If you are following my Did You Hear? series you know there’s been a lot of announcements about developments in the upcoming CW five part Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover which will air at the end of this year. In an effort to make sure our Spoilerites have the best viewing experience possible I’ll be doing a series of these recaps bringing you up-to-date on all the important events from the previous seasons which will hurtle us ever closer to Crisis.
Let’s review … Legends of Tomorrow!
Legends of Tomorrow season 4 was pretty highly-anticipated by fans because we had been promised in the months leading up to it that Constantine (Matt Ryan), would be joining the show in a full-time capacity after his brief stint aboard the Waverider. Along with Constantine, Nora Darhk (Courtney Ford), and Ava (Jes Macallan), making the team even larger than it has been in past seasons.
A result of Ava joining Legends of Tomorrow full time meant that for the fourth season her relationship with Sara was rekindled after being left in shambles following some season 3 revelations – and the appearance of Constantine, if we’re being honest. This is perhaps why when from jump Constantine attempts to warn Sara and the team of the coming darkness which will be their foe for much of this season he’s dismissed almost entirely.
Constantine’s bisexuality is more fully explored when we meet his former lover Desmond who leads the Legends right to the season-long villain, Neron. Desmond has been possessed by the demon. Neron being one of the classic DC Comics incarnations of the Devil.
Neron works almost exclusively with a new character introduced in Legends of Tomorrow season 4 called Tabitha (Jane Carr). Tabitha is the mythological representation of the fairy godmother audiences are familiar with from their childhood stories. In fact, Tabitha is revealed to have a fairy godmother attachment to team member mainstay Zari (Tala Ashe). She sticks around for the remainder of the season working as Neron’s right hand in a similar working relationship to the one shared between Constantine and Sara.
Sara does come around eventually in support of Constantine and it’s not long before the entire cast of Legends of Tomorrow is on the anti-Neron train. The attempts to wipe him off the map lead to Neron getting mixed up with a bunch of secondary characters. Nate (Nick Zano), spends a good number of episodes trying to work out his issues with his father, Hank (Tom Wilson), who is revealed to have a connection of his own to Neron, not only that, but when Neron decides he needs a new vessel it’s Ava he goes after … then Ray.
In an effort to save Ray and Nate from death at the hands of Neron Constantine agrees to travel with him back to Stongehenge. Constantine’s other-other-other (and my favourite), potential love interest, Gary, is forced to use his magic nipples to hypnotize the Time Bureau into helping out with the crisis threatening to rip apart the fabric of time and space – as tends to be the cruz of most seasons of Legends of Tomorrow.
Neron then graduates from attacking the eponymous Legends of Tomorrow at attempting to enslave the entire world, take over their bodies, and position himself as the King of Hell. His attack comes in the form of a phone app. Users of the app find themselves possessed by Neron and their souls dragged into the bad place.
Neron and Tabitha’s final plan is to open a portal to Hell on Earth powered by fear. Working together, Nora and Constantine are able to free Ray from Hell, where he had been trapped for several episodes. Young Zari’s imaginary dragons help’s Nate’s bad dad open his dream theme park (you can’t make this up on Legends!), and the power of love winds up restoring all the heroes to the realm of the living in the Legends of Tomorrow season 4 finale episode!
Legends of Tomorrow premiers on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 on the CW.