It’s Legends Versus Legends On Next Week’s ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’

by Erik Amaya

Drawn to the temporal disturbance, the evil robot Legends must face the real team. Unfortunately, for the true stars of Legends of Tomorrow, they only have forty minutes to steal the Waverider from the evil robots and disable the Evil Gideon (Amy Pemberton). Will they be able to pull it off? With only a handful of episodes remaining in the season, they better get on with things. The following preview suggests that they will — even if it means employing the old switcheroo.

And, finally, we’re back in sync with the show thanks to this week’s episode. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is such a great place to set a story, particularly one that outlines the event as a fixed point in time. Add to that the curiousness of the time traveler bar, Spooner (Lisseth Chavez) learning about asexuality from Zari (Tala Ashe), and the reappearance of Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher) as a reformed agent for the Time Wraiths and you get the mix of comedy, drama, and silliness we appreciate from Legends. As it happens, it’s interesting to hear of the Time Wraiths again. You have to wonder what it could mean for the nature of time in the Post-Crisis Multiverse…

Also, establishing Spooner as ace is really exciting. It’s pretty rare to see a character explicitly established as such since it cuts off certain options for tension and conflict TV writing teams love to have at the ready. That said, it is interesting that Zari mentioned it is still possible to want a romantic relationship without sexual attraction. It allows Spooner to eventually find an interest in someone even if she never feels attracted to them in the usual TV way. Plus, the show gets a whole new set of complications to work with. Also, ace representation is pretty damned cool in its own right and it’s nice to see it finally happen on television.

Legends of Tomorrow airs Wednesdays on The CW.

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