- For the titular character, see Sara Lance.
"Ground Control to Sara Lance" is the first episode of the sixth season of , and the eighty-third episode overall. It aired on May 2, 2021.
|After a night of celebrating their beating the Fates, the Legends quickly discover that Sara is missing. Trying to keep it together, the Legends are shocked to discover that she was taken by Aliens. Ava sends Rory and Behrad to follow a lead on who can possibly help them find Sara, while Constantine tries to work his magic. Meanwhile, Sara does all she can to try to escape, which includes releasing Aliens into the timeline, but is shocked to learn who one of her kidnappers turns out to be.|
Sara Lance escapes from a cryochamber on an alien ship in outer space.
In London, 1977, John Constantine and Zari Tarazi are discussing their relationship when Ava Sharpe interrupts them in her search for Sara. After the Legends are gathered, David Bowie informs them that he saw Sara's abduction as he was videotaping the concert. Nate Heywood and Ava try to contact Alex Danvers and the D.E.O. for help, but it was destroyed by Rama Khan. Ava, as captain, allows the Legends to search for Sara in their own ways, instead of forcing them to do it her way.
Meanwhile, Behrad Tarazi and Mick Rory converse with Esperanza "Spooner" Cruz who, as a child, was abducted by aliens and says that she has a link to them through the implant they put in her. Originally she is distrusting of the Legends because she thinks they are aliens; Ava, who learned that Sara had planned to propose to her, convinces Spooner to help.
Sara is discovered by Kayla, Gary's girlfriend, who has no problem with eating humans and the two fight. During the battle, Kayla traps Sara in a cryochamber that begins to freeze her. Simultaneously, Constantine performs a spell that allows Ava and Sara to communicate; Ava says yes to the proposal, causing Sara to remember that she has a diamond ring in her pocket that she uses to escape the cryochamber. Kayla and Sara continue their battle. Sara opens the ship's bay doors and uses the cryochambers to push Kayla into space, where Kayla and the aliens are sucked into the wormhole.
The Legends see the aliens floating in the temporal zone and realize that they must go throughout history to collect them.
Astra, who questions Constantine's and Zari's relationship, doubts that she wants to be an active member of the team.
Behrad, attracted to "Spooner", wants to help her to sever her link to aliens, but Gideon says that her brain is normal and that she has no alien implants causing the link.
The wormhole closes before Gary and Sara can enter, leaving them stuck in space and time.
- Caity Lotz as Sara Lance
- Tala Ashe as Zari Tarazi
- Jes Macallan as Captain Ava Sharpe
- Olivia Swann as Astra Logue
- Adam Tsekhman as Gary Green and Zari Tarazi
- Shayan Sobhian as Behrad Tarazi
- Lisseth Chavez as Esperanza "Spooner" Cruz
- Amy Louise Pemberton as Gideon
- Nick Zano as Dr. Nate Heywood
- Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Special appearance by
- The episode's title is a reference to the opening line of the David Bowie song "Space Oddity", "Ground control to Major Tom".
- A memorial dedication to Scott Carroll is shown at the conclusion of this episode.
- Gary mentions Sara is the "quintessential human". It's unknown why, but it likely does not have to do with her being a Paragon, otherwise Ryan Choi and Lex Luthor would have been candidates.
- Aleister Crowley is mentioned to be on Earth (having been pulled from Hell by Constantine years ago), with knowledge of aliens and their magic.
- Gideon shows unusual giddiness at the idea of dissecting Spooner's brain; likely a side-effect of her repurposing by Lachesis to give orders through the Fatewatch.
- Gary likely ensured Kayla kidnapped Spartacus after he served his place in time; being trained by the Time Bureau would make him very cautious.
- The following events (which occurred in earlier episodes within the shared multiverse) are mentioned:
- As Sara is fighting the alien, she gives a kick and touches a panel, which causes a a bay door to open, which is similar to the Alien movie franchise; in which Ripley uses a door to suck out the Queen Brood alien,
- A young David Bowie is shown in this episode. In real life, he passed away in 2016, the same year that began airing.
- Gary's piloting skills are confirmed to be indeed poor. They were referenced as such in ""
- Sara tells Spartacus that "being an Avenger is stupid", when they should be proactive, meta-physically discussing the Marvel Comics hero team.
- This is the 22nd episode in the Arrowverse, and the sixth episode of , to be named after a character in a civilian sense, after "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "" and ""
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