Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow season 4 will make its world debut in the US on October 22 2018.

Legends of Tomorrow season 4 trailer:

Legends of Tomorrow will not be part of the 2018 Arrowverse crossover event and here is why:

The Virgin Gary:
Season 4 opener.

To be quite frank the episode title rhyming with The Virgin Mary is very blasphemous and it was hardly worth since Gary came as a late solution to the problem at hand that of a killer unicorn at Woodstock.

We meet Nate’s parents with the father Hank played by Tom Wilson. Wilson previously has experience with time travel as he was Biff in Back To The Future.

The Virgin Gary starting season 4 began on October 22 2018 a day after Doctor Who: Rosa.

This is the first time that seasons of time travel shows Doctor Who and Legends of Tomorrow have overlapped with each other.

This new season of Legends of Tomorrow sees Matt Ryan as Constantine becoming a series regular.

Another thing that the current seasons of Doctor Who and Legends of Tomorrow is the name Ryan. Just as the Legends of Tomorrow season has Matt Ryan as a new series regular, one of the new companions in the Doctor Who season is called Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole).

Witch Hunt:

Season 4, Episode 2.

The episode title refers to the Salem Witch Trials.

As this is Legends of Tomorrow 4.2, NuWho’s own 4.2 The Fires of Pompeii marked the Doctor Who debut by my wife Karen Gillan but not as Amy Pond.

Curiously among her post-Who work is the unaired pilot The Devil You Know which is about the Salem Witch Trials.

The Devil You Know had my wife Karen playing Jane Porter and The Legends of Tomorrow episode has its own Jane in Jane Hawthorne (Laura Regan).

Interesting that for its delving in the Salem Witch Trials it involved a Fairy Godmother and what a menace she was.

Terrifying what was happening to Zari during her visit in Salem.

Surprising Nate’s father Hank oversees the committee that determines the Time Bureau’s funding because without it, it cannot continue to run.

Funny on the way that Hank met Ray that it convinced the former to give the money that the Time Bureau needs.

Hank is played by Tom Wilson. Wilson had played Biff in Back to the Future which included him changing history.

So it is funny that as Hank he had the Time Bureau’s fate with its time travel operations in his hands.

As this episode is about witches, this episode was shown on Australian TV on October 30 2018 on FOX8 at the same time of the coincidentally reboot of the witch series Charmed with new episode 1.3 Sweet Tooth on Eleven.

Dancing Queen:
Season 4, Episode 3.
The episode title refers to Elizabeth II herself as mayhem occurs when the Queen with her dancing made her go off-track.
Sara mentioned the song Anarchy In The UK by the Sex Pistols. This episode came on November 5 2018 and eight days earlier on October 28 fellow time travel series Doctor Who had coincidentally Arachnids In The UK as it is a variation in name of that song.
We see the Queen’s corgis. Coincidentally the last of these corgis died recently on October 26 2018, just ten days before this episode came on.
I found out about this more recently after midnight on October 27 on the ABC Radio Nightlife quiz and coincidentally I listened to this quiz on that morning as it had Doctor Who as a category.
This is rather a lacklustre episode especially when Constantine went to see his parents at a time before her mother died when she gave birth to him and that went so terribly.
The Leprechaun Charlie shapeshifted into the Legends before getting stuck in Amaya’s form thanks to Constantine.
The production team has evidently found a way to keep Maisie Richardson-Sellers on the show as Amaya has left the Legends.
Not surprised that Sara decided to put off in telling Nate about Charlie in Amaya’s form and we have to wait for his reaction to this.
That plant made me think of the one in Little Shop of Horrors and gets a variation of a reference with Little Office of Horrors.

Wet Hot American Bummer:
Season 4, Episode 4.
Ava joins the Legends for a mission at a camp in 1995 in this obvious play on horror movies that took place at camp.
Fun when Sara and Ava turned themselves into little girls in their investigation.
Funny where Nora Darhk is now doing.

A reminder here that Charlie was a shapeshifter. This episode came on Australian television on Tuesday November 12 2018 8:30pm and at the same time 10 Peach showed Charmed (2018) 1.5 Other Women which coincidentally also presented a shapeshifter.

Legends of Tomorrow has been renewed for a fifth season.

Lucha de Apuestas:

Season 4, Episode 9.

Not bad episode in which Mona got framed by the Men In Black for letting out Konane although I found the sad Lucha de Apuestas a little bit wanting.

Quite a shocker of an ending with Mona turning into a wolf.

The Getaway:

Season 4, Episode 10.

In an alternative version of history, US President Richard M Nixon (Paul Ganus) had a literal truth bug inside him which prevents him from making his infamous statement that he is not a crook in 1973 in the midst of Watergate and therefore changing the course of history.

The Legends visits 1973 to make sure that Nixon says that he is not a crook.

Former Legends of Tomorrow star Arthur Darvill had met Nixon in Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut where he was played by Stuart Milligan.

Darvill had left Legends of Tomorrow at the end of season 3 and therefore did not meet Nixon again in The Getaway a season 4 episode.

The Secret Service Agent who was assigned to Nixon says about informing the Vice President about the situation.

However Nixon says that he was not a crook on November 17 1973 and there was no Vice President at the time as previous Vice President Spiro T Agnew had resigned the month before and his successor Gerald R. Ford would not be sworn in until December 8.

Fun episode that in order to make sure that Nixon says that he is not a crook the Legends kidnap him and put him in an RV with them.

Unlike Doctor Who which treated him somewhat delicately, Legends of Tomorrow makes an absolute fool out of Nixon.

So funny how everyone kept forgetting about Charlie.

Tragic that Hank is killed and Nora is wrongly blamed for it.

Séance and Sensibility:
Season 4, Episode 11.
Episode title a play on Sense and Sensibility as the Legends meets its author Jane Austen.
Mona says that it is like a Jane Austen novel. Duh where do you think she got that idea from.
What a wasted effort about Austen although it did picked up for me with the musical wedding sequence.
Interesting video that Nate sees of Hank.
This episode came on April 15 2019 and the next day April 16 fellow Arrowverse show The Flash in 5.18 Godspeed also had a main character watching a video of a lost loved one, that of Nora in the future watching her father Barry/The Flash.
In between these two Arrowverse shows I listened to the Torchwood season 6 opener God Among Us: Future Pain and that too had a main character watching a video of a lost loved one that of Colin watching Colchester.

The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe:
Season 4, Episode 12.
The episode title is a take on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Former Legends of Tomorrow star Arthur Darville was briefly in the similarly named 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and The Wardrobe, also from the same source of inspiration.
Not bad episode in which Sara and Eva were in a Narnia-like situation.
Shocking end with Neron now in Ray.

Egg MacGuffin:

Season 4, Episode 13.

Just OK episode in which Nate and Zuri infiltrate the Adventure Society looked for an egg.

Ray with Gary’s help in fighting against Neron is perhaps the exciting part of the episode.

That book club is sure a bust.

Nip/Stuck:
Antepenultimate episode of season 4.
Thanks to Neron (in Ray), Constantine meets his ancestor King Kon-sten-tyn.
Frankly was not impressed by this storyline and Gary’s hypnotism of the Time Bureau was very silly.

Coincidentally the day after seeing Nip/Stuck saw Brandon Routh (Ray/Neron) in Fear Itself 1.7 Community.

Terms of Service:

Penultimate episode of season 4.

Not really exciting for me including Gary forcing the Legends to party with him.

However it ended with young Zari finding the egg.

Hey, World!:

Season 4 finale.

Not bad end to the fourth season with the climax at Heyworld.

Shocked that Zari is erased when history was changed after that singalong.

Intriguing with that withdrawal.

Ava says Time Ladies, perhaps a subtle Doctor Who reference.

Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five:
Crisis on Infinite Earths concludes with this special episode of Legends of Tomorrow which is between the fourth and fifth seasons.
Although the Legends are involved to solve the said crisis it felt like they had little to do in their own series, a perception that was helped by it starting the episode with Kara.
Funny seeing a giant Beebo walking about and a pretty good tribute made to Oliver.

Meanwhile Legends of Tomorrow has been renewed for a sixth season.

Meet The Legends:
Season 5 opener.
Fun start to the fifth season with the documentary made about the Legends.
This has Rasputin as the villain and unbelievable that he came to his end when Atom who was inside him and whilst still there grew back to normal size destroying Rasputin’s body in the process.
Also unbelievable when the Legends discredit themselves saying it was all fake!
Fascinating that it ends with a message by Zari who had been erased from the timeline at Heyworld and replaced by Behrad.

Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me:
Season 5, Episode 2.
This episode features Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel.
I had seen the Bugsy movie decades ago starring Warren Beatty and while I have no opinions on Beatty one way or another, I was not taken in with Jonathan Sadowski here as Bugsy.
He simply did not gel well with me.
Meanwhile Behrad takes Nate to see his family including Zari and surprising on what compel Nate to Zari on board the Waverider at the end.

Slay Anything:
Season 5, Episode 3.
This episode is about Freddy Meyers, an amalgamation in name of Freddy Krueger and Michael Meyers, a slasher.
Much of this is set in 1989 at a high school where Freddy was a student and at the prom as the Legends attempt to stop from becoming the killer he will become but the real killer turned out to be his mum.
I was reminded afterwards that the development with Freddy’s mum had been employed before in the first Friday The 13th movie.
Not bad and not surprised by the Carrie reference.