Review: DC’S Legends of Tomorrow “Slay Anything” S5E3
Iron Heights Penitentiary 2004 Freddy Meyers is being executed for seven murders that he committed in June of 1989. As the hearse drives him from the electric chair to the morgue he awakens in the back seat, causing an accident. When the driver gets out to check on the damage, he becomes victim number eight.
Ray tries to comfort Nora who is not loving her new fairy godmother life because happiness doesn’t come from getting a pony. While B and Nate hold Zari hostage onboard, the team heads to an 80s themed prom where Ava goes all serial killer fangirl for the Prom Night Slasher and Tiffany Harper, his final girl. We find out that Mick went to school where the massacre took place. Constantine heads back to his old place with his apprentice Gary so he can get a break from the Encore issue and finds out that’s where Charlie has been hiding out. In an attempt to save Freddy from becoming a slasher, Nate and Ray go back in time to 1989 which leads Nora to end up as Freddy’s fairy godmother… What could possibly go wrong?
WHAT WORKED: In keeping with the Legends‘ tradition of framing each episode around the central theme of the time, this episode squared mostly in the ’80s is all about the slasher flick, which makes it all kinds of fun. I also liked the Friday the 13th style reveal, which the writers managed to do in a way that was original. The writers always seem to be able to find a unique twist that makes even the most predictable of plots new and exciting which is why Legends is a consistent fave of mine.
BEST MOMENT: Zari is back! And, I love that they found a way to bring her into the Legend’s fold again while giving us a full reveal of who she was to them and what happened between her and Nate before the timeline changed is sure to play out in interesting ways and I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.
EPISODE MVP: Nora. She’s been through a lot and she’s not exactly loving her new role as Fairy Godmother but, in this episode, she got to find a whole new appreciation and meanie for her Godmother gig. Being able to share her troubles and struggles with darkness and toxic parenting helped her to connect with her latest godchild in a way that only she could. I love watching her character’s evolution and everything that she brings to the table.
“…We’ve gone from Hughes to Carpenter…” – Ray (when the 80’s prom became a slasher party)
FINAL WORDS: Legends is a master at being entertaining and giving us camp, conscience and action, and this episode was no exception. This episode hit all the high notes and quality entertainment that we’ve come to know and love from the Waverider crew.