Nick Zano really outdid himself in this episode. His reaction when Mallus corrected them about the pronounciation of "Malice" had me rolling. As did "I will NEVER stop calling it that." And the entire sequence of him visualizing Beebo? And another instance of him being high? And "oh snap, they have lazers?" I would say I can't believe how much I've come to love Nate, but this is the show that got me to love Damien Darkh, so loving Nate is not even that strange. I swear, part of this show's appeal is the wacky writing, but part of it is also the charm of the actors. They just make it all work. This season, Nate barely had an episode to himself, and they toned down some of his more annoying tendencies, but he was a solid supporting character and a good friend to many of the others (Mick, Zari and Wally especially, but also Ray and Sara, and even Damien, heh), and that's where he shone. Truly, this show keeps fixing what's wrong and improving what's already great. Kudos.
But, not gonna lie, I also fell in love with the idea of Nate and Amaya, somewhere along the way. I still haven't given up hope, and I really, really hope
but this was a very fitting ending for them, if it was the end. I really came to believe they were in love (especially when Nate interacted with old Amaya), and I enjoyed their unabashed freakiness, but I'm happy they both realized they needed to do the right thing in the end. Their goodbye kiss was very cinematic and very old school CW (hell, it was old school WB, which is high praise, heh), and Nate's "don't turn around" actually made me tear up.
Same for "good" Kuasa with her grandma. So lovely. I loved the actress who played Kuasa and I really hope we see her again.
Weirdly, I also teared up watching Helen of Troy kicking ass. I really had the same reaction I had when I watched Wonder Woman. As viewers, we are starved of these types of battle sequences (led by amazing women), and this show has been a blessing, especially in that regard.
Yes! I must say I didn't think about Wally's predicament in that moment, but I definitely thought about Zari, and I'm so glad the show didn't ignore who she is, but instead acknowledged it in a funny way. Tala Ashe has been a highlight this season, and Zari is truly one of my favorite characters. And Wally, too, of course. Who really was stylin' in that outfit.
Ray is officially banned from having a love interest who isn't Nora. His official love interests have always been terrible (across the Flarrowverse) and they've always reduced him to the worst aspects of his character, and the chemistry has rarely been there, but he and Nora have a spark, and I'd like to see it explored. But that's it! No more loverboy Raymond Palmer. Now that we got a good one, we should keep her (though preferably on a recurring basis and not as a Legend). Otherwise, Ray can stay single and enjoy his bromances with Mick and Nate.
Always great to see Jonah Hex.
Gary and Constantine better be explicitly shown as actual fuck buddies or else!
Jax made me so nostalgic, and "Martina" hit me right in the feels.
Rip is not really dead. He just isn't. By the way, I teared up when Gideon called him Rip, and when he mentioned his family. Aw. I hope Arthur Darville comes back at least once, and I think he will.
Avalance was a little underwhelming, but appropriately so, because this episode wasn't about them. I must say, I love them, but the contrast between them and Nate/Amaya (a more developed relationship) was kind of stark. Thankfully, we have a whole season to further explore their connection.
And I realize I haven't even mentioned Beebo yet.
BEEBO! My jaw dropped when he first appeared, I started grinning when he came out to fight Mallus, and I didn't stop grinning until after the entire team hugged Mick. AMAZING. Best thing I have ever seen with my own two eyeballs. The Beebo quotes had me rolling, and the CGI was masterful, and the very idea of it all was just astoundingly perfect. I couldn't have dreamt of a more appropriate final battle.
I love this show so goddamn much. I can't wait for Season 4.