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"It's a long story, but Gary took over the Bureau. He 'nip'-notized everyone."
Ava Sharpe
"Nip/Stuck" is the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the sixty-fifth episode overall. It aired on May 6, 2019.

Synopsis

With Constantine missing, the Legends struggle to find a way to track him. When Sara hesitates to make a tough call, Rory steps up creating a wedge in the team. Meanwhile, Ava gives Gary the responsibility of handling the Bureau performance reviews for all the agents.[1]

Production

Preparation ran from November 28 until December 6, 2018. Shooting ran from December 7 until December 19. 2018.[2]

Trivia

  • The episode's title is a reference to the TV series Nip/Tuck.
    • It also references the two major plots of the episode: Gary's possessed nipple and the Legends being stuck in the Ice Age.
  • This is the only episode of the series not to feature Ray, though Brandon Routh still appears as Neron in Ray's body.
    • This leaves Sara as the only character to appear as herself in every episode, as in "Night of the Hawk", Mick appears, but only as Chronos.
  • This episode contains some references to other episodes:
    • Sara and Mick recount the day Rip recruited them, a reference to "Pilot, Part 1".
    • A picture is shown of the Legends' original team in their era-appropriate outfits in the Old West from "The Magnificent Eight".
    • Cards to Save the Timeline mentions being "stuck in a trash compactor in an impromptu and possibly fatal homage to Star Wars", referencing their adventures from "Raiders of the Lost Art".
      • The episode contains four other references to the Star Wars franchise, possibly due to Star Wars Day occurring two days before the episode aired.
        • When Neron tricks the Legends into unleashing an avalanche on themselves, Sara yells, "It's a trap!" quoting a famous line of Admiral Ackbar.
        • When Gideon remarks that odds of escaping from the ice are 3720 to 1, Sara responds with "Never tell me the odds", quoting Han Solo.[3]
        • The Waverider flying out of the ice mimics a frequently used shot of the Millennium Falcon, whose design closely resembles that of the former.
        • Constantine duels an evil forefather in a fight that ends with a severed hand.
    • Gary's nipple is eaten again, as it was in "The Virgin Gary".
      • However, in this instance, his nipple is eaten by Wolfie, while it had previously been eaten by a unicorn.
  • Mick tries to justify himself by saying that if a member of the team goes bad, they have to bring him down. However, he ignores the numerous times he went bad (without being mind controlled), including "Marooned", "Left Behind", and "Fellowship of the Spear", when the team did not give up on him.
  • Ava's line of "Get away from him, you beast!" while trying to protect Gary from Wolfie is a reference to the line "Get away from her, you bitch!" uttered by Ellen Ripley in Aliens.
  • When the Legends seem doomed to slowly freeze to death beneath Donner Pass, Charlie asks who they'll be eating first, a reference to the Donner Party, a group of American pioneers who set out for California in a wagon train from the Midwest. Delayed by a series of mishaps, they spent the winter of 1846-47 snowbound in the Sierra Nevada. Some of the emigrants resorted to cannibalism to survive, eating the bodies of those who had succumbed to starvation and sickness.
  • At the end of this episode, Constantine goes to hell. In the Hellblazer comics, Constantine goes to/is sent to hell several times. After the show Constantine was cancelled and Constantine appeared on an episode of Arrow then disappeared again before being introduced on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, at one point when Team Arrow wanted Constantine's help they heard that apparently he was off in hell and couldn't come help.
  • As the king passes by with a creature being carried away, John Constantine ask Neron 'what kind of creature do you think are they're hunting', Neron replies, 'Can't be sure, but I'm guessing it wasn't a rabbit.' it references Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where after many misadventures come across a killer rabbit and kill this rabbit.

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