Legends of Tomorrow is taking a three-week break, but when it returns August 8th, Sara (Caity Lotz), Spooner (Lisseth Chavez), Mick (Dominic Purcell) and Ava (Jes Macallan) find themsleves abducted by aliens just a little too obsessed with The Big Lebowski and True Romance. At least, that’s what we think they’re deal is. No matter what inspires them, they forces the Legends into a bowling match where the prize is their lives.
As for this week, we’re still having a hard time getting into Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) story. A magic-less John shouldn’t be a problem, his magic was a tertiary idea during the best parts of Hellblazer. But then it seems to be crossed with the old magic-as-a-metaphor-for-drugs trope. So far, it feels uninspired. Maybe it will eventually cross over into the alien plot — the fountain’s source was alien after all — for now, though, it feels like an attempt to put him back in Constantine mode and it isn’t jelling.
That said, Ryan is a good scene partner for Chavez. Spooner felt realer than she has all season via this adventure. As Zari 1.0 (Tala Ashe) pointed out, she has new Legend energy, but that has to give way to something more vital and she hasn’t gone through that character-defining adventure yet. This week was a step in the right direction, though.
Legends of Tomorrow returns August 8th on The CW.