The Loop (TV)
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- For the eponymous character, see Zari Tomaz.
|When Sara receives a distress call from their "befriended" agent at the Time Bureau, she learns that they have been tasked with going to the future to capture a rogue time traveler. Unfortunately, the Legends make things worse by trying to protect an outlaw named Zari, to hopefully lure in the time traveling assassin. Meanwhile, Stein tries to diagnose Amaya's condition, but Nate discovers an unusual treatment that Amaya begrudgingly agrees to.|
Preparation ran from July 19 until July 27, 2017. Shooting ran from July 28 until August 10, 2017.
- Ray references having previously fought Kuasa with her Water Totem in the second season of , though isn't aware that the enemy they are fighting is in fact the same individual.
- Nate tells Zari, "Come with us if you want to live", closely quoting a line by The Terminator in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
- Ray tells Nate he used that line once, referring to the events of "" when he said almost the same thing to the younger version of Mick Rory while saving him.
- The line is similarly quoted in ""; when Felicity Smoak and Iris West rescue Kara Danvers, Iris tells Kara, "Come with me if you want to live."
- After Zari asks that the Legends assist her in breaking her brother out of an A.R.G.U.S. black site, Mick beams at the idea of a prison break, a nod to his actor's main role as Lincoln Burrows in the TV series Prison Break.
- The supposed cell number for Zari's brother is "4587", which is a commonly-used four-digit number in and . It is a reference to the TV show Wiseguy.
- Amaya's spirit guide is played by Joy Richardson, Maisie Richardson-Sellers' mother.
- This is the sixth episode in the Arrowverse and the first episode to be named after a character in a civilian sense, after "", "", "", "", and "".
- This episode marks the first to credit Tala Ashe in the starring bill.
- Meta-humans like the Flash still seem to operate in 2024, despite the Anti-Meta-Human Act of 2021.
- Due to Oliver Queen becoming a deputized agent of the SCPD after 2018, it stands to reason that he and even several of the other heroes present were working alongside local law enforcement and possibly even A.R.G.U.S., and thus no longer considered "vigilantes" or "illegal meta-humans".
- Also, Rip Hunter stated that the future is constantly in flux, meaning this scenario could be just one of many potential future timelines.
- The A.R.G.U.S. drone speaks Nate's full name as "Nathaniel", yet mistakenly transcribes it as "Nathan".
- "Nathan" is a nickname commonly used by Nate's comics counterpart.
- Zari states the word "jannah" means "sanctuary" in Arabic. "Jannah" actually translates to "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic. The actual Arabic term for sanctuary would be "malja" or "maladh".
- Ray, Sara, and Mick are all listed on a meta-human registry, despite not actually being meta-humans.
- However, they may be part of the registry for abetting and associating with known meta-humans, or for having skills or equipment making them equal to meta-human powers.
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