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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Episode 11: Ship Broken

May 6th, 2020 by Todd Black Comments

There are few things in life that are absolute. But “Ship Broken” proved that one of these absolutes can be found on Legends of Tomorrow. That absolute…IS THAT GARY GREEN MUST DIE!

No, really, I’ve hated this character for SEASONS, and just when you think that he can’t get any dumber, any stupider, any more annoying, he finds a way to shatter expectations in the worst way possible, and tonight’s episode proved it yet again.

After a falling out with the loom of fate, things went from bad to worse on the ship as things kept getting broken in one form or another. What’s worse, the rings of the loom of fate were stolen. Naturally, everyone thought Astra was to blame, and so they locked her up.

Things only got weirder when Sara woke up from her come to realize that she could see the future in certain ways. Mainly, she saw the deaths of everyone. What was causing all of it? How was it getting to the Legends?

Answer? GARY!

Gary apparently “adopted” a dog when he came back from the underworld. How he pulled this off (being as everyone had to touch him to get back to the ship and he clearly wasn’t hiding a dog) is beyond me, but he did it, and he did it because he thought the dog was “cute”.

And then, the best/worst part was that they gave Gary an out by saying that he “must have been mind controlled”, and he admitted he wasn’t! Nothing good comes from the underworld Gary!!! YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS BY NOW!!!!

Seriously, he ruins this show, and I hate him.

Calming down…I did like how Mick used his own reverse-psychology to get Leah, his daughter, onto the Wave Rider to try and impress her. And I liked how she saw a long con of sorts via the stock market and such when she saw all of Mick’s riches. And I liked equally as much that Mick shot that down and was genuinely trying to be a good father to her. Which he proved by saving her without hesitation.

Sara’s blindness being temporarily permanent is a nice twist, and I have a feeling it’ll come in handy later. Same with the fact that the loom of fate didn’t work first time out. That would’ve been too easy. But how they reasonably fix this is unclear, but I’m up for it.

Aside from a major dose of Gary stupidity, “Ship Broken” was a nice episode that helped break up some things and focus on certain other storylines. Hopefully the next episode features less Gary. WAY less Gary.

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 ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!