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The fifth season of premiered on January 21, 2020, on The CW, with a special airing the prior week, and concluded on June 2, 2020. It consisted of 15 episodes, including the special.
- Brandon Routh as Dr. Ray Palmer/The Atom and Clark Kent/Superman
- Caity Lotz as Captain Sara Lance/White Canary
- Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Charlie/Clotho
- Tala Ashe as Zari Tarazi and Zari Tomaz
- Jes Macallan as Captain Ava Sharpe
- Courtney Ford as Nora Darhk/Fairy Godmother and Marie Antoinette
- Olivia Swann as Astra Logue
- Amy Louise Pemberton as Gideon
- LaMonica Garrett as Mobius/Anti-Monitor
- Nick Zano as Dr. Nate Heywood/Steel
- Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
- Matt Ryan as John Constantine
- Ramona Young as Mona Wu
- Shayan Sobhian as Behrad Tarazi
- Adam Tsekhman as Gary Green
- Lisa Marie DiGiacinto as Ali
- Alice Hunter as Natalie Logue
- Sarah Strange as Lachesis
- Madeline Hirvonen as Pippa
- Mina Sundwall as Lita
- Erik Gow as Mr. Parker
- Joanna Vanderham as Atropos
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|—||""||Gregory Smith||Keto Shimizu & Ubah Mohamed||January 14, 2020|
|"Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same."|
|1||""||Kevin Mock||Grainne Godfree & James Eagan||January 21, 2020|
|Sara, Ray and Mick are shocked to discover that the Legends have become famous. It seems that everyone except Sara is loving the spotlight, so much so that they invite a documentary crew on board the Waverider to film them as they investigate a strange new blip in the Timeline. The Legends discover that their new problem is none other than Rasputin, who happens to be straight out of hell, and it might be tougher than they thought. Meanwhile, Constantine thinks he knows the reason behind these new blips and informs the team that it won't be easy to defeat.|
|2||""||David Geddes||Ray Utarnachitt||February 4, 2020|
|When a new blip lands the Legends in 1947 Los Angeles, it puts them on the trail of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who seems to take pleasure in fraternizing with Hollywood Elite. Sara, Ray and Constantine devise a plan to capture him while Ava and Rory sit on the sidelines for the time being. They soon realize that they need to worry less about Bugsy and more about his girlfriend. Ava is struggling with being on the sidelines with Rory. Meanwhile, Nate accompanies Behrad to his dad's birthday, where Nate meets Behrad's sister, Zari, who seems familiar to him.|
|3||""||Alexandra La Roche||Matthew Maala & Tyron B. Carter||February 11, 2020|
|When the Legends discover a new Encore, Sara, Rory and Ava end up crashing a high school reunion to attempt to stop a serial killer from finishing unfinished business. The Legends devise a plan to send Nate, Ray, Nora, Behrad and their hostage Zari, back in time to try and intervene in order to try to save everyone including them. Meanwhile, Constantine is annoyed that Charlie has been squatting in his old home, but it might be the blessing in disguise they were not looking for.|
|4||""||Avi Youbain||Morgan Faust||February 18, 2020|
|When Sara is called away on business, she leaves Ava in charge and Ava tries to impress the team as they try to take on their latest Encore, Marie Antoinette. With Zari still on the ship, Behrad convinces the team to bring her along on the mission which they all hope isn’t a mistake. Meanwhile, Constantine finally confronts someone from his past with the help of Charlie, which leads him on a journey through his past.|
|5||""||Caity Lotz||Grainne Godfree & Mark Bruner||February 25, 2020|
|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.|
|6||""||Ben Bray||Keto Shimizu & James Eagan||March 10, 2020|
|Ray plans a date night for him and Nora, but all goes awry when an Encore shows up making the team think on their feet and create a lie to keep the Encore at bay. While trying to fool the Encore, Ava learns what Sara was really doing while she was away and confronts her. Charlie and Constantine make a deal to work together, which will benefit both of them. Meanwhile, Rory is upset when he gets negative comments about his book, so Zari helps track down who the critic is, and Rory gets more than he bargained for.|
|7||""||Alexandra La Roche||Ray Utarnachitt & Matthew Maala||March 17, 2020|
|The Legends continue their hunt for pieces of the Loom of Fate and find themselves face to face with William Shakespeare. Ray, Nate, Rory, Constantine, Charlie and Behrad stay a little longer on the mission making things worse after lying to Sara. Meanwhile, Ray and Nora make another big life decision that leaves the team surprised and best buds, Nate and Ray, on the outs.|
|8||""||Kevin Mock||Morgan Faust & Tyron Carter||April 21, 2020|
|Sara, Constantine and Charlie find themselves in British Columbia searching for another piece of the Loom, but they run into a problem they couldn't have foreseen. Zari has been having trouble feeling like herself, so she goes on meditative journey at the suggestion of Behrad. Meanwhile, Ava volunteers to try and help Rory with a personal problem.|
|9||""||David Geddes||Jackie Canino||April 28, 2020|
|With Sara recuperating from her latest battle, Charlie starts to notice something might not be right with her. Still searching for the Loom, Constantine and Zari find themselves trapped in a 1910 boarding house with a slew of out-of-time Encores. Meanwhile, Ava, Gary and Rory take a trip while Nate and Charlie hold down the Waverider.|
|10||""||Andi Armaganian||James Eagan & Mark Bruner||May 5, 2020|
|Everyone is eager to use the Loom of Fate, but the team must decide who they want to bring back first leaving Charlie to make a tough choice. Sara struggles to understand what has happened to her and with the help of Constantine and Ava, they try to figure out how to help her. Meanwhile, Rory has a guest on the ship that he is trying to impress.|
|11||""||Nico Sachse||Matthew Maala & Ubah Mohamed||May 12, 2020|
|The Legends find themselves going back to college and form a sorority in order to try to retrieve an ancient artifact called the Chalice of Dionysus that will help Charlie operate the Loom of Fate. Proud to be back at his college, Nate falls under Dion's spell, letting him know of Sara, Astra, Ava and Charlie's plan to get the cup. Meanwhile, on a father-daughter weekend, Rory takes Lita on a college tour, but Rory bails on Lita for an unexpected reason.|
|12||""||Andrew Kasch||Ray Utarnachitt||Leah Poulliot & Emily Cheever||May 19, 2020|
|After drinking from Chalice, the Legends have immortality for 24 hours, which gives them time get to the Waverider and use the Loom of Fate. However, they quickly discover that the sisters have stolen the Waverider and they are stuck at Constantine's house in the middle of nowhere in London during a Zombie Apocalypse. Meanwhile, Gary is left on the ship and once he discovers what is going on, he takes something important to the sisters.|
|13||""||Marc Guggenheim||Grainne Godfree & James Eagan||May 26, 2020|
|After Charlie does the one thing that goes against her nature when it comes to her sisters, she tries to protect the Legends by scattering them in different television shows. Of course, in true Legends style some can't just be blissfully ignorant and happy but figure out a way to end up messing with the system.|
|14||""||Kevin Mock||Keto Shimizu & Morgan Faust||June 2, 2020|
|Still controlled by the Fates, the Legends find themselves in 1984-esque world, they soon discover that things aren’t as they thought they would be. The Legends must convince the civilians to trust them and stand up for their right to choose, but the Fates don’t make it easy by resurrecting the Encores once again.|
- This was the last season of to feature Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Charlie/Clotho) and Courtney Ford (Nora Darhk/Fairy Godmother) as series regulars, and the first for new series regulars Olivia Swann (Astra Logue) and LaMonica Garrett (Mobius/Anti-Monitor). Routh, Ford, and Garrett are only credited for their respective episode appearances while Swann is credited in all episodes except "".
- This was the first season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow:
- To have the annual crossover event () occur at the beginning of the season instead of at mid-season.
- Since Season 1:
- To premiere in January.
- To premiere and end in the same year.
- To have a different title card.
- To not feature Brandon Routh in every episode.
- To end in June.
- To feature Jes Macallan (Ava Sharpe) in every episode.
- Just like last season there were two "Big Bads". Astra was the "Big Bad" at the beginning of this season, but she was replaced mid-season by Atropos and Lachesis. That is similar to how the "Fugitives" were the "Big Bads" at the beginning of last season, but they were replaced mid-season by Neron.
- Beginning with "", all episodes were moved from their original airdates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, all 15 episodes were completed before the pandemic.
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