‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Season 4 finale recap: One legend leaves in final battle with Neron

WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers about the Season 4 finale of DC Legends of Tomorrow. So read on at your own risk!

Going into the season four finale of Legends of Tomorrow, the writing was on the wall that sacrifices would have to be made. But one Legend did not make it back on the Waverider.

Monday’s finale saw Nora travel to Hell to save not only Constantine but Ray’s soul as well. They enlist the help of Astra to break into Neron’s vault to retrieve Ray’s soul, but in order for that to happen, Neron would need to kill Nate. This would break the deal Ray made and free him for good.

Elsewhere, the Legends failed to stop Neron again and went back to square one. They came up with a plan to build HayWorld theme park and stop Neron from feeding on the public’s fears, which only makes him stronger. Sara and Nate gather a crowd inside the tent to put on a big show but then Neron and Tabatha show up with a massive dragon.

This scares the people, feeding into the demon’s powers. Sara and the Legends get into a fight with Tabatha but with Sara cornered, a Young Zari comes to save the day. Constantine and Neron go head-to-head in the final battle. Neron opened the gates to Hell but that was shut the minute he killed Constantine.

However, that was not Constantine that Neron killed. It was actually Nate in disguise and with that, Ray’s soul was freed, leaving Constantine to finish the job and banish the demon for good. Zari left the safe space of the Waverider and worked to bring back Nate with a sing-along to James Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James”.

It was truly the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen on this show, but it worked. The people’s fear turned into hope, which brought Nate back to life. However, this all came at a cost. Because the Legends were successful in defeating Neron, the public never feared metas, which means that Zari’s brother was not being killed by ARGUS. This also means that Zari never met the Legends or joined the team. Basically, she was erased from existence in that time period.

However, don’t get too sad. Tala Ashe, who plays Zari, will be returning to the show. TVLine spoke to showrunner Phil Klemmer, who confirmed that Ashe won’t be the same Zari we’ve seen.

Episode Notes:

  • Did anyone get grossed out by seeing Brandon Routh (Ray as Neron) kissing the 68-year-old fairy godmother, played by Jane Carr? That was a little too much for me.
  • The Monitor showed up as the Legends were battling Neron. He looked unimpressed and was eating popcorn. It was pretty funny!
  • The finale ends with Astra saving the souls of Genghis Khan, Charles Mansion, and John Wayne Gacy among several others. I’m pretty interested to see what they do with this next season.
  • Overall, season 4 was not my favorite season, despite me being a massive Constantine fan. I personally feel season 5 might be the last for Legends and if it is, I hope it goes out with a bang.

What did you think of the finale? Let me know in the comments below!

Legends of Tomorrow returns to The CW for Season 5 in January 2020.

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