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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 Episode 14: There Will Be Brood

August 30th, 2021 by Todd Black Comments

First off, sorry for the lack of a review last week, was AFK and honestly…last week wasn’t much to talk about. Unlike this week where I have a LOT to say…for better and for worse.

To be fair, a vast majority of “There Will Be Brood” was fine for the most part. Not the least of which is because of the focused storylines in regards to Spooner and John. The former got a story long in the making in regards to her mother, and the latter we saw his dark descent and all that meant.

In regards to Spooner, there was a simplicity and innocence to her tale. We’ve often (like, REALLY often) seen characters say they don’t care if they change the timelines and it’s always come off as hokey, but here, it felt real because we were SEEING and HEARING Spooner interact with her mom. Even getting her mom from the past to realize that she was from the future.

It was touching in many ways, and hearing that the fountain was one that saved her by taking her to the future (we’ll roll with it for now) made it all the more intriguing. In part at least.

Because quite confoundingly, Spooner found out she had powers because of the fountain…and was able to save her mother…even though that would mess with the timeline in a major way. But for now…I guess we’ll just have to see where it is.

As for John, we got to see the “Dark Version” of him work with Bishop and trying to see who could outsmart who in order to get the powers of the fountain. It was obvious who was going to win, the only question was, “In what way?” John playing Spooner’s emotions against her was brilliant by John, and figuring out how to activate the “true fountain” was unique in and of itself (I actually understood the mushroom talk believe it or not).

But then the “death” of John Constantine was…well…it’s bittersweet. We’ve seen plenty of interviews now about how Matt Ryan was fine with “moving on from the character” and the latest interview said he  that John “shouldn’t get a happy ending” because of how he is in the comics. But he also said that there were “only so many stories to tell with him”…even though we know that’s a bunch of crap. Especially since Legends has only brought forth one of his main villains via Neron to bare. There were SO MANY more stories that he could’ve done, especially with his “potential relationship” with Zari 2.0.

Him going out the fool is certainly comic accurate in certain ways, and him reconciling with Astra was touching in its own right…but there’s no one on Earth who can convince me that killing John and keeping Gary is a “good move for the show”. No freaking way.

Which brings us to the rest of the legends who had to use an alien social media app to trick Kayla into saving their butts…all so that they could risk it all to get her eggs…and Rory apparently “dies” saving them? Yeah, not likely. I seriously lament Rory’s character arc this season, it’s just bad.

In the end, “There Will Be Brood” did a solid by some of the characters, but the need for “shock and awe” and a very bitter end to a fan-favorite character definitely weighed it down.

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!