Things get bloody for the Killjoys as Dutch‘s (Hannah John-Kamen) plan to rescue Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) and Pawter (Sarah Power), bring down the wall, and kill Jelco (Pascal Langdale) runs into a few snags including putting her at the mercy of the leaders of an angry mob in the aftermath of a night’s activities that left more than one-hundred dead and questions that need to be answered. Needing to give D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) time to implement the Killjoys makeshift Plan-B, Dutch holds out telling her captors where Jelco has been taken.
Building on the DC TV Universe created in Arrow and The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is a mixed bag. Cobbling together characters created for the show and others introduced on the on the other two shows as an unruly bunch of time travelers out to save the future, the show had more than few ups and downs during its First Season. Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) plucks a group of heroes and villains from modern day (rather than choose heroes from a wide swath of time which would have made more sense) to save his family and stop the villainous immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) from conquering the world.
Keeping Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) on their own separate storylines, “Full Metal Monk” sends Dutch and D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) in search of another secret facility while Johnny and Pawter (Sarah Power) get into even more trouble snooping into the secrets of the wall. While both will find answers to what the company plans for Westerley, the cost proves much higher for Johnny and Pawter who find themselves trapped behind the wall which begins to force the entire populace into a more compliant state.
Limiting Castle and Beckett’s time on-screen in several episodes removes much of the show’s trademark chemistry leading to a very up-and-down final season. The season is also saddled with another grand season-long conspiracy that is not fully resoloved. That said, Castle and Alexis’ father-daughter bonding proves entertaining and there is some fun to be had when Caskett is allowed to solve a few cases together.
The first of five consecutive episodes all taking place with the Teen Titans stranded on a deserted island, “Coconut Cream Pie” plays like a cheap knock-off of Gilligan’s Island (complete with a generic millionaire and his wife thrown in to complete the crew of the S.S. Minnow). Of the five island episodes, this is one of the weakest forcing each member of the Titans into roles that don’t necessarily quite fit them, and beating a running gag to death involving Raven (Tara Strong) and coconut cream pies that never pays off.
The search for the last remaining Kyber Saber Crystal turns into a race between the Freemakers and Naare (Grey Griffin) and her bounty hunter friends. Containing several nods to The Empire Strikes Back, “Showdown on Hoth” includes the Freemakers finding the abandoned Rebel base and running into a baby Wampa (whose angry mother will help secure the group’s escape). The episode also offers another appearance of Durpin (Richard Kind) by Plumestriker (Jeff Bennett) demoted to one of the most desolate locations in the Empire.