Review: Legends of Tomorrow 5×08 – “Romeo V Juliet: Dawn of Justness”
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Director: Alexandra La Roche
Writers: Ray Utarnachitt and Matthew Maala
Starring: Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Courtney Ford, Amy Louise Pemberton, Nick Zano, Dominic Purcell, Matt Ryan, Olivia Swann, Shayan Sobhian, Ramona Young
Reviewed by: Tony Farina
Legends of Tomorrow 5×08 follows the Legends as they continue their hunt for pieces for the Loom of Fate and find themselves face to face with William Shakespeare; Ray and Nora make another big life decision that leaves the team surprised.
“Romeo V Juliet: Dawn of Justness” is the title of this episode. If that doesn’t capture the zaniness that is this show, nothing does. The way that they are totally willing to just poke at Warner Media and not care. I guess they figure, no one is watching. The jokes are fast and furious. The puns are wicked awesome. It never looks like anyone is acting because they all look like they are having so much fun. The opposite is also true that we didn’t have to struggle to believe they are all sad about Brandon Routh leaving the show. They just had to point and shoot. The end comes for Ray and Nora and I think the show will be harmed. There is a great set up for Mick and I assume Gary will be a full time cast member to take the place of Ray and his optimism. They need to have fewer characters with powers because that is cheaper. I get it. This might as well be an office sitcom masquerading as a super-hero show and honestly, I am OK with that.
There are a few negatives here. First, Ray is leaving the show. Clearly, they misused him. I don’t know if this was Routh and Ford’s decision to move on, but this is sad. Secondly, I don’t really care much about Mona. She was fine. I didn’t miss her. Did we need here here? I am not sure. Ramona Young is great, but the character didn’t really do much.
It is impossible to match last week’s episode. This was good, not great. The tease that Wild Dog is joining the team is intriguing. We shall see what happens there. Clearly, the rest of the season is about Constantine and his mission on Sara’s ship. That too should be fun. Gideon, set a course for Hell.