Legends of Tomorrow:Aruba Season’s End Review

Episode: Aruba(S2E16)

Studio: THE CW

Air Time: Tuesday 9pm

Review:★★★★☆

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Albert Einstein, JSA, Jonah Hex, Invasion, Legion of Doom, Camelot, Al Capone,  NASA, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Aruba…So I have just given you several reasons to watch Legends of Tomorrow. Throughout this fantastic season the Legends have crossed time and space to collect their McGuffin: The Spear of Destiny. If you didn’t know the Spear can reshape reality as the user sees fit or desires. Season 2 has seen the Legends cross paths with Einstein, George Lucas and JRR Tolkien. It’s one of the many things that helped shape their truths made them who they are now. Ray Palmer became an inventor because of Star Wars. Nate(Steel) became a historian because of Indiana Jones. For others like Sara Lance their travels have affected how she is as a person.

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The last episode of season had left the Legends stuck in a time not of their making and powerless against the Legion of Doom. It was a very “pick yourselves up and fight again situation”. The Legends solution was to simply go back into time and destroy the Spear of Destiny before reality was altered. The risk is simply time itself cause they would have to interact with themselves. The funny thing is that the altered timeline didn’t really seem all that bad except it ruined the Legend’s lives. It was the villains prerogative to keep the Legends around to use as puppets.

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The whole final act of the episode was actually hard to watch. The stakes were higher so the villains upped their game. Let’s just say people died and it wasn’t fun to watch except for the fact that there were two sets of Legends. The whole show was designed to set up the next season. We get two characters confessing their love. We get Rory’s(Heatwave) acceptance of being a part of the team and that they should just go to Aruba.  Even though a good chunk of what happened was his fault. The Legion were returned to their places in time to live out already written history. So you could say the Legends of Tomorrow have won the day. They had to learn to live with what they couldn’t or shouldn’t change. Sara Lance’s moment with a surprise guest star made the season worth while. In the end they even dropped to more pop culture references that I hope you didn’t miss. Until next season we will regard them not as heroes but Legends.

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