Legends of Tomorrow: Mr. Parker's Cul-De-Sac
March 10, 2020 7:28 PM - Season 5, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Ray plans a date night for him and Nora, but all goes awry when an Encore shows up making the team think on their feet and create a lie to keep the Encore at bay. Meanwhile, Rory is upset when he gets negative comments about his book, so Zari helps track down who the critic is, and Rory gets more than he bargained for.
posted by oh yeah! (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I feel like the Legends just did an episode of Doom Patrol. I liked it a lot. I know it is not in the cards but I kind of want to see the, "Untitled Ray and Nora," show. Mick with kid is going to be great. These folks and the folks over at Black Lightning have really gotten a good grip on bring comics to TV and I hope that they get to keep doing it.
posted by Ignorantsavage at 2:48 AM on March 11, 2020 [2 favorites]

I just love the tiny details, like Nate and Ray drinking rosé, which has the longstanding reputation of being more of a "girl's" drink (even though it's not).

Oh, I absolutely want to see more of daddy Mick.

Thank heavens for Ava. Nobody should ever work for Wild Dog--not in a million years or for all the money in the world. She saved Sara from making a terrible, terrible mistake. I shudder at the idea of boss Rene. Uuugghhh!
posted by sardonyx at 5:09 PM on March 11, 2020

I mean, Boss/Mayor Rene ended up going down the wrong path in the future on Arrow, so in a sense, Sara not working for him might have led to that. Although that was in the pre-Crisis timeline. We still don't know what will happen in the new Green Arrow show with Mia, but maybe Rene will be a great boss there! He's learned how to lead from Oliver, which had some downsides, but hey it's effective!

This was very enjoyable, and now I wonder how Brandon and Courtney's real life wedding was like, but I don't wanna get stalkerish and look it up.

Damien actually did a really good thing, and recognizing how much hurt he's caused Sara was a surprise for me. The last scene of him sacrificing himself and leaving them with the Hell Sword was also a nice surprise. I guess everybody needs some time with Mr. Parker.
posted by numaner at 2:52 PM on March 12, 2020 [2 favorites]

This was such a great episode for showcasing the boundless bonkers humor and heart that is Legends. And I just want to kiss whoever decided to borrow Damien Darhk from Arrow in the first place, he's had such a wonderful arc.

I was a little confused by the Gary+Damien timeline in the episode -- like, Damien returned as an Encore to sometime shortly after his Season 3 death (2018), whereupon he kidnaps Gary and leaves him tied to the train tracks, which causes the 2020 present-day-Gary to wink out of existence (presumably from getting smushed by the train in 2018), until Sara and Ava take the Waverider and save 2018 Gary and Ava tells him to go back to the Time Bureau (of 2018). So 2020 Constantine's-mansion-Gary winks back into existence. And Damien shows up at the mansion, but, did he time-travel? Why? And if not, what was he doing for 2 years? And if Gary had shown up at the 2018 Time Bureau and told Ava and the Legends that Damien wasn't killed by the Legends-Beebo, wouldn't they have tried to track him down and defeat him then, leading to paradoxes?
posted by oh yeah! at 5:00 PM on March 12, 2020 [1 favorite]

Damien didn't die in 2018; the big Beebo brawl that killed him happened in the Wild West. When 2018 Gary came to clean up that mess, Damien stole his time courier, tied him to the tracks (because that's just what villains do in the Wild West), and travelled to 2020.

I assume 2020 Ava either wiped Gary's memory or told him to keep quiet to preserve the timeline.
posted by bigge at 7:19 AM on March 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

That was fun. Damian is always fun. Also, surprise wedding! Wee little puppet women! That sombrero!

Not sure how the hell any of that helped young Pippa, though...oh well, guess she was a plot device.

I never liked the "Mr. Rogers changes shoes" thing as a kid. I know, I'm weird.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:33 PM on March 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

I was also wondering why Damien used the time courier to go to 2020 to find Nora. I guess in other eras she's harder to track down?
posted by numaner at 2:06 PM on March 18, 2020

Great episode.

It's Gary, the unspeakable train abomination!
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 3:05 AM on March 22, 2020

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