Legends of Tomorrow – S5 Ep15 – Swan Thong Review

So we have reached the season finale. The team split up to search for the loom and for the Waverider before the fates learn of their escape. Sara, Astra and Constantine find the loom and work on detroying it.Constantine tries to use Astra’s mothers powers to destroy the loom but Lachesis influence takes hold. Ava, Zari, Nate and Mick have found the Waverider. Mick goes in search of Lita. Meanwhile the Fates have discoverered that the team have escaped and Atropos goes in search to kill the team.

Atropos find Sara and they face their ultimate showdown. It looks like Sara is going to die (again) when the team intervene. Sara uses her powers to trap Atropos in the loom. Atropos dies and the loom is destroyed. The team escape and use the Waverider to time jump. The team reappear in four months time and go looking to check that all is well. All appears normal until they realise the Fates are still in play – with Fate Watch. Fate Watch is controlling people’s lives and has removed free will. The team end up in The History Museum to discover what has happened.They find a host of bad ideas which includes Sisqo’s Thong Song and a top twenty of villains which has the Legends as number 2 with Clotho as number 1. The team get Clotho/ Charlie back to the ship and they work on changing her mind about free will as they need her help.The team fail.

Zari 1.0 has been working with Behrad to try and fix Gideon. Behrad starts to have visions and pain but ignores it. Astra feels guilty that to survive hell that she replaced her mother with Lachesis.

Zari 1.0 and Behrad and Zari 2.0 and Constantine go in search of the loom and discover that the loom is gone but the Fate Watch is merely Gideon running a programe. They work on stopping the programme.

The final show down is about to happen. The team minus Charlie confront Lachesis and Lachesis brings the villains to life who then attack the team. Nate activates Sisqo and only the Legends can do a fight scene with Thong Song as a theme tune.   It looks like the villains are about to escape. Charlie is convinced to help by Lita. Lita shows Charlie that 49% of life is crappy while 51% isn’t and its the 2% that is worth fighting for. Lita convinces Charlie that life is messy but it makes life beautiful. It’s this mess which gave Lita the dad that she loves.Charlie and Lita rush to the aid of the team and arrive just in time. The villains are thwarted and its time for Charlie to face her sister. Charlie forgives Lachesis and as they are now human to go and find a life and make it worthwhile. Charlie is finally free of his sisters control.

Back on the Waverider the team are celebrating until both Zaris see Behrad bleeding. Zari 1.0 realises that her presence is causing a temporal disturbance and she must return to the totem. Zari 1.0 and the team say their goodbyes. More sadness for Nate who only just got her back. The team return to Charlie’s roots and a gig with The Smell to celebrate the end of the mission. At the end of the gig the team are about to go home when Charlie announces that it’s time for her to leave the team. The team say their goodbyes and as they leave Sara gets abducted by aliens. The team are oblivious but what now for Sara?

This episode was action packed. The episode was typical legends. Although this was filmed months ago before the pandemic took hold it shows the impottance of making the most of things. At the moment with the pandemic and other events we are in the 49% but the episode showed in only the way the legends can that we now need to fight for the 51%. The epsiode also showed how friends can be family and sometimes you need to face the toughest of challenges as running won’t do. Lita’s admission that she loves her dad was what I had been waiting for all season. Charlie feels liberated and Constantine and Astra are moving on from their difficult past. It looks as though Constantine will be having a house guest for the foreseeable with the rent being paid with his soul coin. Constantine may not have been able to save Astra before but they have certainly made their peace now. However losing two team members in a matter of hours will be hard to take and with Sara going missing it will fall to Ava to hold the team together in the next season. Why have they taken Sara and will the team be able to get their Captain back? Its going to be a considerable time before we get another new episode and I miss them already – go Team Legends. Hopefully by the time they return we will be back to enjoying the 51%.

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.