– by Joseph Jammer Medina

With the Legion of Doom in possession of the Spear of Destiny it would be fun to see how different the world would be with the likes of Thawne, Darhk, Merlyn, Mick, and Snart in charge.  It actually wasn’t that bad.  Thawne ended up becoming the CEO of STAR Labs and becoming a successful scientist, Merlyn had his entire family back and even his hand, Darhk was still alive and successfully killed all of Team Arrow and Flash, and Snart was allowed to rob and steal whatever he wanted.  The Legends would be changed into fragments of their real self. With Rip being stuck in the Wave Rider he had lost all hope and resorted to being the perfect baker. This episode was a parody of Back To The Future II with Nate loosely resembling Marty McFly.

With the Legends having no recollection of the events that had happened leading up to this point it seemed only natural that it would be Mick who would save the team.  It wouldn’t be until Mick had a change of heart and running into Nate thatthe team would start to reassemble with the help of Ray Palmer’s technology.   It was hilarious to see each team member punch Mick in the face after they were brought back to reality.  

The second half of the episode focused on the Legends trying to prevent Thawne from destroying the Spear of Destiny with the help of Professor Stein.  The face off between the Legion and Legends played out just like a classic comic book would with each member having possession of the spear for a brief time.  After being passed around like hot potato the Spear ended with Amaya trying to reset the timeline only to be frozen to death by Snart. 

The death of Amaya was shocking and tragic to the team and left no doubt that Snart would not be joining the team any time soon.  Some viewers believed that Snart would somehow remember his allegiance to the team and be the key to reset everything.  After this episode with Snart killing Amaya that is not going to be the case.

The only issue I had was with this episode was not in the actual episode but with the effects it had on the Arrowverse.  With Arrow being scheduled after Legends one would assume that the events in Legends would have some impact on Arrow but it did not.  The reason for this problem is due to the CW changing Legends schedule  mid-season from Thursday to Tuesday.  If Legends stayed on its original night then the timeline would’ve never been a major issue.  Since the season finale for Legends will take place before The Flash and Arrow come back on air there shouldn’t be any conflicts with those shows.  

With only one episode this season this is probably the lowest we have seen the team in a long while.  Even though the episode was about the Legion defeating the Legends and ended on a low note the show didn’t shy away from its normal jokes and parodies.  Of all the DC/CW shows this story line has me the most intrigued on how the heroes will win and right the wrongs of the Legion of Doom.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.