'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 8 teases the Snyder Cut we deserve with a Shakespearean twist

Nate Heywood tries to give his best friend Ray Palmer aka Atom a belated bachelor party and the Legends end up starting a bar brawl, inspiring Shakespeare to turn his star-crossed love story into a superhero play


                            'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 8 teases the Snyder Cut we deserve with a Shakespearean twist
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Spoilers for 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 8 'Romeo V Juliet: Dawn of Justness'

Nobody does meta-humor quite like 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' and Season 5 has taken things up to the max, with the latest episode riffing on Zac Snyder's 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' and giving it a Shakespearean twist. That's just the sort of the fun ridiculousness that makes us tune in week after week to watch this show. 

First, some context. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano) tries to give his best friend Ray Palmer aka Atom (Brandon Routh) a belated bachelor party in Elizabethan times and the Legends sort of end up starting a bar brawl, inspiring William Shakespeare to turn his star-crossed love story into a multi-star superhero play. Because why not?

We don't actually get to see the play acted out, which is a shame, but hey, we haven't gotten to see the Snyder Cut of 'Justice League' yet either. On the other hand, we do get to hear about some of the scenes, including Mercutio turning into silver like Nate and one of the characters wielding a Heat Gun, or rather a prop of one. 

As much as we want to see the Snyder Cut of 'Justice League', after everything we've heard about it, we want the Snyder Cut of 'Romeo and Juliet' even more. 

The cast for 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 includes Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer aka Atom, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance aka White Canary, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Charlie, Tala Ashe as Zari Tarazi, Jes Macallan as Ava Sharpe and Courtney Ford as Nora Darhk along with Olivia Swann, Amy Louise Pemberton, Nick Zano, Dominic Purcell, Matt Ryan, Ramona Young, Shayan Sobhian and Adam Tsekhman.

'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 airs new episodes every Tuesday at 9 pm ET exclusively on The CW.

The first episode after Routh and Ford's exit, Episode 9 'Zari, Not Zari', was initially scheduled to air on March 24 but has since been delayed. The CW has not announced a reason for the delay but it is presumed that it's because of production being halted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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