Legends of Tomorrow ‘Moonshot’ Review and Recap
One thing that the Waverider hasn’t really done much of since the show started is go to space, that changed this episode as the Legends of Tomorrow have to stop Eobard Thawne from going to the moon, wait what?? Spoilers for Legends of Tomorrow from this point on.
So this week’s episode was all about finding the last piece of the Spear of Destiny and to a lesser extent, Rip finding his place on a team that really doesn’t need him anymore. So Commander Steel was sent by Rip to 1970 in order to protect the Spear, Steel is so dedicated to protecting that he joins NASA and is able to plant the piece inside the American flag on the moon. Of course however as we saw in the last episode, Eobard is on to this and actually gets inside the Apollo 13 crew so that he can go to the moon and get it, this of course forces the crew of the Waverider and mostly Ray to get to the moon first.
This was a really fun episode, it never really go too serious and there was a lot of really fun scenes. I’m sure most will agree that the standout scene from this episode was when Victor Garber sang Day-O in order to distract everyone at NASA, and when Mick joined in it was amazing, I think that scene could be one of if not my favorite scene this season so far (well maybe second to the Legends v JSA).
Ray and Eobard had some great scenes together in this episode when they get trapped on the moon together, I really liked the banter between the two characters and hope we get more scenes of them together in the future. One of my only complaints is when Eobard says about how he misses working with Team Flash, as far as I know this version of Eobard wouldn’t have been Harrison Wells and joined Team Flash but it was still nice to hear about how Eobard misses it.
Nate also got some great stuff this week as he was reunited with his grandfather. Nate wanted his grandfather to go home so that his dad would have had a father growing up and maybe would have been less cold and distant towards Nate, this was impossible though as doing something like that would have directly affected Nate himself and maybe even stopped him from becoming the time traveling superhero he is today. It was pretty emotional seeing Henry sacrifice himself to save the Legends.
That’s one thing that I’ve loved about this season of Legends, it’s how it really feels like this entire season has been mapped out since the start, in the first episode we saw a picture of Ray getting knighted in the past, that happened two episodes ago. In ‘Compromised’ Obsidian told Vixen that the JSA disbanded back in 1956, that came to fruition as we learned that Rip took the team to different time periods to hide the Spear. Serious props to the Legends writing team this year.
Another nice story this episode was Rip trying to fit back onto the team now that it has a new captain and how he tried to kill them all. I honestly didn’t expect Rip to be so cool about Sara being captain, I mean yeah she’s been the captain for a few months but the Waverider is still Rip’s ship. I do think Sara is the better captain though, under Rip’s command the team was almost always squabbling and failed at their missions a lot, yes most of that is still true for Sara’s command but the team is much more united and willing to get the job done.
8.7/10 Legends of Tomorrow delivered another incredibly fun and enjoyable episode as we move on to the final episodes.
Connor Cunningham covers ENTERTAINMENT for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @Connoriscoolio