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Tender Is the Nate 

Hank Heywood confronts Ava about the spending habits of the Legends; Mona tries to make a good impression with Ava, but her eagerness gets her and Ava stuck in a cell together.


Dean Choe


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
Maisie Richardson-Sellers ... Charlie
Tala Ashe ... Zari Tomaz
Jes Macallan ... Ava Sharpe
Courtney Ford ... Nora Darhk
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice)
Ramona Young ... Mona Wu
Nick Zano ... Nate Heywood
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory
Matt Ryan ... John Constantine
Thomas F. Wilson ... Henry Heywood (as Tom Wilson)
Andrew Lees ... Ernest Hemingway
Jason McKinnon ... F. Scott Fitzgerald
Meganne Young ... Zelda Fitzgerald


Hank Heywood confronts Ava about the spending habits of the Legends; Mona tries to make a good impression with Ava, but her eagerness gets her and Ava stuck in a cell together.

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Release Date:

26 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode features many references to older episodes: The death of Henry Heywood in DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Moonshot (2017). Rip's sacrifice in DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly (2018). Ava finding out she is a clone from the future in DC's Legends of Tomorrow: I, Ava (2018) and her brief experience of childhood in DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Wet Hot American Bummer (2018). Nora's start of her own darkness in DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Daddy Darhkest (2018). Nate talking about "that heart of yours" to Ray, which he has also done in DC's Legends of Tomorrow: No Country for Old Dads (2018). Nate's goodbye is similar to that of Jax in DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Beebo the God of War (2017), with both revealing their retirement to Sara, hugging her goodbye, receiving a surprise party in the galley, giving a speech about their growth aboard the Waverider, and finishing with a toast. See more »


At one point during the pizza party, Nate is holding beer in his right hand and rubbing Ray's shoulder with his left, but the camera returns to him a second later with these actions switched. See more »


Henry Heywood: [Sara and Ava are about to have a tryst in Ava's office when Hank Heywood walks in, forcing Sara to hide on the ceiling] These are expenses generated by the crew of the Waverider, the tip of the Time Bureau spear. Your "Legends".
[Sara comes down from the ceiling, ninja-style]
Henry Heywood: [continuing] You said they were worth the additional funding. Let me refer you to some of my favorite line items. $135 million for a new time core. What was wrong with the old one?
Ava Sharpe: Oh, well, um, Rip blew it up when he ...
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References Tender Is the Night (1962) See more »

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Boring story.
7 July 2019 | by cruise01See all my reviews

Legends of Tomorrow Episode 4.06 (3.5 out of 5 stars).

The episode does have some fun surprises with Nate coming across his former love interest. The episode in this one is forgettable with its story. It does have some fun with the characters and action. Story wise it is dull.

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