AVALANCE LIVES!!! Ahem. Excuse me. First, on Monday the news came that Legends of Tomorrow was renewed for a fourth season. Late on Tuesday, it was then announced that Jes Macallan had been promoted to series regular for Season 4! This filled me with joy, obviously, and a lot of other feelings. Macallan’s Time Bureau Director Ava Sharpe is a badass — a delightfully complex woman whose layers we have only begun to see — on a show that boasts one of the best female casts on TV today. I am excited to see the ramifications of learning that our Ava is, in fact, the 12th Ava, and there are countless more where that came from…if that’s even true, Rip Hunter.
Anyway, more importantly, this means…the queer woman lives. Probably. A tiny part of me was afraid they would give us this lovely Avalance romance between Ava and Captain Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), one to rival any of the other relationships on TV today, and then yank it out from under us. You can call me skeptical, but it’s not like fans of queer romances on television haven’t been burned before. But that’s not going to happen. Not only does Ava live, but she’ll be back.
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that I don’t know anything when it comes to Legends. I may have some theories and ideas about what will happen in the finale and in Season 4, but like any good TV show, it will most likely blow my theories out of the water and completely surprise me. I cannot wait to see what happens with the Avalance relationship, but more importantly, I’m excited to get to know Ava better. She was never (and will never be) just “Sara’s love interest,” but her being featured as a regular will let us see the layers we know Ava has, clone or not, and will be the perfect opportunity for Jes Macallan to showcase her truly remarkable acting skills. She’s made us laugh, cry, scream, flail, and curl up into a ball of feelings, and I’m excited to feel even more of the feelings. And I say she’ll probably be back, because she certainly could die and be replaced by one of her clones, but I’m hopeful…and still distrustful of Rip Hunter that he’s telling the truth. I know Ava and Sara’s road to each other will never be easy or normal, but hopefully this means Captain and Mrs. Captain will find their way back to another.
And fingers crossed for more Gary!
Hooray for 20GayTeen!
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CW and CTV Two.
Monica is a queer fangirl who lives in Pittsburgh with her wife and cat. She cohosts a Wynonna Earp podcast called There’s Something in the Heir, her favorite Buffy episode is “Doppelgangland,” and one of her favorite TV couples is Ben and Leslie. You can find her shouting about strong female characters and queer representation @lesbiyinzer on Twitter.