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Vixen is pretty much my favorite, and also my choice to be captain. But with the last one I watched, Rip is captain again, so I guess that's moot.

Keep watching ... 

Oh, one more complaint, which isn't specific to Legends, and that's when Mick's brain proved stronger than Martin's in the Camelot episode. I saw it coming, because making fun of educated people has become a blood sport in America, and is why we have who we do in the White House. Anyone with expertise is ridiculed, and idiots are elevated beyond their station as "authentic" or "telling it like it is." I was really hoping I was wrong right up to the moment I wasn't.

Yes, let's constantly berate, belittle and ridicule the smart people who have spent their lives learning how to do things. What could possibly go wrong?

As much as I enjoy The Big Bang Theory, I've noted that the four guys are treated like idiots when three have PhDs and the fourth has a Masters.

It's a favorite trope of the uneducated to say that "book smart" people don't have "common sense." Actually, most educated people are pretty smart, and smart people are smarter than dumb people by definition.

And until recently we patted people on the head who said things "book-smart people don't have common sense" and justifiably ignored them. Now they're in charge, partly because of pop culture's obsession with ridiculing smart people.

I've said this before and elsewhere about the CW DCU: it's great they're imagining a present where people get respect (or not) for their actions and personalities, and race and sexual orientation and (most of the time) gender doesn't enter into the equation. But the time-traveling show, in particular, no matter how much it tortures history, needs to occasionally note that this hasn't always been (or isn't now) the case, if only to remind us of our actual history and reality and to respect the sacrifices that have been made and are being made in the struggle for an egalitarian/meritocratic society.

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First, let me backtrack to the previous episode where Steel introduces Vixen as his wife in 1776, and the only response is "you must do things differently in Boston." No, they didn't. It angers me, because if we don't remember our history -- especially cancers like slavery -- we are doomed to repeat them.

Legends doesn't completely ignore that...there was an episode where Jax met some slaves, for instance.  But in less extreme cases, it glosses over a lot. (Timeless is much better at that sort of thing.)

Oh, and looking back at posts I missed, I agree with every word of CK's argument for why Jax is a good leader for the team in Sara's absence. 

He seems to be pretty level-headed. I agree.

Wasn't he an auto mechanic? He must have a real knack for learning engines. He certainly learned everything about the Waverider in record time.

Yep, that's the basis for his know-how. Talk about untapped potential!

Richard Willis said:

He seems to be pretty level-headed. I agree.

Wasn't he an auto mechanic? He must have a real knack for learning engines. He certainly learned everything about the Waverider in record time.

Thanks, Rob.

One point I overlooked: Jax may be the youngest on the team, but he isn't the least-experienced. Steel is. 

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