'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 6: Charlie's big reveal could pit her against Constantine
The aftereffects of the Crisis continue to haunt the Legends as we find out that Charlie is responsible for the Legends' entire raison d'etre
Spoiler alert for Season 5 Episode 6 titled 'Mortal Khanbat'
As a seemingly immortal shapeshifter who has spent several centuries in hell, there was always going to be more to Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) than met the eye. Even so, the reveal that she was not just someone who broke the Loom of Fate, but one of the three Fates who wove with it is a secret bigger than anyone was expecting. She broke the loom for a reason and that's going to put her in direct conflict with John Constantine (Matt Ryan), who has his own reasons to want the loom.
Charlie's reveal has some fascinating implications. For starters, if she's to be believed, it's Charlie who is responsible for free will on Earth-Prime. She believed humans should be free to decide their own fates, which is why she broke the loom in the first place, scattering its pieces across the Multiverse. In fact, Charlie might be the reason that the Legends get to operate at all - in many time-travel stories, it's impossible to go back and change the past because a person's fate continually gets in the way.
The Legends have been changing people's histories in major ways from the moment they first stepped on to the Waverider and so have their villains. The entirety of 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' is proof that fate has been entirely in the hands of humans and not the gods.
Hiding fragments of a magical artifact through the multiverse is a great plan and poor Charlie could never have foreseen that the multiverse would be destroyed, then reconstituted into a single universe, but now that it has, her sisters are after her. The loom is going to be reassembled once again if Charlie's sisters have any say, once more entangling humanity in the threads of Fate.
This is something that works to Constantine's benefit, however, humanity be damned. Constantine has made a deal to save Astra Logue (Olivia Swann) and her mother, by not just changing time, but their fate. He needs the loom to do that and the deal he's made means his life is forfeit if he fails. Constantine is a man of many regrets, but his failure with Logue is perhaps his most enduring one and one that's cut him the deepest. For the first time ever, he has a real chance at undoing his mistake and even Charlie, with all of the Legends by her side, might not be enough to stop him.
The next episode of 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' airs March 3 on The CW.