Legends of Tomorrow – S5 Ep14 – The One Where We’re Trapped on TV Review

So Charlie’s attempts to outrun her sisters was over at the end of the last episode. In a deal to save the team Charlie resumed her weaving fate role as Clotho. Clotho created an alogarithm that trapped the team in numerous TV shows that sought to indoctrinate the population. As long as the team were in the shows Atropos and Lachesis would let them live. Meanwhile the Fate (all Praise the Fates) have taken over the world and removed free will that is reinforced through the use of the TV shows. Mona’s new role is to re-write history while Gary is the crazy guy saying the world is not right.

Mona finishes work and decides to watch her favourite sit-com – Ultimate Buds. The sit-com has Zari, Nate and Behrad as the main players. All are alive but have no memory of their Team Legend status. That is until Zari 1.0 exits the totem and takes over Zari 2.0’s body. Nate and Behrad think she has lost her mind until she finds a door that they have never spotted before. They all go through the door and are transformed to North Castle Abbey.

North Castle Abbey is the home of Lady Astra and Natalie as well as the butler Mr Constantine. Zari and Behrad are welcomed as aristocrats and Behrad is due to be the future husband of Lady Astra. Zari makes her excuses in order to confront Mr Constantine. Nate is about to touch the food when Mr Constantine casts a spell. Constantine may not be able to remember but he still has skills when it comes to the dark arts. With some persuasion Zari gets Constantine to help and they leave the Abbey in search of Sara. Sara is now Captain Lance on the tv series Star Trip with her co-Captain Ava. They are about to attack the klingon ship but these klingons are no ordinary klingons – they are the team. With a lot of Zari 1.0 persuasion the team are all together again but they still have no memory of Team Legends or their fight with the Fates.

Meanwhile Mona has realised that Gary is right and the world is all wrong. They break into Clotho Productions to find out what is going on. The team realise they need to get out of the tv show. Sara’s ship had been tracking a radio wave which leads the team to Mr Parker’s Cul de Sac. The team now have various community roles and Mona realises that they need to remember so she writes into the script that the legends remember everything (including Zari 1.0 and 2.0). Clotho appears and is furious and sends them back to their respective shows. The casts talents are put to use in this episode as they each sing which signals their return to their shows. Zari, Behrad and Nate go off script which allows them to exit their show. Astra and Constantine resolve to stay so Astra can have her mother but Natalie wants Astra to be happy and it isn’t long until Constanine’s butler days are over. Sara lets the ship get attacked by Mick who is an evil criminal in order to force Clotho to cancel the show. Clotho is furious as she tells the team that she made this deal to keep them alive. If they leave the shows she can’t protect them. Clotho separates Zari’s thread so Zari 1.0 and 2.0 are both present. They are reunited with Behrad and Nate. The team refuse Clotho’s help and a showdown with the Fates is imminent.

What an action packed episode. Every little detail was covered – from the opening credits to the title Clotho Productions. The team with Clotho’s help have made it but for how long – Atropos and Lachesis will certainly seek to destroy them. However you cannot outrun your fate and its time in the next episode for the team to face theirs. I really loved the role Mona and Gary played in this episode and the cast must have had great fun with the TV show scenes. I just hope Astra’s wish for her mother comes true. Onwards to the last episode of the season. Sad to see it arrive so quickly but what a ride! I just hope the Fates will not be praised at the end and the team get to live long and prosper.