The ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Face The Walking Dead In A Preview Of Next Week’s Show

by Erik Amaya

It eventually had to come to this: another round of zombies.
The Waverider team may have everything they need to bring back Behrad (Shayan Sobhian) and Astra’s (Olivia Swann) mother, but it seems their plan may be interrupted by a group of walkers. As seen in this preview of next week’s Legends of Tomorrow, a veritable horde of brain-eaters will try to stop them from using their temporary god-mode. Nevertheless, as Sara (Caity Lotz) notes, the Legends are good at improvising — we just wonder how they can “yes, and” their way out of this.

Meanwhile, this week’s episode was the most fun of the year so far. Also, it is easy to see how Astra could fit in should she stay on for Season 6. Considering how strongly the show has been playing with the team’s family nature as its key strength, it seems pretty obvious she’ll be able to get the upper hand on the other Fates. Then again, it’s been a while since the show had some genuine tragedy and the team failing to save her would set a different tone going into next year. Also, undoing her life in Hell would drastically alter Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) life.
Unless, of course, it turns out to be an even exchange as Ryan heads off to another show … say … HBO Max’s Justice League Dark?
We’d also be pretty happy to see Zari 2.0 (Tala Ashe) stay on. She’s pretty much integrated into the team and the show keeps finding ways to use her social media prowess as a superpower. We don’t really need her to revert to Zari 1.0 now — although some sort of integration of the two personas might deliver something interesting.
And while we’re handing out rooms to new characters, Mick’s (Dominic Purcell) daughter Lita (Mina Sundwall) would be a welcome recruit. Sure, she’s not a meta or anything, but she’s proved to be a likable character with just a handful of appearances. Alternatively, it might be interesting to see her on the Hudson University campus with the other Deltas. They also deserve a return appearance, if even just for one episode next season.
As it happens, this sort of episode also makes the perfect intro to Legends. All the characters show off what makes them interesting, their bond wins the day, and they make pals with their antagonist. It’s all so cheerful without being too sweet. If you know someone who hasn’t watched the show, see if they respond to it.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays on The CW.

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