Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Legends of Tomorrow - Guest Starring John Noble

From a story perspective "Guest Starring John Noble" is a mess. The episode sees Damian Darhk (Neal McDonough) betray Nora (Courtney Ford) and the Legends both in attempts to belatedly save his possessed daughter from Mallus. Nate (Nick Zano) and Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), and eventually all the other Legends, help Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) help change the timeline in an attempt to both save her village and draw Mallus out into the open. As with most of their plans, things don't go well. The episode doesn't really deal with Ava's (Jes Macallan) recent discovery and Sara's (Caity Lotz) choice to hand over the Death Totem to her greatest enemy ranks up there as one of the worst ideas ever made on the Waverider.

That said, "Guest Starring John Noble" still turns out to be a fun episode given the wackiness and incompetence that ensues. And there's plenty of both to go around this week. The episode includes a scene of Damian Darhk teaching the Legends how to imprison him, Gorilla Grodd attempting to kill a college-age Barack Obama, Ray meeting actor John Noble (who sounds an awful lot like a demon they all know) on the set of The Lord of the Rings and getting the actor to provide fake lines for Mallus to lure Nora into a trap and use the combined strength of the totems against Mallus. Ultimately all the Legends' plans failing leading to Mallus finally breaching his prison and returning to this dimension.

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