The third issue is about the Legends of Tomorrow, and, as with the others, they take a different spin on things. Over the show’s seven seasons, a lot of characters have come and gone. Between the main story and the backups, we get to see almost all the Legends that have left the team.
Between COVID, rising costs, and other factors, the Arrowverse seems to be shrinking again. Over the past week, they announced the cancellation of Batwoman after three seasons and Legends of Tomorrow after their seventh.
This season was a bit shorter than the ones in the past, one character leaves, and, so far, there’s no definitive word on whether or not there will be a season 8.
Now the team has this episode, and one more, to wrap things up before the season ends. For now, the team is “Too Legit To Quit.” Despite the title nod and other musical stars occasionally popping up, MC Hammer doesn’t guest star this week.
All in all, they have a lot of reasons to “Rage Against the Machines” (no offense, Gideon).
Since the Legends lost the Waverider at the start of the season (technically, the end of last season), they’ve been on the run in one way or another. Now the time-lost adventurers have come up with a new plan to try and get the evil version of Gideon off their collective backs.
For this episode, they set their sights on reality television, and (fittingly in my opinion) link it to Hell, literally. They really are trying to appeal to the “Lowest Common Demoninator.” No, that’s not a typo.
One of the great strengths of Legends of Tomorrow is their willing to play with the status quo and take some risks with their episodes. Throughout the current season, it’s become apparent that someone or something is working against the Legends, and last episode ended with the shocking reveal that there are dopplegangers of the team working against them.
Last episode of Legends of Tomorrow gave us a lot of the backstory about some of the odd things happening this season. We learned a lot about Bishop, and, while I really don’t care for the character, it was an interesting insight into what was happening with him and how he arrived at certain decisions and points of view. The episode ended with the team about to jump again in Dr. Davies’ time machine and Bishop making an unexpected arrival as he fled from an evil Gideon of his own creation. Now, the Legends are in a different era with more problems to deal with in “A Woman’s Place is in the War Effort!”
The good news from last episode is that the time machine works. The bad news is it still has some bugs, and they don’t end up quite when or where they were aiming for.