Why ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Is the Best Show in the ‘Arrow’-verse

Collider | 2/20/2018 | Allison Keene
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Spoiler warning for anyone not caught up through “Here I Go Again”

When Legends of Tomorrow first premiered, it was a holding pen for some of Arrow and The Flash’s secondary superheroes and villains, ones who deserved more story than their origin shows could provide, but maybe not a full spinoff. Together, this motley crew was given a fairly nebulous mission about “fixing time,” set up a lot of rules for itself (including not being able to meet themselves in the past), and had a toothless villain that didn’t bring any stakes to the narrative. But in its second season, Legends showed it wasn’t afraid to reboot itself, discarding several characters who didn’t quite work, bringing in new ones, and better still, introducing the evil triumvirate known as the Legion of Doom. The show did away with the timey-wimey rules it never followed anyway, and embraced the fun and character banter that has made it such a joy to watch.

Kinks - Need - Rip - Sara - Captain

Still, there were kinks to be worked out, like the need for Rip to move on as Sara took the captain’s seat, and for the show to stop forcing romances that just weren’t working. In the first half of Season 3, though, Legends not only delivered some incredibly fun anachronisms (culminating with “Beebo the God of War”) but again proved that no cast member is sacred to the show through a truly emotional send-off to Victor Garber’s Professor Stein. That move also gave an opportunity for Jax to depart the Waverider as Wally West was primed to join. It allowed for there to be real sacrifice and consequences, and for the team to take the time to work through that, both together and apart. It wasn’t just about bringing together misfits from other, more popular shows — it had become the best...
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