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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Episode 5: A Head Of Her Time

February 19th, 2020 by Todd Black Comments

*sigh*…I had such hope for Legends of Tomorrow in this episode. I mean, to deal with Marie Antoinette in France? That had such potential! Sadly, “A Head Of Her Time” dealt more with a certain other Legend than the Encore and the episode suffered as a result.

Thankfully, there was a LOT more Constantine action than before, and it really worked in tying the old Constantine series to this one as we learned even more about what led Astra to getting dragged into the underworld. Turns out, Constantine loved her mother, but chose magic over her. And then, when she died, he brought her back as the ultimate “told you so” moment. But we all know how that went.

Seeing John struggle with his past was very compelling (minus the Gary parts of course), and Matt Ryan continues to excel as the master of dark arts. There’s even rumors from the showrunners of LOT that they already have plans for Season 6 of LOT (which has already been renewed) and that it could focus on Constantine even MORE…to which I say…oh hel-…oh you know the rest.

Sadly, just about everything NOT associated with John didn’t match up. I liked that Sara (who left because of Crisis shooting) left Ava in charge of the Wave Rider, and her attempts to bond the team were cool. And the initial scenes with Marie (who apparently is an ancestor to Nora somehow?) were hilarious, including the “let them eat cake!” and her revenge bit, and the body horror bits with her actually losing her head but still being alive, that was fun.

But everything with Zari? Not so much. It’s like she dialed up the annoying meter to 11, and you KNEW that when she looked into her future and noticed her career dying that it was only going to get worse, and it did. Hopefully with her getting more and more TRUE Zari memories that she’ll revert back to the one we love and not this one…which we barely tolerate.

Also, why didn’t they spend more time with Rory and his “crush illness”? That’s compelling television!

In the end, “A Head Of Her Time” tried to flesh out certain Legends, but it was a dark storyline that saved it from being a pain in the neck…too soon?

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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!