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"Slay Anything" is the third episode of the fifth season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the seventy-first episode overall. It aired on February 11, 2020.

Synopsis

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.[src]

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Production

Preparation ran from July 26 until August 6, 2019. Shooting ran from August 7 until August 19, 2019.[1]

Notes

  • Nora's curse becomes inactive in the temporal zone, as none of the Legends will wish for anything.
    • She can trick whoever "calls" her into thinking she can grant limited wishes to leave faster.
    • Children seem to always want a pony.

Trivia

  • The episode's title is a reference to the 1989 film Say Anything....
  • Zari's social network site is called CatChat, and her ringtone is cats meowing, a reference to her pre-Heyworld self becoming a cat in "Legends of To-Meow-Meow".
  • After Freddy gets pranked by Brad, Nate describes how the situation went "from John Hughes to John Carpenter", directors of coming-of-age and horror films, respectively.
  • Ava refers to her and Sara using the horror film trope of the "final girl".
  • Ava's hobby of investigating serial killers comes up again after "Hell No, Dolly!".
  • Nate is revealed to have bought his own AirPods, which may be a nod to his work/earnings at the Time Bureau from "Dancing Queen" through "Egg MacGuffin".
  • Nora's curse as Fairy Godmother causes her to hear pleading voices of children, similar to Bruce Nolan from the film Bruce Almighty; in the film, Bruce could hear the prayers of a few blocks of people while filling in for God.
  • The episode references the movies Carrie, Prom Night and Friday the 13th.
    • Additionally, the screeched violin playing when the killer shows up is a reference to Psycho.
    • The name Freddy Meyers is a reference to Micheal Myers in the horror franchise Halloween.
    • Freddy's mother Kathy is likely named after Misery actress Kathy Bates.
  • When Nora complains about how all the children she is assigned to ask for ponies. "You get a pony! And you get a pony! Everyone gets a damn pony!" referencing the Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • Sara's previous deaths are brought up when Ava points those deaths technically don't make Sara the "Final Girl".
  • Sara's line "You're my final girl" and the thrupple photo of Nate, Ray and Nora were not in the script, implying they were both improvised.[2]
  • While Freddy was dancing to impress his peers, Nora, acting as the DJ, was playing J.J. Fad's Supersonic.
    • Coincidentally, the trailers for the Sonic the Hedgehog film, which would release just a mere three days after the airing of this episode and feature former series regular Neal McDonough, were known for containing the same song.
  • "Mr. Parker's Cul-De-Sac" reveals that Mick unknowingly created an time aberration from his actions during this episode (hooking up with Ali during their class reunion).
    • This is similar to what happened with Martin Stein in "Invasion!" when he learned that he unknowingly changed his past when he told his younger self to value his wife more, resulting in him finding out that he has a daughter when he goes back to 2016.

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