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"Slay Anything" is the third episode of the fifth season of , and the seventy-first episode overall. It aired on 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.|
- Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer
- Caity Lotz as Sara Lance
- Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Charlie
- Tala Ashe as Zari Tarazi
- Jes Macallan as Ava Sharpe
- Courtney Ford as Nora Darhk
- Olivia Swann as (credit only)
- Any Louise Pemberton as Gideon (voice)
- Nick Zano as Nate Heywood
- Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory
Special appearance by
- Shayan Sobhian as Behrad Tarazi
- Adam Tsekhman as Gary Green
- Beth Riesgraf as Kathy Meyers
- Seth Meriwether as young Freddy Meyers
- Lisa Marie DiGiacinto as Ali
- Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes as Young Ali
- Garrett Quirk as Freddy Meyers
- Veronika London as Tiffany Harper
- Jasmine Vega as Young Tiffany Harper
- Samuel Braun as Brad Shephard
- Dan Zukovic as Warden of Iron Heights Prison
- David Jacox as Coroner
- Nick Fontaine as Alumnus
- Sam Darkoh as DJ
Preparation ran from July 26 until August 6, 2019. Shooting ran from August 7 until August 19, 2019.
- 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.
- 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 "".
- 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 "".
- Nate is revealed to have bought his own AirPods, which may be a nod to his work/earnings at the Time Bureau from "" through "".
- 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.
- 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.
- While Freddy was dancing to impress his peers, Nora, acting as the DJ, was playing J.J. Fad's Supersonic.
- "" 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 "" 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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