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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Legends Of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 8: Legends Of To-Meow-Meow

December 11th, 2018 by Todd Black Comments

Now THAT’S how you do an out-of-this world episode. While Elseworlds has been struggling a bit with alternate reality stories. Legends of Tomorrow managed to it in one shot with hilarious results and great character building.

“Legends of To-Meow-Meow” could have easily been a story that was a retread on past things. Including breaking the timeline via meeting oneself and changing the future. But, in the best way possible, they twisted that notion by having Constantine and Charlie teaming up to not fix time, but put a band-aid on it. Creating more and more twisted timelines.

Such as Sara dying, and sending Nate, Mick, and Ray on a murderous spree of magical creatures (and turning Ava goth). Or have the men dye, and having Ava, Sara, and Gideon become Charlie’s Angels…I mean…Sirens of Spacetime. And then, they were the “Puppets of Tomorrow”. Good times.

What separates this episode from Elseworld is that instead of pandering around trying to understand everything, they kept going from place to place in order to figure out what to fix yet, and that led to even more hilarious moments. Like the plaques scene (and let’s be honest, we all wanted Gary to stay dead, but oh well).

But at its core, this episode was about Constantine’s and Charlie’s refusal to fix things for the better. John’s desperation to keep Dez alive was very touching, and Charlie at the end coming to realize why she needed to be the way she was in order for the Legends to change their minds about magical creatures was good. Still not sold on her and her Amaya form, but still, it’s a start.

And you can tell that the writing team had fun with this episode, including the perfectly timed calls from Oliver, Barry, and Kara, only for Ray to say, “Sounds like the annual crossover.” Well played Legends team.

The only real downpart was the Neron reveal at the end, we could all tell that Dez was going to come back as Neron, but that face reveal? That was…weird. Even for this show. Also, since the timeline was restored, doesn’t that mean that Mona is dying? Or dead? Would’ve liked to see more on that.

Still, even that couldn’t stop the greatness of “Legends of To-Meow-Meow”, and it’s further proof as to why this series is the best of the CW shows.

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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!