Legends of Tomorrow – S4 Ep6 – Tender is the Nate

No matter what generation you are from there are some things like kindness and respect that are universal and stand the test of time. Enter Mona all around kind heart and the Time Bureau’s newest employee who is to be the containment units magical caretaker. Mona’s kind and generous spirit is soon at odds with Ava’s by the book management of the unit as a prison. Instantly Mona wants to give the prisoner’s comfort in their clinical surroundings and show them the kindness and respect that they deserve. In this one scene the writers have explored the issue of difference as well as acceptance.

Ava is also having to deal with Hank’s continuous presence and questioning the expenses of the Legends. Nate convinces Hank that he needs to see the Team in action, so he can judge for himself the value that they provide. This is followed by an impromptu tour of the waverider. Constantine has an unexpected audience during his stretch session while Nate comes face to face with Charlie for the first time. Nate thinks Amaya has returned and his disappointment is real when he realises Charlie only has Amaya’s appearance. You can’t help but feel sorry for Nate and Hank almost seems to mock him for getting slugged by the girl he loves. In an attempt to hide Charlie’s true shape shifting now frozen in shape identity from Hank the team work on distracting Hank with a mission.

On this note the team say salut to Paris 1927 and split into two teams in the hope of showing efficiency to Hank. Sara, Mick, Nate and Hank are busy collecting intel to find the creature while the remainder of the team remain on the waverider. The intel gathering is focused on one cafe which is a whose who of artistic talent – there is Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds and Dali.  Hank’s head is turned when he comes face to face with Hemingway and much to Nate’s annoyance Hank convinces Hemingway to go hunting for the monster. Sara agrees that Nate should return to the ship to learn more about the monster while Sara and Mick go with Hank and Hemingway to the catacombs. It is clear that they are out classed, and they have to make a hasty retreat. Nate’s strained relationship with his father comes to the fore when a hurt Hank will not listen to his son’s advice.

Meanwhile, Mona has agreed to pass a love letter from Ray to Norah. Sadly, this goes wrong and Ava, Mona and Norah end up trapped in Norah’s cell. It isn’t long before the drinks and cake are flowing, and they are opening up about their lives and the actions that have bought them to that moment. It is clear that they are all sad about the way their lives have turned out to date – Norah being a demon vessel and shipped from one institution to another while Ava ponders the history of her life that is not real while Mona faces the fact that her parents are pressing her into a life she doesn’t want. This part of the episode really showed to me that while their past is sealed, the present and future are really up for grabs and that it is ok to hope even when it seems a useless case. Norah with some encouragement finally opens the letter to find a miniature Ray stuck to the inside of the envelope. Poor Ray even as a miniature he wears his heart on his sleeve and once back to normal Ray uses the Atom suit to get them out of the cell. Although this didn’t go to plan, Norah did decide to take a chance and write to Ray and become Mona’s modern-day Ross and Rachel.

On the Waverider, Constantine prepares a musk to entice the monster while Nate realises that a tune should help put the monster to sleep. The monster is currently hunting Hemingway and attacks the cafe. The Legends intervene and after a lot of ruckus it is eventually Hank that ends up singing the monster to sleep and saving the day. Hank’s singing is certainly going to be a highlight of this season. Little did we know that this mission with the Legends was to be Nate’s last as he decides to leave the team and join the Time Bureau full time. The team celebrate with a pizza and beer party.

This episode was a mix of hellos and hopefully temporary goodbyes as we got to learn more about Mona whilst also saying so long to Nate. Mona brings empathy and a new edge to the Time Bureau. Although Nate won’t be on the Legends team, I hope we will still see him at the Time Bureau, I expect we will be seeing more of Hank as he has an agenda which at the moment is unclear. I really enjoyed the artistic references and as for the cost of historic costumes I will gladly adopt any nice spares to ease the deficit. The team is also in a state of flux as it adapts to new team members. The team has a lot of strong characters and I can’t wait for them to clash as I expect it will provide excellent entertainment value for us lucky viewers. Although Constantine does appear to have found his feet or his dressing gown on the waverider and appears to be settling into team life. Will this continue? Only time will tell.

No matter what generation you are from there are some things like kindness and respect that are universal and stand the test of time. Enter Mona all around kind heart and the Time Bureau’s newest employee who is to be the containment units magical caretaker. Mona’s kind and generous spirit is soon at odds with Ava’s by the book management of the unit as a prison. Instantly Mona wants to give the prisoner’s comfort in their clinical surroundings and show them the kindness and respect that they deserve. In this one scene the writer’s have explored the issue of difference as well as acceptance.

Ava is also having to deal with Hank’s continuous presence and questioning the expenses of the Legends. Nate convinces Hank that he needs to see the Team in action so he can judge for himself the value that they provide. This is followed by an impromtu tour of the waverider. Constantine has an unexpected audience during his stretch session while Nate comes face to face with Charlie for the first time. Nate thinks Amaya has returned and his disappointment is real when he realises Charlie only has Amaya’s appearance. You can’t help but feel sorry for Nate and Hank almost seems to mock him for getting slugged by the girl he loves. In an attempt to hide Charlie’s true shape shifting now frozen in shape identity from Hank the team work on distracting Hank with a mission.

On this note the team say salut to Paris 1927 and split into two teams in the hope of showing efficiency to Hank. Sara, Mick, Nate and Hank are busy collecting intel to find the creature while the remainder of the team remain on the waverider. The intel gathering is focused on one cafe which is a whose who of artistic talent – there is Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds and Dali.  Hank’s head is turned when he comes face to face with Hemingway and much to Nate’s annoyance Hank convinces Hemingway to go hunting for the monster. Sara agrees that Nate should return to the ship to learn more about the monster while Sara and Mick go with Hank and Hemingway to the catacombs. It is clear that they are out classed and they have to make a hasty retreat. Nate’s strained relationship with his father comes to the fore when a hurt Hank will not listen to his son’s advice.

Meanwhile, Mona has agreed to pass a love letter from Ray to Norah. Sadly this goes wrong and Ava, Mona and Norah end up trapped in Norah’s cell. It isn’t long before the drinks and cake are flowing and they are opening up about their lives and the actions that have bought them to that moment. It is clear that they are all sad about the way their lives have turned out to date – Norah being a  demon vessel and shipped from one institution to another while Ava ponder’s the history of her life that is not real while Mona faces the fact that her parents are pressing her into a life she doesn’t want. This part of the episode really showed to me that while their past is sealed, the present and future are really up for grabs and that it is ok to hope even when it seems a useless case. Norah with some encourgement finally opens the letter to find a minature Ray stuck to the inside of the envelope. Poor Ray even as a minature he wears his heart on his sleeve and once back to normal Ray uses the Atom suit to get them out of the cell. Although this didn’t go to plan, Norah did decide to take a chance and write to Ray and become Mona’s modern day Ross and Rachel.

On the Waverider, Constantine prepares a musk to entice the monster while Nate realises that a tune should help put the monster to sleep. The monster is currently hunting Hemingway and attacks the cafe. The Legends intervene and after a lot of rucus it is eventually Hank that ends up singing the monster to sleep and saving the day. Hank’s singing is certainly going to be a highlight of this season. Little did we know that this mission with the Legends was to be Nate’s last as he decides to leave the team and join the Time Bureau full time. The team celebrate with a pizza and beer party.

This episode was a mix of hellos and hopefully temporary goodbyes as we got to learn more about Mona whilst also saying so long to Nate. Mona brings empathy and a new edge to the Time Bureau. Although Nate won’t be on the Legends team I hope we will still see him at the Time Bureau, I expect we will be seeing more of Hank as he has an agenda which at the moment is unclear. I really enjoyed the artistic references and as for the cost of historic costumes I will gladly adopt any nice spares to ease the deficit. The team is also in a state of flux as it adapts to new team members. The team has a lot of strong characters and I can’t wait for them to clash as I expect it will provide excellent entertainment value for us lucky viewers. Although Constantine does appear to have found his feet or his dressing gown on the waverider and appears to be settling into team life. Will this continue? Only time will tell.

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