Sunday, May 19, 2019

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4, Episode 15 “Terms of Service” (B-)

It was interesting starting this episode with young Zari in 2019 watching Neray (a great name) broadcasting warnings of dangerous monsters among the human population. I did notice that they left the backpack with the dragon egg in it, resulting in an ending that reminded me of young Ray meeting an untimely end back when he and the rest of the legends were going to be wiped from the timeline. This show is trying to balance its demonic content with the Fairy Godmother, who expressed no qualms with fellow witch Nora only to trick her into agreeing to take on her role, both freeing her and indebting her to Gary, which ultimately might not have turned out to be so bad had he not instantly banished her to hell without realizing who she was now. Punitively turning the legends into a big baby, a high school nerd, and nonstop dancers was rather petty, but it was a good point that Gary made when he noted that he didn’t want to send them to hell but instead just to hang out with them. Now that he’s officially a part of the team, they may be able to defeat Neray, though Constantine isn’t doing too well in hell since he has precious few friends there, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. I’m not sure what will be resolved in the finale, but I’m hopeful that the focus will shift from Constantine and these magical creatures and instead to some new threat for which the legends are hopelessly unprepared but nonetheless eager to combat.

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