Sunday, March 18, 2018

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3, Episode 14 “Amazing Grace” (B)

This is an episode that exemplifies the nature of this show, which is wildly entertaining if a bit outrageous and random sometimes. I’m not usually fond of ghosts showing up in any of the programming I watch, but I do have to admit that this relatively tame episode managed to handle it well, certainly more pleasantly than all the exorcism stuff we saw earlier this season. I love that Nate’s hair product ceased to exist and Mick had to rename his pet rat because Elvis never made it as a rock star and therefore rock and roll didn’t become a thing. Naturally, Elvis’ guitar would have the sixth totem attached to it that was actually the ghost of his dead twin brother who helped inspire him to make his music. It was convenient that his preacher uncle could cite that as the devil showing up through the music, and it did manage to unearth quite a few spirits in Memphis that only Elvis making peace with his brother could put to rest. Ray having a funeral for Mick’s pet rat on the ship was a silly diversion, though I guess it was a bit entertaining. It was notable to see Nate try to get Amaya to experience music that meant something to her, and though she wasn’t entirely fond of his particular genre, it is clear that she’s fallen in love with him, which makes their constant exploits and the fact that she ultimately has to return to her timeline all the more complicated.