TV Club: Legends Of Tomorrow shoots for the moon with one of its best episodes

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow often feels like it’s squandering its full potential as a show about time travel, but “Moonshot” shows how effective the series can be when it finds a way to tie its central conceit to meaningful character development and genuinely tense plotting. This week’s episode sends the team to 1970 to retrieve the final piece of the Spear of Destiny from Hank Heywood, who is now working for NASA and has hidden the fragment in the American flag Neil Armstrong planted on the moon a year earlier. This sends the Legends into space, and forces them to team up with this season’s big bad, Eobard Thawne, in order to get back home safely. Sacrifices are made, hearts are broken, and Victor Garber sings “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” over the course of this delightful hour, and the episode successfully balances humor, spectacle, and …

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