There’s a surprising amount of children on the Waverider right now with Gus-Gus bonded to Nate (Nick Zano), Mick’s (Dominic Purcell) pregnant daughter, Lita (Mina Sundwall), visiting and Mick, well … check out the following preview of next week’s Legends of Tomorrow for an update on Mick’s situation:
That a whole lot of babies for one timeship to handle. And based on the situation glimpsed in the promo, we get the feeling the Waverider might not be equipped for it. Meanwhile, according to the network’s description of the episode, Constantine (Matt Ryan) and Spooner (Lizzeth Chavez) are off to the Spanish Civil War in the hopes that the Fountain of Imperium can be found there. Will it work out for the now-magicless magician?
Meanwhile, this week’s episode sure feels like the best of the season so far in our estimation. Besides seemingly lampooning the Beeboo phenomenon (or lack thereof) with Gus-Gus — or is it the Grogu phenomenon? — the focus on Behrad (Shayan Sobhian) as a person and Zari’s (Tala Ashe) growing discomforts about her situation via the silly sitcom plot was really effective. Also, we love the optimism in making Behrad’s favorite show a stoner comedy from 2023 staring a Muslim comedian. But more important than that, was Behrad’s heartfelt speech about having people on TV who resemble the audience — not just in skin color, but in mood and temperament. That sort of representation really does matter and though it might seem silly, it may take a stoner sitcom to keep a weird kid from becoming a soulless, money-obsessed yuppie.
At least, that was our takeaway.
Also, we’re glad to see we’ll be getting Zari 1.0 (also Ashe) back for an episode or two. Although Zari 2.0 has become an important part of the show’s dynamic, having the original around to snark and snack for a time is okay by us.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Sundays on The CW.