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"Mortal Khanbat" is the fifth episode of the fifth season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the seventy-third episode overall. It aired on February 25, 2020.

Synopsis

With Sara still away from the Waverider, the Legends find a new Encore with Ava's new invention, the Prognosticator, and must now try to defeat Genghis Khan in 1990s Hong Kong. Constantine's life is hanging in the balance, and Ray, Nora and Gary all try to help him, but Constantine tries to make a deal with Astra instead. Meanwhile, Behrad has been confused about Charlie's recent behavior, but they all learn why Charlie is trying to out run her past and from what.[src]

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Trivia

  • This episode marks Caity Lotz's directional debut.
  • The title is a play on the Mortal Kombat video game franchise, and Genghis Khan.
  • While not seen on screen in the episode, Constantine's will does mention both Papa Midnite and Chas Chandler.
  • The episode includes several references and homages to Chinese film director John Woo's action movies, including flying white doves, impossible gun fights and tense stalemates, some of which use the same camera shots of some of his movies.
  • The trio of policewomen appearing near Charlie are a reference to Charlie's Angels.
  • Constantine threatens to shove the Bulldog up his own butt, which the Bulldog says he'd probably enjoy. This is a nod to Constantine's bisexuality and may suggest that he is either a "bottom" or a "switch" in his male relationships.
  • When John's wrist was showing a timer representing how long he had to live (consisting of remaining years, days, minutes, and seconds) this was apparently a reference to the science-fiction movie "In Time", where the world's population each have a similar timer.
  • Nate shouting "Khan!" holding the scooter is a reference to the famous line from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
  • Ray mentions he was once knighted by the court of Camelot when Constantine requires a knight for a cure, referencing "Camelot/3000".
  • As Genghis Khan's henchmen escape, they're shouting "Run awaaaay!" referencing the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • This episode is to schedule to have a rerun on March 31 replacing "The Great British Fake Off". [1]

Goofs

  • Although Hong Kong is a place with left-hand traffic, the car Nate and Behrad are in is a right-hand traffic vehicle which only special licensed cars will be.
    • However, no special licensing was seen on the license plate.
  • The police barricades have a Chinese translation of "do not cross" ("不交叉") that incorrectly uses the literal meaning of "cross" as in writing or drawing, instead of the intended meaning of "do not pass". A possible correct version would be "不准通過".
  • Prince Charles' bodyguard addresses him as "Your Majesty", which would be the style of address for his mother, Queen Elizabeth. Princes and princesses are typically referred to as "Your Highness".

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