Saturday, April 25, 2020

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 5, Episode 9 “Zari, Not Zari” (B)

This show is most fun because of how much its characters tend to screw up the timeline and then try to clean up their messes, but we don’t so often see them going back in time to bring someone back to life. Charlie’s sister Atropos was quite the terror, murdering all of her bandmates and then trying to kill everyone close to her. Sara saw her true form and survived, which was impressive, while Constantine’s ability to hang on makes some sense since he’s always been around the undead and all that. But Behrad, who was offered the opportunity to live since Atropos promised him she was going to take what she wanted and it was his choice if he wanted to die. Ripping him out of existence was particularly brutal, and Zari, after talking to the version of herself that we initially knew, is determined to get him back, if such a thing is even possible. I’d love to see the original Zari somehow emerge from inside the totem so that she can help them, but I suspect it’s just going to be the new Zari having to learn how to use her powers and channel some serious energy. Sara was resourceful in having Ava take off so that she could jettison Atrapos out into the timestream, and we’ll have to hope that Atrapos was the most vicious of Charlie’s siblings. I loved Ava’s idea to insert Mick into so many formative moments of Lita’s life, though of course dropping in for only a short spurt at a time apparently left her with a similar feeling of resentment towards her only occasionally-present father.

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