Tuesday, February 20, 2018

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3, Episode 11 “Here We Go Again” (B+)

Here we go – back to something that makes sense, the requisite time loop episode which involves one character repeating the same day over and over again while struggling to convince everyone else that she’s not crazy. The important difference is that she didn’t know the pop culture keywords of “Groundhog Day” or the “Cause and Effect” episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” to trigger Nate and Ray into instantly knowing what they had to do. Her antics aboard the ship were entertaining, as she heard Nate and Amaya having some very passionate, animal-enhanced sex before wiping their own memories, read the entirety of Mick’s sci-fi erotica, and watched Sara video-chatting with Ava while admitting that she was only hard on Zari because she did like her. It was a useful explanation to know that Gary, stuck in a trash compactor, was the one creating the time loop with a device made specifically for that purpose. Of course, that wasn’t what it really was, since Gideon had inserted her into her own simulation, and I’d actually argue that I like simulation episodes, like those featured on “Person of Interest,” more than time-loop ones. Now that they’re all reunited and Zari isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, we’re back to the non-Mallus problem at hand, which is that Rip is running wild trying to accomplish whatever he’s supposed to, which involves a new addition to this cast, someone we’ve seen before, but not recently, on another CW show, “The Flash,” none other than speedster Wally West.

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