- "Ms. Lance, what were you thinking? Seducing a nurse in the sexually constraining 1950s? What happens to her when you leave?"
"I was liberating her... with the option to seduce later."
- —Martin Stein points out Sara Lance's poor choices during the mission
"Night of the Hawk" is the eighth episode of the first season of , and the eighth episode overall. It aired on March 10, 2016.
|The team tracks Savage to a small town in Oregon during the 1950s. Upon arrival, they discover there have been a recent string of murders and they suspect Savage is involved. Professor Stein and Sara go undercover at a psychiatric hospital, where Savage is working as a doctor, to find out his plan. While there, Sara meets a nurse named Lindsay and sparks fly. Meanwhile, Ray and Kendra pretend to be a married couple to gain the neighborhood's trust, but an interracial couple in the '50s isn't something that goes unnoticed. Soon, Savage is at their door.|
- Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein
- Brandon Routh as Dr. Ray Palmer/The Atom
- Arthur Darvill as Captain Rip Hunter
- Caity Lotz as Sara Lance
- Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson
- Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders
- Amy Pemberton as Gideon (voice)
- Dominic Purcell (credit only)
- Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart
- Casper Crump as Dr. Curtis Knox
- Ali Liebert as Lindsay Carlisle
- Melissa Roxburgh as Betty Seaver
- Daryl Shuttleworth as Sheriff Bud Ellison
- Laura Mennell as Gail Knox
- Levi Meaden as Tommy Fuller
- Cameron Hilts as Davis Turner
- Skyler Mowatt as Billy
- Benjamin Wilkinson as Dr. Hannah
- Bronwen Smith as Madeline
- David Wontner as Jock #1
- Douglas Armstrong as Jock #2
- Garvin Cross as Stranded Motorist
- Jennifer Koenig as Snooty Woman
- Andrew Tait as Soda Shop Owner
- Dominika Zybko as Young Woman
The scene opens with certain young people racing through the byways of Harmony Falls, Oregon. One of the vehicles blows a tire and the driver turns off the roadside, almost hitting an unusual shining stone all the while. As the youngsters accumulate to analyze the huge stone, Vandal Savage strides free and clear and reveals to them that it's a meteor and says that it was their "predetermination" to discover it.
Tear's group lands in Harmony Falls, following data from the Archeon that Savage showed up during that timeframe. Gideon pulls up some news stories refering to various horrible homicides and vanishings, and Rip proposes that Savage is behind them. To discover Savage, Rip says they have to examine the killings and locate the regular connection between casualties. Along these lines, Ray and Kendra act like a wedded couple and buy one of the casualties' homes, while Stein acts like a specialist (with Sara as his attendant) to fill the activity opportunity left by another casualty's vanishing. In the mean time, Jax is sent to penetrate the neighborhood secondary school to investigate three teenagers' vanishings while Rip and Leonard act like FBI operators to work with the sheriff's specialization.
Soon thereafter, Stein memories about the 1950s before Jax and Sara call attention to how socially backward Harmony Falls is. Jax sees a young lady sitting alone at the counter and perceives her from the paper as somebody who knew the missing youngsters. After some goading from Stein, he becomes friends with the young lady (named Betty) by plunging some french fries in his milkshake and rapidly consents to go out on the town with her the following night.
In the wake of get to know another medical attendant at the clinic, Sara finds that Savage is running a confined ward and acting like "Specialist Knox". In addition, Kendra and Ray find that Savage carries on with nearby to them and has a spouse named Gail. At the point when Savage welcomes Kendra and Ray to a gathering at his home, Kendra plays it stupid and persuades Savage that he doesn't perceive her, which implies that he won't attempt to murder her...yet.
Beam and Kendra head to Savage's gathering while Sara and Stein accepts the open door to look for data on his confined ward. Sara gets occupied by her new medical caretaker companion (who's a closeted lesbian), before an alert goes off in Hall H. In the mean time, Savage puts the proceeds onward Kendra yet leaves when he gets a call to take care of his patients...which wind up being the three missing adolescents changed into winged bird of prey beasts.
The following day, Ray utilizes his ATOM suit to break into a secured room Savage's home and finds the Amon blade. He escapes with the blade similarly as Savage strolls into the room.
Sara converses with her medical attendant companion about Doctor Knox, yet winds up kissing her. Jax's date with Betty additionally goes well...right up until two athletes assault them. After Jax fends off one of the muscle heads, one of the changed bird of prey adolescents dives in and pulls the two athletes away. Betty perceives the young lady as her beau, yet the beast assaults and slices her neck before Jax can drive away. Tragically, the sheriff pulls Jax over and takes him out before he's ready to get Betty to security. Leaving Betty seeping in the vehicle, the cop hauls Jax away.
Leonard and Rip track Jax's vehicle and discover Betty (still alive) yet no Jax. They take Betty back to the Waverider, where they find out about her changed beau and understand that the teenagers more likely than not come into contact with a Nth metal meteor like the ones that changed Kendra and Carter. While Martin attempts to discover a solution for the changes, the remainder of the group pushes ahead with an arrangement to murder Savage with the Amon Dagger.
Jax awakens lashed to a seat and finds that he's caught in Savage's haven. Savage infuses him with a serum that changes him into a bird of prey beast. Savage is hindered by Kendra showing up in the refuge to allure/murder him, yet he sees through Kendra's ploy and puts the blade to her neck. As Savage battles Kendra, he releases his falcon guineas pigs on the clinic. Jax and one of the other bird of prey beasts assault Stein and Snart, while another falcon beast assaults Sara's medical attendant companion. Sara spares his medical caretaker companion and quells Jax, while Ray runs in and shoots Savage through a window to spare Kendra.
Taking Jax back to the Waverider, Stein starts a quality treatment that changes their partner back to ordinary. Sara visits her medical caretaker companion and gives her a farewell kiss before leaving. Jax visits Betty and gives her another vehicle and advises her (and a changed Tommy) to escape Harmony Falls. Beam and Kendra likewise talk about their sprouting relationship while pressing their home.
Before Sara, Ray and Kendra return, Chronos out of nowhere shows up and assaults the Waverider. At the point when the abundance tracker penetrates the boat and enters the extension, Rip orders Gideon to take off, leaving a large portion of the group caught in 1958.
Preparation ran from November 23 until December 3, 2015. Shooting ran from December 4 until December 16, 2015.
- This is the only episode of the series not to feature Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory). However, Mick still appeared as Chronos.
- This leaves only eight cast members to appear in every episode: Caity Lotz (Sara Lance), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart), Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter), Amy Pemberton (Gideon), Victor Garber (Martin Stein), Ciara Renée (Kendra Saunders), and Franz Drameh (Jefferson Jackson).
- Stein likes the 1950s, while Sara and Jax dislike it; Sara is bisexual, and Jax is African-American. As they point out to Stein, neither are accepted in this era.
- Jax jokingly refers to Harmony Falls as "Pleasantville", a reference to the setting of the 1998 film of the same name.
- Jax also references "Lover's Lane". Although being a popular type of location in real life, there is such a place of the same name in Pleasantville.
- Leonard referred to Sara as "Nurse Ratched". This is a reference to the main antagonist in Ken Kesey's novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
- Jax calls a bully "Biff", referencing the character Biff Tannen from the Back to the Future trilogy.
- Vandal Savage uses the name "Curtis Knox" as an alias. This is the name used for Savage in Smallville.
- In the Harmony Falls Psychiatric Facility, frequent references are made to a "Hall H". This is a reference to the most important room at San Diego Comic-Con.
- Ray asks Jax if he's going to an "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance, referencing the prom in the 1985 film Back to the Future.
- The sequence with The Atom entering Curtis Knox's house while Kendra overwatches him with a binocle is a homage to Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 film Rear Window.
- Jax refers to Harmony Falls as "Mayberry", the setting of The Andy Griffith Show.
- Snart calls Betty "Peggy Sue", referring to the Buddy Holly song of the same name.
- This is not the only appearance in a DC adaption for guest star Laura Mennell as she was previously seen in the film adaption of Watchmen, which is based on the 1986 graphic novel of the same name, in addition to the playing two different roles on Smallville.
- As an interesting trick, the audience is lead to believe Jax was being bullied by the cop due to being African-American, but the cop is later revealed to be working for Savage.
- "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets is heard playing on a car radio early in the episode. This same recording was previously heard playing in the 1978 Superman film.
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