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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 2: Witch Hunt

October 30th, 2018 by Todd Black Comments

I have to admit, I’m really surprised with the direction that Legends of Tomorrow is taking not just with the magic threat, but how the characters are going on with their storylines, and “Witch Hunt” was a very good example of that.

Set in Salem, 1862, which is apparently before or after Sara was there following the season 2 premiere incident, there was a witch in town. Well, not exactly, it was a fairy godmother, which is actually a brand of mythical creature, and much like the unicorn in the premiere, much different than you realize. Or is it? I loved that this is actually THE fairy godmother from Cinderella, which makes that story canon in the Arrowverse. But this one is a spiteful one who was tired of vanity from her hosts, and wants more rage and anger wish. So, she attaches herself to a child whose mother is accused of witchcraft. You can guess how that goes wrong.

The focus on Zari for this episode, as she too lost her mother to terrible methods and beliefs, was well played. As she tried to do it the Legends way, but knowing how it would end led her to interfere both in the right way, and the wrong way. And her chat with Sara at the end was very nice.

Meanwhile, I’m glad that we got major headway with the Nate storyline, as he tried to work it out with his father, failed to, and then find out he’s one of the guys funding the Time Beareu! I should’ve saw that coming, but I’m actually glad I didn’t, because it led to several funny moments. Oh, and Nate can speak Pig? Is he The Doctor now? But seriously, him now being a more permanent part of the Time Beareu actually works really well, and it gives us a reason to pop in and see Ava more in an official capacity.

But leave it to John Constantine to steal the show once again. From his entrance, his “demands”, his treatment of Rory, and his chats with the Fairy Godmother were on point as always. And it appears that the magical community knows all about the trouble John is in, and they want no part of it, not even to save their own souls. So, who is hunting John? Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Now, not everything worked, and Gary still is so annoying, I don’t know why they keep him around, but whatever. All in all, “Witch Hunt” was another solid episode, and proof that the magical threat will be much different than the anachronisms that plagued the timeline last year, and that’s good!

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!