Now that Legends of Tomorrow has a new mission, the fun can begin. Just take a look at this preview for next week show: the legends make for San Bernadino, CA in the 1950s — an era in which fast food was about to become a very big deal. But will a burger shack selling alien sauce steal the place in history which used to belong to the Golden Arches? And will the secret ingredient in the sauce turn San Bernadino residents into flesh-eaters? Meanwhile, Sara (Caity Lotz) and Gary (Adam Tsekhman) try to navigate a world with a pink atmosphere and untold threats.
So, at least for the moment, the Legends’ new case isn’t something earth-shattering — return the aliens lost in time to their era of origin and find Sara. We like the simplicity and the lack of a villain trying to bend reality to their own ends. Of course, that could still be in play as we don’t know why Gary and his fiancée were tasked with abducting Sara. In the meantime, though, it’s just about solving a mess the Legends created themselves.
We also liked all the stories teased in the episode, like Mick Rory’s (Dominic Purcell) sudden burst of maturity — the groundwork for his eventual departure? — Astra (Olivia Swann) trying to make a go of it as a human, and John (Matt Ryan) finding himself playing by Zari’s (Tala Ashe) rules in their emerging relationship. Well, for the most part. Also, we can’t help but notice the program is already pairing up Behrad (Shayan Sobhian) with Spooner (Lisseth Chavez). We also hope Nate (Nick Zano) gets a more positive resolution to his romance woes. Also, we’re just happy to see these misfits back doing what they do. Their energy has been missing from television for far too long.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Sundays on The CW.