It was only a matter of time before the Legends of Tomorrow made their way to London in the late 1970s, but you have to wonder if the show will acknowledge John Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) history there or his dead-end band. Granted, they may not have time as this preview of next week’s show indicates the Legends will have to face a magical presence which threatens to unravel team unity.
And, sadly, the team won’t have Nate (Nick Zano) around to act as cheerleader. As established this week, he’s sticking around 2018 to repair things with his father Hank (Tom Wilson) and help Ava (Jes Macallan) at the Time Bureau. Hopefully the two generations of Heywood men will learn to communicate with one other before Nate has to do something drastic and take his father back to the 1940s to meet his father. As established in the second season, Henry Heywood was forced to go into hiding after the Justice Society discovered the Spear of Destiny, leaving Nate’s father with an absentee parent. That emotional distance made it impossible for Hank to relate to Nate. It is interesting material to come back to as this season of Legends seems more comfortable covering weightier topics.
Speaking of, Zari’s (Tala Ashe) emerging sense of justice may lead to bigger problems than the one she faced this week. Compounding the issue is that, more often than not, she is going to be right in the face of tin-pot dictators like the religious zealot she took on in Salem. Sadly, history requires these men and the damage they caused to fuel progress. Or something like that. At least Sara (Caity Lotz) opened the lines of communication so Zari can deal with her rage in more constructive manners.
Meanwhile, who could possible want John Constantine to suffer? Lucifer (or are we going to call him the First of the Fallen) seems the likely culprit considering the fairy godmother’s (Jane Carr) refusal to help. And when you recall John’s history with the Devil in the comics, it is entirely possible he’s coming to collect on an old bargain.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Mondays on The CW.