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‘Legends of Tomorrow’ needs to sign up Jonah Hex for full time duty

After an initial season that was mostly uneven, “Legends of Tomorrow” seems to be on a roll. It’s more fun and action-packed than ever — and only getting better as Season 2 goes on. There’s one way to take a major jump forward, though: Why not bring Jonah Hex (Johnathon Schaech) aboard the Waverider full time?

Sure, it’s already a pretty busy ship — but the addition of Hex to this team of misfits would be a very fun one. The team could use a dose of the Wild West, and he’d make a good companion for Mick (Dominic Purcell), who needs someone to be wild and unpredictable with now that Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) is gone.

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You can’t say it wouldn’t be entertaining watching Hex react to just about everything that happens as the Legends jump around in time. Just about everywhere they go — after his own era — would be a shocking surprise to a guy who doesn’t even have a solid concept of electricity.

Watching him see those times would bring just the right about of comedy. At the same time though, Hex is always up for a fight and usually finds himself on the side of good. He’s a face the team can trust, and given how he accepted Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) as captain of the Waverider, there wouldn’t be much of a power struggle.

If Schaech can’t join the cast in a regular role, here’s hoping there’s a way to work him into the storyline more than once a year. There’s something special about the character of Jonah Hex, and he deserves a bigger place in the “Arrow”-verse. Beyond that, he also simply fits with this particular crew so well.

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This is a gang of incredibly unlikely heroes saving the day time and again, with a deck constantly stacked against them: A fantastic fit for Hex. Now they just need to clear out a bunk for him on the ship, and make it official… Or at least keep his year on speed dial, to jump back for a quick visit now and then.

“Legends of Tomorrow” airs TKTK at TK p.m. ET/PT on the CW.

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TV Shows: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

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