Legends of Tomorrow 6×09 “This is Gus” is a reminder of how much a tv show can influence a person’s life. Those shows can be there for you when there’s no one else around. Some tv shows can help shape the person you become in the future. So if something was to happen to that show, that would affect what kind of person you are. Especially if these changes happen on your birthday! This happens with Behrad and “Bud Stry” in “This is Gus”.
At the beginning of “This is Gus” Behrad calls the mission they’re on “a sitcom episode,” but it feels more than that. One of the downsides of having such a huge team is that sometimes characters get pushed to the background more often than not. This happens to Behrad a good bit, but “This is Gus” gives us a character episode for Behrad. A much-welcomed one.
“Bud Stry” gets invaded by a lovable pink alien nicknamed Gus-Gus, which leads the lead actor to quit the show once things start changing on it. This affects Behrad, as he saw himself in that lead character and with that character gone, he slowly changes into a corporate business suit. (Not literally — with Legends of Tomorrow, sometimes you need to make that clear). Thanks to Zari and Nate, Behrad is able to change back to himself when the lead actor comes back to “Bud Stry”.
The most important part of “This is Gus” is Behrad and how he represents the way a lot of people feel when they are watching shows like Legends of Tomorrow. Whether is someone who is LGBTQ and see their self in Sara or Ava. Or someone who is Iranian or Persian – they see themselves in Zari. African-Americans who see the struggles that Astra has gone through. That representation matters. Being seen when it feels like there’s nothing or no one else in the world that can makes all the difference in the world.
“This is Gus” also brings back Lita, Mick’s daughter, back into the Legends’s orbit and she has a big surprise for her dad. She’s pregnant! Since the Legends went forward a touch to 2023 , Mick misses a few big moments in his daughter’s life.
Mick’s at his best when he’s at his most uncomfortable and nothing makes Mick Rory more enjoyable than when he’s trying to be a good dad. Between trying to help Lita open a jar of pickles to bonding over tears and hugs with Lita’s baby-daddy Niko, this is the most fun Mick’s been all season long.
However, the biggest surprise of “This is Gus” is revealed at Behrad’s birthday party when Gary points out something from Mick’s little ‘encounter’ with Kayla. Apparently during horizonal mambo, Kayla implanted some eggs into Mick. So therefore, Lita’s not the only Rory expecting aboard the Waverider! There’s a lot of fun potential right there for the picking with a expecting Rory and what just might pop out of him.
(Though if it’s anything like Alien, going to NOPE right out of here.)
- Another big thing to happen is the return of the original Zari! During a heart to heart, Zari agrees to switch places with Zari 1.0 for a little bit, loopholes and timelines be damned. It’s going to feel so good to see Zari 1.0 back. Not as happy as Nate will be but pretty darn close.
- Gus-Gus is pretty darn cute and also the newest passenger on the Waverider. If Gus and Beebo ever meet, we might just have another Crisis on Infinite Earths again. Except much more enjoyable.
- Never want to see Behrad as a corporate tool ever again.
- The little hints of a future Astra-Behrad pairing were definitely noticed.
- Which is cuter: Lita calling Ava “Auntie Ava” or Ava calling Mick “Mickey”?
- “Finally a victory for a straight white man.” – Sarcastic Zari is SAVAGE.
- Gus-Gus eating gummy bears to calm down is so damn relatable.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on the CW on Sunday Nights at 8 pm.