Things You Might Have Missed on This Week's 'Legends of Tomorrow'
The most recent episode of Legends of Tomorrow, 'Return of the Mack,' saw the team head back to [...]
The most recent episode of Legends of Tomorrow, "Return of the Mack," saw the team head back to 1895 London for what started as an investigation of reports of a vampire loose in the city and ended up seeing Rip removed from the Time Bureau and the resurrection of Damien Dahrk.
With that being a lot to cover over the course of the episode, there were a few little things that may have slipped past, some that were funny, some that make the episode funnier in retrospect, and one that might just be a hint at what the future might hold for one of the Legends -- and we don't just mean that the team must deal with Damien Dahrk again or the threat of whoever Mallus is.
Read on for some things you might have missed on this week's Legends of Tomorrow.
Mick and vampires
In "Return of the Mack" Mick hates vampires, or rather, he's very superstitious about them. When the team heads out to track down the supposed vampire that's terrorizing London, Mick even wears garlic around his neck to help protect himself from the blood suckers of legend. While Mick's superstition brings a little bit of comedy to the episode, it's a connection that actor Dominic Purcell has to vampires that makes things even funnier.
You see, back in 2004, Purcell played a vampire in Blade: Trinity. But Purcell didn't just play any vampire. Purcell played Drake, better known as Dracula in the film based on the Marvel Comics character, Blade. In the Blade comics, Drake is the very first of the vampire race, awakened from his sleep as part of a plan to kill Blade.
With Purcell having played a vampire -- and a significant one at that -- Mick's superstitions about the blood suckers in this week's episode is even funnier in retrospect.prevnext
This week's episode of Legends took its name from R&B singer Mack Morrison's 1996 song "Return of the Mack", and the song did make an appearance in the episode as the ringtone on the first anachronism the team encounters -- the corpse of a guy in the morgue who happens to be wearing a Palmer Tech smartwatch. However, that's not the only time the song appears in the episode.
In the team's attempt to track down the vampire, Nate is captured and wakes up strapped down to a lab table. Being strapped to the table isn't a good thing. It means that the "vampire" is preparing to kill him by draining him of his blood, but while he's strapped down and not able to do much else, Nate starts singing "Return of the Mack."
And don't worry: the team manages to save Nate.prevnext
As seen in the episode, the death of Zari's brother still haunts her. Early in the episode she talks about wanting to go to the future to save her brother before he is killed and then, later, she goes to see Eleanor to try to communicate with him. Of course, Eleanor just wants Zari's totem. Zari is knocked out, the totem is taken, and Eleanor uses it to help resurrect her father, Damien Dahrk. Zari is able to get the totem back, and later she tells Amaya that she could feel her brother.
In comics, Zari's counterpart Adrianna Tomaz, also known as heroine Isis, also has a totem, and when she is killed, she ends up trapped inside it. It's later discovered that she can be resurrected from it. With Zari's amulet having belonged to her now-deceased brother, and with Zari saying she can feel her brother, it could be both a nod to Zari's comic book history or perhaps even a clue as to just how Zari's brother could factor into her story.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.prev