Legends of Tomorrow 6×04 “Bay of Squids” is a classic “Adventure of the Week” episode. Now if you don’t know of the Cuban Missile Crisis, “Bay of Squids” might not be your cup of tea. Luckily, even in a filler episode, Legends of Tomorrow still lets our characters shine and grow in even the most outrageous of situations.
After all, what other show on television has Fidel Castro eating marijuana candy? JFK running a old college football play to get the nuclear football from a crazed general? First though, lets dive into “Bay of Squids” by dealing with the only other remaining OG left on the Legends.
A subplot of this whole season of Legends of Tomorrow has dealt with how Mick has been handling the kidnapping of Sara. We’ve all felt the pain of losing friends over time in one way or another. Inside that big burly bear of a man is someone who has seen too many of his friends leave him. From Leonard to Ray and now to Sara, Mick continues to see the people he cares the most about disappear. So it’s no shock that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to find the person he considers deep (deep deep deep) down in his heart , one of his only friends in the universe. If that means saving aliens and calming more of his violent tendencies, so be it. Making deals with squid-looking aliens to save the people he cares about the most, so be it.
The fate of rescuing Sara Lance now depends on Mick and Kayla the Alien. We like those odds.
As for the rest of “Bay of Squids” — we got a little more of how Nate is feeling this season having to deal with the fact that every time he sees Zari, he sees a memory of the lost love of his life. No matter what Nate tells Zari at the end of “Bay of Squids,” it’s easy to notice how much losing Zari 1.0 is still hurting him. Is this opening the door to a future Nate/Zari 2.0 relationship? Perhaps, but we’re doubting that. There’s just too much story to tell right now with the John/Zari relationship.
(Also we were missing John during “Bay of Squids”. Very much so. )
- Seeing the Kennedys and Nate have a football scrimmage/fight over a nuclear football with a power-hungry General and his men is a perfect example of the fun and wackiness of Legends of Tomorrow. Also JFK hurting his back on the play was hilarious.
- Ava doing another accent on a mission = 😍
- Behrad spends the majority of “Bay of Squids” bonding and singing with Fidel Castro over marijuana candy. Read that sentence again and understand why this is the wildest show on television right now.
- Also, Behrad calling himself “Jay Guevara, Che’s cousin” is half stupid and half laugh out loud funny.
- Spooner got some clever one-liners in but we enjoyed her bonding more with Mick. It seems as if there’s any two characters more alike on Legends of Tomorrow, it is these two. Especially with a “Shoot First, Ask Questions Never” attitude that they both share at times.
- The soviet nuke that everyone was so scared being a complete dud was a perfect ending. Only made even better by squashing the power-crazed general.
- No Sara Lance this episode? Boooooooo.
- So basically Mick and Kayla the Alien take the Waverider into the time vortex to find Sara and have left the rest of the team stuck back on old planet Earth. Good thing that they can just crash at Constantine’s house for the time being.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on the CW at 8 pm on Sundays.