Old Friend | DC Legends of Tomorrow “Fellowship of the Spear” Review
As the title suggests, “Fellowship of The Spear” provides a strong basis in Tolkien lore, but it excels for much more than just that. The Legion of Doom has been absent one character up until now, Captain Cold. Mick has had visions of him in the past, but now he could possibly be there in the flesh.
The episode revolves around finding a way to destroy the spear after our heroes managed to find the final piece of the spear, which was in the Vanishing Point. While their whole plan was to find the spear once and for all, the main problem with that is that now the Legion only has to find the spear itself, and not continue to hunt down each piece. In a sense, the Legends made it that much easier for the spear to be taken by the Legion. It’s interesting that they opted to find the rest of the pieces, versus just ensuring the safety of the pieces in which they had. It almost makes me feel that one of them would have the inkling to use it, and that it may be leaning toward Rip using it to get his wife and son back.
They discover that, after Mick attempts to torch it, the only way to destroy the spear is in which the way it was created, through the blood of Christ. This then leads them to France 1916 in attempts to track down a Lieutenant in the British army, J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s a little know fact that Tolkien created the Lord of The Rings series while battling in the trenches during World War 1. The tie in is far more impactful than what is usually hinted at, and it provided a nice segue into their trek for the blood of christ.
The connections to The Lord of The Rings Universe were generally well done. They didn’t hit you over the head as they usually do, but they were placed with an obvious impact in mind. Tolkien going on the trek of finding the blood of Christ made it all the more exciting.
They did indeed find the blood of Christ, but of course, the Legion is one step ahead of them as they always are. Eobard Thawne brings a character from the past that will drastically change the Legends going forward. He brought back Leonard Snart way before he sacrificed himself to save the rest of the Legends at the Vanishing Point.
Throughout this season, Snart would show up in Mick’s mind hammering in the fact that he will never actually be a part of the team and that he is nothing to the Legends. They don’t trust him, and they never will. Well they were either correct, or Snart was able to change Mick’s outlook because Mick ended up siding with the Legion when he had the spear in his hands.
So the Legion has the Spear of Destiny, but the Legends hope that they don’t know how to use it. This would be a great idea if they hadn’t found what is essentially a manual to use it. The episode closes with Malcolm chanting and all kinds of bad about to happen.
The idea that the Legion has the ability to change any event in history with the Spear of Destiny, I am just as interested how Eobard highjacking Leonard Snart from his timeline will affect things. It may have no impact because that is why the Legends were chosen in the first place, but I hope they delve into the reasoning for or against his impact on future events.