Thursday, April 12, 2018

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow (Season Finale)

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3, Episode 18 “The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly” (B)

Okay, so this episode was pretty silly. I’m not sure how I expected that the legends were going to be able to defeat Mallus, but it sure wasn’t by holding hands and creating a life-size Beebo to cuddle him to death. This show is first and foremost about entertainment, and that’s what we got in an episode which saw the group’s most formidable foes reincarnated by Mallus to fight against them. It was great to see Jax, apparently now a father, show up with a few other friends in tow to help save the day. I’m curious to see what will come of Ray going back in time with Dahrk so that he could switch places with his daughter, since I’d find it a bit of a stretch for Nora to be welcomed as part of the team after she tried to kill them in a way far less forgivable than other members with questionable past interactions with them. Rip’s sacrifice was noble but hardly relevant in the grand scheme of things since he’s barely been around recently. The other major loss on the good side is that of Amaya, who, especially after seeing a kindhearted version of Kuasa, felt that it was time to return home. Her final scene with Nate demonstrated just how strongly she felt about Nate, and after she decided not to have her memory erased, hopefully that means she may one day return to work with the legends. The return of Constantine with bad news about other demons suggests a less-than-desirable direction for season four, which was officially commissioned last week. I’m excited no matter what – this show is a blast.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Neal McDonough as Damien Dahrk