Legends of Tomorrow 6×05 “The Satanist’s Apprentice” shines the spotlight on Astra as she struggles with the everyday pains of normal life. Trying to find a job. Deal with the old bigoted neighbor. Long for the swimming pool full of blood that really fit in well with the mansion in Hell. It’s enough to make anyone want to work with Alistair Crowley and turn the only friends you have in the world to household products.
Astra is a tough character to get a grasp on. “The Satanist’s Apprentice” shows us the good sides and the bad sides of her. Let’s rundown quickly everything that Astra does in “The Satanist’s Apprentice” that highlights both sides of her humanity:
- Talks down her racist/bigoted old neighbor (Good)
- Helps Alistair Crowley escape his painting so that he can teach her magic (Bad)
- Switches Crowley into Constantine so Crowley can help her learn magic (Very Bad)
- Transforms the Legends into household products (BAD)
- Doesn’t take the old racist man’s soul for Crowley (Good…..though it was very tempting)
- Saves the day by reciting a old spell that wipes out everyone’s magic in the area, trapping Crowley back in the painting. (GOOD)
Going from the very top of Hell to what feels like the very bottom of Earth would be devastating to anyone. So it’s easy to forgive Astra for most of what she does in “The Satanist’s Apprentice,” but this has to be the last time she does this to John and the team. Any character who continuously flips to acting bad in a moment’s notice will start to grow old real fast. Let Astra be a part of the Legends. Having her and Constantine work together to get back their magic is something that sounds really interesting. Focus on that and let us grow to love Astra more as the season goes on.
Meanwhile, Sara (and us) get to meet with the main baddie of this season finally — Bishop. Basically, he’s the typical “Humanity sucks so I’m going to remake the world how I wanna re-make it” super-villain. Just with a snappy power-point presentation thanks to a Nurse Ava clone. After finding out Bishop is also behind all the Ava clones, he’s also the in-law from hell for Sara Lance.
First impressions of Bishop leaves me feeling very meh. Too much trying hard to be the cool villain with a bunch of dancing and gesturing. Villains don’t have to be cool all of the time. Legends of Tomorrow fans want Sara Lance to kick this dude’s ass and get back home to her Ava. Not a Ava that betrays her and lets Bishop recapture her after finding her ship with the DNA samples. OUR AVA SHARPE WOULD NEVER DO THAT.
- Crowley turning Astra and the Legends into cartoons was very nice, but also felt way too short. Wouldn’t mind seeing a full animated episode of Legends of Tomorrow next season.
- One redeeming quality of Nurse Ava is being a WayHaught Shipper. EARPER 4 LIFE.
- Also 15 seasons of Wynonna Earp sounds heavenly.
- What each Legend was transformed into: Ava- Binder, Spooner – Fork, Nate – Cheese, Behrad – Candle and Zari – Flip Phone. Such excellent choices to be honest.
- Crowley mentions two separate times to John about a mystical alien fountain that has unimaginable magical power. So pretty sure that information in no way whatsoever will come back into play this season. Especially now that John has lost his magic. Not at all.
- The scene where the old racist neighbor confronts Astra outside John’s house was so hard to watch, just because you know this happens to so many Black women throughout their lives. Astra should have cursed his soul for all eternity, on second thought.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on the CW at 8 pm on Sundays.