- "But what if I can't be the person you need?"
- "Let's be honest, neither of us needs anybody. Right? But you are who I want."
- —Sara Lance and Ava Sharpe
"The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe" is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of , and the sixty-third episode overall. It aired on April 22, 2019.
|With darkness on the rise in 2019, the team realizes that a new host of problems have risen as they have been cleaning up history. Sara tries to save Ava from a fate worse than death while battling her own demons. Nora and Constantine work together to take down a powerful demon. Meanwhile, Zari gets unsolicited advice from Mona, Charlie, and even Rory.|
- Brandon Routh as Dr. Ray Palmer and Neron
- Caity Lotz as Captain Sara Lance
- Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Charlie
- Tala Ashe as Zari Tomaz
- Jes Macallan as Director Ava Sharpe and Charlie
- Courtney Ford as Nora Darhk
- Amy Louise Pemberton as Gideon (voice)
- Ramona Young as Mona Wu
- Nick Zano as Dr. Nate Heywood/Steel
- Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory
Special appearance by
- Nima Gholamipour as Megastör Employee
- Brenda Matthews as Old Sara Lance
- Althea McAdam as Old Ava Sharpe
- Corry Whitworth as Dog Owner
Sara goes into discovers that Ava's been snatched and the Legends — with the assistance of Nora — go research. Utilizing her powers, Nora's ready to find Ava to a neighborhood inn where she's being held. In a little while, we see that Neron has been setting up her body with the goal that we could utilize her body as his next vessel. Despite the fact that alive, her soul has been sent to a type of limbo. Sara persuades Constantine to utilize his enchantment to send her after Ava.
We discover that Ava's own rendition of Limbo is a major box store much the same as IKEA. While there, they discover that to get away, they need to satisfactorily amass a closet and move out through it. They figure out how to bits it all together however as opposed to getting out, the main move to a different piece of the limbo. The two understand that they have to take a shot at their relationship before leaving Limbo for good. In the long run, they each go on their own different ways and solver their own conundrums, for absence of a superior word, and can return to their physical bodies.
Utilizing Charlie's shape-moving forces, the Legends staying on Earth can sneak assault Neron and curb him to a holding cell on the Waverider. Beam educates Nate that Nora wasn't the one to execute his dad and clarifies the circumstance with Neron, and Nate faces the last mentioned however Ray can diffuse the encounter.
Afterward, Nora stands up to Neron and persuades him to leave the assortment of Desmond. After a three-route battle between Neron, Nora, and Constantine, the evil spirit can get away. Nora's gravely harmed in the battle, apparently positioned into a mental state. The scene closes by uncovering Neron had Ray's body.
Different goodies from the scene include:
Beam and Nate look at the amusement park Hank was building and Nate orders everything be destroyed. Later in the film, Nate adjusts his perspective and recoveries the amusement park from destruction all things considered.
Zari at long last asks Nate out on the town.
Preparation ran from November 1 until November 9, 2018. Shooting ran from November 13 until November 27, 2018, with a break on November 22 and 23 for US Thanksgiving.
- The episode's title is a reference to the first Chronicles of Narnia novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
- This is the first episode since "" to feature all of the series regulars or show Nate using his Steel powers.
- Gary compares he and Nate shredding Hank's documents to Julia Roberts as in the title character in the film Erin Brockovich, but Nate suggests that they are more like the company Pacific Gas and Electric.
- Nate describes his father's vision of Heyworld "Jur-magic Park", a reference to the film Jurassic Park.
- Neron can be heard whistling "Pop! Goes the Weasel" several times.
- Nate compares Mikey T.'s voice to that of a Soprano, referencing the TV series The Sopranos.
- When Charlie and Mick are giving Zari tips on how to approach Nate, she asks if the situation is "Legends Eye for the Straight Guy", a play on the TV series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
- When looking for Mikey T., Nate hesitates before referring to him as "Mr. T", a nod to the actor who goes by this name.
- Nate spit-taking his drink on Ray was improvised.
- Nora tells John "I know how hard it is to watch someone you love become a demon", likely referring to the season 3 episode "" when her dad became Mallus's vessel to save her life, and subsequently died moments later when Mallus assumed his true form. John then says, "Yeah, well too bad there aren't any Beebos around to hug it to death!" referring to when the Legends used the Totems of Zambesi in the same episode to conjure a warrior (which assumed the form of a gigantic Beebo doll) to fight Mallus, which ultimately killed him by body slamming him in a hug-like fashion.
- At one point Gary reminisces about being driven to shul as a child. "Shul" is Yiddish for "synagogue", the first mention that Gary Green is Jewish.
- The furniture store that Ava and Sarah are caught in is very similar to the Swedish furniture store IKEA.
- Ava being a clone is referenced with a warehouse full of various Ava models, also a shout-out to Barbie.
- In the warehouse of Ava models, the Exploring Ava model is pictured wearing the same spacesuit design used in the Doctor Who episodes 'Forest of the Dead' & 'Silence in the Library'. This is just before the lights in the warehouse start to go out one by one while Sara runs from the encroaching darkness, just as the Doctor and his companion Donna do in 'Forest of the Dead.
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