Wednesday, May 12, 2021

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 6, Episode 2 “Meat: The Legends” (B)

I’m not sure I’ve stopped to properly appreciate the creative nature of this show’s episode titles, and this one was particularly fantastic. It definitely showed a new side to Behrad, which was his obsession with being a skilled burger flipper, a talent he put to extraordinary use when they had to quickly disseminate burgers laced with sleep agents so that they could quell the violent mob of hungry townspeople. The fact that the Zari we first knew has to just sit bored out of her mind in the totem reading magazines is a lot to take, but at least she knew how to help the version of her that gets to live out in the world by duplicating the totem so that both siblings could harness their powers. I’m glad that, predictably, the spunky Spooner is going to stick around to kill some aliens in pursuit of a remedy to her abilities and the successful retrieval of one Sara Lance. Amelia Earhart is a character who has often been used in science fiction as many have theories about what really happened to her, and having her be such a talented, police host before she started creepily repeating the same line and not wanting her guests to leave was an effectively disconcerting instance of that. I’m not sure that Gary needs to have such a prominent showcase that he’ll be the only one paired with Sara in scenes all season, but it’s definitely possible, especially since this show has already been renewed for another season of misadventures.

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