Legends of Tomorrow S3 Ep.10 ‘Daddy Darhkest’ Review
Legends is back! After taking a longer hiatus, Legends of Tomorrow returns with a horror centric episode, that echoes the film The Exorcist, but still leaves room for us to laugh as always.
As I previously stated, this episode of Legends pays homage to The Exorcist. Mallus is taking control of a young girl, who so happens to be the daughter (Nora) of Damien Darhk, and the only person who can save her is John Constantine (with the help of the Legends of course.)
Yes, Constantine is back! Such an amazing character and Matt Ryan does a fantastic job, as always, in the role. Probably the saddest part of the episode is the end where we discover that Constantine won’t be made a series regular, but it was still a delight to see him. (Plus, I’m more than certain we’ll be seeing more of him towards the end of the season.)
Constantine and the rest of the Legends try to save Nora from Mallus, but things never go as planned and Constantine, Sara, and Leo, are sent back in time to 1969, thanks to Mallus’s magic. And the way to return to the present is to use Sara, who has a connection to Mallus. Of course before they do that Sara and Constantine quickly hook up and while some may say it seemed force, the chemistry and charm both characters display on screen makes it work.
Meanwhile, back in the present, Mick is watching a live football game for the entirety of the episode which makes for good comedy. Ray and Zari, try to help Darhk’s daughter Nora from Mallus, by trying to make her feel normal and welcome. Of course things don’t go as planned and we get some creepy Exorcist scenes, but we learn that while Mallus was controlling Nora’s body, Zari burned her skin, calling her “one of the six.” We don’t exactly know what it eludes to, but one can guess it means the totem bearers.
Nate and Amaya are together as always and Amaya wishes to make right by her granddaughter, Kuasa, who holds the water totem. Amaya believes there’s good in her, but of course, we find out that she’s not that good. She holds Nate hostage, but then escapes. Nate and Amaya’s storyline in each episodes continues to be the least interesting thing about it.
We also say goodbye to Leo, the Leonard Snart of Earth-X, who only shows up for two episodes and then leaves, which is a real shame because the comedy coming out of him was some of the best parts. There’s also so much more they could do with the character and having him leave so abruptly and quite honestly, rather anticlimactic, seems like a mistake,
The episode was still great and manages to balance its drama and comedy very well. The horror centric episode is a nice touch and seems to be the main secondary genre the season is dealing with. What with all the totems and supernatural elements this season. They’re doing a superb job of meshing sci-fi and supernatural horror into one and I for one can’t wait to see what they do next.
Episode Eleven of Legends of Tomorrow airs Monday, January 19 at 8:00pm EST on the CW.