Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2, Episode 14 “Moonshot” (B)
I’ve written before about how this show is covering a lot of the same content as “Timeless” has this past season, but I think it’s fair to say that this moon-centered episode is very different from what that show presented. Rip dropping Nate’s grandfather off back in 1965 so that he could protect his portion of the Spear of Destiny was cool, and I like that he worked his way up the chain in NASA so that he could use the flag planted on the moon as a hiding place. Amaya insisting that he couldn’t return to the timeline caused some drama and may have inspired Henry to sacrifice himself, and the idea that Henry invited his son to the control room so that he could meet him and then couldn’t because he was never there makes me think this show has a great understanding of time travel (not that I’m the expert, of course, but based on my understanding of it). What’s less convincing is Eobard’s reference to having worked with Cisco and Caitlin, because as far as I comprehend, this Eobard is the one who traveled straight from the future back to the past to kill Barry’s mother and never assumed Harrison Wells’ identity. I’ll have to do some research on that, because maybe I’m wrong. Amaya looking at her future is definitely not a good thing, and I hope she sticks with this group since I find her to be a very positive addition. Ray channeling Matt Damon in “The Martian” was fun, and about as serious as Stein’s chosen distraction activity with his impromptu solo in the control room.