The Loom of Fate and the Encores are dominating season five of the Legends of Tomorrow. The team has been through a lot, and now Behrad is dead and Sara is dealing with the aftermath of whatever happened to her when Atropos attacked her.
Young Justice, a fan favorite show, was cancelled by Cartoon Network. One of the great things about modern times is that fans get more of a say in what’s happening, and, after several years, the DC Universe platform brought the team back
After a not-great return, Flash gets back into the swing of things with this week’s episode. The Fake Iris mess comes to a head, there are some unexpected reversals and a great scene with a secondary character who usually doesn’t get to do much.
Kate shockingly broke the hero code (which doesn’t seem to apply to most CW heroes anyway) when she lost it and killed August Cartwright. I’d argue the world is a better place without that psycho, but it’s taking a toll on Kate.
There’s a new status quo, such as it is, in Gotham, and Harley is absolutely not accepting it. Echoing the major No Man’s Land story from the Batman comics, Gotham has been given up on by the government and divided up by many of Batman’s major foes.
Ray and Nora are gone now, and the team is trying to deal with their Encore problem, the search for the Loom of Fate, and Zari 2.0. Add in a few personal subplots and a sort of semi-crossover, and there are quite a few balls in the air in “Zari, Not Zari.”
The looming threats of the Black Hole organization and Eva and her Mirror Universe shenanigans are back to make life complicated for the West family and their STAR allies. I have to admit, I was really looking forward to the shows coming back, and I found this to be a disappointing start. Or re-start.