Legends of Tomorrow “Abominations” Recap and Review
One of the strangest Legends of Tomorrow episodes aired this week. That’s saying something. We went back to the Civil War, only with the tiny detail of zombies being there. That’s right…zombies.
A time pirate crash lands during the American Civil War. Not the English one this time (sorry Charles I fans). He’s carrying a virus and you can see where this is going. The virus is what causes the zombies, so when the Legends go back they have a whole heap of problems. Not least, Jax, who becomes a union spy to steal confederate plans for Ulysses S. Grant. This is after a union spy (Henry Scott) is killed whilst the Legends fight zombies, so Jax has to take his place. Now this is where the team splits up into two’s, when Mick is infected and Ray and Stein have to work on a cure for him.
It is revealed that Stein is massively afraid of zombies, which doesn’t help when you have a zombie on board. He can’t even say the word. Ray’s cure fails so they have to hide throughout most of the episode from Zombie Mick. Eventually Stein saves the day, using Ray’s cure in fire extinguisher form on Mick after Ray is knocked out. This ends with a now human Mick giving Ray the freeze gun Snart used to wield so they can team up after the Atom suit got destroyed.
Over in the civil war, Nate and Sara take a bit of a backseat this episode. They formulate a plan to take the zombies down. Using Nate’s powers, they blow up the zombies without killing any humans. Jax and Amaya continue to search for the confederate plans. However, at a plantation owner’s house Jax gets himself into trouble and gets locked up, mainly because he is black. He meets other black prisoners who have been overworked and poorly treated, but they won’t be broken and they break into stirring song. Amaya and him escape with the prisoners, saying that the real aberration is how black people were treated. The plans are also recovered and returned to Ulysses Grant, but not before Jax enjoys watching the Plantation owner’s home burn down.
A much more sombre and downbeat episode compared to most. Racism is a large topic on this weeks episode but it was very well done. You can’t ignore the issues that existed then. It was heartbreaking when Jax was talking to the other prisoners, but a big positive for the episode. One of Jax’s finest episodes in my opinion. It was also upsetting to see the slave girl get whipped but Jax and Amaya couldn’t help her because it would change the timeline. It shows it’s not all fun and games for the Legends.
Yet, in contrast we had zombies running amok. Only Legends of Tomorrow could combine real time periods, throw zombies into the mix and still make a fun and serious episode. I enjoyed the twist of the zombies and it makes Legends a unique show. It also provided something for Nate and Sara to do. The balance of the characters was just right, as everyone had something to do that needed to be done.
My favourite scene came courtesy of Mick and Ray. Not when Mick was zombified though. Leonard Snart’s weapon being given to Ray is a signal of the start of what will surely be an enetertaining partnership. Just seeing the gun again made the scene worth watching. I’m looking forward to seeing Ray back in combat although I’m sure the gun won’t last long as he will most likely get another suit.
The villains of the season are yet to make too much of an impact. I believe there has only been one scene with Damien Darhk and Eobard Thawne together. No sightings of them this episode either strangely but it is slowly brewing. Next week they will return as we head off to the White House and meet Ronald Reagan. I do enjoy learning about history from this show, such as the Union spies (not the zombies part).
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