Arrow – Season 5 Episode 23

“Lian Yu” Arrow closes off its fifth season by focusing on Oliver’s final battle with Adrian Chase and bringing an end to the flashbacks. Last week set the stage for the conflict by outlining the stakes and setting up Oliver’s temporary team with the enigmatic cliffhanger showing him asking Slade Wilson for help. The opening…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 22

“Missing” Arrow sets the stage for the season finale when the next phase of Adrian Chase’s plan is set in motion and Oliver struggles to counter it. One of the most frustrating tropes in modern genre storytelling is the villain being caught because it’s part of their plan. It can be clever when executed correctly…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 17

“Aruba” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow closes off season 2 with a radical plan to stop the Legion of Doom from changing reality using the Spear of Destiny. I’ve criticised both this show and The Flash in the past for their inconsistent time travel rules. Broadly speaking the rules seem to be whatever the writers want to use…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 16

“Doomworld” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow heads into an alternate reality after the Legion of Doom use the Spear of Destiny to create the perfect world for them. It turns out that their perfect world isn’t all that different from the regular one. They decide to call 2017 their home time despite having all of history…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 15

“Fellowship of the Spear” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow heads to World War I to recruit J.R.R. Tolkien (Jack Turner) to help them destroy the Spear of Destiny before it falls into the hands of the Legion of Doom. Everything about that summary seems completely ridiculous yet it is swiftly becoming the norm for this show….

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 14

“Moonshot” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow travels to the 1970s and heads to the moon in search for the final piece of the Spear of Destiny. The members of the Justice Society of America have been popping up separately since their introduction earlier in the season and the results have been middling. Largely they have been…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 13

“Land of the Lost” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow heads to the Cretaceous Period as the team enter Rip Hunter’s mind to restore him to his former glory. At some point in its life cycle a time travel show has to do an episode with Dinosaurs. It’s practically a rule and there’s always a sense of excitement…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 12

“Camelot/3000” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow takes a trip to the year 3000 before heading to Camelot in their quest to find pieces of the Spear of Destiny before the Legion of Doom do. Nobody is going to deny that this show is really silly. Considering it’s a show about time travelling superheroes then I’m inclined…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 11

“Turncoat” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow travels back to the time of George Washington to stop the newest member of the Legion of Doom from killing him. It’s February so of course it’s time for a Christmas episode! In a show about time travel that almost makes sense. This isn’t really a Christmas episode in the…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 10

“The Legion of Doom” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow gives the villainous trio made up of Eobard Thawne, Malcolm Merlyn and Damien Darhk centre stage as they continue their quest to find the Spear of Destiny. I mentioned just last week that the Legion of Doom would need proper motivation as their charismatic banter would only…