I didn't watch this right away, because I decided to re-watch all of season 4 first!
So anyway, some changes this season, the most dramatic being Zari / Behrad. At the end of last season, when they defeated fear at Heyworld, they changed our future / Zari's past. No more dystopian future, no more laws against meta humans or religion, no more evil ARGUS. Zari's brother Behrad was never killed, and he was originally the totem bearer. So 2 years ago, when the legends needed totems, he joined the crew instead of Zari!
So everyone's memory was altered, but Zari left behind a message to come find her. Unfortunately, Nate has no idea who he's looking for, not even a name! (She could have put that in her message?) Too bad Behrad didn't stay in the room a minute longer, he would have said "Hey, that's my sister!"
(Guess that would have been too easy.)
Other changes: the Time Bureau has been dismantled, and Ava is fully part of the Waverider crew now. And I'm not sure if Mona is leaving the show, or just the ship.
The new problems this year, are baddies coming back to life throughout history, nicknamed "encores". For those who don't remember, when they went to hell last year, they met Astra, a girl who had been sent to hell when Constantine failed to save her. Now she is all grown up, with ambitious plans of her own. While she was helping to save Ray, she managed to pocket a handful of soul coins from a vault, that control some of the worst humans throughout history. Now she is making her move, and waking them up on earth.
So Constantine has gone to hell, to try to fix things from there. Will we see Constantine's adventures? Probably. Will his efforts to fix this depend on the Legends collecting the Encores, or are they just doing damage control until Constantine does his thing?
Just before he poofed to hell, he said "I will return when the sigil is complete." Any guesses what that means? Will the circle of fire he made show his progress? Or do they have to fill it up as they capture Encores? He didn't exactly leave instructions!
Also, Nora is still a fairy godmother, though having been released by Gary, she is now at the mercy of children worldwide. She only made a brief appearance this episode, as did Charlie who disappeared somewhere to have fun. I'm guessing Charlie will be back next episode, and Nora too before long.
Besides all that, we have Sara dealing with the aftermath of the crossover, and the crew not knowing how to help her when they don't understand what she is dealing with. Only Behrad got it right the first try. (And OMG that drawing was adorable!
And the documentary added another layer of high jinks. Probably good that they debunked it though, a bit of fame was fun, but ultimately is more trouble than it's worth.
Rasputin was a hoot, as were the various failed methods to deal with him! And OMG the jars!!!! Why did they put the jars in the kitchen?!?!?!? With food labels still on them!!!!
Also ROTFL at Sara and Ava's reactions when Constantine ... did that ... spell ...
There were so many little funny things in the episode as well! Who noticed this:
"Ryan Reynolds to star in Detective Beebo live action film"
Also, they stayed friends with Obama after saving him from Grodd!
Ack, Ava's card! "Dear Sara, I'm sorry the vigilante you slept with when he was already dating your sister died."
"It appears my Jonah Hex has beebo lala loves you!"
Didn't take long to realize that all of Gideon's glitches were Zari references: Wixtable, captain cat, Bollywood, etc.
And the tiny jokes, like that poor bird flying into the cloaked ship! *ouch*
Also, when the ship took off, someone was shouting "guys, I'm still outside!" I never figured out who that was?
Lol @ Constantine:
"Do people really wear matching pajama sets?"
Oh, and what will Gary do now with Constantine away? Water his plants again?
Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 04 February 2020 - 07:15 AM.