Legends of Tomorrow S4x06 – Tender Is The Nate

The Legends head to Paris in 1929 with Nate’s father to hang out with Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, Dali and a minotaur.  

Previously on LEGENDS OF TOMORROW… 

I love the addition of Thomas F. Wilson as Nate’s father, Hank Heywood. He’s got great comedic timing and works well with the rest of the cast of the show. His banter with Nick Zano, who plays his son, is a perfect strained father-son relationship. So giving him the opportunity to go on one of the Legends’ mission was bound to produce some great television. 

The mission Nate’s father tags along on takes the team to Paris in the Roaring ’20s, where they encounter some of the great artistic icons of the era, including Salvador Dali, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Hank’s idol, Ernest Hemingway. And at a bar on a Paris night in 1929, Hemingway convinces Hank and Mick to join him in hunting a minotaur that has set off some alarms. 

The hunting party goes about as well as you would expect with a couple of novices like Hank and Hemingway going after a mythical creature. And when Nate suggests going back to the Waverider to do the research to defeat the Minotaur, Hank mocks his less-than-manly methods. But those methods – the scent of a female minotaur provided by Constantine and the music of a lute to put the monster to sleep – are just what they need to get the job done. Or Hank playing some James Taylor on a guitar. Whatever works. 

Back at the Time Bureau, Ava has hired Mona, the taco delivery girl, to take care of the organization’s prisoners, which again goes about as well as expected. When Ray asks Mona to give their newest prisoner, Nora Darhk, a love letter, Ava and Mona get stuck with Nora in her cell. While Nora and Ava start out at each others’ throats, the young and perky Mona gets them to open up and see the other’s point of view. Of course, Ray was there the whole time, miniaturized and stuck to the glue on the envelope. 

This season is continuing along nicely, though I don’t think the season is up to the brilliance of the last two. I think it has something to do with the lessened reliance on obscure DC Comics references this time around. Still good, but it could be better.