Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1, Episode 15 “Destiny” (B)

Some really crazy stuff is going on now, as the time masters are claiming that everything Rip and his team has done up until now has been a direct result of their manipulating events. I’m not sure I quite buy that, and the argument that an alien race is going to try to conquer the earth a few years after Savage already did that will be the only thing that saves humanity doesn’t quite hold sway. Putting the events of this episode alongside Savage’s murder of Rip’s family was moderately effective since it indicates that some fates are unavoidable, but only until that point since the time masters are now defunct and Savage is going to become a time-traveling nemesis more than a world-conquering one. I do hope that in next week’s finale, they vanquish Savage once and for all and move on to other threats, but I suspect that won’t be the case. I do like that Kendra’s attitude is positive and that she’s taunting Savage rather than giving in to the dire nature of her current situation. I enjoyed watching Sara and Snart argue about what to do before Gideon called on the phone, and though I’m very sad to see Wentworth Miller leave this show, his sacrifice was a memorable and heartfelt one, knocking Mick out and taking his place after the big lug did the same thing to Ray, the one man who knows he actually has feelings. Jax’s triumphant return after a trip back to 2016 to the moment that he left was great, and I’m glad everyone except for Snart and Kendra is in a safe place and state heading into what is sure to be an eventful finale.

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