Legends of Tomorrow 7×10 “The Fixed Point” puts the Legends on their toughest task yet this season: dealing with a crisis of faith in themselves. Making this even tougher is the task of trying to change a “fixed point” in time to get the Robot Legends to show up. However, we still get to see the Legends at their best when they’re even at their worst. So, let’s dive into “The Fixed Point” as a familiar fave makes an appearance…
OLD FACE, NEW MISSION
After Gideon’s idea to confront the Robot Legends by changing a fixed point in time, the Legends decide to stop World War I by saving Archduke Ferdinand. They end up at a bar called “The Fixed Point” which is where all the time travelers attempting to stop the assassination wait to get their chance. This leads to Sara trying and failing multiple times to stop it and having a crisis in faith in herself. But also this crisis shows us how much Sara Lance has grown since her first appearance on Arrow ages ago.
Seeing the Legends rally around their captain highlights the biggest strength of Legends of Tomorrow. Their faith in their leader and more importantly, their friend. As Nate says, she’s Sara Damn Lance. Yeah, she may fail a time or four but she’s not going to give up on what she has her mind set on.
So after many attempts and some game study with the team, Sara figures out that someone is stopping all the assaination attempts. So, who is this protector of time? Yep a familiar face from way back in season 2: Eobard Thawne. Thanks to the Time Wraiths, our boy Thawne is now a protector of fixed points in time. After a quick fight and a slightly shorter discussion, Sara is able to convince Eobard to give them 40 minutes of time to get the Waverider from the Robot Legends before the Archduke is assassinated. “The Fixed Point ” ends with our Legends getting ready to confront the Robot Legends for what’s going to be a big-time battle royale.
40 minutes? For Sara Lance and the Legends of Tomorrow, that’s going to be all the time in the world. Now “The Fixed Point” also showcases two pairings that don’t get a lot of time together but definitely delivered some of the most emotional scenes of the episode. First off, a man of faith who is also a man in love.
Gwyn and Ava
Gwyn and Ava spend “The Fixed Point” originally trying to find a way to save Alun without completely messing up the past but Gwyn decides that he will save him without letting his past self know that. When Ava presses him on why, it says that it’s because he doesn’t deserve to be with Alun because of his faith in god and being a homosexual.
It’s tough for me to dive into this for many reasons but the one thing that Legends of Tomorrow gets right is highlighted by Ava when she tells Gwyn that “Love is Love is Love”. Believing in something is important but don’t sacrifice love for that.
Legends does a wonderful job of showing so many different pairings regardless of gender. And showcasing how much love is in these relationships. It’s not perfect but if more shows were like Legends of Tomorrow in that regard, TV would be a much better place.
Spooner and Zari
As for the other big revelation, that comes when Spooner and Zari decided to try to hang out now that Astra and Behrad are starting a relationship. After a few awkward attempts at chit-chat, Zari is able to figure out that Spooner is asexual. This is big news but also kind of easy to spot upon rethink about Spooner’s interactions with people. The things that makes me the happiest though is the casualness with how Zari figures it out and accepts it. That’s what a true friend does and it’s great seeing Zari and Spooner becoming that ever so slowly.
(Was odd seeing Behrad and Astra get almost zero scenes together after their big moment last week. One of the problems of having such a big ensemble cast.) So now as the season whines down, the Legends are getting ready for their big battle with the Robot Legends. May the best Legends win!!!! (ours)
- So the bar is basically a version of the bar from the Quantum Leap series finale, right?
- The montage of failed attempts by Sara to stop the assassination was pretty great.
- Gideon decides to start drinking when she thinks time is trying to stop the teams efforts. There are many reasons people start drinking but because “time is trying to stop our efforts to stop evil version of me” is a new one.
- Also, still not into Gideon and Gary as a couple. Sorry.
- Chants for Sara Lance = 😍
- Nate always being the one to pump up Sara and make her feel proud of herself is great. Nate and Sara being OG’s and best buds is something that’s always worth highlighting.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on the CW on Wednesday Nights at 8 pm.