“Legends of Tomorrow” Episode 615 Recap: Rainbow Connection

Blessed be! Welcome to this Legends of Tomorrow Avalance wedding recap of episode 615, “The Fungus Amongus!”

We pick up where we left off, with Mick rushing in to save the last egg, and the bomb Bishop rigged to the incubator going off. But this time we see that Mick just got blasted out of the room; he’s okay and so is the egg. Kayla looks around and says she’s surprised that everyone just risked their lives to save her eggs, and Sara tells her that they’re Mick’s kids, so they’re family. And that’s just what they do for family.

Legends of Tomorrow 615: Kayla looks perplexed

The Waverider is like Olive Garden. When you’re here, you’re family.

They can’t figure out what Bishop’s deal is. They know he’s stalling, but they don’t know why. He jacked up the Waverider, so they can’t go anywhere; Kayla starts to brag that actually SHE can go anywhere because her ship is just fine…but then they see it fly away, stolen.

They see a horror-movie-esque hand on the widow but it’s not an alien or an evil clone, just Behrad, back from visiting his parents and very confused as to what the heck happened. When they catch him up, he feels guilty; he knew Constantine was acting weird, he thinks he should have intervened sooner. He wants to talk to him, but just then Zari and Astra come in and tell everyone that it’s too late. Constantine is dead.

Astra tells them about the ancient fungal network protecting the earth, and Bishop linking Constantine to it before killing him, effectively killing the fountain. Astra says that he watched John die and that all that was left in the end was a little mushroom.

Astra looks like she's Seen Some Shit

I do love how Astra is now generally unfazed by things like “He turned into this here mushroom.”

Sara is a little overwhelmed by this update and asks where Spooner is, so Astra takes her to where her little Spoon is. They find Mama Spoons taking care of her grown up baby girl, who is unconscious despite her best efforts. Astra realizes Spooner might be dying and is distraught.

Astra and Sara look worried

“Stay alive.”

And to be honest, things aren’t looking great for our intrepid heroes! And they don’t even know the half of it! It’s the perfect amount of stakes for a season finale, in my humble opinion.

Meanwhile on the Waverider, Kayla is doing her best to fix their busted ship when Mick comes in to check on her. A timer goes off and she says it’s the egg rotation timer and he says he’ll take care of it, which surprises Kayla. She tells him about how she wants to take her eggs and gtfo, but Mick says he’s not leaving them. In her culture, the mother takes care of the eggs alone after the father gives birth, but Mick says he already did the absent father thing once, he’s not about to do it again.

Back at the house, Astra tells Sara that the fountain being linked to Spooner is what’s making her sick, meaning if it dies, so will Spooner. They’re interrupted by a terrible sound and when they go outside, they see something streaking to earth. Sara, Ava, and Nate go to check it out and find a single pod. Sara knows this tactic and knows it’s just a scout and that more will likely follow if they let it go.

When the alien leaves its pod, Spooner stirs for the first time and Astra rushes to her side.

Astra sits by Spooner's bedside

My left brain is like, “Okay this is also how I would react if my friend was in a coma,” but my right brain is like KISS KISS KISS.

She relays the message she hears from the alien but still seems out of sorts.

Ava and Sara fight the alien but Ava doesn’t have a clear shot and even though she knows Sara can regenerate, she can’t bring herself to shoot Sara. But Nate does not have this same problem and shoots through Sara and gets the alien. But before it dies, he crawls over and sends the rally cry back to the rest of the aliens.

After Spooner falls back unconscious, The team realizes that they were looking at things the wrong way; yes, the fountain is dying so Spooner is, too, but that means that while Spooner is still alive, there’s still time to save the fountain.

Sara scrunches her brow up into her thinky face and Ava asks what’s going on. Sara thinks she knows what Bishop wants. He wants to destroy the Earth so only he and Sara are left. But Ava sure as shit won’t let that happen.

Ava looks at Sara's worried face

This is the most complicated in-law situation I’ve ever seen.

Back on the Waverider, Behrad rushes into the room and holds the Constantine mushroom up to Zari, saying that he talked to Constantine, heard his voice, that he thinks he’s inside the mushroom. The team looks at him like he’s Horton trying to tell them about Whoville and assume he’s high. Zari wouldn’t want to talk to her bellend of an ex-boyfriend anyway. His ego is what got them into this mess.

Fancy Zari looks pissed

When I said I missed Flannel Zari I didn’t mean I wanted Fancy Zari to get sadder!

As Kayla gets closer to fixing the Waverider, she once again expresses the desire to get the hell out of dodge as soon as she’s able…but this time she asks if Mick will come with her.

Kayla looks imploringly at Mick

“I mean you’re no kiss in the coat closet, but I suppose you’ll do.”

Growth!

Kayla gets Gideon back online but as soon as she starts to say how relieved she is, Bishop interrupts her yet again. He plays a pre-recorded video correctly predicting the state of things, and since he knows how Sara’s brain works, he knows she’s figured out his icky Adam and Eve plot. He knows he’s the only one who could save the fountain, and he simply shall not. He smiles haughtily as Ava and Sara watch angrily.

Ava and Sara glare at the screen

This is how I watched any episode of Supergirl with Lex in it.

The team knows he’s right, that he’s the only one who can save the fountain, so they decided to go back in time to get a pre-evil version of Bishop to help them. Sara thinks this is a bad idea, but they points out that since Bishop shares part of her brain, a What Would Sara Never Do Day is exactly what the Beebo ordered.

So they go back in time to when Bishop was still a wide-eyed scientist, trying to make Ava Prime come to life. Ava and Nate go back to get him, and he thinks that if time travelers came for him, he must be very important, so he happily joins them to help save the world.

After he investigates the poison his future self made, he is of course impressed, but knows how to make an antidote.

Ava makes a please face

To Ava’s credit, I’d also do anything this face asked me to.

Just then, Behrad rushes in and says that he talked to John, SAW him, and he wants to talk to everyone! All they have to do is take a nibble of the Constantine mushroom.

Zari storms off, thinking this is insane. Sara thinks it’s a bad idea for everyone to get high before a big mission. Ava reminds her that it’s What Would Sara Never Do Day but Sara says she’s putting the kibosh on that holiday and has regained control as captain and says no, so everyone goes to find a way to make themselves useful for the fight ahead.

Sara tells Ava and Astra no

“Friends are friends, not food.”

But as soon as Sara is alone, she hears John’s voice in her head. The voice beckons her to “eat me” and she decides to go ask Alice and take a nibble. She’s transported to a vision of the site of the fountain and sees Constantine there, dressed all in white. He knows what he did was unforgivable, and what he did made the fountain deem humans unworthy of protection. He’s going to stay and feed the fountain with his slow death while she saves Spooner and the fountain; he wants to make it right.

Constantine tells Sara that he takes back what he once told her, that they were too broken to have anything stable when it comes to relationships. He says the only thing he’s ever said that I really liked: “Loving and being loved, that is the point.” He had that, and he got greedy, and that’s how he ended up in this predicament. He has one more thing to tell her, the secret of all life, and he whispers it in her ear, and she is Enlightened.

Sara looks Enlightened

:whispers: Kara leaned in.

Up on the ship, Kayla runs a diagnostic and Gideon compliments her on her mechanic skills. She’s about to plot an escape but Mick stops her. He doesn’t want her to leave with the kids, but he also can’t leave the Legends. He needs both of his families to be together while he helps save the world. He knows she won’t leave without him; he knows deep down she still cares about him.

NEXT PAGE: BRIDES! 

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13 Comments

  1. I do believe this is the first time you have referenced Pippin in one of your recaps…

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    I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again – if you are a primary character in an Arrowverse show, you should probably just elope. Or just skip over the “speak now or forever hold your peace” bit, because that’s always when the villain interrupts.

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    Beebo bless us, we get more Legends in just over a month!

    Assuming that was a variant of the Waverider, I hope that means the season seven villains are evil versions of themselves. Because after defeating the Legion of Doom, the Anachronisms, the Fugitives, the Encores and the Fates, and now aliens… what’s left to defeat but themselves?

    Also, if they’re stuck in 1925, there’s a chance they might bootstrap paradox the JSA into existence…

  2. – How did Mick survive that?
    – Please let Behrad get high off of John’s corpse mushroom. (I know he won’t, but that would be so funny.)
    – Did they tell us who Spooner’s dad was?
    – Stick to your guns Zari. Don’t let John off of the hook.
    – But will Bishop remember this move since it’s from his past?
    – …..They do get high off of John!Corpse mushroom.
    – *New Joosey accent* Hey, Sara. EAT. ME.
    – It’s raining Zagarons, hallelujah.
    – If Lita couldn’t be there to walk Ava down the aisle, then I guess Gary will do. Especially after what he said.
    – Spatula (Spooner & Astra) hugging. That height difference.
    – Mick walked Sara down the aisle. I saw a lot of people predicting that.
    – Gary wearing a crushed velvet suit is so Gary.
    – Nice song.
    – Great vows.
    – I would rank that #1 on Arrowverse weddings. (Olicity interruptions not allowed.)
    – If Nate changed out his powers, shouldn’t he start internally bleeding? He’s a hemophiliac.
    – It’s Hello Cthulhu.
    – I’m glad that John and Zari’s relationship resolved itself as it did. Zari forgave him, but didn’t romanticize his shortcomings.
    – Until we meet again, John, Mick.
    – Now the question is was it them that stranded themselves in the past?

  3. I doubt they’ll go this route given that they’re all stranded and what have you, but I would love to see a future episode where they dig into the eleven Avas that Rip brought to the Time Bureau before our Ava. Like… we are told that she is the twelfth. It’s implied that they all died. But, did they have connections or relationships? If I were Ava, I’d be so curious about those other eleven versions. Like, remember that weird file Rip erased that started off all the conspiracies about what Ava’s secret was? Was that file a backlog on Ava info?

    We usually see alt-Avas as comedic or scary enemies. I’d love to see something about Avas who, like our Ava, were just trying to live. Lowkey heartbreaking, but I would love to see it. Jes Macallan has already beyond blown my mind with her acting in this season and the last. I’d love to see how she’d handle all that.

  4. I think the costuming and hair people went wild for Sara’s wedding look. It was a no on both. It’s one thing doing Caity Lotz dirty but I think Sara Lance deserves better.

    (Or does she? I wasn’t so into Sara this season and I’m honestly not sure if it’s because of my opinions about Caity Lotz or if it’s just the way they wrote her storyline.)

  5. I mean, she looked beautiful anyways, but yeah that hair and outfit were TERRIBLE. I felt bad for Sara Lance… and it also didnt feel much like Sara Lance? Like, pantsuit, sure. Giant ass bow on her butt, no.

    I think there were some very good Sara scenes (reunion with Ava, etc) but they were so few and far between. I kind of wonder if the writers downplayed her character cuz of everything going on with the actress.

  6. This review gave me life! Thank you so much!! The Finley wedding mention, Spatular, the comments under the pictures (especially these) – ALL OF IT!

    Also, I just didn’t understand Sara’s wedding look AT ALL. The hair, the eye makeup, the butt bow… it all just confused me. It didn’t seem like the Sara Lance we know at all? But nevertheless, Ava Sharpe has now become Ava Lance and all our shipping desires have crashed into one. Avalance for the win! ‘WIFEY’ compilations HERE WE COME!

    Also, cya Mick. It was nice knowing you, but you really were such an odd character. That goes for Dom too. I mean I’m Australian myself so I understand a lot of the weird shit he says on Instagram, doesn’t mean I don’t still think he’s crazy though!

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