Legends of Tomorrow 6×03 “The Ex-Factor” highlights a couple on the show, and unsurprisingly gives us all the feels about it. Usually whenever we talk relationship drama on Legends of Tomorrow, it’s usually has to do with AvaLance. However “The Ex-Factor” puts Zari and John’s budding relationship in the spotlight, and it feels really nice.
“Great music isn’t just about the lyrics. It’s about the buzz. “
John says those words to Zari near the beginning of the episode and it’s obvious that the poor lad has been bit by the love bug. The slight twinge of jealously that John experiences when Zari talks with her ex “DJ S’More Money.” The hurt on John’s face when Zari tells her mom that John’s just a fling. The anger at being hurt by someone you love, when John walks away from Zari’s interview on the “Da Throne.” All those things occur when you have a deep deep set of feelings for someone.
Did we like when Zari called John a fling with her mom? No. But if you thought Zari believed her words there for a second, we have a island in New York to sell to you. Thing is, Zari has the same fears and worries as John. She understands how real this is slowly becoming, and tries to convince herself it isn’t for a few moments. We’ve all had those doubts at the beginning of relationships. They suck, but they happen. Thankfully , John and Zari get one last moment in “The Ex-Factor ” and it’s the best moment of the episode.
Right before Zari’s last performance , John tells her that all his emotions and feelings are real. He wants this to be real. So does Zari. But in typical TV fashion, she sings her thoughts out to John. It’s a great performance that wins her the contest and saves the planet. (From a Alien Robot who has one of the cruelest and funniest deaths on the show when Mick steps on it as it gets out of its suit.)
” Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with?”
That’s the name of Zari’s song, but also her main feeling on being girlfriend/boyfriend with John now. Maybe she shouldn’t be in love with this person, but she is. And that’s the kind of love that is the best kind of love. Love that should be wrong, but feels right in your heart.
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SARA AND GARY
Sara and Gary’s Totally Bogus Journey continues in “The Ex-Factor,” and gives us two key moments to chat about. First off, Gary shows some intestinal fortitude and defends Sara from some of the aliens chasing after them. Except, these aliens end up being Ava clones. Only thing to say about that is — the image of that will be seared in our heads for a while. Gary being a hero for once to protect Sara was a nice moment, however. Need to see more of that Gary and less stupid jokes every single second of time Gary. Now onto the second and more important part of this storyline…..
Sara finally comes face to face with the person behind her kidnapping… Bishop. At first glance, they look like a smooth operator with a very lovely room. Sadly, “The Ex-Factor” ends before Sara can confront this mystery villain with more than a quick glance filled with pain. First appearances usually tells not to judge a book by its cover. Well this book might have a shiny glossy cover, but the pages feel like they are pure evil.
- Mick feeling the pain of being the last original Legend left is as relatable as he’s been in a long while. Seeing the people you were closest with gone hurts. Even more so when your daughter is all grown up and doesn’t need dad very much anymore.
- All that said, no call for Mick to squash that alien. Screw you, Mick.
- “You don’t think I know my own Ava.” Sara seeing right through the Ava clone and knowing it wasn’t her Ava was beautiful.
- Zari and John not kissing at the end of her song was a crime. Damn Covid.
- Spooner bonding with Ava via watching singing contests. Exactly how most good friendships grow.
- Did I laugh when John set DJ Smore’s head on fire in a quick bout of jealousy? Yes. Yes I did.
- In 2045, The Rock is the President of the United States. Nate thinks John Cena would be his chief of staff. My guess: Roman Reigns.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on the CW on Sundays at 8 pm.