The decision to bring in a notable villain from the past definitely works in "History's" advantage, I was hoping we'd have seen a glimpse of Hitler in last week's but this definitely works. Since it's a comedy, Capone obviously isn't the typical cold-hearted villain, instead, Robinson gives an SNL-esque performance, one part goofy and one part threatening. It really does work in the episode, because while we laugh at his antics, we're also worried about the harm he can cause the gang.
Character-wise, I think the Dan-Chris duo is finally starting to click for me. Sure, it's nothing new to see the dumb guy/smart guy pairing but the high-stakes premise and the solid performances from Pally and Lester really make up for it, plus I'm just a fan of the trope. Furthermore, Deborah has a more prominent role in this one and her interaction with Al Capone's wife was funny, even if it was in a sort-of sad way.
- If I were in the past, I'd definitely be cautious about referencing things from the future, maybe I'm just super paranoid.
- No Hancock or Adams? Maybe they'll return in another episode.
- I was hoping Dan, Deb, and Chris would take part in the stick-up.
- As long as they're in 1919, might as well give the "killing Hitler" thing another go