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"All right. We're facing an army of Romans, Vikings, and pirates. But you know what today is? Today is the day that we prove that Rip did not sacrifice his life in vain! And today is the day that we prove that we are not losers! And today is the day that we earn the name 'Legends'!"
Sara Lance
"The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly" is the eighteenth and final episode of the third season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the fifty-first episode overall. It aired on April 9, 2018.

Synopsis

The Legends' plan to vanquish Mallus by using the totems doesn't go as planned, forcing Rip to improvise. The team finds itself regrouping in the Wild West where they run into their old pal Jonah Hex. Sara leaves Ray in charge of watching Damien Darhk, while she comes up with a new plan. Meanwhile, Amaya is determined to find a way to use the totems to destroy Mallus.[src]

Trivia

  • The title references the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, a film which, like the majority of this episode, is set in the Old West.
  • The respective emblems when the title card is shown don't appear at the beginning, mostly due to Rip's death.
  • Rip's flashbacks while going to confront Mallus are from the episodes "Moonshot", "Out of Time", and "Legendary", respectively​​.
  • It's revealed the correct pronunciation of Mallus' name is "Malice".
  • While intoxicated, Nate describes what the original Totem bearers did as "They beat him with the Care Bear stare!" and compares the combining of powers into a new being like Voltron.
  • When the Legends use the totems to create an entity to fight Mallus, Sara advises to think of something pure and thanks to what Nate came up with, they end up forming a giant Beebo doll. This may be a reference to the Stay Puft marshmallow man from the Ghostbusters franchise, where the titular team is told that the destructor would come, taking a form chosen by the group. Three of the four present don't choose anything, but the fourth member of the team tries to think of something harmless and ends up summoning a giant Stay Puft marshmallow man.
    • The creation of the giant Beebo could also be an homage to the climax in The Muppet Movie when a giant-sized animal burst through the roof of a western saloon.
  • Zari says Gary's blonde wig is "very presidential," referring to Donald Trump, the president of the United States at the time.
  • If one listens closely while Nate is attacking the jump ship, he yells, "Damn it, Ray!" in the exact same voice as in "Camelot/3000".
  • Mick and the rest of the Legends relaxing in Aruba is a reference to the first episode of the season, "Aruba-Con".
  • Zari notes that she nearly gets killed with the Legends each week, making it a slight fourth-wall joke on the fact that DC's Legends of Tomorrow​​ airs once a week.
  • Ray is the only member of the Legends who does not fight Mallus in the final battle. However, he did wield the Water Totem when the team tried using all of the totems against Mallus at once earlier in the episode.
  • When Jonah detonates some dynamite against Mallus' army, the Wilhelm Scream can be heard.
  • Similar to how Martin Stein's grandson was named after Jax's predecessor (Ronnie Raymond), Jax named his daughter Martina after Stein.
  • After Mick punches Julius Caesar in the face, he quips, "That's a Roman nose." This is an archaic term referring to a prominent or hooked nose.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West) in the show as a series regular, as he doesn't return for Season 4.
  • This episode marks the final appearances of Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Jes Macallan (Ava Sharpe) and Courtney Ford (Nora Darhk) in the recurring cast, as they were promoted to series regulars for the next season.
  • Mick references when Rip recruited them including Snart, Professor Martin Stein, and "those stupid hawk flying chicken people" a reference to Kendra Saunders and Carter Hall who were both on the first season.

Goofs

  • This episode and the last episode, "Guest Starring John Noble" suggest that Donald Trump succeeds Barack Obama as president of the United States in the same way as in reality. However, as of the Invasion!​​ crossover, Susan Brayden is president in of the United States on Earth-1.
    • It is possible that Trump tried and failed to become president.
  • Nate notes that Jax is wearing a wedding ring, but in the shot when Jax arrives and the next, he is wearing thick leather gloves.
  • The time drive was taken from the Waverider by Rip and destroyed in his confrontation with Mallus. It was then replaced on the Waverider by the one from the jump ship. Thus, it's impossible for Ray and Damien to use the jump ship to time jump to Zambesi in 1992 and the other Legends to also use it to time jump to Salvation in 1874.

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