DC TV Roundup: A Week Marked By Returns

5) In The Shadows We Are Legion

With Eobard Thawne working mostly from the shadows thus far in season 2 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, it seemed like it would be only a matter of time before the Legion of Doom came to the forefront. For better or worse, it finally happened this week.

Already known to be colluding with Damien Darhk, The Reverse Flash added another wrongdoer to their number in the form of Malcolm Merlyn. But unlike Darhk, who is dead in the present, it seems like Thawne has plucked the most current version of Merlyn from the timeline, which may be for the best, lest viewers become too confused.

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And although “The Chicago Way” was a pretty decent midseason finale, the first coming together of such an iconic supervillain group felt a bit underwhelming. It also doesn’t help matters that Captain Cold is appearing only as a hallucination in the mind of Heat Wave, something we hope swiftly changes because we were told he would be counted among the LoD’s rank.

Furthermore, could the Legends please stop killing droves of people in the past? With all the scrutiny they put The Flash under – along with Martin Stein being criticized for creating a time aberration in the form of a daughter whom had previously never existed – you would think they could deduce what major shakeups to the timestream they’re causing. When you kill someone in the past, no matter how vile they may be, you’ve just wiped their descendants from existence. Do the producers even think of this stuff?