Season 7 of Legends of Tomorrow is in the books and “Knocked Down, Knocked Up” changed the status quo for the show for season 8 and beyond. A farewell, a debut of a long-beloved DC character, and a very surprise pregnancy are just some of the highlights that went down in “Knocked Down, Knocked Up.” So, let’s dive in and talk about the Legend’s key mission: to help Gwyn save the love of his life and himself.
Well that was a short retirement from the time travel game for the Legends, wasn’t it? The Legends go to save Gwyn on the battlefield of World War I and end up meeting a time fixer by the name of Mike. First opinions of Mike go from way too goofy (Gary levels) to dirtbag when he steals the Waverider from the team. (Yes, it’s because he felt like it was hopeless to change a fixed point but still don’t steal someone’s shit dude.) So after the team is successful in switching out Alun with a robot duplicate, we get to meet up with Mike one more time.
Here’s where Mike goes to weasel as he returns the Waverider only to trap the Legends to get arrested by “The Time Police.” Here’s where they reveal that Mike is actually known as “Booster Gold,” someone long-time comic book fans know as a wisecracking hero with a noble sense of heroism. “Knocked Down, Knocked Up” had plenty of the wisecracking but let’s hope we see the heroism sometime in the future.
As for the other big moments in “Knocked Down, Knocked Up”
- SARA IS PREGNANT! Apparently due to her half-alien DNA, she can fertilize her eggs just by thinking about a baby and getting DNA from her mate (AKA kissing and smooching on Ava.) Also, the baby has taken Sara’s power of invulnerability now so she’s just back to her regular mortal self. If you were looking for a logical answer to how Sara’s pregnant, this is Legends of Tomorrow. Logic left the building several seasons ago.
- Nate’s farewell: So “Knocked Up, Knocked Down” looks to be the last time we’ll see Nate Heywood as a member of Legends of Tomorrow. While saving Alun in battle, a explosion of mustard gas causes Nate’s steel abilities to disappear. So Nate decides to go into retirement and spend it with Zari 1.0 in the totem. Going to be hard not to see Nate anymore as he grew from a character that we couldn’t stand to one that grew into a true hero. Hopefully he can pop up again sometime down the road.
- No more Evil Gideon. Thanks to some inspiration by Astra and Spooner and some clever tactics by Gideon, Evil Gideon ends up no more by the end of “Knocked Down , Knocked Up.” In the overall ranking of Legends of Tomorrow villains, where will they rank? Hard to say but not as high as the Legion of Doom but as low as Bishop-level.
So what does a potential season 8 look like? Well even with Nate’s departure, the Legends still have a lot of team members. (And you know Booster Gold is joining the team.) Add onto that that they’ll be in time prison and Sara’s pregnancy, the Legends are going to have a really tough time in season 8.
…..that’s if we get a Season 8. Pretty please, CW?
- Wish we had gotten a moment of Nate greeting Zari 1.0 in the totem, especially if this is the last time we see Nate.
- Gary landing in 30,000 B.C. and immediately meeting some friendly cavemen was a stroke of luck.
- MVP of Season 8 – Lots of candidates but I think I’ll go with a surprise pick: Astra. Seeing her continued growth through the season – whether it was her friendship with Spooner or the budding relationship she started to build with Behrad, she made herself an intriguing part of the Legends. After all, we lost count of how many time she saved the day with her magic!