Now that the Legends of Tomorrow team have a new prisoner in their midst, it’s time to take a relaxing trip to a 1990s summer camp. But as this is Legends, their brief stint as camp counselors will come with a side order of swamp monster — as illustrated in this preview of next week’s show.
Of course, it remains to be seen how quickly Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) gets on the team’s good side. She and Ray (Brandon Routh) bonded in London, but one imagines their rapport will have to be rebuilt now that she’s a prisoner on a timeship.
And even though the character was designed to keep Richardson-Sellers on the program, credit goes to Anjli Mohindra for giving Charlie such a rich life before turning into a familiar face. She was the highlight of a program which featured an evil plant, Ray trying his darndest to be hip and John (Matt Ryan) running into his parents before he was born; a plot point which establishes the show’s answer to the grandfather paradox and Zari’s (Tala Ashe) increasing role as the moral center of the group.
Which makes it all the more interesting that Ray mentioned he felt the loss of Amaya’s moral code. Thought it seemingly set up Charlie to take Amaya’s place, Zari is somehow better suited to that role. For one thing: people are willing to confide in her despite all that outward sass. But it remains to be seen if John will tell her about the Devil chasing him across time.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Mondays on The CW.