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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Legends Of Tomorrow Season 03 Episode 09: Beebo The God Of War

December 6th, 2017 by Todd Black Comments

Ok, let me get this out of the way…JOHN CONSTANTINE!!! YEAH BABY!!!!!

So, I knew he was coming this season, but I didn’t know when, and I certainly didn’t know that he would be the cliffhanger for the midseason of Legends of Tomorrow. And while not a perfect episode, it did do a lot for the Legends.

Mainly, in that of all the shows, only the Legends lost someone in “Crisis On Earth-X”, and not only did they address that loss, it became a focal point in a lot of ways. I love that Leo (Snart from Earth-x) tried to be the grief counsoler for the team, even bringing a puppet of Stein out to help things along. Then, when the younger version of Stein appeared in Viking times as an anachronism, things only grew more interesting from there.

On a side note, there HAS to be a reason for all these “past meetings” with the Legends and their lives and ancestors. Can this truly be a coincidence? Is this Mallous? I don’t know, but we need an explanation.

Anyway, it was hilarious how a simple toy led to the Vikings staying in America long enough to conquer it. And then, once Beebo was destroyed, Damien Darhk appeared as Odin (with an epic spear by his side) to change things up. It was cool to see a mission accomplished, only for it to be unaccomplished just as fast.

But, truth be told, the real fun here was the character interactions. Leo and Mich “getting to know each other”. Sara and Sharpe admitting they needed each other…for the mission! And of course, Jax trying to save Stein via his past self.

The loophole scene in the past was very well done, including the younger Stein noting, “I’ve seen Back To The Future” because that’s exactly what this was pulled from. And he even burned the letter from Jax to ensure he didn’t pull a Doc Brown and put it back together. Jax needed to move on, and even though I wanted Stein to live again, I understand why the writers did this. And Jax “moving on” from the ship for a while was a nice gesture.

Now, as for what didn’t work, it’s still very unclear what Mallous is, and what he’s trying to plan. Furthermore, why is it that Darhk and Nora are trying to accomplish for him? What does destabilizing the timeline do for him? We’re halfway through the season and we honestly have no clue. At this point last season we knew about the Legion of Doom and what they were trying to do. Here? Not so much.

In the end though, “Beebo The God Of War” set thing on course for some interesting things when the Legends return in February of next year.

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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