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"The Virgin Gary" is the first episode of the fourth season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the fifty-second episode overall. It aired on October 22, 2018.

Synopsis

After the Legends defeated Mallus and wiped the final anachronism from time, they find themselves in unfamiliar territory with the Time Bureau. All that changes when Constantine informs Sara of a new magical threat that leads the team to Woodstock. Constantine thinks he knows how to defeat the new threat, but will need the help of the team and their special klepto talents to help with his spell. Meanwhile, Nate and Rory go on an adventure leaving Nate facing someone from his past.[1]

Trivia

  • This is the first episode of the series to not feature Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Amaya Jiwe) after signing on as a series regular. This is also the first episode of the series to not feature Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West) after signing on as a series regular due to Keiynan Lonsdale leaving the show.
  • The title is a pun on "The Virgin Mary" which was a title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ in the religious texts such as the New Testament and the Quran. In context of the show, it refers to Constantine using Gary as the virgin when the Legends try to find the four important things they need to expel the unicorn.
  • Ray makes two references to the Legends improving their ratings with the Time Bureau, a meta joke about the show's Nielsen ratings (a measurement of a TV show's viewership). In the second instance, he wonders whether Constantine sending the unicorn to Hell will improve their ratings because people "love the supernatural". This is a reference to the long-running TV series Supernatural.
  • Nate refers to the unicorn as "Twilight Sparkle", to which Ray is surprised that Nate too is a "brony". These are both references to the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fandom.
  • After getting out of the shower, Constantine sings "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane, which played earlier in the episode.
  • When the Legends go to Woodstock, a split screen effect is briefly used. This is a tribute to the Woodstock documentary, which used this effect extensively.
  • This is the first season premiere to not feature Victor Garber, Franz Drameh and Arthur Darvill.

References

  1. "Legends of Tomorrow - Episode 4.01 - The Virgin Gary - Press Release + Promotional Photos" - SpoilerTV