[Warning: Spoilers ahead]
Director: Ben Bray
Writers: Keto Shimizu and Matthew Malla
Starring: Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Nick Zano, Amy Pemberton, Matt Letscher and Dominic Purcell
Guest Starring: Wentworth Miller, Neal McDonough and John Barrowman
The Legends are forced to fight in WWI because they think they found a way to destroy the fully functional and united Spear of Destiny. They go there because they think they will be able to find the body of Sir Gawain who is protecting the blood of Christ. Yep. Christ with a capital C. It turns out that messing with his birth or death in any way is a huge no-no so, this is the next best option. The Legion of Doom does some really Doomish. There are only two episodes to go. Things get crazy.
The budget masters have finally relented and we get to see the Atom, White Canary, Steel, Firestorm, Captain Cold, Reverse Flash, The Magician’s new fun metallic hand, Vixen AND Heatwave’s gun all in the same episode. It seems crazy to think that that has not happened in a show about a super team who is fighting a team of super villains, but alas, it has not happened in a long, long time. Now, the gloves are off and the final shows are coming. The action is fast and furious. The plot is flying and it is glorious.
The center of the action? MICK RORY ladies and gents. It seems that not only have the Legends been treating Mick badly, so have the writers. He is the focal point of this and we can only assume the remaining two episodes. Hooray!
I did not care for the way The Magician was used here. He was not in it until the very end and then it was, “oh yeah, I was off doing a thing. It was a big deal. Here I am now.” John Barrowman has been underused in all the shows this season.This episode is no different.
Action, adventure and reality altering to come. I can only expect the last two shows will be the best.
Guess what I left out of this review? The historical person who helps the Legends is none other than J.R.R. Tolkien. I am not going to list all of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings jokes and references here. Suffice to say, it was pretty awesome.