What do you get a show that has made it to 100 episodes? Well for Legends of Tomorrow, their 100th episode gives us a special treat. A trip inside Gideon’s memories to find out what’s wrong with her.
Most times for tv shows, having an 100th episode is a good excuse to bring back a lot of old familiar faces from the past. The test is having a story that is entertaining and have it so it makes sense to bring back everyone. Legends of Tomorrow succeeds in this regard. After all, who has been there from the beginning besides Gideon? (Sara Lance of course, but we’ll let Gideon have the spotlight this time.)
OLD FACES, OLD MEMORIES
“wvrdr_error_100 not found” has Astra and Spooner (with help from a subconscious British version of Jax) going through Gideon’s memories of times with the Legends. In typical fashion, things don’t go smoothly. Yes, the 100th episode of Legends of Tomorrow introduces us to a evil version of Gideon in virus form.
So, to stop the virus from destroying Gideon’s memories and wiping out the three Legends, they travel to different memories to cut out the virus. As they go through the memories, we get to see all the different versions of the Legends over the years. And boy there’s some people that we really miss. Rip Hunter, Ray Palmer, Captain Cold, Nora Darhk, Jax Jefferson and Martin Stein…….. Hawkman maybe. Their scenes in this episode are a joy to watch just for the fact that we have them back again. Seeing all these blasts from the past makes me wonder how the original Legends would do on the show now.
“wvrdr_error_100 not found” is also a prime example of how our memories are important — the ones that give us joy and the ones that give us pain. As Evil Gideon shows our Gideon, Rip gave her a program to protect the Legends even over the importance of protecting history. But as Spooner and Astra explain to her and show her with a bunch of happy memories of the team, people can grow past their programming. People evolve and Gideon has evolved into being a human. One that will make mistakes and errors but also one that can share joy and happiness with her friends.
But the big question is how was there another version of Gideon? If you guessed Legends of Tomorrow bringing back their lamest villain to create it, you’re right. Yes, Bishop is lamer than Vandal Savage. Past Bishop creates a version of Gideon without the humanity our Gideon has earned from her adventures with the Legends. So yeah, I think we know who destroyed the Waverider now. Honestly, wish it was something else instead. Don’t need to bring back the worst part of season 6 to season 7.
(Sorry to end on a bummer, so one more positive about “wvrdr_error_100 not found” — Victor Garber singing again in a duet with Gideon??!!)
- Man do I really miss Ray Palmer and Nora Darhk. Miss them badly.
- Good to see the connection Rip and Gideon had being brought back for this episode. Just wish they would stop making Rip “the bad guy” all the time.
- “I know the Legends can be a batty bunch, but they’re my friends.”
- “This must be the night we kidnapped….recruited you.”
- Astra and Spooner’s growing friendship has been the highlight of season 7 so far.
- Really miss Rip Hunter and Captain Cold. And Firestorm.
- Seeing the old White Canary costume brought back a lot of memories and questions. Does Sara still have it? And if she does, does she bust it out for special nights with Ava?
- Compared to Arrow and The Flash‘s 100th episodes, I believe Legends has the best of the three.
- Congrats on 100 episodes Legends of Tomorrow. Will they get to 200? It’s the CW so you never know.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on the CW on Wednesday Nights at 8 pm.