Updated: Apr 29, 2019
This week, the Legends –Mick Rory (Heatwave), Ray Palmer (The Atom), Sara Lance (White Canary), John Constantine, and Time Bureau creature-tender Mona—time-travel to the groovy 1970s to investigate an anomaly causing President Nixon to tell nothing but the truth, a condition that ironically threatens national and global stability.
The renegade Legends are being chased by the Time Bureau’s acting director, Hank Heywood, whose ulterior motives are slowly being uncovered. Meanwhile, Zari (Isis) and Gary work covertly at the Bureau to help the Legends, and Mona continues to hide her new, dark secret. But with a truth-revealing anomaly on the loose, everyone’s secrets are in danger.
Over the last couple of seasons, DC’s Legends has been embracing comedy more and more, with acting and humor becoming more broad and even hammy at times. This week’s episode has an especially over-the-top portrayal of Tricky Dick, wobbly jowls and all. While I personally enjoy the humor and comedy, it is a shift that will polarize viewers into either loving it or hating it, with little inbetween.
DC comic book fans will love all the Easter eggs, inside jokes, and meta humor, where characters make references to other roles they have played as actors, or talk as if they are aware they are in a tv show.
Legends may refresh itself each season with a slightly revised cast, but you can always count on plenty of adventure, romance, humor, and fun story twists to keep you interested and entertained.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Mondays on The CW