In Review: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: 3×18: “The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly”

Praise Beebo! We’ve reached the end of another season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Synopsis: SEASON FINALE – The Legends plan to vanquish Mallus by using the totems doesn’t go as planned, forcing Rip (guest star Arthur Darvill) to improvise. The team finds itself regrouping in the Wild West where they run into their old pal Jonah Hex (guest star Johnathon Schaech). Sara (Caity Lotz) leaves Ray (Brandon Routh) in charge of watching Damien Darhk (Neal McDonaugh), while she comes up with a new plan. Meanwhile, Amaya (Maisie Richarson-Sellers) is determined to find a way to use the totems to destroy Mallus. Dominic Purcell, Tala Ashe, Keiynan Lonsdale, Nick Zano and Franz Drameh also star.

Review: Praise Beebo! We’ve reached the end of another season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. While the plotting wasn’t what I thought it would be, the thematic and character beats were.

There were two reasons the plotting wasn’t what I thought it would be. First, I forgot that writers Marc Guggenheim and Phil Klemmer only had 42 minutes to address various story points. Second, I lost sight of the fact that they wouldn’t want to negate certain story developments for later use. I certainly hope we see Kuasa (Tracy Ifeachor) and Nora Darhk (Courtney Ford) again. From a logistical standpoint, their recurring presences solve the problem of actor availability with the departure of Neal McDonough and the uncertain schedule of Megalyn Echikunwoke.

As for the thematic and character beats, I adored the returns of Jax (Franz Drameh) and Helen of Troy (Bar Paly)! As a fan of unconventional pairings, I also liked that Zari and Jonah Hex (Johnathon Schaech) were intrigued by each other. However, I felt that Rip’s and Damien Darhk’s sacrifices were rushed — rushed by necessity — but rushed all the same. As the Arrow-verse encompasses time travel and magic, I 

hope this isn’t the last we see of them. Until their returns, I’d like to thank Arthur Darvill for his outstanding performance throughout three seasons. I’d also like to thank Neal McDonough for his outstanding performance (including cameos) across three series.

All that said, Beebo was the true star of the show. In the most loving homage to Voltron and Ghostbusters that I’ve ever seen, he became the ultimate avatar of light and victory. While I know it would be too much of a good thing, I would happily watch Beebo vanquish all the monsters unleashed for next season.

Director

Dermott Downs

Writers

Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer

8.7
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: 3x18:
  • The Good: Story, Performances
  • The Bad: The episode was rushed.
  • Story
    8.0
  • Performances
    9.0
  • VFX
    9.0

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
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