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"Don't trouble yourself. I'm not a damsel in distress.
Good, because I'm not a white knight.
"
—Valentina Vostok and Leonard Snart[src]
"White Knights" is the fourth episode of the first season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the fourth episode overall. It aired on February 7, 2016. It aired early in Canada on February 7, 2016, and later aired in the United States on February 11, 2016.

Synopsis

When Vandal Savage retreats behind the Iron Curtain in the early 1980s, a string of nuclear scientists begins to mysteriously disappear. The team follows Vandal's trail straight into the heart of the Soviet Union in an attempt to find his next target.

Ray tries to bond with a beautiful Soviet scientist, Valentina Vostock, in the hopes of finding out Vandal's next move. When Valentina rejects him, it's Snart to the rescue.

Stein pushes Jax to be better, which frustrates Jax and ultimately threatens the Firestorm matrix. During a blast, it separated Jax and Stein. They then proceed to argue afterwards.

The fight results in Stein going off on his own and learning what Savage was working on, creating a Soviet Firestorm. Snart and Palmer go as his backup. Ray then talks Snart into going to save Valentina, who reveals that he invented it.

Rip asks Sara to train Kendra.[1]

Plot

The episode starts with the team going to D.C. in 1986, where they break into the pentagon for records that in the future are heavily redacted. When the mission in the pentagon isn't as easily pulled off, it causes Stein and Jax to fight about their ideals. The files direct them to the U.S.S.R. and to a scientist named Valentina. As they arrive in the USSR, they are chased after Chronos again. After tricking the Russian's into shooting him down, the team splits up. Rip and Mick go after Chronos when Rip spots a time aberation. They learn that it is Zaman Druce who is following him to stop him.

Sara approaches Rip and asks him how to help Kendra who had gone crazy on a guy outside of the pentagon. It results in Rip telling Sara to train Kendra herself.

After learning that Zaman was going to have Chronos kill him, Rip is saved by his team but an explosion causes Jax and Stein to be split.

Meanwhile, Ray tries to impress a russian scientist but she doesn't give him the time of day so Snart intervenes and swipes the woman's id badge and wallet.

Due to Stein and Jax arguing, Stein goes off to the science building alone. However Ray and Snart follow him. As Ray deprograms down the nuclear, Stein touches it and absorbs it. Ray however is knocked out and Mick is captured along with Stein and Ray.

Production

Preparation ran from October 6 until October 15, 2015. Shooting ran from October 16 until October 28, 2015.[2]

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References

  1. DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 1, Episode 4 Description; "White Knights" - Comic Book Movie
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter