It’s been pretty clear for most of this season that Legends of Tomorrow has become the best of the various Arrow-verse shows. But based on the show’s recent track record, there’s a strong case to be made for labeling it the best current superhero series in general, even counting Marvel’s Netflix projects. “The Legion of Doom” is a terrific showcase for the all those things Legends does so well, from great character dynamics to comedy to its ability to build on the dense tapestry that is the DC Universe.
As the title suggests, this episode focused an unusual amount of time on Reverse-Flash and his “partners.” These three villains have proven plenty entertaining in their previous appearances, and they certainly didn’t disappoint as they took the spotlight. The appeal ran a lot deeper than the simple thrill of seeing Matt Letscher and Neal McDonough be their usual, charismatic selves. This episode played the three villains against each other wonderfully, as Darhk and Merlyn vacillated between squabbling with each other and trying to turn the tables on Thawne. What else would you expect when three hugely ambitious and self-centered villains try to form an alliance. They truly are their own worst enemy, more than the Legends themselves.