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Recap: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S4E11 – Seance and Sensibility

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s episode “Seance and Sensibility” starts off with Nate’s dads funeral. It seems that Zari and Nate’s pretend relationship might be turning into something real. The whole team shows up to lend their support and Ray is afraid to see his bestie because everyone believes that Nora is the killer but, a cute little heart to heart assuages Ray’s fears and everyone’s favorite bromance is still going strong. Constantine is worried about the bad mojo where they are and it has nothing to do with Nora’s presence in the bathroom. While Charlie tries to help Nora deal with her monster half, a change in the timeline occurs and they discover some trouble in Bath, England 1802 and Jane Austen , and her writing, might be in trouble. Pre-mission girl talk gets raunchy in a super real way when Mona senses Zari’s attraction to Nate right before the time jump to the wedding and things get awesome when the bride to be leaves the groom at the altar for her maid and the groom confesses his love for his betrove’s mother.

Meanwhile back on the ship Ray is getting some secret alone time with Nora until Charlie interrupts. While Zari goes off to get some dirt from the handsome coachman she met earlier, Mona learns that it isn’t always awesome to meet your idols because Jane Austen turns out to be less of a romantic than her novels would have had us believe. Rory helps Nate do some digging while Constantine realizes that Nate’s dads spirit is still present and it looks like they might be able to make contact. Using Mona’s knowledge of the Sara and her blend in and get some juicy gossip and discover that the coach man they pushed Zari to get under so she could get over Nate, might just be the time fugitive they are after. Being the sharp woman that she is, she figures it out halfway through a heavy makeout session where he admits to his magical origin and reveals himself as Kamadeva, the hindu god of love.

Kamadeva, the namesake of the Kama Sutra, is more than willing to follow Zari wherever she goes , so getting him back on the ship isn’t that hard. While trying to keep Nora hidden from the rest of his team, by hiding her in his bedroom, which isn’t as romantic or passion filled as you would think for separated lovers. Constantine and Rory fill Nate in on his dad’s presence but, Nate is unwilling to hear him out which might bode poorly for Nora. Kamadeva releases his essence through the ship which helps give Ray and Nora a little boost , even if it is only in their dreams, to have some adorable and consensual sexy time and everyone else on board to have some super sexy dreams. While Charlie got David Bowie, Zari got Nate and Kama and, Sara got Ava and they were all happy about the match up, Mona got memories of her old dead love leading to an argument with an anti love Zari leading her to wolf out and go after Jane Austen.

Jane Austen gets into it with Mona/Wolfie and doesn’t back down, she admits that she does believe in love and only marrying for it. Mona decides to lay it all out for Jane and tells her that her writing will matter and, Jane in turn gives her advice about not losing control and keeping relationships equal. Zari has it out with Kamadevi who tells her his back story and tries to help her past her fear and love block and Zari is surprisingly all in and releases him to help her sort it out, leading to Zari proposing marriage. Back at the funeral Nate forgoes his plan to tell the truth about his dad and gives a lackluster and basic eulogy, his mom tells a sweet story about how much his dad loved him and how big his heart was.

In typical Legend campiness Zari breaks out in song and since they’re all still in the magic love spell, the musical turns into a bollywood musical complete with dancing. Mona shows up to put an end to the marriage madness and her girl squad backs up the deadening of the the love spell wedding, because who wants to be wife number 1001? Mona and Zari end their fighting and realize they will be okay because yeah, they might not have a relationship with the people they love, they do have some pretty kick ass female friends and it’s going to be okay because if all else fails they still have each other.

Constantine leads the seance we have been waiting for the whole episode and he jumps into Rory’s body, since Nate is still holding a grudge. Nate’s dad in his Rory suit tells Constantine that Neron was behind everything , just as Nate goes exploring in the house and finds his dad’s secret room where he sees a taped “commercial” finding out that his dad was trying to build a theme park based on one of Nate’s old drawings. Finding the tape causes Nate to forgive his dad because he realized he wasn’t being a bad guy, he was trying to do something good. Constantine is getting a little clarity too as he drunkenly fights with his taunting reflection before Neron, in his shiny new Desmond (Constantine’s former lover) suit, let’s Constantine know , officially, that he’s back and coming for him.

This episode hit all the good notes and while there wasn’t a whole lot of action, we got a whole lot of raw emotion and real feelings. Even the musical portion of the episode fit in, felt in place and made sense in the context of the episode. In a period piece with lots of drama and a little bit of song and dance, the camera doesn’t linger on bodices and beauty, even though there is much of it. Alexandra La Roche directed this awesome episode and the female gaze shows in the way things are shown and handled.

I give this episode a 9.3 for its visuals and its story.

Recap: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S4E10 – The Getaway

In DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, “The Getaway,” the team is on the hunt for a magical being who makes it so that Richard Nixon cannot tell a lie. His overshare filled honesty screws up the timeline and sends the on the outs with the Time Bureau Legends into another mission. Hank is on a mission to bring the Legends down while Nate and Zari try and find out what the big boss is really up to, so they can bring him down with Gary getting to play secret agent man. Sara,  Ray, and Charlie plan to kidnap Nixon after getting a warning from Nate and Zari that the Bureau is hot on their trails. Constantine and Rory jump ship and bring a  heartbroken Mona with them to warn the others and avoid her getting caught because of her newly minted fugitive status.

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During their escape from Walter Reed Medical, they manage to forget Charlie who is stuck using her still on the fritz shapeshifting powers to pretend to be Nixon. Constantine manages to remove the magical truth bug from Nixon and Mona gets stuck on Truth Roach duties while the team tries to figure out their next move. Gary is going full conspiracy theory crazy so, he goes to Nora for help in cracking the case and figuring out why magical creatures are being taken from their cells in the middle of the night.  Unfortunately, the bug breaks free just as the team is stopped by the police on suspicion of drug use, forcing Ray to tell the truth, which makes him sound high and in camptastic Legend’s fashion, hijinks ensue.

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The Bureau overhears the troopers call, repeating what Ray said and show up in full force, led by Hank , to catch the Legends and bring them in. Zari figures out a way to slip a message to the team using radio waves to keep them off of the Bureau’s radar while Gary and Nora try and hack into Hanks computer. Nate tries to pump his dad for information under the guise of a father-son chat so he could feed the info to Gary and Nora via the coms to help them crack his password.  Nora and Gary almost get caught by Constantine’s ex-beau and realizing there is a disturbance in the force warns Gary to watch out, he then calls Hank to warn him that someone was in his office and he figures out that the father-son bonding might have been a rouse and Nate might still be team Legends.

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The bug gets out in the back of the RV and everyone lets their truth out in an amazing way that only the amazing Legends could. It is real, raw, hurtful and hilarious all at the same time! The truth talk gets a little too deep causing Sara to let Mona know how she really feels underneath it all about losing Sarah, which makes her take off on a bicycle in the most adorably hurt way possible.  After Constantine manages to get the bug out of Sara, the team takes off to find Mona because, they don’t leave team members behind and, no matter what the circumstances, Mona is now a Legend.

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Nate gets some false intel from her dad and tries to thwart his capture plans but it doesn’t go as expected. After running away Mona finds herself in a diner that’s crawling with agents getting her into exactly the kind of trouble that Sara was afraid of. Sara and Constantine have a real heart to heart giving her the outlet she needed to get back on track and get her head in the game, while not neglecting her super valid feelings. Meanwhile, in Bureauland, Hank uses Nate’s mole status to lead the legends into a trap and back at the bar, Mona overhears the agents saying they’re on their way to capture the Legends. Using her rage at the killing of her neanderthal love and , in some small part the fear that her new friends might be in danger she, Kaupe outs and takes down all of the agents. Ray and Mick end up in the middle of a blockade and end up getting arrested with Nate still unaware that his dad is on to him.

While Sara and Constantine try to talk a raging Mona down the Truth Roach gets free gets into Nixon and Nate causing him to have a real honest talk with his dad, he gives his dad an ultimatum which results in the Legends getting to go free because at the end of the day, he loves his son more than his job. A bug-free Sara finishes the conversation she had with Constantine,  to the pain-filled Mona and, the freeing of her fears, anxieties and pain in a hella honest monologue helps Mona to return to normal, tears streaming and ready to hug it out.

With the Legends free to go, Zari shows up to bring them back on board and they finally remember that they forgot Charlie. Zari also fills Nate in on what his dad has been up to with the magical creatures and it’s not good, causing a bit of a dent in their relationship. We get some insight into what’s actually going on when we see Hank try to call his deal with an actual devil off.  Nora feels the twinge of evil and breaks free from her cell to save him but, she’s a little too late for anything but,  time to be blamed for it.

Legends is nothing if not consistent and “The Getaway” is just as cleverly written, action-packed, and heart string tugging as it always is. The writers have discovered a formula that works hella good and they haven’t tried to change it, which is a good thing. This issue was all about family, by blood or by choice, dealing with your emotions, coming to terms with being OK with not being OK and, leaning on the people in your life. It was solid, real and beautiful. If only because I’m type salty that Ava and Sara haven’t made up.

I give this episode a solid 9.0

Recap: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S4E9 – Lucha De Apuestos

Our ragtag team of time traveling bad ass banditos are back with a vengeance, tying up loose ends from the cliffhanger midseason finale and setting up some story lines for the rest of season 4’s run. Lucha De Apuesta shows us the aftermath of Mona trying to help her caveman boyfriend Konane escape the government issued magical creature kidnappers. A wounded Mona ends up in the hospital after the attack and everyone thinks she’s the bad guy. The Legends get called in to bring her in after a daring post op escape where she mindwipes Gary and sends her hairy beau to an unknown point in the past. Her escape and loving reconnection is short lived because she ends up on board the ship after being shot with a tranquilizer dart and the legends try to uncover the real threat from Mona’s far fetched story and bring the caveman back.

Gideon takes the crew to 1961 in Mexico City to investigate an anachronism that leads the team to the Lucha Libre world while Zari stays behind to fact check Mona’s story. Konane has become super famous as Los Lobo sidelining the career Constantine’s fave Luchadore El Cura and turning him into a drunk instead of the bastion of piety that he was supposed to be. Constantine feeling sorry for his hero gives him a bit of a pep talk while Mona realizes that the team plans on returning her love to the unsafe environment. Zari discovers Mona’s story is true and footage was deleted, she shares her discovery with Nate and they discover that the guilty party is his own father. Back at in 1961 Mona tries to warn Konane resulting her almost getting trampled by the crowd before he rescues her and carries her off.

Konane takes Mona back to his lair where they have a nice chat and he makes her a crown of flowers. Nate tries to talk himself out of believing his father is capable of the things that he’s being accused of and he plans a caper with Zari to get his dads phone to see the original security footage while he’s a gala. Back at Konane’s humble abode, Mona and Konane’s sweet date is ruined by the Legends storming in causing him to go literally ape-shit. Luckily, Mona is able to calm him down allowing Sara to subdue him and get everyone back on the ship where Sara gets filled in on Zari and Nate’s discovery.

While Sara goes to tell Ava what’s going on, the Legends on board learn that if they bring Konane back and he doesn’t fight Mexico descends into chaos. So they take him back where El Cura trains him to lose so his victory is uncontested and Konane can hopefully ride off into the sunset with Mona. Unfortunately, in the present Eva finds out where they are and saddles up to roll out. We also catch a glimpse of Constantine’s true love at the party, well his true loves body which may or may not be inhabited by Constantine’s demon arch nemesis.

Zari manages to swipe Nate’s dads phone to uncover the truth while Ava preps to roll an extraction team tos top the fight, despite Sara’s warning that it will mess up the timeline. Constantine tries to help his hero win the fight and make it believable and it is kind of fun to watch him play fanboy. The extraction team shows up and Sara gives the order to act a fool and it is glorious and campy and everything we love about Legends. El Cura saves Konane from being shot by the extraction team which sets him back on track to becoming a star and setting history right.

Nate has a heart to heart with his dad and you can sense it will lead to him being a double agent. Konane and Mona have an adorable date which is interrupted by a well meaning Mick who gives a spoiler to his books which Mona is a fan of , while avoiding letting her know he’s her favorite author. Ava and Sara have it out and realize that they have a fundamentally different world views an call it quits to both of their broken hearts. Mona opens the portal to send Konane home and if you weren’t crying after Ava and Sara broke up you will be because Konane gets shot while they are saying goodbye. But, that’s not the only thing that happens in the last 30 seconds that will give you chills because, saccharine sweet Mona has a secret of her own and it is so AWESOME that I never saw it coming.

Overall, this episode was everything any fan could have wanted for the return of the Legends. There was emotion, action, silliness , seriousness and so much fun. For such a lighthearted show Legends seems to find a way to give you the feels, the character development is so strong that you find yourself rooting for minor characters like Mona and Konane. The setup for what remains of this season was seamless and I’m so ready to see how everything plays out. With such a strong opening I know that the Legend writer’s haven’t lost a beat, they even managed to keep the biggest twist of the episode hidden under wraps until the very end, while making it fit believably into the story. I also really want to play the game Ray invented.

I give this episode a hard 8.9

DC Superhero Shows Get New Collectibles from Diamond Select Toys!

Diamond Select Toys has been capturing the world of DC Comics TV shows in 3-D form for a while now, with action figures and Minimates based on Gotham and iZombie. But there have been other shows waiting in the wings: the DC TV shows on the CW – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow – have not gotten the DST treatment… until now! This week sees the first Arrowverse products shipping from DST, with many more to come!

This week, three Vinimates vinyl figures based on The Flash ship to comic shops and online retailers, featuring the Flash, Reverse Flash and Captain Cold. Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in the block-figure style, and set in an iconic pose from the TV show. Each one comes packaged in a full-color, stackable window box featuring show artwork.

Coming this spring, two Vinimates based on Supergirl will ship to stores – Supergirl and J’onn J’onzz are available for pre-order now, through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer. After that, DST will offer a full assortment based on Arrow!

In a more realistic vein, the DC Gallery line of PVC Dioramas will incorporate 9-inch sculptures of each show’s main character. The first two, Supergirl and The Flash, are available for pre-order now, and Arrow will be up for pre-order starting next week! Get a first look at him here.

TV Review: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S3E8 Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4

Barry and Iris’ wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. This is the finale to “Crisis on Earth-X”!

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow wraps up this year’s big crossover between Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends. The Nazis are now on Arrow and the Flash’s world and have a bomb that can do serious damage but they’re still after Supergirl’s heart, which is so weird to be the goal of this entire event.

This episode brings everyone together in one final battle that sees Nazis running around and killing individuals indiscriminately. There’s a brutal aspect to it all but something that’s also heroic at the same time. There’s good, there’s bad, but the action is plentiful.

What’s more surprising is the death of the event and a return in some ways. While I expected the return once that character arrived the death threw me. Not only because it’s a death but who it is and who he represents considering it’s Nazis. That aspect is front and center during the funeral. While I don’t expect it to last, the event’s willingness to present pink triangles and yellow Stars of David make me respect the event for not washing over the reality of it all.

“Crisis on Earth-X” wraps up with what looks like repercussions that will continue on at least for the short term and isn’t an empty event that has no impact. The ending too was damn near perfect with… not going to surprise that. While there’s absolute flaws to the event, it’s one that has balanced everything well in 4 episodes that packed a hell of a lot in and give us lots of payoff.

Overall Rating: 8.0

Review and Recap: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S3E6 Helen Hunt

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S3E6 Helen Hunt has our rag tag gang of superhero misfits trying to get Helen of Troy back into her own time in order to save Hollywood. Helen of Troy has a face and presence that launches a flurry of fists between any man who lays eyes on her. Everyone seems to be infected by her beauty, except for Jackson who has Stein’s mind thanks to a freaky Friday Body swag. Jackson only has eyes for Hedy Lamarr and her beautiful brain, there’s a nice historic shout out to Lamarr which is very much appreciated in an episode that takes aim at male gaze.

This episode is another well written win for the Legends Writers Room, this time around taking on (white) male entitlement. The ladies take the lead and have to save the day giving us an amazing action packed romp through time. We get a nice glimpse into what it must have been like to be Helen of Troy and have wars fought in her name without allowing her any agency. There’s a nice sense of sisterhood when Helen drives off with the female Legends as the men of Hollywood go to war over who gets the girl.

Back on board the ship those who don’t know learn quick, without Hedy Lamarr becoming famous and sharing her work, the ship can’t run because, her patents laid the groundwork for everything awesome. Damien Darhk is up to his old tricks with some bad ass chicks as his seconds in command and, big plans for his new new world order as a hybrid born again body. There’s also a lot of reveals on the family lineage front, Darhk has a daughter who’s even more ruthless than he is and OG Vixen has a granddaughter who is living her life in the dark side. We also get to see Helen find agency by being her own hero and coming to Amaya’s rescue and Hedy fixes Firestorm after mansplaining some science to them.

While women reigned supreme tonight, the show ends with Ray coming clean about the Vixen family tree and the ship being captainless as Sarah lies in a coma but there’s some solace in knowing that Kira drops Helen off on Themyseria and letting her live her own life, with some of the baddest warrior women we know.

Overall: 9.9

The Flash, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow and Arrow Co-Creator/Executive Producer Suspended Over Allegations

Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended from his duties over allegations of sexual harassment. Kreisberg is a co-creator/executive producer of the The CW/Warner Bros. DC Comics based series The Flash, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow and Arrow. Warner Bros. Television has launched an internal investigation.

In a statement, Warner Bros. TV Group said:

We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg. We have suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an internal investigation.  We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.

Kreisberg has been a top staffer for Greg Berlanti who oversees The CW DC universe and is primarily the showrunner on The Flash.

Berlanti Productions principals Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter released a statement:

We were recently made aware of some deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners. We have been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros.

There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our cast, crew, writers, producers and any staff. We do not tolerate harassment and are committed to doing everything we can to make an environment that’s safe to work in and safe to speak up about if it isn’t.

The investigation revolves on some accusations including what’s described as an “inappropriate” interaction with a female writer and “hostile work environment.” The situation has also been called a “toxic” environment. Another complaint cited “inappropriate behavior” by Kreisberg.

(via Deadline)

Legends of Tomorrow Commemorates Trump’s Pussy Grabbing Remark with a Plaque

Donald Trump hasn’t even been President for a year and he’s already getting plaques commemorating him. A small metal plaque has been posted at the studio where the now President commented to Billy Bush about grabbing women “by the pussy.”

The plaque was posted by producers of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow which airs on The CW. The comments which was recorded by Access Hollywood occurred on the same lot for the show.

The hot-mic recording happened in 2005 when the then Apprentice host bragged to show host Billy Bush about kissing and fondling women without their consent, assault.

The plaque reads:

On this spot in September 2005, Donald J. Trump bragged about committing sexual assault. In November 2016, he was elected President of the United States.

The plaque was taken down 15 minutes after it was put up. Now, the Legends team just needs to work this into their show…

(via The Hill)

TV Review: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S3E3 Zari

DC Legends of Tomorrow continues to tackle complex issues and “Zari” gives us one of the feistiest and action packed episodes so far. The team resides to save Time Bureau pencil pusher Gary when he sends out a distress call after an attack from the mystical water woman seen at the end of last weeks episode. While half the team sets off to find out who was in the TB’s mystery transport box, aka the reason for the water assassins attack, the other half tries to solve the mystery of Amaya’s glitchy totem power.

While the professor and Nate decide to mansplain the power of the totem to Amaya (nice Job writers for calling it what it was) the rest of the team go out on the hunt for the escaped prisoner. The future is hella bleak, religion and being a metahuman are both illegal and Argus sends out drones to hunt them down which is challenging enough without the “water bitch” hot on their trails. When push comes to shove, newcomer Zari fights against the water walker and when there’s a moment of space she saves Ray, while Sarah plays chicken with the Time Bureau’s ships to save Zari. Amaya gets much of her toughness back just in time for the episodes final battle against the big bad and embraces her inner totem , after a long talk with her one of her ancestors. Tonight’s episode gave us a heist as a jail break, glowing necklaces, impromptu metahuman rescue from a detention center, and a vision quest, all rolled into one amazing hour of television.

The writers continue to tackle biases, societal norms (newcomer Zari is a Muslim female with metahuman adjacent powers courtesy of her very own totem), gender issues (so much mansplaining and attempts at manfixing). I love the way that they keep things fresh, honest and relatable enough that the diversity calls for the viewer to question their own issues with “the other.” The stunningly diverse cast stays refreshing and openly allows for chances to view the world through people outside the norm/default (cis white/male) views. There’s something hella awesome about a show that manages to inject some social theory into an action packed, camptastic series but, the writers manage to do it and I’m all the way here for it,

Overall: 8.9

TV Review: Legends of Tomorrow S3E2 Freakshow

Tonight’s episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow starts off with a loving flashback to Nathaniel and Amaya spending some quality time, having fun with some baking. The team sets off on a new mission that Sarah refers to as a “slam dunk,” so you know things are going to go six ways from sideways. They end up in 1870 Wisconsin in PT Barnum’s, played by Billy Zane, circus in search of an anachronism, that turns out being a sabertooth tiger. A mix up with Atom’s don’t-call-it-a -shrink-Ray leaves the team with an even bigger problem their hands and since none of the current roster of Legends has any experience with animals, Sara in all of her boss chick, girl squad glory, takes a dip back in time to grab former team member Amaya (aka OG Vixen).

While Nathaniel deals with his abandonment and relationship loss issues, Sarah and Amaya take on the prehistoric beast and prevail. But, since it’s never all good in the Legends hood Nathaniel’s attempt at drinking away his feelings with his boys, leads to half the team getting captured. It was fun and authentic to see Nate try and mask his feelings, while showcasing the fragile male ego and, nice guy syndrome after the dissolution of a romantic relationship. Instead of tackling his feelings he masks them and blames Amaya , he’s so caught in trying to come off unbothered and hyper masculine he ends up getting Amaya and himself taken while mid-rescue mission.

There is some resolution and hope in Nathaniel realizing his ego was to blame and he finally talks it out with Amaya giving some clarity to the situation. While they work out their issues and attempt to gain closure, Sara rallies the remaining crew members, Rory and the Professor, while she goes toe to toe with Time Agent Sharp.

Overall, the episode is a straight up banger filled with superior action, a big baddie reveal, a trust fall, a team reconnection, and a glimpse into human nature. There’s a lot packed into the episode but none of it was useless or fluff. “Freakshow” serves up a solid hour of awesomeness.

Kudos to the Legends writing room. In this episode they tackle the bond of sisterhood in friendships, the fragility of male egos, and showcase strong female characters who not only save the day but, are secure in themselves being undefined by who they’re dating. Legends continues its tackling of complex issues, racial, gender and sexual, while telling an action packed camptastic story. The writers make sure that even the placeholder episodes that pop up during the season have meaning, explore a message and keep it real and I’m all the way here for it.

Overall: 9.1

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