Legends of Tomorrow 7×01 “The Bullet Blondes” highlights a show that is still as silly as ever but also delivering an episode that didn’t feel like a season premiere. In some ways that’s good and some ways bad. For every moment that highlights the growing friendship of Astra and Spooner, it also reminds of a show that is trying to do too much.
“The Bullet Blondes” starts immediately after the events of last season’s finale with John Constantine gone and the team stuck in 1925 Odessa. We get to see the team deal with no time travel and no way to wipe out people’s memories (thanks Rory). And some team members trying to find a solution to this problem also is a great example of their characters’ strengths and weaknesses.
BEST LAID PLANS
First up, Sara and Ava. their plan goes from circus, to distract the locals, to rob banks to keep Hoover away from Texas and get to NY, to find someone to power their time couriers. These ideas are the perfect mixture of logical and chaotic….just like Avalance. Neither plan goes the way they want especially when Hoover gets killed from a ricochet bullet off Nate’s steel-plated head. The best-laid plans never go the way they are supposed to do they?
(It was amazing to see Ava go from despondent over the timeline being messed up to a boss bitch getting Gary to dispose of Hoover’s body so they can continue to New York.)
Astra, in a misguided attempt to resurrect the Waverider, she conducts a spell that completely knocks her out. Later while hanging with Spooner, she finishes the spell casually that brings Gideon back…..only in human form. As always, this could only happen on Legends of Tomorrow.
On a sidenote, a big highlight of “The Bullet Blondes” was seeing Spooner tell Astra that she was her best friend. Their growing friendship was an underrated highlight of season 6.
TOO MANY COOKS
Not all was wonderful in “The Bullet Blondes” as it highlights one of my main grievances with Legends of Tomorrow: Too Overcrowded. With the addition of Gideon now, the team will now have 9 members and who knows if they will keep Dr. Davies with them when they go to New York.
With so many members, some stories will get shortchanged. The Astra/Spooner stuff was great for what we got but a extra scene or two more would have been lovely. Zari got sidelined halfway through and if Behrad wasn’t in this episode, no one would have noticed, unfortunately. Legends of Tomorrow has always had large numbers but now might be the time to trim it down a tad.
So “The Bullet Blondes” does give our Legends a mission and a new goal : Travel to New York to find Dr. Gwynn Davies and get his help to go back in time. The fun will be in how much of the future will the Legends mess up getting there. If you are a Legends of Tomorrow fan, you can guess the answer to both is: A LOT.
- The key that John gave Zari at the end of last season opens a door to a pocket universe that Constantine created as a sort of place to “Chillax.” I call it a convenient plot device if you need a setting for some characters to go to.
- Yes Sara, I can’t wait for the Avalance honeymoon either.
- “How about “Legends of Tomorrow”?” “That’s a bit wordy.”
- Astra’s recklessness when dealing with magic is going to come to a head sooner rather than later.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on the CW at 8 pm on Wednesday Nights.