Violet recaps Season 2 Episode 15 of Legends of Tomorrow, titled Fellowship of the Spear, where the Legends enlist J.R.R. Tolkien’s help in finding the blood of Christ! Following the recap, both Josh and Violet share their thoughts about the episode.
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In 1916 France, the Legends are on the sidelines of a battle. Apparently, they are trying to get to Jesus’s blood. However, it’s located in the middle of the battlefield, so Amaya suggests using the Spear of Destiny.
Going back to 72 hours earlier, Sara calls a meeting to figure out how to keep the Spear of Destiny out of the Legion of Doom’s hands. Nate skips the meeting, though. Rip tells the others that they must return to the Vanishing Point to get the Legion’s pieces of the Spear, as that is where the Legion has been operating.
The Legends head to the Legion’s base and use their pieces of the Spear to help locate the other pieces, since the pieces call to each other. Jax and Rip find an object that the Spear pieces might be hidden in, so FIRESTORM uses transmutation to turn it into jelly beans. Sure enough, the Spear pieces are inside. Eobard Thawne detects the Legends too late and runs outside just as they fly away in the Waverider.
Back on the ship, the Legends put the Spear pieces near each other, and the Spear of Destiny re-forms itself. Rip warns the others that the Spear will call to each of them to use it to make the world just how they want it, so they will need to destroy the Spear so that no one can use it. Mick takes out his heat gun right then and there and uses it on the Spear, but it is not destroyed. Rip says the Spear will try to always protect itself and heal itself. A message in appears on the Spear, written in Latin.
They go to Nate to ask him to translate the message. He says that the message is “Born of blood, undone by blood.” Nate says that it means that since the blood of Christ gave the Spear its power, only the blood of Christ can destroy it. Sara tries to head to the Crucifixion, but Rip warns her that there are some points in history that you shouldn’t touch. Nate tells the others that there’s another way though — J.R.R. Tolkien might know where to locate some of Christ’s blood. Gideon says that Tolkien could be found in a battle in the north of France in 1916 during World War I, so the Legends head there.
Meanwhile, back at the Legion’s base, Damien Darhk has returned. Eobard realizes that maybe it’ll be easier to get the entire Spear of Destiny from the Legends rather than piece by piece.
While Sara, Jax, and Stein stay on the ship, the others head out to the Battle of the Somme sidelines in 1916 France to look for Tolkien. Amaya looks for Tolkien in triage. Mick sees Captain Cold, who puts it into his head that the others will only ever see him as a thug, and also punches Mick. Nate, Rip, and Ray find Tolkien in the trenches, and are able to take him with them, since he is exhibiting signs of trench fever, as Gideon said he would be.
The Legends bring Tolkien back to the Waverider. Rip and Nate talk to him and ask him for his help. Meanwhile, Sara asks Amaya how it went out there. Amaya reveals that she had Gideon show her the future of her village and its destruction.
Mick is called to the Spear, but Stein stops him from picking it up. Stein also notices the bruise on Mick’s cheek from where Captain Cold punched him. Sara comes in and tells Mick that he’s going to church. More specifically, they’re heading to a Cathedral where the knight was buried who can lead them to Christ’s blood.
Tolkien, Nate, Ray, Rip, and Mick take a look around the Cathedral. They find and follow clues that lead them to a wall. They kick in the wall and find a skeleton inside. Captain Cold comes in and he’s real, rather than Mick’s hallucination. Damien Darhk comes in as well. It seems that the Legion went back in time and picked up Snart before he died. So when Mick was talking to Snart earlier, it was the real Snart, and Mick inadvertently revealed their plans. The Legends find themselves under attack from soldiers and run away. But first, Tolkien quickly makes a rubbing from the engraving on the knight’s shield. Also, Snart taunts Mick for actually caring about the Legends.
Back safely on the Waverider, the others question Mick’s loyalty to the Legends and whether he is still a thug. Meanwhile, Tolkien and Nate try to figure out where to go to destroy the Spear.
Amaya is drawn to the Spear, and tells Mick that she hears her mother calling to her. Mick says that he hears his parents telling him not to play with fire.
Tolkien and Nate report to the others the location where they need to go, which is right in the middle of a bloody battle. However, Amaya has a different solution: to use the Spear. She is confident that she can use it. However, Sara and the others don’t think it’s a good idea to use the Spear to rewrite reality. Amaya reluctantly agrees to help however she can.
This brings us to the scene at the beginning of the episode, with the Legends using the map in the middle of the battle to see that Jesus’s blood is in the middle of the battlefield, and Amaya suggesting using the Spear of Destiny. Rip and Tolkien go to the British commander to ask him to request a ceasefire from the German commander. Meanwhile, Ray and Stein approach the German commander to ask for him to request a ceasefire from the British commander. But neither side agrees.
Nate, Mick, Sara, and Amaya are therefore forced to head into the battlefield toward the blood of Christ. Ray suits up and flies into a cannon to stop it from firing. Meanwhile, Rip knocks out the British commander and takes over the PA system to implore both sides to honor a ceasefire so that the injured may be removed from the battlefield. It works, and the fighting stops.
Sara and the others follow the Spear of Destiny to the blood of Christ. But just after they find it, Snart and Darhk show up. They threaten to kill the Legends if they don’t hand over the Spear, which Mick is holding. Sara asks Mick to give her the Spear, but he refuses, and joins Snart and Dahrk. Mick asks Amaya to come with them, but she says no. Snart throws a grenade, and the fighting starts up again on the battlefield, which they’re still in the middle of. Reverse Flash comes and saves the Legion members, including Mick, leaving the remaining Legends to run. The container with Christ’s blood is destroyed in the crossfire. A cloaked Waverider comes and saves the Legends from the battlefield.
Back on the Waverider, they can only hope that the Legion doesn’t know how to use the Spear of Destiny. However, over at the Legion’s base, Malcolm Merlyn has returned with what is essentially the owner’s manual for the Spear. The Legion members all grab hold of the Spear while Malcolm recites some words from the book.
Her Thoughts on Legends of Tomorrow, Season 2 Episode 15: Fellowship of the Spear
You gotta hand it to the Legends of Tomorrow writers – they know who their target audience is and how to cater to them. I mean, in one episode you have the Legends interacting with George Lucas, the father of Star Wars, and in this episode the Legends meet up with J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings novels. Nerds like myself must be loving this. Or at least, I know I was loving all the cheesy references, from Nate’s suggestion of the Legends being a “Fellowship” to Stein’s use of the “One does not simply walk into…” phrase. What makes it more interesting is that this is something that fans of Tolkien’s works may not have known about Tolkien, unless they are hardcore Tolkien fans who know everything there is to know about Tolkien’s life. And even in that case, I think a Tolkien fan would enjoy seeing this aspect of Tolkien’s life portrayed on screen.
I’m a little disappointed that Mick has switched over to the other side, but it’s understandable considering his loyalty to Snart. His friend is back, so of course he’s going to want to be with him, especially when it seems to him like the others don’t fully trust him. I feel like Wentworth Miller’s performance as Captain Cold is way over the top once again, but I guess that’s not going to change. I’m also slightly wondering about the repercussions of plucking Snart from the timeline (i.e. Does this mean that as a result he never actually joins the Legends?, etc), but for one, that’s kind of a moot point since the Legion of Doom is about to change reality as we know it anyway by using the Spear of Destiny, and two, I’ve kind of given up questioning the logic of Legends of Tomorrow, as I’ve learned by now that you pretty much just have to go with it, whatever it is, even if it doesn’t make sense, even if the show contradicts its own rules.
At this point, I’m mostly just having fun with the show, and I’m quite curious to see what this alternate reality is that the Legion creates!
His Thoughts on Legends of Tomorrow, Season 2 Episode 15: Fellowship of the Spear