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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Legends Of Tomorrow Season 02 Episode 15

March 22nd, 2017 by Todd Black Comments

With the spear fragments now all collected, and two on each side, you had to wonder where “Legends of Tomorrow” would take things, to the surprise of many no doubt, it took it to the battlefield in order to destroy it, and in the process, brought back a long teased character.

“Fellowship of the Spear” started off with a heist from the Legends on the Legion itself, and with quite fun results as they pulled a fast one on the speedster himself. Seeing Thawne react to them stealing the spear, “These idiots aren’t that smart!” was classic. As was what happened next, as the spear actually reformed itself, and the need to destroy was spelled out quite believably.

The twists though started coming in when HOW they were going to destroy the spear was determined, as apparently , you need the blood of Christ himself to break it.

Before I go further, I want to applaud the writers for deciding not to go to the Cruxifiction of Christ, not just because of the issues that would no doubt cause to the timeline with ANY interference, but also that it would likely draw heat from both Christians and non-Christians depending on how they did it. It’s best to leave some things out of time travel shows.

So where could they go if not there? World War I of course! JRR Tolkien holds the answers! It was fun to see the legendary author pulled in at a point in his life where he was far from a legend. And yes, he was a WWI vet who fought in the Somme and wrote that book. You’re welcome.

The next twist was that during the trip to the Somme, Snart appeared to Mick again, but that wasn’t what it seemed, for it actually WAS Snart, pulled in by the Legion to make sure they got the spear. Having Snart appear to the Legends (pulled from a time where he wasn’t with them) was cool, as they each had to react to him being “alive”. Which prompted them to not trust Mick when Snart revealed Mick had unintentionally revealed their plan to him.

This was one my small beefs with the episode. Mick had already confessed to Stein that he was seeing him, and had talked to him. If he thought it was just a hallucination, why wouldn’t he tell him the plan? Also, after all Mick has done for them in this season, how could they not trust him? Even with him being…well…Mick.

Seeing the Legion capitalize on the situation of the treaty was cool, and seeing Mick join the Legion was another nice twist (btw, where was Ray during all that????). Finally, seeing the now five-fold team of the Legion of Doom holding the spear together? Too cool.

Another standout here was Amaya, who had to fight the urge to use the spear on numerous occasions, and it was believable that she would struggle with that given what she knows about her future. I look forward to seeing what happens with her as the season winds down.

“Fellowship of the Spear” was packed full of twists, turns, and Lord of the Rings references (of which I approve of whole-heartedly), yes, some things did feel hollow, but overall, this was a great episode to propel the season forward. There’s only five episodes left, and I can’t wait to see where it all goes.

4 out of 5 nerds

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians (guardians-comic.com). He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!

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