- "I'm a changed man, Sara."
- "The only change I want to see you go through is from alive to dead."
- —Damien Darhk and Sara Lance
"Guest Starring John Noble" is the seventeenth episode of the third season of , and the fiftieth episode overall. It aired on April 2, 2018.
|With the timeline barely stable, the Legends must tackle two anachronisms at the same time to try and keep Mallus at bay. Sara and Rip team up to stop Grodd from going after a particular target leaving Nate and Wally to stop Amaya from changing her future. Meanwhile, the Legends think they have found a way to destroy Mallus, but they will have to create an uneasy alliance with one of their enemies.|
- Brandon Routh as Dr. Ray Palmer/The Atom
- Caity Lotz as Captain Sara Lance
- Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe
- Amy Louise Pemberton as Gideon (voice)
- Tala Ashe as Zari Tomaz
- Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West
- Nick Zano as Dr. Nate Heywood
- Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Special appearance by
Special guest star
- John Noble as John Noble and Mallus
- Courtney Ford as Nora Darhk
- Jes Macallan as Director Ava Sharpe
- David Sobolov as Gorilla Grodd
- Erica Tazel as Esi
- Lovell Adams-Gray as Barry Obama
"Guess Starring John Noble" begins with Nate collecting the group on the extension, educating the group that Amaya took an escape to return in time. Rip calls the group and educates that Grodd is attempting to slaughter a youthful Barack Obama.
Sara orders Nate and Wally to find Amaya while the remainder of the group goes to spare Obama from the clairvoyant gorilla.
Somewhere else, Nora's seen going under a type of change. As her dad Damien is looking on, we see a sad remnant of Nora on the divider develop wings. Damien uncovers that Mallus is going to assume control over Nora's body with the goal that he has a physical structure.
Beam can spare Obama by utilizing his contracting firearm on Grodd. The Legends utilize their psyche cleaning weapon on Obama so he overlooks the day's sooner occasions. The gathering is returning to the Waverider when they're halted by Damien Darhk requesting their assistance with his little girl.
Back on the Waverider, Damien gives the gathering the Water Totem as a decent confidence measure trying to get the Legends to confide in him. He clarifies that the second Mallus gets away from his measurement, Nora will be killed.
In Zambesi, Nate and Wally locate an old Amaya, who's facilitating a custom going down of the Anansi Totem. Amaya's girl doesn't show up to get the emblem, in any case. Wally takes a stab at persuading Nate and Amaya that they have to get Amaya's girl to take the symbol so as to reestablish history.
Resentful about Ava for agreeing with Rip Hunter in their discussion over Darhk, Sara returns to talk with Obama about her circumstance. He offers her a couple of inspirational statements and she wipes his recollections once more.
Sara comes back to the Waverider and consents to work with Darhk under one condition: she slaughters him when they're set so as to address history.
The youthful form of Amaya has found her little girl Esi. Amaya approaches her girl about taking the Anansi Totem. Wally and Nate proceed on discussing whether to permit Amaya to meddle with the past.
Catching Mick watch The Lord of the Rings, the gathering understands that on-screen character John Noble sounds precisely like Mallus. The Legends bring forth an arrangement to attempt to deceive Nora.
Beam finds Noble on the arrangement of Lord of the Rings, and imagining Peter Jackson revamped a portion of his lines, Ray's ready to record the entertainer saying different lines coordinated to Nora.
Nate attempts to sneak into the old Amaya's cabin to take the Anansi Totem, however senior Amaya awakens and starts battling the interrupting Nate. Not mindful of what his identity is, Nate goes into their relationship, in any event, giving her photos of them together.
Damien comes back to Nora with a contracted Ray. Beam flies into Nora's ear, and he plays the lines he recorded before with Noble. Nora's persuaded she needs to go talk with the Legends on the Waverider and Damien consents to take her there.
When the Darhks transport to the Waverider, Damien utilizes a spell to entangle his little girl in a power field that removes her enchantment based forces.
Without anyone else on the Waverider, Ava uncovers to Rip that she knows she's a clone. She moves toward her previous supervisor concerning why she was the picked clone, and Rip neglects it that she's the twelfth clone he's brought back in time.
Damien's talking with his little girl when Mallus expect control of her body. Mallus reveals to Damien that Nora's currently dead.
In Zambesi, Esi has consented to go to Amaya to get the Anansi Totem in order to save their town from the approaching fate we've found later on.
Back on the Waverider, Sara notices to the remainder of the gathering that it's difficult to battle Mallus in light of the fact that they can't see him. She proposes that they release Mallus from his measurement so they can appropriately battle him.
Sara gives Damien the Death Totem, enraging Ava, who leaves the Waverider, declining to help the Legends in their battle against Mallus.
Wally and Ray go to Amaya and Nate in Zambesi and reveal to them their arrangement about discharging Mallus. Amaya and Nate come back to the Waverider, and the gathering begins conveying the emblems. Nate gets the Earth Totem while Ray gets the Water Totem.
The gathering is planning to help Esi in the formation of the chronological error of warlords annihilating Zambesi — which thus would discharge Mallus from his measurement. In any case, Rip looks into the features later on to check whether the time misplacement worked, however the gathering discovers that the town was devastated by a gorilla and not a gathering of warlords.
Damien confesses to discharging Grodd from his compartment on the Waverider in light of the fact that he thought again about discharging Mallus, which would formally slaughter his little girl.
The gathering begins to battle with Damien, attempting to get the Death Totem again from him. Damien has a go at disclosing that he needs to slaughter the locals trying to spare his little girl.
Esi is fighting Grodd when Nate surges in with the Earth Totem. He's ready to initiate it and utilize its forces to thump Grodd out.
Beam gets to his feet and goes up against Damien. Occupied, Sara's ready to actually betray Damien. Nora's ready to get away and run outside, yet it's past the point of no return: Mallus has dominated.
The Legends hear an uproar outside and when they surge out to perceive what's happening, the see Mallus has taken his actual structure, murdering Nora simultaneously.
- The episode's title is a reference to John Noble's appearance as a fictionalized version of himself, the actor who voices Mallus.
- Mick watches a scene from the 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, featuring John Noble as Denethor. Ray later goes to visit Noble on the set of the film series, the fictionalized Noble making reference to the film's director, Peter Jackson.
- When Ray visits Noble with the fake script, Noble questions the "character" Nora, with Ray claiming she was a new female character created for the film. Noble protests, "You can't do that, mate! It's Tolkien, it's Lord of the Rings!" This may be a reference to Jackson actually adding a new character, Tauriel, to The Hobbit trilogy, a move that garnered much criticism.
- Sara describes saving Barack Obama as being "on Obamacare", referencing the federal statute known under the same name enacted by the real-life former President of the United States.
- Before he attempts to kill Obama, Grodd claims that he wishes to "make America Grodd again", referencing the campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" that was once used by Ronald Reagan in his 1980 presidential campaign before Donald Trump adopted it in his 2016 campaign.
- Ray urges Obama to "Run, Barry, run", referencing the oft-repeated phrase used on to encourage speedster Barry Allen.
- Nate created many codes for the Legends. They include: 1-1-1: "Mallus has escaped the time dungeon." 1-3-1: Either "Pancakes for breakfast." or "Someone stole the jumpship." 2-2-2: "We're screwed no matter what we do."
- Sara tells Obama that he should hold on to this birth certificate. This is a reference to the conspiracy theories that Obama wasn't born in the United States and his birth certificate is a forgery.
- The scene where Sara speaks to Obama about her predicament and what she should do about it was almost cut from the episode.
- Mick tells Grodd, "I should have fried your ass over in 'Nam", a reference to the episode "".
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