3) Planet Hoo-ston, We Have A Problem
Despite some recent visual effects woes, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow redeemed itself this week when the Waverider crew successfully averted the Reverse Flash’s attempt to pilfer a fragment of the Spear of Destiny from the American flag Neil Armstrong planted on the moon. I know that’s the first place I’d hide it. Or behind the couch.
Some trips to the past haven’t yielded the best results on this series, but this week, the chemistry amongst the cast, the writing and everything else were all on point. Even with Sara Lance and Rip Hunter passively butting heads over who the captain should be didn’t hinder the smooth flow of the episode.
One thing that caught my attention was that Eobard Thawne was still evading Black Flash, whom appeared to have been destroyed on The Flash in the preceding time slot. Either Hunter Zolomon didn’t meet his ultimate demise or, perhaps, Legends is lagging behind a little in chronology. My gut says this relentless pursuer will be showing up to collect Thawne in the season finale in three weeks, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
But, hey, at least outer space wasn’t clearly made up of black curtains when scenes took place on the moon as was the case with Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.