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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S4E1 – The Virgin Gary

Previously on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, “Beebo the God of War

When Are We?

1969 – Woodstock

Photos: The CW

The Mission

The Legends head back to 1969 to stop a bloodthirsty unicorn from gorging on hippy hearts at Woodstock. Why? Because this is Legends of Tomorrow, and they stole the entire Arrowverse’s allowance of fun and ran with it. Oh – and they released a wealth of demonic forces at the end of last season in their effort to stop Mallus, and no good deed goes unpunished.

Their mission does not go off without a hitch (naturally), with the unicorn immediately spraying them all with rainbow roofie goo (of course), which sends them tripping around Woodstock (obviously), where they have to pluck some hair from Janis Joplin, filch a necklace from Jimmy Hendrix, and steal a joint from Jerry Garcia (unsurprisingly), and use Gary’s virgin allure to lure the unicorn to its doom (as you do).

Side Missions

Zari and Ray wander Woodstock searching for Nora Darhk, who Zari immediately intuits was released by Ray last season. Meanwhile, Sara’s newfound domestic bliss with Ava is interrupted by Constantine’s portents of doom. Nate and Rory are interrupted mid-burglary by the homeowner, who just so happens to be Nate’s disapproving father (played wonderfully by Thomas F. Wilson, aka Biff from Back To The Future).

Mission Report

One of LoT’s greatest strengths is that they can pretty much pair up any group of characters and it’ll be a fun combination. Ray and Zari wouldn’t be a duo I would expect to work well together, but they manage to strike the perfect balance between heartfelt and hilarious, as do the episodes other duos: Sara and Constantine and Nate and Rory. Zari showing Ray her mother and revealing how torn she is to have to sit by and do nothing, knowing how society will turn on her, was a poignant moment. I normally prefer my messages a little less on the nose, even those I agree with, but desperate times call for desperate anti-islamophobic messages…

I was surprised to realize that I didn’t miss Amaya. This show has such a deep bench of great characters that the show is almost overstuffed, even without Amaya (and Wally…and Stein…and Jax). That said, I am curious to see how they bring back Maisie Richardson-Sellers but not Amaya, as they will reportedly be doing later in the season.

The episode ending supernatural attack on Constantine could have been concerning, but I spent the whole scene wondering how on Earth he could possibly secure his towel around his waist so securely as to not fall off even when being thrown into a mirror and left writhing on the floor. I can hardly get mine to stay up walking from the bathroom to my bedroom (as my poor traumatized housemates will attest…)

MVP:

Poor Gary, with his one remaining nipple, who may be a virgin but hasn’t let that stop him fooling around with Constantine.

Quotes of the Week:

Ray: “Well it would be good for our ratings.”
Zari: “What ratings?”
Ray: “Oh you don’t know? The Time Bureau rates all its employees. But don’t worry, we have a few dedicated fans.”

Ava: “You just got back into town and here I am hitching the old U-Haul to the back of the Subaru.”

Sara: “What am I looking at?”
Constantine: “The knucklebones of a martyred saint, obviously.”

Project Fandom will be checking in on Legends of Tomorrow throughout the season rather than weekly. We’ll be covering the upcoming crossover, plus a mid-season and end-of-season review.

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