This season of Legends of Tomorrow has had a continuous trend that the team played a pivotal impact on every major fantasy myth in modern history. So far we have seen the Legends influence key people and events like George Lucas creating Star Wars and making Camelot a reality. “Fellowship Of The Spear” continued the trend with the Legends requiring the help of J.R.R. Tolkein to help find the blood of Jesus Christ.
This week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow took a darker turn with the Legion getting control of The Spear of Destiny, the return of Snart joining the Legion, and the turn of Mick against the Legends. The episode started off on a high note for the team getting the remaining pieces of the Spear of Destiny from Thawne at the Vanishing Point. The heist although easy for the Legends brought more guilt among Mick that his partner Snart was no longer with him. What made this episode enjoyable was the fact that the Legion of Doom are just as flawed as the Legends. Although it seems that Thawne has his master plan worked out there have been some hiccups along the way that have caused the Legion to audible to a new direction. The heist although unfortunate at first for the Legion actually turned into a blessing for them because now the Spear was whole for them to change reality.
While it was very difficult to acquire all the pieces of the Spear of Destiny to become whole, it became twice as hard to destroy it. It would take the assistance of J.R.R. Tolkein to find the only thing that can destroy the Spear of Destiny, the blood of Jesus Christ. After some fictional story from Nate that a knight from the Crusade came into possession of Jesus’s blood the team goes to Somme, France during the bloodiest battle in world history.
The two biggest character arcs this week were Mick’s reunion with Leonard Snart and Amaya’s struggle wanting to use the Spear to change her family’s future from pain. The return of Snart was a long time coming with the only appearance since his sacrifice coming from Mick’s hallucinations, calling him back to his old ways of being a criminal. Mick all season has been in constant struggle with his self-conscience trying to accept that the Legends truly don’t trust him. Even after all of the actions of self-sacrifice and saving members of the team, there was still a distance between himself and the team.
Amaya’s struggle to save her family had the most emotion since it seemed a simple change in reality would save her agony and pain. Wanting to use the Spear to get rid of the Legion of Doom and save everyone’s family seemed to be the easiest and simplest solution. Outvoted by the team Amaya went along reluctantly to destroy the Spear and keep the timeline the same.
There was no shortage of “Lord of the Rings” callbacks with the “Fool of a Tolkein!” joke along with the speech Rip gave that inspired the fellowship speech. The task of the team in possession of unfathomable power traveling over dangerous terrain to destroy it. Only to be undone by themselves when bonds of loyalty are broken was a direct inspiration of Tolkein’s work.
This episode went in a dark direction with the team broken and at the mercy of the Legion. It was an episode that was needed at this point of the season to build up to the final battle between the Legends and the Legion. I know I might be in the minority here but I still think that Legends of Tomorrow is the best show of the DC/CW shows right now.