Saturday, January 25, 2020

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 5, Episode 2 “Meet the Legends” (B+)

I can tell that it’s going to be confusing this season since, for some reason, this is technically considered the premiere, even though I watched an episode of this show last week which was part of the crossover. It seems that hasn’t had much of an effect on our characters here, save for Sara mourning the loss of Oliver. Opening with a documentary crew following the legends to help with their public relations perception was an interesting approach, one that worked better on this show than it might have anywhere else. I liked the quick clip of Mick presenting Best Picture at the Oscars, and this is likely all that we’ll see of that kind of thing given the way in which they pretended it was all fake at the end of the episode following the premiere. Gideon’s virus was a helpful way to get them back into 1917 St. Petersburg, resulting in the director getting left back there so that he could be a puppet for the undead Rasputin to try to channel his energy into the word of cinema. Each legend’s different plan for revenge was entertaining, and somehow it was the well-meaning Ray, now mistaken regularly for Neron, who returned to his full size from inside him, blowing him up in the process. I was confused at first when I saw Behrad as a member of the team, and that final scene clarified things in a big way, explaining that it wasn’t the crisis but the Hayworld event that resulted in Zari being erased and replaced with her brother. I’m very curious to see what comes of that, and I also hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Charlie!

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