorrow will hopefully take full advantage of that. Based on the synopsis below, we can expect plenty of unique pairings as the team splits up and does their own thing. That’s something it handles well on a consistent basis, and for more details on what to expect, here’s what’s on the way in “Outlaw Country.”
The Legends are still reeling from the news that their time travel-nemesis is a speedster when they are alerted to an Aberration in the Old West. When the Legends arrive they find their old friend Jonah Hex (guest star Jonathon Schaech) in trouble with his arch-nemesis, Quentin Turnbull (guest star Jeff Fahey). The team soon discovers that they need to stop Turnbull and his gang from conquering the West and branding it his own lawless territory. To Hex’s surprise, Sara (Caity Lotz) is in charge and dispatches the team. Rory (Dominic Purcell) is ecstatic to be in the Wild West, but Sara makes Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) work with him to keep him on task, which is easier said than done. Meanwhile, Nate (Nick Zano), Ray (Brandon Routh) and Jax (Franz Drameh) try to infiltrate Turnball’s gang, but find themselves in a shootout leaving Nate’s confidence shaken.
Comic book fans will know that Jonah Hex ended up in the present at one point, so it will be interesting to see whether or not this episode ends with him joining the team for a while. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard anything that points to that being the case, so the odd appearance here and there in Legends of Tomorrow may have to do for now.