Legends of Tomorrow: The Fungus Amongus
September 6, 2021 5:24 PM - Season 6, Episode 15 - Subscribe

 
I've got visual notes to start with this time.

I swear Nate spends more time on his hair than the whole rest of the Waverider crew combined. Those are some serious highlights.

Speaking of hair, I was gravely disappointed with Sara's wedding look. It was definitely not one of her best. Conversely, Zari, Astra, Ava and even Kayla all had great hair at various points in the episode.

It was nice to see Mick a little more dressed up, but he either needed to lose the undershirt or do up on more button on his shirt to hide the undershirt. Jacket plus white shirt plus undershirt is never a good look.

I wasn't really thrilled with Sara's jumpsuit. While the idea was a good one, some of those folds were in awkward spots, especially when viewed from different angles (side view, etc.).

Those alien pods were terrible looking, as were the aliens. Terrible as in cheap and fake and tacky.

I'm happy that both John and Mick survived. And my comments about about John's apparent demise feeling like Alec becoming the avatar for the Green Elemental seem much more prescient now that John actually presented himself as a the representative of the Griege/Mushroom/Fungus. Okay, he didn't call himself that, but he spoke for the Fountain and kept it alive with his life force, so I'm good in calling him an Elemental, even if only a temporary one. We all griped last episode that his death didn't feel earned, so I'm glad it didn't stick, even if they had to reset him back to his earlier state of being a loner with his soul in hock.

Mick and Sara together at the end was also fitting. As the last of the original two, they deserved the time together. Mick will be missed, but the writers seemed to have no clue how to really use his character anymore, so maybe it's best that he takes a break to go and play dad.

I'm really now sure how the power swap thing actually worked, considering Zari and Behrad need to funnel their energy through the totems and their team mates didn't have totems, but I'm not going to quibble.

I am happy to see the end of Bishop. Good riddance to a terrible character.

I must admit, I spend a good chunk of time after the wedding was interrupted silently complaining to myself "rather than standing there, staring up into the sky and wasting time, you could have just leapt to the finish of the ceremony and actually married Ava and Sara, instead of following every other cliched wedding interruption." I'm glad I no longer have a reason to be frustrated and that the interruption turned into a major plot point, and wasn't just waved off as a thing that happened.

Overall, I'm pretty happy to see the end of this season. It was the worst since season one, even if it's quality problems stemmed from entirely different reasons than those of the opening year.
posted by sardonyx at 6:54 PM on September 6 [3 favorites]


I bawled through the wedding. Got me RIGHT in the feels, that did. I will not be mad if Shayan Sobhian gets to sing more next season.

Episode MVP was actually... GARY?! But his pep talk to Ava was lovely and he delivered it perfectly and he was so thrilled to walk with Ava and anybody who grudges him that has NO HEART. Runner-up: Astra, actually, for giving Spooner that sweet understanding hug without letting her own mama-drama get in the way. I really like those two together (and would decidedly not object to them getting TOGETHER together).

Appreciate the code switching Spooner and her mom did. (Managed to follow most of it. The subtitler/translator did a good job with idiom.)

It's not Legends if it doesn't subvert a major time-travel trope, so bye, Bishop Dorothy, you're going back home with your moral epiphany erased.

As for the season: I diagnose "the crew was actually too big." I can see where that's handy in a shooting season that had to cope with COVID, but it let some relationships get badly shortchanged (Mick/Kayla, of course, but also Mick/Lita, Zari2/Behrad needed some work, and Gary felt like a fifth wheel until literally this episode). I understand Matt Ryan is returning as a new character, but I sure hope they hold the line at that. At some point the nxn problem takes over, and this season was that point.

But I didn't hate the season nearly as much as you, sardonyx. It made me laugh a lot and "awwww" a few times and that's like 80% of what I want from Legends.
posted by humbug at 8:25 PM on September 6 [3 favorites]


I must admit, I spend a good chunk of time after the wedding was interrupted silently complaining to myself "rather than standing there, staring up into the sky and wasting time, you could have just leapt to the finish of the ceremony and actually married Ava and Sara, instead of following every other cliched wedding interruption." I'm glad I no longer have a reason to be frustrated and that the interruption turned into a major plot point, and wasn't just waved off as a thing that happened.

Thought same! The wedding (complete with invasion) was good though. I loved their outfits. I loved "Songbird."

Overall, kinda weak but had its moments. I am also glad that Bishop is gone, but I kinda liked Old Not-A-Jerk-Yet Bishop, wish he had a fighting chance.

Mick has always been my least favorite Legend (though he has his moments) so I don't mind him being gone to um....parent 48 alien babies, okay, I guess.

John dead-not-dead was confusing/weird.
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:17 PM on September 7 [1 favorite]


I don't think that I really hated the season as much as I was disappointed by it. Legends has had such a strong run over the past few years that it was almost to be expected that there would be an eventual dip in quality, and given everything that has gone on in the world, I think this season was really affected. Of course, the production team still pulled together some crazy, ridiculous, touching and unbelievable moments and plot, as it always does, but I just didn't think it was as tight or well-thought-out as we've seen in the past.
posted by sardonyx at 8:09 AM on September 8 [2 favorites]


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