DC Legends of Tomorrow made a return to television. Or did they go back in time to be on our TV’s? Whoever has the answer, please let me know. I always get confused when it comes to time travel on TV. And confusing, that is exactly what the first season was. Yes, they were going to take out Vandal Savage but how that went about….let’s just say that I longed for the days where a simple DeLorean, a hooverboard and self lacing shoes would do the trick.
DC Legends reboot or is it a do over?
In the second season, Vandal Savage is dead and the Time Masters, who were revealed to be corrupt and aiding Savage in his ploy to take over the world, are gone. Hawkman and Hawkgirl left. And personally, I think it is too bad that the writers never managed to get a good grasp on the two of them. Because the characters can work on TV. It worked in the Justice League cartoon, storytelling wise. But for the sake of the show, I think it is good to rework the things that didn’t work out so well in the first season.
So what is left for the team? The Legends have no real mission left but rather save history from failing itself by adjusting and correcting minor events. Corrections such as making sure Albert Einstein giving credit to longtime collaborator Mileva Marić. Or making sure that the King of France isn’t killed by anyone else but the people who revolt in 1789.
But ofcourse they can’t correct everything and after a time explosion goes off the Legends visit the one place they were warned not to go to: New York, 1942.
Some darkness in the light
While the tone of the series is a bit lighter in the season opener, it does have some dark plots. Sara Lance is still troubled by the death of sister Laurel Lance and has secretly been tracking the whereabouts of Damian Darhk, the man who murdered Laurel in cold blood. And she has found him in New York in 1942.
I love Sara as a character and I think she is portrayed just wonderfully by Caity Lotz. But whereas she has had one lover last season. She has had several in this episode alone. That is too bad because she is so much more than sex. While we see that she has sex, none of the guys do. I am not asking for an orgy but I hope they will tone it down a bit for her.
Meanwhile Mick Rory is trying to get used to life without Captain Cold, who sacrificed his life for the greater good last season.
I will wait for the others to show some of the darker part of their characters. This would include but not limited to Firestorm and the Atom. Though I doubt somehow that Ray Palmer actually has a darker side to his character.
Everything is connected
With the absence of the big mission, the show can finally connect to other parts of the #Arrowverse. Something that I, as a fan, have been hoping for since last season. We see allies and villains from Arrow and The Flash play vital roles in the story.
We see Oliver Queen / #Arrow along with Nathan Heywood listening to Mick Rory’s story about how the Waverider ended up in the deep sea. Nathan Heywood is the new addition to the team of Legends. And if you are any familiar with the comics then you know that the name Nathan Heywood is the alias of Steel or Citizen Steel.
We see Damian Darhk and the Reverse Flash team up together to share knowledge and resources in 1942. I wonder if The Reverse Flash is the one we saw from The Flash season 1 where he posed as Dr Harrison Wells. Or if he is #TheReverseFlash from the season 2 episode “The Reverse Flash returns” or the one from season 3’s ” #Flashpoint “. Or is it a whole new Reverse Flash? It is hard to tell.
Is DC Legends of Tomorrow worth the watch?
So will I keep watching this show? Hell yes! The season opener was strong. With the mission finished for the Legends, it feels like they have lifted a huge weight off their shoulders and allows for deeper storylines, more and different villains but also for a lighter tone although if the dark storylines of Mick and Sara is any indication it won’t be too light. And with promises of The Legion of Doom, as a geeky fanboy, I just have to watch this!