[SPOILERS for those not caught up on Legends of Tomorrow ahead.]
In an unexpected and noticeably dark turn of events, last night’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow left its titular team in possibly the worst position they’ve ever been in. Following the apparent death of one of their key members and with the Legion of Doom in control of the Spear of Destiny, it looked as though the Legends had been, more or less, boxed into a corner. So with no end to the Legion of Doom’s tyranny in sight, the Legends resolved to do the only thing they could; go back in time and try to fix the timeline before all hope was lost.
That’s exactly what the season 2 finale of Legends of Tomorrow, titled “Aruba” will find them doing as well, as the Legends travel back in time to World War I once again to try and stop the Legion of Doom from ever getting their hands on the Spear of Destiny. If the Legends can succeed, it’ll hopefully result in their lost member coming back to life, and the world going back to the way it should be. The only problem there, though, is that they’ll also have to risk running into their past selves along the way, and possibly cause time itself to fold in on itself.
Following last night’s episode, the first promo for “Aruba” was released online by The CW, and it already looks to be one of the most complicated and tense episodes that Legends of Tomorrow has ever put out. But, luckily, just because literally the fate of the universe is hanging in the balance, that doesn’t mean the episode will be vacant of any humor either, most notably from Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) it appears. Check out the trailer for yourself in the space above.
No matter which way you look at it, this has been an interesting season of Legends of Tomorrow, because it’s managed to be notably more patient than the show’s freshman season. The formation of the Legion of Doom was built up to throughout several long months, leading to the eventual, final betrayals of both Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell). The entire season has, in a way, dealt with those kinds of issues of trust, specifically with the disappearance and then turning of Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), being one of the key storylines of the season as well.
For a team that’s an amalgamation in many ways of heroes and criminals that really shouldn’t work well together at all, it’s been a refreshing story beat to see the series deal with and touch on from time to time. But simultaneously, it’s just gotten even zanier and sillier this season too, with the introduction of things like the Spear of Destiny, and even an episode set during the Medieval Times. So it should be considered a good thing then, that “Aruba” appears to be maintaining that strange tonal balance Legends has struck so well over the past several months, even as it seeks to bring an end to this season’s rather ambitious central conflict.
Legends of Tomorrow season 2 concludes Tuesday, April 4 with ‘Aruba’ at 8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW