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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 Episode 12: Bored On Board

August 16th, 2021 by Todd Black Comments

As we get closer and closer to the end of this season of Legends of Tomorrow, I can’t help but wonder…what was the point of it all? Because various plot points have been grating, confusing, pointless, and then randomly fold back onto one another because…reasons?

For example, “Bored On Board” was built upon a certain premise that the Legends didn’t have their jump drive and had to take the long way home and thus were stuck on the ship.

Except, two problems. Three technically. One, they have their watches that can warp them to the ship or to another place in time. Two, John’s magic brought the ship to Earth LITERALLY LAST EPISODE, so why couldn’t he do that again? Three? What about their side ship that has time jump capabilities? So…yeah, that premise was literally debunked within 5 minutes.

And then when it came to the board game scenario, we all knew that no one was going to really die from the game, so the drama built into it was pointless at best and frustrating at worst.

Especially when the twist was that John’s “darker ego” was “brought to life” by the game. Ok… And while I do like that metaphor for John’s darkness (especially given he’s leaving soon…still not happy about that), it’s sad that this was the way it presented itself. Especially when you consider that Zari 2.0 also admitted in this episode that she loves John…and they clearly aren’t going to last because of his addiction. So…yay…?

As if all of this wasn’t enough, we had the return of Kayla…sure. Who just HAPPENED to find them in the appropriate timeline and space despite the fact that she was looking for her ship and yet found…them? Yeah, they didn’t explain that.

Her being mad at Mick was also bunk because if you recall, he DID want to stay and find her and was forced to get onto the ship because they had to go or else. Yet she made it seem like he ditched her from the getgo even though she CLEARLY was attacked by those monster aliens.

Also…while I appreciate Gary (who I still want to kill) finally growing a spine…why did he grow it now? Especially when he was literally afraid of Kayla the first go around?

And don’t get me started on Bishop being back. He was annoying before and you know it’s not going to get better from here.

So, hearing all of this, was there ANYTHING good about this episode? John’s fight with his addiction honestly was nice, and there was some nice bonding moments between Behrad and Zari 2.0. But everything else just had me wanting to fast forward until something meaningful happened. Hopefully next episode will be better for everyone.

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!