Friday, December 14, 2018

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4, Episode 8 “Legends of To-Meow-Meow” (C+)

Was this episode stupid? Absolutely. Was it entertaining? Yes. As this show decided to opt out of the “annual crossover” that Ray and Nate referenced, noting that it would be a “hard pass,” we got this installment of twisted history, as Constantine removing himself from the timeline meant that there were some serious and problematic developments to the way the legends operated. Charlie returning time after time to see the plaques of those who had perished was a helpful anchor for the many missions that she and Constantine had to run with Zari as a cat protesting that Constantine needed to do what he ultimately decided to in setting things back to normal. The alternate versions of the legends that we saw were a bit exaggerated, especially since it’s hard to believe that the likes of Ray, Nate, and Ava could ever become evil and homicidal even if Sara and Mick have had darker pasts. The Puppets of Tomorrow were definitely my least favorite iteration, while the Custodians of the Chronology and the Sirens of Space-Time were considerably more worthwhile if decidedly silly. Charlie’s shape-shifting came in very handy, and I like that she was able to convince Gary that he was himself from the future. Things should be back to normal now, but we finally saw the face of the person who Hank has been calling to update on his nefarious plans, who looks just like Dez but is definitely actually Neron, suggesting that the demon has very specific plans for how he’s going to carry out whatever he has in store for humanity and the universe.

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