Legends Of Tomorrow Review: Doomworld (Season 2 Episode 16)

Even though it might not have been the best mindset to be in at the start of Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 16, “Doomworld,”  I didn’t start this off with the highest of expectations. After seeing how we got to this point in the story, I wasn’t all that excited about seeing what The Legion’s version of ‘reality’ was. My hype didn’t rise or fall over the course of the episode. It just stayed at an even level.

Betray Me Three Times? Get Off The Ship

I’m convinced that the writers are signaling to us that they’re kicking Mick off the ship by the end of this season. Last season, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Leonard Snart were on the chopping block. Now, it looks like Vixen and Heatwave are next on the list to go.

While there’s still time for Amaya to find a way back into the scene, I’d be more than okay with getting rid of Mick and replacing him with someone new.

As if he didn’t learn his lesson the first time, he went back to The Legion again (!!!) and told them that The Legends were on their way to come and destroy The Spear Of Destiny.

It’s clear to me that he still has far more character development to go through than even thought. What he did prove to me that I had been giving him way too much credit over the season.

If he can’t keep his mouth shut and simply face the consequences of his actions to willingly betray his true friends, he can’t stay on the ship with the others. The fact that he gave The Spear to Amaya doesn’t change the fact that all of this reality-warping is his fault in the first place. 

Arrogance Abound

This episode showed the pure arrogance of The Legion. You can only have, but so much ego in one contained area.

It didn’t matter if they were going against The Legends themselves or Eobard himself, they thought they had it made until everything started clashing against each other. Reality wants to ‘fix itself’ just like time wants to ‘fix itself’ on The Flash.

The Black Flash even still existing tells me that The Speed Force isn’t connected to what we know as ‘reality.’ Eobard is still a Speedster and, since he’s still attached to The Speed Force, he’s still an aberration by definition. Even changing and cementing reality itself isn’t enough to keep karma off his tail.

Now, Eobard has risen to Main Big Bad Status with three different groups after him: The Legends, The Legion, and The Speed Force. He can only do but so much running when faced with anti-Speedster weapons, real magic, and a ravenous Speedster created solely for the purpose of reaping other Speedsters that have overstayed their welcome.

Never Underestimate The Legends  

Even though apparently, it’s been a year into this new reality, Nate and the rest of the team weren’t going to stay apart forever. With connections as strong as they have, they were bound to find each other eventually (with or without Mick). 

I loved how both Nate and Ray were working on their own ways to get things back to the way it’s supposed to be. I even appreciated how the show looped back on itself and paralleled when Heywood was talking with Oliver at the beginning of the season.

Once everything started focusing on the team getting back together and stopping The Legion, the episode picked up for me. Plus, who didn’t love seeing Mick get repeatedly punched in the face for blatantly betraying them?

I know this isn’t the final episode for Amaya. Still, seeing her treated like that by Leonard was rough to watch. That was the only part of the episode I didn’t see coming.

Before last week, I was hoping we’d get to see the Leonard from the first season with all the character development. Now, I just hope next week is the last time Snart comes on my screen again.

The team isn’t going to let her demise be in vain, and that’s what I love about them. They don’t know the meaning of the phrase ‘give up.’ Even though they literally watched The Spear get destroyed in front of their eyes, they aren’t stopping or giving up. Even Gideon got Rip out of his slump by the end of the episode.

Other Thoughts:

  • Ray’s ‘janitor’s voice’ was weird and I’m glad he got rid of that once he got hit with the Reality Gun.
  • How in the world did Jax let Martin Stein smack a gun out of his hand? The gun that he was supposed to save him with.
  • Felicity was good as a vigilante. I know it’s not likely, but it’d be interesting to see the real Felicity don the vigilante aura every now and again on Arrow and see what could be done with that with more time over there.

Favorite Quote: “I’ll have you know, in my reality, you and I had sex, and we both liked it very much.”

Most Favorite Character:  Nate Heywood (Nate’s comedic role stood out for me the most in this episode. Without him, I don’t think I’d enjoy the episode nearly as much.)

Least Favorite Character:  Mick Rory (I thought Mick would’ve learned his lesson the first time but apparently not. He’s just proving himself to be more and more untrustworthy as the season starts to close out. )

Overall Grade: C (The positive ending saved this episode from getting rated the same as last’s week’s episode. I’m not in any rush to watch this one again and, quite frankly, I’m ready for The Legion’s storyline to be over with. I’ve been ready to move on to other things.)

What did you think about this episode of Legends of Tomorrow? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Legends Of Tomorrow airs on Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.


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