Sunday, February 23, 2020

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 5, Episode 5 “A Head of Her Time” (B)

This episode was undeniably silly, but it was also pretty creative. Having Courtney Ford, who plays Nora, do double duty as Marie Antoinette was fun, and what better way to involve experienced influencer Zari, who was able to make herself a crucial member of the team by getting them in to the party of that century so that they could discover the magical perfume Marie was using to make everyone party way too hard. Ava’s A.L.O.H.A. plan came in particularly handy when they realized the next step was to hydrate, prompting Zari to jump into a fountain so that the infectious perfume she had stolen from Marie would be neutralized. Having her as a headless body and bodyless head was fun, and it also made Ray’s excitement about sharing her resemblance to Nora even wilder when she expressed concern about how he thought she looked like a gagged decapitated woman. Nate seems intent on being a romantic match for Zari, punching her blockheaded boyfriend in the s’more when he met him, and Mick seems distraught about his newfound feelings for the old flame he met at the prom. Zari’s donut consumption seemed to trigger a wave of memories from her past life, but she’s not too into connecting the dots about all that just yet. Constantine is getting in deeper to dark things, and I wouldn’t mind if at least Charlie returned to join the legends on their missions instead of just being there so that she can be possessed by whatever demonic entity wants a word with Constantine.

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