Legends of Tomorrow “Silence of the Sonograms” puts the wheels in motion for the final two episodes of the season as the Legends find challenges on different fronts. Not only are the Legends dealing with the emotional manipulations of Bishop, but Constantine’s demons finally get the better of him. So let’s delve into “Silence of the Sonograms” and remind ourselves about how truly human Ava Sharpe is.
Sometimes we forget about Ava’s origins as a clone and what she deals with in her head. Bishop brings out all her fears and doubts throughout “Silence of the Sonograms.” Bishop pulls the, “I’m a nice guy now” act and gets to chat with Ava multiple times. In these chats (and later a dance), Ava highlights how much the wedding planning is affecting her emotionally. These chats, and being in contact with “her father,” get to Ava and breakthrough to her.
Ava thinks because she has trouble with the wedding that she’s weird and she’ll be unable to love a family of her own. Ava believes that Bishop wants to be a part of a family like she wants to be. But she also fears that she won’t be able to process her feelings enough to have a family with Sara.
Now, this is just hogwash. Ava is one of the most human characters on Legends of Tomorrow since she first appeared on the show. She loves, fears, worries, prognosticates, and every other emotion we human beings show every day. The biggest emotion Ava has though is love. And as Sara tells her, Ava is full of love. She loves the Legends, she loves being a boss, and most importantly, she loves Sara Lance.
As for Bishop, the part that didn’t come back with him is now 6% of Sara Lance. Now I’ve no clue how cloning works but now Bishop has a part of Sara inside of him. And he’s still the same manipulative bastard he has always been. He tricks Mick into drinks to make him go into premature labor but also so he can get a communicator. Now the next question is, why does Bishop need a communicator? Well, John Constantine is here to answer that.
Things aren’t going to end well for John Constantine, are they? “Silence of the Sonograms” is where all the chickens come to roost so to speak. Zari reveals that she knows the truth of John’s magic addiction and how his dark side continues to taunt and tempt him. This is probably the most heartbreaking storyline Legends of Tomorrow has ever done. Showcasing the traumas of addiction is tough to view, but Legends has done a good job showing the pain it causes, not only mentally but physically.
With Zari’s help, John tries to detox. It also gives us a slight glimmer of hope especially when Zari tells John that she loves him. But Dark Side John returns with even more force and leads to Constantine contacting Bishop about getting his powers back. Kudos to Matt Ryan for showcasing the inner turmoil and toil this has put John through. A decent man forcing himself to do indecent things for just one more fix.
Addiction can ruin even the toughest family. When it’s aided by someone like Bishop, the impact from it can be even worse, not just to the Legends but to the entire universe.
- Congrats to Mick Rory who is now a proud papa of to a bunch of new babies. Bet he’s not looking forward to changing all those diapers though.
- Astra and Spooner’s friendship slowly growing has been a highlight of the back half of season 6.
- All action scenes should have 70’s music playing in the background.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Sundays at 8/7c on The CW.