The Legends continue to face anomalies in time as only they can: by making them worse. And while some unseen force seeks to use the fractures to their own ends, the team can only guess as their real objective … and even their real opponent. In the meantime, they also get to be the funniest group of superheroes on television.
But they may lose a key ingredient if this preview of next week’s episode is any indication. The Legends discover Ray Palmer is dead, having disappeared in the 1980s. Nonetheless he continues to exist aboard the Waverider. The anomaly takes them to Ivy Town where Spielberg and Carpenter references abound. It also happens to be Halloween, and it seems the younger Ray has quite the spooky surprise hiding under his bed.
This show works best when it wears its references on its sleeve. It’s also great when Ray and Nate just geek out about archly 80s movies. It’s easy to assume this will be a spiritual successor to last year’s George Lucas episode. I hope it’s as good.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays on The CW.