Thursday, July 15, 2021

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 6, Episode 9 “This Is Gus” (B)

I’ll admit, I never quite understand the instability of the timeline and what it is that prevents it from always being a serious problem that the legends continue to mess up. But it does make for entertaining television when characters change in front of our eyes, like the established stoner slacker Behrad suddenly becoming a buttoned-up, suit-wearing operator set on derailing everything the other legends were all trying to do. It wasn’t much of a stretch to believe that he was heavily influenced by a sitcom called Bud Stuy that gave him a strong Muslim role model and that it was so integral to his identity that, without it, he became someone entirely different. I enjoyed Astra’s readiness to conjure up coffee and chicken while posing as labor relations, and it’s interesting to see that she was into the other version of Behrad enough to leave a residual attraction to the real thing behind. Sara recommending everything bagels over bananas to a fellow alien was also entertaining, as was Nate getting the guest role that Zari thought she had to be perfect for only to discover she wasn’t what they wanted at all. Zari letting the other Zari out of the totem was an interesting development, one that also makes little sense to me but should be fun to watch. Mick fighting out that Lita is pregnant did seem likely to lead to him killing the father, but instead he got sentimental and now has a slightly more comical situation to deal with: he’s pregnant too. I remember an early “Star Trek: Enterprise” plotline about a man being pregnant, and I have a feeling it’s going to be played more for laughs here.

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