Legends of Tomorrow- Season V- Ep. 12 “I Am Legends”: A Review

Posted: 05/22/2020 in Uncategorized

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This might have been the best episode this season. Drama, action and high stakes were gamely offered in this latest run. We get a race against time with newly gained immortality. We get numerous elements conspiring against the Legends and heck… we even get zombies. My review follows below.

After drinking from the chalice, the Legends now imbued with immortality for a day race to get to the Waverider and use the Loom of Fate to bring back Zari’s (Tala Ashe) brother and Astra’s mother. The sub arc featuring Gary Green (Adam Tsekhman) ties into the main arc as he remains behind on the Waverider to tend to his rabbit. His arc while expectedly funny yields an unexpected team up of sorts via his connecting with a physical manifestation of Gideon (Amy Pemberton). The fates, Lachesis (Sarah Strange) and Atropos (Joanna Vanderham) hijack the waverider and obtain the rings which make up the loom. Gary is left as protector of the rings and gonzo happenings ensue. Astra (Olivia Swann) helps the Fates as she is obligated by Lachesis.

The Legends find themselves at John Constantine’s (Matt Ryan)home but at a different timeline when a zombie pandemic has begun. The zombie arc played well and added a pure horror element to this latest run. Sara has a vision she keeps to herself and the group falls prey to various misfortunes which continue to delay them. Gary’s attempt to repair the Waverider helps him ‘connect’ to Gideon and a desperation play occurs. Astra begins making demands of the Fates and we pretty much can predict how this will play out. Lachesis attempts to undermine Astra’s goal of resurrecting her mother by showing her a vision of her parent’s inevitable death.

The Legends manage to obtain transportation via a funny sequence with Rory being Rory (Dominic Purcell). We discover that zombies have no appetite for damned souls which makes John immune. The remaining group hold off the horde and we get some cool fight sequences including John and Rory literally lighting up their opponents. The arrival of the army yields an holy eff moment in which Ava is shot and we briefly forget her immortality. An eventual escape segment was funny and again reminded us of the immortality factor. Zari and John’s connection deepens as while she is angry with him, she trusts him enough to ‘kill’ her while the two face another oncoming horde at a junk yard. A later moment was predictable and hopefully will be undone.

Where both arcs intersect is in their consequence. Gary’s arc reveals the truth of his ‘partnership’ with Gideon. His attempt to reach Astra’s better nature is earnest and we expect it to play out as it does. The outcome for both Astra and Gary however is surprising. The shared drink between the team allows for the group to discuss their goals and what they would do when they attain the loom. A few funny observations are made, but ultimately all would take a heroic path. The attack by a mass horde as the group attempts to charge a courier device to ‘jump’ to the Waverider is epic. Time runs out on immortality and apparently in all other respects. An end game move featuring Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) getting to her sisters stands to determine everyone’s fate and leaves the ep on a cliff hanger.

Solid pacing, good performances, tight action and above all great humour make this show one of DC/CW’s most consistent. LOT remains simply outstanding and well worth your time.

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