Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Legends of Tomorrow - Amazing Grace

When Rock 'n Roll is never born, the Legends head back to 1954 to Memphis to help a young Elvis Pressley (Luke Bilyk) get his big break, save the city from ghosts, and recover the the Death Totem. To save history, and grab the totem for themselves, the team has to walk a narrow line of leaving the magical guitar in the hands long enough for Elvis to hit it big but take it back before things go all to hell. The result is one of the show's goofier, but not necessarily funniest, episodes. The episode also ignores the cultural issue of Nate (Nick Zano) and Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) making goo-goo eyes at each other in the South in the 1950s. Still, there is fun to be had in Zari's (Tala Ashe) frustration with living with a speedster as the show continues to work Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) into the mix.

It's the B-story, involving the renaming (and later death) of Mick's (Dominic Purcell) pet rat that offers the best moments including Ray's (Brandon Routh) impromptu funeral (filled with the earnest awkwardness that only Ray can deliver) and the haunting of ghost rat when the dead raise from the graves all across Memphis. Despite the commotion, the Legends are able to save the day, help Elvis on his way, and secure the final totem. After capturing the Death Totem it looks like the Legends may have more than a little trouble controlling it as it appears the next episode will involve the return of both Mallus and Constantine (Matt Ryan).

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