Review: Legends Of Tomorrow Season 5

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has officially ended its fifth season last night. It had many ups and downs, but ultimately it was a season to remember.

(WARNING: The following content contains spoilers for those who have not seen the finale or has not seen the series.)

In this season the Legends faced off against the Encores, a group of history’s most evil and dangerous individuals such as Genghis Khan, Marie Antionette, Grigori Rasputin and Bugsy Siegel. Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and her friends try to save history and the timeline from getting changed for the worst.

There have been plenty of changes to the show in this season (both good and bad). There was laughter, action and Legends leaving the Waverider. First, we had two heroes exiting the show as series regulars.

First, there was Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom. Routh was a fan favorite character since the beginning of the series and his days on Arrow season three. People enjoyed his Atom suit, his optimism and his giant heart. In addition, his bromance with Nate Heywood/Steel had been an appealing quality to the show. When Routh and his wife Courtney Ford left the series, I felt that it was a questionable choice and Ray was a valuable member of the Legends.

Then there was Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Charlie. During the season finale, Charlie decided to stay in 1970 to settle down. Sellers first came to the series as Amaya/Vixen in season two. After that character left in the season three finale, Sellers came back as Charlie, a shapeshifter who takes the form of Amaya. She played both characters well because Amaya and Charlie were completely different people and she displayed comedy and drama well.

Next, there was the Zari (Tala Ashe) situation. When Zari got erased from her time with Legends, Nate sets out to find her. When she was found was a completely different person. This Zari was a famous influencer and later on she reluctantly joined the Legends. After some time, she discovered who she used to be and the previous Zari was released from her totem.

The decision for Zari 1.0 to go back inside the totem was heartbreaking because it meant that she and Nate couldn’t be together. Those final moments of her in the finale had me engaged. The drama and heartbreak from the goodbye was a decent way of leaving the Legends.

Watching the Legends fight against the Encores was full of action and comedy. The fight scenes and goofy antics from the Legends had me chuckling all throughout the season. For instance, episode 13, “The One Where We’re Trapped on TV” had me giggling because of all the references to other popular TV shows.

Although there were some questionable changes to the series, season five of Legends of Tomorrow was an enjoyable season. The final episode is now available on the CW app and the fifth season will be available on Netflix on June 10.

“Featured image via Nation Editions

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