Next Week’s ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Gets Trapped In Television

by Erik Amaya

How much more meta can Legends of Tomorrow get? It uses history, film genres, and its own lore to do some amazing and elaborate send-ups. But as this preview for next week’s show reveals, their next target is the medium of television itself. Can the Legends escape their fate, save the universe, and not get cancelled?

Honestly, we’ve been waiting for this one since the series returned from its unscheduled Spring hiatus. It looks to be everything we love about Legends in one irreverent shot. But within its ongoing storyline, things have never been more perilous. Sara (Caity Lotz) and the others are zombie chow. Gary (Adam Tsekhman) and Astra (Olivia Swann) are dead and Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) has seemingly rejoined her sisters at the Loom of Fate. That’s not good for the group, even if their deaths will be undone by the end of next week’s show. If Charlie’s plan is to trick the Fates, how can she do it, save her friends, bring back Behrad and Astra’s mother, and still destroy the Loom? That’s going to be a tall order and Legends-style improvisation is not going to work.
Meanwhile, it sure does feel like Lotz is about to exit the show, doesn’t it? Even if her death here is a temporary thing, the entire season has been setting up Ava (Jes Macallan) as the new captain. We’re not entirely oppose to that as her desperate need for order creates a lot of comedy, but it’s strange to think of the show with just one of its original leads. Then again, this could all be a colossal misdirect or a sensation we’re getting because of Brandon Routh‘s sudden departure. No matter the case, we hope the team stays pretty constant in 2021.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays on The CW.

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