Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Legends of Tomorrow - Here I Go Again

The latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow sticks Zari (Tala Ashe) in a "Hedgehog Day" time-loop as an unfortunate side-effect to her tampering with the ship. While not as clever as Dark Matter's "All the Time on the World," the show's writers have fun with the concept which allows a frustrated Zari to get to know her crewmates (who are stuck in ridiculous ABBA costumes for most of the episode) better as she fails to save them each time before the Waverider explodes and time resets once again. The actual explanation of her predicament also allows for Gideon (Amy Louise Pemberton) to take physical form.

Aside from delivering a fun story, the episode works two-fold. First, it finally forces Zari to become a part of the crew. Second, her insights into her teammates help each consider her advice when she attempts to back a grand heroic gesture to save them (a good scene, even if the resolution is a bit more convoluted than I'd like). Before the end will also get a cameo from Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) who it seems has enlisted the help of Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) to his cause.

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