holy. forking. sh*t. We were ALL right. The Legends writers played us in all the best and worst ways! (But it definitely feels like the worst right now)
Buckle up Legends, because if you thought you knew what was happening, then you're not ready for what's ACTUALLY happening. We are getting right into it!
This episode starts off right where it ended: Sara confronts Bishop and immediately declares that she killed him- more specifically, she snapped his neck! We find out from Bishop himself that he has cloned himself, like the Ava Clones, but NOT- as he insists. Whereas the Ava Clones are numbered, Bishop only clones himself one at a time. He also makes sure to get rid of any physical imperfections, such as scars, while retaining all memories. Sara pushes back against him, as expected, and he locks her back up in her room, handcuffed and all.
Meanwhile, Mick and Kayla (the alien, you know, Gary's ex) are still on the planet. Kayla is desperate to get a fuel cell, steal the Waverider, and get off the planet, while Mick wants to find Sara, get the fuel cell, and get out of there. Mick and her end up splitting up and, as we see later, this was of course a terrible idea.
As Mick tries to do his best alone, the rest of the Legends are back at Casa Constantine. Most of the Legends are goofing off in their own ways while Ava is trying to hook up Gideon so they can still continue to try to find Sara together. The team ends up tracking down someone who used the name Sara Lance to check into a mental facility back in the timeline, and sure enough, it's Amelia Earhart, or whatever creature took over her. Man, watching Ava get her hopes up thinking she might see Sara as Amelia turned around? That was hard. If that had been Sara, even if she wasn't mentally okay, Ava still would've taken it, because she would've had Sara back in some way. Excuse me while I go cry in the club STAT.
Back with Sara, we see her moving throughout her room and, wow, she finally notices a camera! I was surprised it took her so long, with her former assassin training and all, but at least she noticed and covered it- especially because GARY, in his alien form, just SHOWS UP THROUGH THE TOILET IN HER ROOM! That's right, Gary was swimming through the pipes, where he BELONGS after all the sh*t he's put Sara through. Yes, that's right, not even all the Legends, just Sara. Gah. Gary, everything is your fault. That said, Gary does come through and offer to help Sara, and meaningfully so, while Sara decides to try to flatter and brown nose Bishop so he will think she's on his side. Surprisingly, it works- I would've thought Bishop would've seen right through her act, but I think he was just so desperate to have another person that he considers equivalent to himself on his side. It really is a shame how he doesn't see the Ava Clones as their own individual selves, am I right?
As Kayla is running around on her own, she finds the fuel cell, and Gary trying to steal it. Calling him the biggest idiot in the universe, she calls out "intruder!" to the Ava Clones and, well, gets him captured. As much as this slowed saving Sara, I couldn't help but still give Kayla brownie points for this, because Gary truly IS the biggest idiot in the universe.
Back with the Legends, we see that of course, they have taken Amelia to Constantine's house, disguising themselves as mental ward nurses trying to help her. The most important thing that comes out of this interaction is that Spooner can speak the alien's language. That is INCREDIBLY troubling. Is she becoming an alien over time? Is that even possible? To add insult to injury, we see Ava becoming more and more desperate to find Sara. God, I can't take much more of this! Will they find Sara soon, PLEASE? My heart is in shambles!
Amelia isn't talking and no one is okay with it, especially Ava. They decide to take her to the Waverider and have Astra perform a spell on her to try to get the memories out of her unwillingly. The team questions why Astra is doing it and not John, alerting us viewers to the fact that they don't know John isn't a master sorcerer anymore. Astra does the spell, with great success at first: we discover that this WAS Amelia Earhart and that when she went on her flight, she was abducted and experimented on, and that as time went on, the alien (seemingly inside her) started to take over her. Amelia lost the fight. We see that Amelia-Alien DID see Sara- but that's not enough information to find her off of. Astra tries to get more, but the spell goes too far, knocking Astra out AND releasing the alien inside of Amelia completely. Amelia-Alien is in FULL form now and they have to lock it up in the lab. Good GRIEF. Too much already, am I right?
As all this is happening, Mick is still on the planet, as is Kayla, but Mick gets captured by the Ava Clones. Bishop is alerted to his presence by an Ava Clone, and once he is, he orders the Ava Clone nearest to him to take down the barrier that protected them all from the toxic environment of the planet. The Ava Clone is hesitant at first, not wanting to kill her fellow clones, but does it regretfully. Gosh, I want to get all these clones a hug! The Ava Clones with Mick leave him tied to a tree, as the barrier goes down, but he eventually escapes AND with the gas mask he brought for himself. Mick may be himself, but he is a survivor at heart. Gary manages to save one of the Ava Clones outside and brings her back into the Ava Clones on the inside, and as one of the Ava Clones tries to kill him, the saved Ava Clone stops her, calling Gary a hero. Well, at least Gary did SOMETHING right. No, I don't want to talk about one of the Ava Clones hitting on Gary soon after, I'd rather talk about how the Ava Clones are all going to be their own people by the end of this season!! Right? Please?
Spooner is back on the Waverider drinking and worrying about what's going to happen to her. Now that she knows Amelia was herself and that an alien got to her, is that going to happen to her? How long until it does and is there any way to stop it? Behrad has a nice pep talk with her about focusing on the present, which is nice, but I couldn't help but be reminded of past scenes where Sara talked about how she could never see the future and that hurt her growth as a person. She had to learn that planning for the future was okay, otherwise, she would've never wanted to propose to Ava, right? I wonder if that's similar with Behrad; he's so traumatized by his past and so terrified of his future that he can't possibly be anywhere but the present- it's why he self-medicates. I hope to see more on his growth as a character in future episodes.
BUT I digress- after this talk, Spooner goes in to talk to Amelia-Alien, and let's just say there are words said and hands and tentacles thrown, but what's most important here is this: Ava shoots Amelia-Alien and kills it before it can kill Spooner, which is good, but the worst part is this: Amelia-Alien says she killed Sara Lance. Like, actually killed her. And Spooner tells Ava this and Ava starts bawling.