Thursday, January 23, 2020

Legends of Tomorrow - Meet the Legends

Sara (Caity Lotz) returns from Crisis to discover the Legends have become famous and there is a documentary film crew aboard the Wave Rider. "Meet the Legends" makes full use of the crew, often framing scenes through those cameras with the Legends talking directly to the filmmakers. The latest trouble sends the Legends to early 20th Century Russia where Rasputin (Michael Eklund) has risen from the dead (as one of several souls which have escaped Hell). After screwing up several times, the team finally manages to defeat Rasputin thanks in large part (pun intended) to Ray (Brandon Routh) and his new catchphrase. The conclusion of the episode, removing the crew's celebrity, feels far too easy (although quite funny). I hope to see someone from that audience, perhaps a small group of firm believers, not taking the denouncement at face value and continuing to believe in the time traveling heroes opening up a storyline down the line.

While doing some clean-up and catching everyone up on various unresolved stories, the first episode of the season following the crossover provides the kind of wacky adventure the show has been known for. Other storylines in the episode including a glitching Gideon, Nate (Nick Zano) being haunted by a woman from his past who doesn't exist in the new timeline, Mick (Dominic Purcell) passing on his creation to another writer, and Constantine (Matt Ryan), while also being filmed by the documentary crew for reasons that aren't really explained, dealing with the possession of a small child in the most unprofessional way possible. Of all the lingering plot threads, it's this last that will likely have the biggest effect on the show going forward (at least until Nate can make some headway into the truth behind his mystery woman).

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