Legends of Tomorrow – Zari, Not Zari

by Alan Rapp on April 23, 2020

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Legends of Tomorrow - Zari, Not Zari television review

The latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow delivers both two versions of one Legend and the death of another. Constantine (Matt Ryan), Sara (Caity Lotz), and Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) search for another piece of the Loom (which apparently is made out of rings?), as Charlie’s sister Atropos (Joanna Vanderham) starts attacking Charlie through time first by killing her band in the 70s and then tracking her to the present where her wrath ends will end with one Legend dead and the god apparently lost in the vortex of time itself. Along with just what actually happened to Atropos, the episode does raise some questions about Sara (who somehow survives the goddess’ power) and the finality of Atropos’ actions. Can time be rewritten, again?

The episode’s title comes from Zari‘s (Tala Ashe) vision quest where she meets the early version of herself. It’s nice to see Ashe get to play the less-bubble-headed version of the character once again, although the death of Behrad (Shayan Sobhian) does foreshadow a more serious version of Zari in the weeks to come. Of all the characters to kill off, the one who technically doesn’t belong in the timeline makes the most sense while it also helps with develop this version of his sister as well. Providing a lighter note, “Zari, Not Zari” also gives us the subplot of Ava (Jes Macallan) attempting to help Mick (Dominic Purcell) by placing him in small moments of his daughter’s timeline in hopes of fixing the pair’s dysfunctional present. Turns out you can’t fix the emotional turmoil of a teenager, even with a time machine.

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