"When I first stepped on to this ship, I was, you know, trying to get away from all my baggage back home, and I can't believe I'm gonna say this.... Hemingway once wrote "Can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another." And thanks to you guys, I don't have to run anymore."
—Nate Heywood
"Tender is the Nate" is the sixth episode of the fourth season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the fifty-seventh episode overall. It aired on November 26, 2018.


When Hank Heywood confronts Ava about the spending habits of the Legends, Nate steps in to try and smooth things over by inviting Hank on to the Waverider. The Legends then show Hank what they do by visiting 1920s Paris, trying to capture the newest Fugitive. Meanwhile, Mona is trying to make a good impression with Ava, but her over eagerness gets her and Ava stuck in a cell instead.[1]


Preparation ran from August 23 until August 31, 2018. Shooting ran from September 4 until September 14, 2018.[2]



  • At one point during the pizza party, Nate is holding beer in his right hand and rubbing Ray's shoulder with his left, but the camera returns to him a second later with these actions switched.
  • Hank Heywood claims that the Legends have spent $1.7 million on historical costumes. However, previous seasons have shown that the Waverider creates both historical clothes and equipment for the crew for free using Gideon's programming.
    • He also made a similar complaint about the Legends' food supply, which is actually provided by Gideon as well.
    • The only situations that seem likely is that he was somehow misinformed about the Legends' actions, or that Gideon creates them out of some unknown material, like a 3D printer, which means the process costs money.


  1. Legends of Tomorrow - Episode 4.06 - Tender is the Nate - Press Release - SpoilerTV
  2. Keto Shimizu (@ketomizu) - Twitter
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