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"Wet Hot American Bummer" is the fourth episode of the fourth season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the fifty-fifth episode overall. It aired on November 12, 2018.

Synopsis

When the Legends discover that kids at a summer camp have disappeared, Sara, Ava, Ray and Constantine find themselves as the new camp counselors. At camp, Ava struggles to get along with the kids, but Constantine whips up a potion that helps Sara and Ava bond with the children. Luckily, the team finds clues to the whereabouts of the missing kids, but the battle to save them leaves one member in bad shape. Meanwhile, Rory and Zari are tasked with watching the fugitive and Rory finds a kinship with their “prisoner.”[1]

Production

Preparation ran from July 31 until August 9, 2018. Shooting ran from August 10 until August 22, 2018.[2]

Trivia

  • This is the first episode of the series to not feature Nick Zano (Nate Heywood) after signing on as a series regular.
    • In reality, Nick Zano took time off at the time of filming when his daughter spent a month in the NICU at the British Columbia Children's Hospital 24 hours after his wife Leah began to suffer complications from giving birth which in-turn caused their child to have a nine-hour life-saving surgery plus a two-hour procedure.[3]
  • The episode's title is a reference to the 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer.
  • Camp Ogawa is named after Arrowverse producer Carl Ogawa.
  • This is the first episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow to not feature any Meta-human.
  • In the New York market, this episode and the Arrow episode "The Demon" moved to Saturday night due to coverage of the Monday Night Football game between the New York Giants and San Fransico 49ers.
  • Vanessa Przada previously played Erika Morrison in the Supergirl episode "Fort Rozz".
  • Constantine mentions that he knows "a Swamp Thing": he made his comic debut on the pages of Swamp Thing, as an ally to the hero of the same name. Coincidentally, this is the second time Constantine mentions Swamp Thing/Alec Holland.
  • The Shtriga also appeared in the first season of the CW show, Supernatural, as a dementor-like creature (from the Harry Potter franchise) that assumes human form during daytime; but at night, dons a hooded robe and victimizes children at home by draining away their life-force, one child per night at a time (from the youngest and following up to the oldest son or daughter in the family). Interestingly, the shtriga's human form was portrayed by Adrian Hough, who also appeared in Legends of Tomorrow as Bernhardt Vogel.

References

  1. "Legends of Tomorrow - Episode 4.04 - Wet Hot American Bummer - Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  2. Keto Shimizu (@ketomizu) - Twitter
  3. Nick Zano (@nickzano) - Instagram