So to save the love of his life Constantine broke time. As the alternative time line took hold which we know left Zari as a cat Charlie took herself off to Las Vegas, 1962. Charlie mistakenly believing that Zari’s new cat status was the only significant change she took on the appearance of Marilyn Monroe and came face to face with a leprechaun friend. Enter Mick, Ray and Nate to take on the magical creature. It is soon clear that all is not as it should be – Ray kills Charlie’s friend without a second thought. They introduce themselves not as Legends but as Custodians of the Chronology who have a shoot to kill policy. Charlie goes on the Waverider to try and find out what has changed. On their return Gideon’s delivery of messages from Oliver, Barry and Cara was a great touch as was the whole must be crossover time reference. Very clever writing. Charlie realises this is fallout from the time change and shifts into Sara’s image to try and change their minds. This backfires as in this timeline Sara was killed by the Unicorn in Woodstock. The team try to kill Charlie but as she is immortal she is able to get away. Along with Zari Cat Charlie goes in search of Constantine who is incarcerated at the Time Bureau.
On arrival there is a plaque in memorial of Sara and Charlie takes on the guise of Gary to get around the bureau. Constantine is in confinement and is in torment as his mind is split in two remembering two timelines. Charlie arrives and puts Zari Cat on the bed. Constantine recognises her and casts a transmogrification spell to make her human again. The next scene is probably my favourite of the episode. Zari coughs up a hair ball and because of those two she has been a cat for so long. When Zari says do you know where this tongue has been?… Places. it is an absolute class moment with Constantine’s face an absolute picture.
Zari is adamant that the way to fix things is to go back to New Orleans and for Constantine to make up with Des. Constantine and Charlie are firm that a trip to Woodstock to save Sara would be enough. As Zari won’t go along with the plan Constantine turns her back into a cat. I would not be impressed. At that moment the Custodians of the Chronology arrive and Constantine, Zari Cat and Charlie need to get to the ship so they can save Sara. They manage to get to Ava’s office where they find a broken hearted Ava. They manage to convince Ava to help them in order to save Sara. However in their escape there is a shoot out where Ava and the Custodians kill each other. Constantine and Charlie are convinced that they can save them by saving Sara who was killed by the unicorn. They destroy the unicorn but Zari is still a cat. Back Charlie goes to the Time Bureau and there is yet another timeline.
This time Charlie notices that Nate, Mick and Ray were all killed defending time and the latest kick ass team are the – Sirens of Space Time. Charlie’s Angels have no chance against these women. The Sirens are Ava, Sara and Gideon. Charlie tries to join the team to find out what happened to try and restore time again. They soon spot she is a shape shifter and they also have a shoot to kill policy. Prior to her escape Charlie discovered that Nate, Mick and Ray were killed by the evil Fairy God Mother in Salem. Meanwhile back on board Constantine is opening up to Zari Cat about his torment. Was really cute to watch and the bond between Constantine and Zari is something I hope will continue. On Charlie’s return off they go to Salem. They save the boys by getting Prudence to release her Fairy God Mother. Who knew that a suggestion of eating your greens could have such an effect? I bet the Legends wished they knew this the first time around.
But has this action restored time – think again. Poor Zari is now a Puppet. Yet another timeline gone wrong. Constantine goes to investigate and hears what appears to be a team meeting. Constantine has the shock of his life when the entire team are now the Puppets of Tomorrow. Lots of singing follows until Constantine cleverly exclaims what the fraggle rock is going on here? It appears that the Fairy God Mother latched onto Mick and this was the result. Charlie and Constantine keep revisiting the Time Bureau until there are no memorial plaques and Zari is human again. Although all appears normal, things are far from ok as Constantine collapses.
Zari states that Constantine cannot take the changes to the timeline despite them saving Des. Zari accuses Constantine of giving up and that the death of Des does not have to be the end of the story. Constantine finally accepts that he must return to New Orleans to set things right with Des even if it means that it will result in his death. Charlie does not want to loose her powers so Zari uses her powers to knock her out and they leave for New Orleans 2018. To stop them Charlie takes on the guise of Ava and sets Sara, Ray and Mick on a collision course to intercept Constantine. However because the Legends had never met Charlie they still had a shoot to kill policy. Charlie tries to delay them.
In New Orleans, Constantine waits outside the apartment to intercept Des following the breakup. At one point we have three Constantine’s on-screen. Can never have too many. Constantine memory flashes Des so he cannot recall the break-up and waits for the Constantine of 6 months ago to seal their relationship with a kiss and restore the timeline. While Constantine is waiting Ray and Rory are poised to shoot current day Constantine while Sara keeps trying to kill Charlie. Mick and Ray fire and Des and Constantine of six months ago kiss just in time to save current day Constantine. In a wave, time is restored and Constantine is reunited with the medallion.
Constantine returns to the jump ship and is reunited with Zari and Charlie. Constantine remarks that his mind is not in two but his heart certainly is. Seeing Constantine open up has been amazing and has made the episodes magical as well as setting up the remainder of the season. On their return to the waverider all is back to normal. Constantine and Sara have a heart to heart over a drink and Constantine comes clean and admits that he is being pursued by the demon Neron. As a team they have each others back. It was also great to see Zari and Charlie clear the air as well as Mick and Ava bonding. Perhaps not everything is back to normal?
The scene switches to Hank who is playing golf and is notified of Kaupe’s escape. Hank’s apology to his golf partner was the twist I did not see coming. Hank’s golf partner is I suspect Neron who has taken on the likeness of Des. Neron has chosen an image to have maximum impact on Constantine. It appears that Project Hades is the brain child of Neron and Hank is his puppet. The Legends have difficult times ahead.
A great mid-season finale with every bonkers thing you could imagine. It had humour, emotion and lots of twists and turns. I for one hope they get a permanent cat for the waverider. However the key questions going forward – they now know that there is a big bad in the form of Neron. What they don’t know is that Neron has already positioned himself to strike. Will Zari and Constantine continue to bond? Charlie has chosen a mortal life. Will she regret this choice? Will Hank become the latest of Neron’s victims? And what about Mona who was hurt when Hank’s men tried to take Kaupe? What’s clear is that a team comprises many parts – like the broken mirror they slot together like a mosaic and it is this combined effort that they will need to combat Neron in the second half of the season. I just wish I had a jumpship to April for the next round of episodes. This is the waverider over and out…well at least until April.