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Recap: DCs Legends of Tomorrow S5E10 “The Great British Fake Off”

Up until this episode, the Encore showing was small, contained, and for the most part not nearly as badass as I was expecting with the plethora of historical baddies at the CW writer’s disposal. Since the show is always a whole bop and my favorite CW/DC collab, the writer’s kept us on our toes and pretty busy with all the subplots, side stories, and easter eggs so, I didn’t really mind. In Bake Off we get more baddies than we can shake a totem at and then some starting off with Jack the Ripper himself and then a boarding house check in line of some of the baddest badasses in history! While Z and Constantine try to track down the loom piece, hidden in a ring, in the past, Ava heads to hell with Mick and Gary who gets them there, to hunt for Astra, in his first solo wizard mission. Nate and Charlie/Colotha are kicking it back on the Waverider with some beers watching over Sara who’s experiencing some after-effects of the energy bolt from Charlie’s killer sister.

Villains Villains Everywhere: This episode had more Encores than expected and somehow it didn’t overburden the plot or come off too on the nose. Jack wasn’t the only hellish baddie to come out to play, Bonnie & Clyde, Brutus, Black Caesar, and Henry VIII all make an appearance but, they’re not even close to the baddest bad guy of the night. The honor of that crown lies solely on the head of Charlie’s oldest sister/Astra’s mentor Lachesis who shapeshifter her way into Astra’s office to steal her soul coins and get the loom for herself along with her sister Atropos so they can get back to business, as usual, affecting the lives of humans.

The Good Stuff: Mick wanting to get out of hell to see his newly found daughter Lita’s soccer game is more of the baddie with the heart of gold side of him that we love to see. Zari and Constantine drinking to forget so that they can find the ring and learning to see the other’s worth and darkest secrets.

The Double Cross: Lachesis offers Astra the chance to become a fate and take Charlie’s place which Astra agrees to exchange for Constantine’s soul coin which seems like a decent deal. The writers have laid down so many hints and character nuggets that we knew the cross was coming the second the fates basically told her that if they found the ring, she wasn’t getting her mom back but, it was completely believable that the singularly focused fates wouldn’t be able to fathom her making any choice besides power.

The Surprise Twist: Freaking Enchantress turning out to be the inn keeper AND leader of the fates was nice and technically a double twist at the open and the close of the episode and it was amazing.

The Big Picture: Legends is one of the busiest shows on TV but, the writers, directors, and cast make it so engaging that the hour feels like that big holiday plate, filled with a bunch of different things that you like, that you finish super quick because it’s so good and then feel a bit empty and want more; not because it wasn’t good but, because it was so good you want to do it again! Legends is that plate and this episode was no exception, in fact, it was that plate with dessert as a part of a 7-course meal because it started to tie together all the pieces that came before it and prep you for the after-meal drink.

Overall 9.8

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It was sort of new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? Did you support a store? Sound off in the comments as to your favorite store so others can support them! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Mary Sue – Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow for Brandon Routh on Legends of Tomorrow – He was fantastic on the show.

The Mary Sue – Seth Rogen Calls for Release of the “Butthole Cut” of Cats During Stoned Live Tweet. We Stan. – We suffered by finding out about this, so we’re sharing.

Reviews

Comic Attack – Hexagon #1
Talking Comics – Ronin #11

Review: DC’S Legends of Tomorrow “Slay Anything” S5E3

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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?

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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.

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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.

BEST LINE:

“…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.

OVERALL: 8.7

Review/Recap: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow “Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me” S5E2

Since the second episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season 5 didn’t air as promised because of the State of the Union, the CW slipped it on Sunday night with little fanfare. Luckily, I have Legends on my DVR’s always record list, so It was nice to see this episode when I came up for air after binging on Locke & Key. It also means that we get TWO episodes of Legends this week.

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In “Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me the Legends are on the hunt for the evil fresh from hell released souls. Constantine visits Astra in Hell and she is living her best demon life, living for all the power that she’s getting from the corruption her released serial killer souls are causing.  Nate is trying to find a way to replay the secret message from Zari that no one remembers but him and he goes to meet Z’s family with her brother, Behrad, who has taken her place on the ship and in the team’s mind. This makes things hella awkward when Zari shows up and is a social media celebrity and not a figment of Nate’s imagination like everyone thought.

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While Ava & Rory stay on the ship to provide “support,” Sara, Ray & Constantine, head to 1947 Los Angeles on the hunt for this episode’s encore, Bugsy Siegel and the latest timequake who’s using hellfire to take over the city after coming back from the dead.  The 1947 members of the team find themselves working as PI’s to help hide out Bugsy’s girlfriend who is very afraid of him and his new powers so Ava and Rory get to join the mission.

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WHAT WORKED: This episode was a beautifully crafted camped up film noir complete with double-crosses and more femme fatales than you could shake a stick at. It was so well written and cohesive that even in the scenes where Nate and B are in the future/past with B’s family the social media lite version of Z is acting hella femme fatalesque in her mission to find out what her brother is really up to.

Legend‘s manages to build a believable, interesting and clever story around what would under any other circumstances be ridiculous. From the way they introduced the characters to the way that they take them down, everything fits together in a way that makes sense and allows you to let go and become immersed in the world of the Legend‘s. I also love the way that each episode makes the story style conform to the period that the Legend‘s have traveled to.

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BEST MOMENT: When Zari gets beamed up to the Waverider after threatening to expose B as a fraud and freaks out. It was nice to have her back on board even if she isn’t Z that we grew to love and I look forward to seeing how this whole thing plays out.

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BEST LINE: Not a line so much as a whole scene of lines in the form of a song when Ava does a beautiful 1940’s version of Poison and I was living for it with complete jazz band and it was everything… especially when you realize that it was all in her head and she is in fact that worst singer on the face of the timeline!

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EPISODE MVP:  Ava. She doesn’t just take one for the team, she takes the whole episode with her do anything for the mission and her girl mentality. She was so open and honest about her feelings about going from the big boss to essentially a sidekick, she also talked about her uncertainty about what comes next and her need to be wanted and useful. Ava always comes off as a tough, headstrong cookie and to see her vulnerable side was refreshing especially since the writers wrote the scenes in such a way that there was a build-up to the emotional honest moment with Rory, making it so that she came out of that bar scene appearing stronger and even more badass than she already was.

It was also very nice to see her finally let go and to see how much Sara truly loves her, when she lets her keep on having fun and doesn’t give her crap about her bad singing and dancing or when she stops Rory from showing her the video of her beautifully tragic performance. It was loving and caring and beautiful to see on TV.

OVERALL: 9.2

Recap: Crisis on Infinite Earths 4 – Arrow

After a long hiatus for the holidays, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” picks up on Planet Maltus Ten Thousand Years Ago where we meet the Monitor and his wife as he prepares for a temporal jump trial. We learn a bit of backstory about how he’s just a time traveler and she is the Monitor. He lands in the temporal zone at the dawn of time but his presence releases radiation and corrupts the zone. His time jump breached the wall and he ends up in the Anti-Universe and discovers the Anti-him, realizing his mistake he recognizes humanity’s doom.

In the “present” a bearded Ryan, Sara the Paragon of Destiny, J’onn J’onzz the Paragon of Honor, and the rest of the paragons along with the never supposed to be there Lex try to stay alive and save the multiverse while Barry, the paragon of love is MIA. Everyone has lost the virtue they were supposed to bring back and it seems like all hope is lost. The machine Lex and Ryan have been working on doesn’t seem to work and Barry returns after trying to find a way out. Even the Speed Force was useless and there is no way out.

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In Purgatory on Earth 666, Oliver is getting some guru training to prepare him for the ultimate fight against the Anti-Monitor and he’s finally ready to join his friends, which might be perfect timing because the rest of the team is getting ready to rip each other apart when he shows up and announces that the Speed Force is the only way out. But, since Oliver is dead and his soul didn’t join his body in the Lazarus Pit, it’s more of a Spectre Oliver. Since the multiverse is gone, and only the anti-multiverse remains, Barry lets SO unlock his full potential to use the Speed Force to run the Paragons (Kara, Lex and Ryan) to the point where the Novu and Mar created the Anti-Monitor.

While Flash runs through the Speed Force, Anti-Monitor attacks and SO pieces himself together with memories and tells Barry that he has to catch the remaining Paragons and SO like Pokemon and bring them together or else they will fall into the anti-matter universe and be no more. While Barry runs he bumps into the DC Movie version of The Flash (aka my favorite Flash)  and their conversation leads to movie Flash disappearing into the Speed Force. Back in the forest, Lex returns and knocks outs, Kara and Ryan, with the upgrades he got when he rewrote parts of the Book of Destiny.

Back in the Speed Force loop, Kate watches while Atom gives SO a speech about what Star City is up against and J’onn shows up as Kara and Oliver talk about keeping normalcy in their lives. Ryan and Supergirl awaken and Ryan questions his place in the whole Paragon community and Supergirl reminds him that he left humanity because he was needed. Barry finds himself in OG Oliver and Earth 38 Superman and the previous Crisis but, SO remembers and tells him that he chose to die to save him and Kara during the last Crisis and go-round with the Book of Destiny.  Flash then finds John and Sara’s sister after Sara died while Lex interrupts Nuva before he engages the quantum portal.

Lex tells the Monitor what will happen if he goes through with his plans and tries to convince him to join him, in exchange for the powers that Monitor will have so that he can use them to take down the supers. J’onn tells SO and Kara that they will become the best of friends as Kate tells SO and Atom that they will eventually trust each other which hopefully keeps them all connected enough for Barry to capture all of his Paragon-mons. Ryan and Kara show up before Monitor (Novu) and Lex make a devil’s bargain and Ryan leads Monitor away taking him to his wife where he explains to him the cost of what happens if he goes through with his plan.

Lex and Supergirl fight it out with Lex’s upgrades making him an almost even match and Ryan comes in to tell them that he got through to Novu, which would be good news, except when Flash arrives to bring them back to the rest of the Paragons, they discover that while they succeeded in one universe the other multiverses Novu’s chose to become ambition over what is right. While they settle into their inevitable defeat, SO informs them that their true mission was to hold the line while the universe is reborn at the dawn of time and that he is to be the spark that lights the flame. While the Paragon kick some Shadow Monster a** , SO has a little talk with Anti-Monitor who is serving up his best dark Thanos energy but, SO who’s enlightened and about that life, pulls the hood off of his head like Eminem in 8 mile right before his final rap and prepares to does to Anti-Monitor exactly what you’d expect a hero to do. With the Anti-Monitor and his shadow army erased, the Paragons then come together and focus on their virtues while using the last page of the book of destiny and as Sara and the Flash stand over a dying, again, Oliver they watch the start of a new beginning of the multiverse.

Recap: Crisis on Infinite Earths 3 – The Flash

Do you remember the old Birds of Prey TV show? Because I do and Crisis Part 3 starts off with Huntress running towards the tower on Earth 203 in New Gotham before taking us back to the ship of heroes on Earth 1. There we see a pretty exasperated team licking its wounds and trying to figure out what’s coming next. Monitor is not really good at pep talks but, he is really good at leaving out huge pieces of the puzzle for his version of the greater good.

Oliver’s bodyguard and friend John, is in a meeting with Sara to determine how to best bring back Oliver and rescue his wife Lila from the Anti-Monitor. He lets the assembled team of heroes in on the Anti-Monitor’s plan to replace all of the universes with one that he can control. He sends Cisco off to serve his higher purpose with his powers returned and Barry sets off with him and Killer Frost to find Choi but, they end up meeting Pariah aka Not Nash who is there to bear witness, which is never a good thing.

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Pariah tries to help his former friends but, he laments that he is now Anti-Monitor’s puppet but, Cisco is able to vibe with him to find a way in. Kara and Kate give Lex a beat down to get the instructions on using the Book of Destiny. On Earth 666 in LA, Mia, Constantine, and John go meet an old friend and we get treated to another kick-ass cameo from Lucifer himself as Lucifer to get a ticket to Purgatory to grab Oliver’s soul and with a flick of the wrist, away they go. While Mia, John, and Constantine try and work their way through Purgatory to find Oliver’s soul, Pariah, Frost, and Cisco gain access to the source of the wave and discover that the source of the wave is the Flash from Earth 90  (aka the OG OG pre-CW Flash) who is being kept on a treadmill and being used to power the anti-matter canon.

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Cisco uses his powers to get Earth 90 Flash off of the treadmill but, that is a huge mistake because Anti-Monitor built in a fail-safe where if he gets off the treadmill it’ll destroy all remaining Earths at once. While they try and find a way out of this universe ending catch 22, Pariah shows up with Black Lightning and informs him that his family is gone because his earth has been destroyed. He agrees to help by trying to contain the cannon’s energy to save the remaining Earths. After a heart to heart with Earth 90’s Flash, he realizes what the Monitor meant about him vanishing in Crisis. The two Flashes agree to run for their lives and reverse the cannons pull.

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On Earth 1 in Ivy Town Elongated Man, Atom, Iris and meet another paragon, of humanity, played by Ryan Choi (Kevin Tran from Supernatural). Back on the ship Monitor has a heart to heart with Lois that is makes him more human but, that moment is short-lived as Atom/Clark shows up distraught after a failed mission, before heading back out to try again. Kara and Batwoman almost come to blows when Kara won’t give up on trying to use the Book to fix things and Kara agrees to stand down, for now, not knowing that Batwoman is holding a kryptonite trump card in case she gets out of line.

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Back in purgatory Oliver is running around like a feral assassin and attacks Constantine until John talks him down and they bro-hug it out. In Ivy Town, Iris gets through to Ryan by talking it out parent to parent (relaying the message her Flash gave to her before he went to the alternate Earth) and he agrees to come along. With six Earths gone and only one in the present time remaining things are looking even more grim than when the Crisis began. Meanwhile, as our Barry says goodbye to his friends, prepared for the end Flash 90 steals his speed and tells him that Monitor said Flash had to die but, he never said which one. Despite Barry’s objections, Cisco lets Flash 90 do what he needs to do in order to save the world.

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In Earth 666 Corrigan shows up and tells Oliver he needs to come with him to save all worlds, much to Mia and John’s heartbreak and they return to the ship on Earth 1 and share their war stories of lost worlds, lost loves and almost all hope. Black Lightning and the Flash have a heart to heart about losing a father and having to do better for their children while quoting Dylan Thomas and telling each other their non-superhero monikers. Batwoman tracks down Kara and decides to give the Kryptonite back to Kara but, she tells her to keep it because she has the courage to believe she won’t need to use it. Iris and Flash are reunited when they bring Choi back to the ship and they somehow bring Harbinger back to the ship but, she has no memory of what happened.

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We all know how this kind of thing goes, Barry and Atom Superman put together that if Pariah was allowed to return to the ship with them then something bad is going to happen and of course it does, Harbinger proceeds to give John a beat down during their tender embrace and with glowy white eyes she announces in Anti-Monitor’s voice that it is time for the Age of Heroes to end. Monitor goes to battle with Anti-Monitor in Harbinger’s body and steals his soul giving him the power to take Earth 1 with the ship being all that remains of humanity. With 29 seconds before the anti-matter wave hits the ship Pariah sends the paragons away from the ship to the Vanishing Point and everyone else accepts their fate with a boom, knowing their fate is in good hands. Superman goes down in a fiery blast being replaced with Lex Luthor who wrote himself into the Book of Destiny.

Recap: Crisis on Infinite Earths 2 – Batwoman

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When we last saw our band of heroes, it was on some pretty depressing terms and, in keeping the mood we next see Batwoman, Kara, and Sara sharing shots in Oliver’s memory in Central City. The ladies lament over what the next steps should be just in time for Harbinger to show up as the Monitor is explaining to Atom that they’re going to need the Waverunner, more specifically his lab to save the multiverse. Harbinger lets them know they don’t need to fight because there are loads of Waverunners across loads of multiverses and she heads to Earth 74 where she meets their Rory, who is enjoying his solace and trying to get his writer on. She convinces Rory to join the fight, by offering him all the beer he can drink and of course, he’s all in.

While the Monitor explains the concept of Paragons and tells Barry that he found he has a once thought destroyed, but taken from the timeline after Oliver’s death, copy of the Book of Destiny. The seven paragons are plan B, in case all else fails and he only knows where to find four out of the seven. He names Kara, the paragon of hope, Sara, the paragon of destiny,  a second Kryptonian, the paragon of truth,  and Bat of the Future, the paragon of courage. He sends Batwoman on a quest to find the Dark Knight in Earth 99 so that she can become the paragon she is meant to be.

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While Batwoman readies for her quest the Monitor shows up with Lex Luthor causing Kara to opt-out on this whole team because it’s a bit unfair that he’s alive and billions of innocent people are dead. While Batwoman convinces Kara to come with her to find Bruce, Lex does what Lex does and steals the Book of Destiny so he can kill Superman. When Lila discovers what Lex has done, she fills Monitor in and he isn’t shocked, he says it’s a part of his plan leaving Lila speechless and worried.

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On Earth 99 Batwoman and Kara head to the manor, where Bruce is chilling with a super ripped Luke and what looks like a robotic Bruce. On another Earth Lois and Clark learn that Lex is jumping from Earth to Earth killing off Superman and back on Earth 1,  Mia, Barry, and Sara are consulting with Constantine to find an Earth with a functioning Lazarus pit to bring back Oliver.  In Earth 167 on Smallville, we see the OG Clark from Smallville and Lex shows up to kill him but, not before Lois and Earth 38, Clark shows up Iris with to warn him. But, it’s all for naught because Clark Kent gave up his powers in on that Earth so that he could raise a normal family with Lois, who is played by Smallville’s Lois, which makes it kind of good that Earth 38’s Clark was zapped away because that would have been awkward.

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Bruce is no longer a hero because, when Kate died it killed his hope and made him cower into the shadows, leaving Kate to try and get him back in the game. On another Earth, we see Clark played by Atom who was Clark in the movie-making everything super geek out worthy. Back on 99 Kara is getting the grand tour and learns that this Batman keeps trophies like a serial killer and the reason he’s in the suit is that he killed that Earth’s Superman.  Back on the Earth where Atom is Superman,  one who lost everything and the paragon they were looking for, he teams up with Earth 38’s Superman to take on Lex who uses the book to make them kill each other. While they fight it out, Iris and Lois knock Lex out and take control of the book so they can fix things but, it takes Lois pulling at his heartstrings to snap him out of it.

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On Earth 18 Mia, Constantine, and Sara find a Lazarus pit and Mia seems determined to bring Oliver back but, Jonah Hex shows up to stop them and Sara and Mia end up having to fight him off while Barry and Constantine go to retrieve Oliver.  Back on Earth 99, Bruce refuses to put on the suit and Kara shows up to warn Batwoman about the Bruce of this Earth on her super suit, which makes him pull out the kryptonite and attack her. Kate stands up to Bruce and he ends up getting electrocuted, killing him almost instantly and with his last breath, he tells her there is no hope.

Back on the ship, Ray’s machine proves that Batwoman is the paragon of courage causing her to need a drink, which Kara is happy to provide, along with one of her signature pep talks and to seal the deal, she pulls out a picture of Kate and her sister. We also learn that Kate kept a little it on Kryptonite, which may or may not be a good thing because Kara wants to use the book to bring back their Earth. Back at the Lazarus pit, Constantine can’t get past the anti-matter to bring Oliver’s soul back. And, the Anti-Monitor shows up on the ship to turn Harbinger over to the dark side.

Recap: Crisis on Infinite Earths : Part One – Supergirl

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So it begins….

Crisis on Infinite Earths” starts out explaining the Infinitube, multiverses and the age of heroes, the Champions of the Multiverse. It kicks off with a montage about the heroes coming together across multiple multiverses and a voiceover about the coming big ad, coming to end all of the worlds. If that wasn’t enough to pack into the first three minutes of episode one, we got a whole scaredy-cat dragon that Supergirl has to talk down to gilla monster size to bring home. There are earthquakes in National City, a stressed-out speed talking Brainiac and a tidy little back story on the Monitor and his previous meddling antics and the Anti-Monitor.

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While Kara and her band of do-gooders try and formulate a plan, they learn that the big bads’ trajectory is headed straight for is headed for Argo City, which means Superman, Lois and Kara’s mom are all in danger. Kara sends a hologram to Clark, Lois, and their new baby to warn them of the danger and Kara’s mom (aka OG Lois from Smallville) helps the new parents to send their bundle of joy away from the imminent destruction in the same way that he was sent to earth, leaving Kara to mourn the loss of her entire Kryptonian family.

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On another Earth, the Green Arrow is having a chat with his daughter, Mia about the end of his reign as the Green Arrow when Lila shows up to warn him that the Crisis has begun. Meanwhile, Barry Allen loses communication with his team when he is visited by Lila, who tells him the Monitor sent her to get him and she goes by Harbinger now. On another earth, Batwoman is kicking ass and taking names on her quest to find her rogue, mad as a hatter sister Alice when Harbinger snaps her up.  Atom and Sara are getting their trivia on, when they miss out on the winning question because they messed up history when Lila shows up.  Everyone (except for the Legends and the Flash)  end up back at the DOJ where they learn about the anti matter-wave sweeping across the multiverse destroying everything in its path and Earth 38 is where the Monitor wants them to fight back before every universe is destroyed. A quantum tower goes up, seemingly out of nowhere with the sole purpose of slowing the inevitable down.

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While Atom and Brainiac get nerdy with it, Lila tells the assembled team what’s at stake while Lois, Sara, and Brainiac volunteer as a tribute on a mission to find Superbaby’s missing pod, that’s on Earth 16. J’onn J’onzz goes to gather every alien he can find to fight to save Earth 38 while Alex coordinates the effort with the president to get everyone to Earth 1, and they come to the conclusion that they need Lena Luthor’s help to get everyone off the current earth. Kara tries to get Clark’s head back in the game while he feels sorry for not saving his aunt and not being on the mission to save his son. In typical Kara fashion, she gives him a pep talk and shares some of her hope with her and explains where she gets the strength to be so positive. In one of the sappier moments of the episode, she explains that as long as they keep fighting Krypton’s spirit is alive.

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The Green Arrow goes off to find Barry and leaves Mia with a fancy new female fitted Green Arrow suit, the mantle is now hers. When the OG Arrow rocking his old suit he calls out to the Monitor, who promised him that if he died, then Barry could live but, now the Monitor is changing the rules and refuses to give him a straight answer so that they are better prepared.

Alex goes to talk to Lena and lets her know what’s going on and ask for her help but, Lena doesn’t make it easy and is still refusing to accept any responsibility for her actions. She agrees to help but, not without spewing her distrust and hate of all of her former friends.  On one Earth part of the team is trying to stop the big bad and end Lila’s army and on another Sara, Lois and Brainy are trying to find baby Johnathan who is under Oliver’s protection.

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While Mia, the Green Arrow, Batwoman and Atom head in to meet (and hopefully stop) the army the Anti-Monitor has sent to take down the Quantum Tower, Supergirl, Superman and the Flash show up to help hold down the fort.  Lena & Alex try and figure out a way to open up a portal without incinerating anyone during transport and J’onn J’onzz holds a ship steady, ready and waiting to beam people out of danger. On another Earth Sara and another Oliver have a heart to heart and he learns of the happiness that he has in Sara’s Earth, Brainiac interrupts the heart to heart to let them know they need to leave or they can’t go back to the fight, leaving that world Oliver to a lonely existence where everyone he loves is dead.

Back on Earth 38, Supergirl and Superman decide to use their solar power to provide energy to the solar panels on the tower to give the people of their Earth a chance to survive and let the portal open. With every team member, Lila assembled they fight off the shadow demons to give them time to escape which seems noble except, that wasn’t part of the Monitor’s plan and he starts zapping them to another Earth to be ready for the next fight, all except for Oliver who attacks the Monitor rendering him helpless for bit so that he can continue shooting his arrows at the Shadow Monsters to allow more people time to escape but, in the process after saving over a billion people he is mortally wounded.

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The Monitor brings him to Star City in Earth 1 so that the rest of his friends can say goodbye. As he dies, Nash shows up and explains that he let the Anti-Monitor out and Oliver says his farewell to Mia, telling her to find her mother and tell her he loves her. He also tells Kara and Barry that they are his friends and he died so that they could live and fight. As the episode comes to a close, Nash announces that the multiverse is doomed.

Recap: DC’S Legend’s of Tomorrow S4E16 – “Hey, World!”

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The season finale of DC’s Legends Hey, World! starts off with all the rescued magical creatures that were being held captive by the Time Bureau roaming free on the Wave Rider. Nora in full fairy godmother regalia is roaming hell trying to rescue a tortured Constantine while Charlie is forced to let a monster loose during a Senate hearing to boost Neron’s app downloads and, grade school aged Zari is living her best, bully-free life as the proud owner of a baby dragon.

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Thanks to a newly rescued Charlie the team learns that Neron has changed his end game and plans on using human fear, instead of the apps collected from his soul-sucking app to break his army out of hell. In an attempt to usurp Neron’s power grab and get back Atom’s soul Constantine and Nora seek out the one that got away and gets her to join forces with them to take Neron down.

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While Gary helps Mona take care of the ravenous magical creature the rest of the team tries to figure out a way to defeat fear itself. Kid Zari’s dragon video starts getting more hits on the internet than the fearmongering does give the team the idea of bringing Heyworld to life. Astrid uses Constantine as a way to break out Roy’s soul coin so they can save him and Astrid uses the chance to rob the vault of all the soul coins she can carry. While running simulations Gideon discovers that if they build Heyworld, Zari’s parent survive and she never becomes a Legend and she gets her family back while Sara figures out a way that she doesn’t get separated from the Legends or Nate. Constantine and Nora show up to collect Ray but, since he’s such a ray of sunshine, he has managed to make friends with his torturer, and former nemesis, and has been playing giant Jenga and living his best fun-filled life in the pits of hell.

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As part of the marketing plan, half of the  Legends dress up as other DC heroes for a commercial to get people to come to Heyworld , Charlie and Nora try and rally the ships current monster residents to come out and help by showing the more “human” aspects of themselves. With Ray’s soul coin collected and Constantine free they return with Nora to the ship and fill Sara and Nate in on a plan B to get Ray back that would have grave consequences for Nate. Using Rory’s magical book,  Nate and Zari have a touching moment before bringing Heyworld to life.

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With Heyworld open, and people showing up in their superhero finest, the bait, and switch of magical beings for superheroes. Their stage show gets a little violent when a dragon shows up on Nero’s orders to stop the show. A fight breaks out between Sara and the with formerly known as the fairy godmother and when the dragon sets up to kill Sara, little  Zari shows up and commands him to dance and when Tabitha tries to attack her the dragon decides Neron’s love is a tasty snack. Neron in retaliation opens up the portal and releases his hordes. In an effort to save the team and the world, Nate and Constantine switch bodies so when Neron kills Nate in his Constantine suit, the deal becomes null and void and while Nate is dead, Ray’s soul coin is allowed to be put back in his body. Zari, forgoing staying with the team leaves the temporal zone to be with her love as he dies and ghost Nate watches from the rafters with his dad where they have a beautiful heart to heart leading to a beautiful sing along between the Legends and some of the magical creatures, endearing them to the humans and dissipating the fear. Using a sing-along, holding hands, some Tinkerbell-esque magic and Tabitha’s staff Nate’s soul is returned to his body but, the price is losing Zari who couldn’t stay away and let him die. In return Zari’s brother is now in Zari’s place and they have no memory of ZAri being a team member. Astrid turn in her coins and soul breaks a pocket full of some of the worst of the worst from history giving us some hope for a super dark but, hella interesting and fun season five and I for one can’t wait to see where this all leads.

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I found myself nervous for the magical creatures when faced with the prejudice of humans, I also had a glimmer of hope for a cute little crossover but, I am happy to report that I was more than a little ecstatic about how things turned out, even without the superhero assist.  It was well written, beautifully acted, and a wonderful end to one of my favorite seasons of Legends. The show has a tendency to take things to the absurd but, they do it in such a way it’s almost believable making Legends one of my favorite shows on the CW line up right now. I can’t wait until the fall to see more of my favorite band of anti-hero misfits, especially knowing that Mary Tudor and Charlie Manson might be making an appearance.

For what this episode was and what it set up, I give this season-ending episode a hard 9.7

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