Tuesday night’s Legends of Tomorrow season 2 finale was madness. After watching the opening of the episode, it was pretty clear that this was going to be the wackiest episode of the show we’ve seen to date. How else do you describe an episode that shattered fundamentally one of the biggest rules of time travel — going back and seeing the team from the past.
In order to stop Doomsworld once and for all, the Legends went back in time to the 1910’s, where they were previously during “The Fellowship of the Spear,” in order to see precisely if there was a way to change things around so that the Legion of Doom didn’t win. The entire plan was completely nuts, and what we ended up seeing was one of the deadliest finales ever … mostly because of how we saw multiple versions of every single member of the team die as they squared off against the Legion on the battlefield. Some survived the likes of Malcolm Merlyn, Damien Darhk, and Captain Cold, but in the end almost all of them were killed by Eobard Thawne, who decided to fight fire with fire. He went and brought multiple versions of himself to fight alongside him, and for a time, that worked.
The one thing that he didn’t do fast enough (ironically) was stopping lone survivor Sara from using the spear. She was able to rewrite history so that it no longer had any power, and in the process, brought the Black Flash to the battlefield to do away with the Reverse-Flash once and for all. a pretty epic way for him to go, no?
About fifteen minutes into this episode, we were pumped beyond all reason for what we were watching. By far, this was one of the best episodes of the series to date.
The aftermath of stopping Thawne
Malcolm Merlyn was brought over to 2016; meanwhile, Rory brought Snart back to 2014, where he could be put on the journey towards eventually redeeming himself … albeit one where he does die eventually. Sara then brought Damien Darhk back to his proper place in the timeline.
As for Amaya, she decided that she wanted to fight her destiny (at least for now). The person who decided to leave the Legends was Rip Hunter, who determined that the team was functional without him and didn’t need him anymore.
Here’s the problem: The team tried to go to Mick’s dream destination of Aruba, only to crash in Los Angeles instead … and learn that their actions had caused dinosaurs to exist in the present. Whoops.
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