Legends of Tomorrow‘ 6×11 “The Final Frame” does something that I think no other show on television has ever done before. Have the fate of earth decided on a bowling game. But when a tv show is at their best, the focus is always on the relationships on the show. “The Final Frame” highlights some of those relationships while letting us enjoy the mythical sport of bowling. What else could you ask for?
Nate and Zari 1.0 are one of those pairings that you just can’t help but root for. So in natural Legends fashion, everything that can go wrong goes wrong. Terrible neighbors, misplaced bags, and a Earth that’s been kidnapped by bowling-crazed aliens, is just a little bit of what befuddles are two Legends. All that is nothing though to the biggest worry of the date is Zari’s fears over having a VERY long-distance relationship with Nate.
“Zari, I cannot stand being away from you. It actually hurts my heart.”
Is that line Nate says to Zari cheesy? Yeah. But also it’s true. Relationships are tough but worth it when you’ve found the person who makes you feel that way. Sometimes, you just need to know that other person has those same thoughts and pains you do.
“The Final Frame” solidifies Nate and Zari 1.0 as a couple by showing them being honest with each other and realizing that timelines and alternate universes be damned. This might be the last time we see Zari 1.0 for a while but much like Nate, we’ll be waiting patiently and happily for just even another moment with her.
As for the big bowling game for the planet Earth, The Legends defeat the Pin Killers thanks to a last-minute strike by Astra. Legends of Tomorrow always does a great job having the perfect mix of silliness but also mixing in nice moments with plenty of heart. Seeing Spinner and Mick slowly bond over the game was wonderful as Mick got better and better at it. Having Sara use her leadership skills to rally the team just showcased how much Sara Lance has grown over these past 6 seasons.
Even the C-Plot of Gary distracting Ava was charming in a way as it perfectly illustrated the “older sister/ annoying younger brother” dynamic they have had over the years on Legends. Choosing a wedding dress for the big AvaLance wedding coming up was a fun bit of lightheartedness too but also a good way to get us hyped a little bit more. (Also Ava looked good in all those dresses and looks to be honest)
So Legends of Tomorrow delivers us a solid entry with “The Final Frame” but some bad mojo feels like it’s looming on the horizon. Because we swear if Constantine messes up Sara and Ava’s wedding in any way, Hell will feel like a vacation to him.
- If John is trying to hide that the magic boost he’s got from the potions is affecting him hard, he’s doing a very bad job of it. Between blowing up Behrad’s brownies and overall cockiness, the truth will come out soon.
- If DC or The CW sold those Legends bowling t-shirts, we’d get one for sure.
- “I have to save the world by bowling ‘granny-style’?”
- Shoutout to Jes MacAllan for the great job she did in directing “The Final Frame.” Mixing romance, bowling, and comedy all in one short hour is hard work but she did a really good job highlighting all three without anything getting short-changed.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Sundays at 8/7c on the CW.