No Arrow-verse show manages to simultaneously tickle the funny bone and tug at the heartstrings like Legends of Tomorrow. This week’s episode offered another rollicking good time as the Legends found themselves smack dab in the middle of the Apollo 13 mission. But even as Ray had a blast playing astronaut and Professor Stein belted out a tune, this episode ventured into some pretty dramatic territory. It’s not hard to tell that the end of Season 2 is fast approaching.
All the missing pieces of the Spear of Destiny are now accounted for, as the Legends headed back to 1970 to reconnect with Commander Steel (again played by iZombie’s Matthew McCaull), who by this pointed has traded his colorful tights for a career in NASA. So far this season, we’ve seen the team’s travels take them from the time of the dinosaurs to the distant future. At some point, the only way to keep shaking things up is to take the team off-world. And having Reverse-Flash infiltrate the Apollo 13 mission is certainly one way of doing that. I especially enjoyed the clever touch of having Thawne disguise himself as Jack Swigert, who in real life only joined the Apollo 13 mission after his predecessor contracted German measles. Perhaps that was no accident after all?