Friday, April 12, 2019

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4, Episode 9 “Lucha De Apuestas” (B)

For the second year in a row, this show took a lengthy hiatus between its winter finale and its new-year return, though this time it was twice as long. This show has both grown into itself and become increasingly ridiculous with time, and I now consider it one of the more uniquely enjoyable series, even if it’s sometimes hard to take seriously. The biggest drag on this episode was Mona, who is unbelievably irritating and doesn’t add much, trying to compete with Gary for the most grating recurring character on this show. It felt a bit unsympathetic of the legends to not even consider that Koname might not be the monster the Time Bureau was so sure that he was, all too reminiscent of their murderous ways from the last episode this show produced which featured many alternate iterations of the legends. Mona shifting into a Kaupe may be consequential for the future of this show, but I hope that we won’t see too much more of her. More importantly, Ava both broke up with Sara and indicated that she doesn’t trust her anymore, which should make the legends’ reckless activities all the more scrutinized and difficult to execute going forward. Hank didn’t even try to cover up his lie once Nate cornered her, and I’ll be interested to see what Nate does about it. I enjoyed Zari’s reaction to Nate’s mother commenting on her baby-making figure as soon as she met her, a moment of extreme awkwardness that Nate somehow deemed to be not so bad given the possibilities.

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