DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (2016) s03e17 Episode Script

Guest Starring John Noble

1 Previously on "Legends of Tomorrow" Sara can never find out the truth about Ava.
- I'm a - You're a clone.
Future clone thing? The first totem bearers imprisoned a great evil.
And time is his cage.
If you cannot defeat me in this vessel, how will you stop me once I've assumed my true form? Our family's destruction looms in 1992.
You promised you'd save us.
Gideon, set a course.
I have to save my family.
Code 1-3-1! All hands on the bridge! - What's going on? - Yeah.
I gotta get back to "Lord of the Rings.
" - You read? - [GRUMBLES.]
Code 1-3-1.
Come on, guys, I wrote a whole a whole memo.
Yeah, nobody read it.
- I did.
- Thank you, Ray.
- Pancakes for breakfast.
- No, 1-3-1 is not is it? Yeah.
Does that mean no pancakes? Anyway, I wrote a song to help us remember all the codes.
It goes like this.
From the top! If the code is 1-1-1 Mallus escaped the time dungeon If the code is 1-1-2 All right, Nate, just tell us.
Someone stole the jumpship.
Where's Amaya? Uh, according to the jumpship logs, Zambesi, 1992.
Right before the warlords destroyed her village.
And she dies.
The old her, that is.
Whoa, the temporal zone is getting real choppy.
Yeah, the timeline was crumbling even before Amaya decided to change history.
If that happens, the Darhks will be able to free their demon.
Oh, well, I'd better get back to my movie.
And we'd better stop Amaya before she does something reckless.
- Gideon, plot a course for - Pardon me, Captain Lance.
But we are receiving an urgent call from Mr.
- You good? - Gideon, put him on.
The Bureau needs backup.
Grodd's going after Barry.
Well, that explains the time turbulence.
The Flash is always in trouble.
- It's kind of his thing.
- Not that particular Barry.
Barack Obama.
It will almost be an honor to kill you.
All right, people, we're dealing with two anachronisms now, Zambesi and young Obama.
Wally, Nate, I want you guys to go talk some sense into Amaya.
You mean, convince her to stand down while her village and family is torn apart? What if I use my temporal simulator to find some loophole that Amaya can use to help save Zambesi? [SHIP RUMBLES.]
All right, do it.
The rest of us, we're on Obamacare.
You will not escape.
- Grodd will complete his mission.
- Whoa.
Time to make America Grodd again.
Clearly, you have some grievances.
But perhaps we can look for a common ground.
- Whoa! [GRUNTS.]
Or not.
I can feel his arrival.
Oh, goodie.
Yes, resist.
You will only prolong your suffering.
Should have wasted your hairy ass in 'Nam.
Run, Barry, run! - [SNARLS.]
A hairless ape who fights with fire.
How primitive.
Nora, honey.
- You okay? - We were so close.
My master was escaping his bonds.
What happened? Grodd's mission must have failed.
Maybe that could be a good thing.
It gives you and me time to figure out what the big guy's arrival really means.
It means the end of history.
A chance for us to live as gods.
As gods? Man, that sounds fantastic and all.
But what I just saw, it seems like there won't be a "you" anymore.
It'll just be him.
That's what we always wanted.
Isn't it? Totally.
You know, I'm just gonna check on our grumpy gorilla and see how he screwed this thing up.
I'll see you later.
No, you won't.
Of course.
'Cause once I complete Grodd's mission, you will be gone.
What I meant to say was, I'll see Mallus later.
Goodbye, Nora doll.
Grodd will destroy you.
You're dead! Nice work.
Let's get him back to the ship.
Come on, teeny-tiny Grodd.
I think we still have some chew toys left over from the saber-toothed tiger.
Nice to meet you.
I'm a PhD student doing history research, Andy Watkins.
No one cares about the cover story.
Shut up, Darren Applebottom, talent scout for the New York Knicks.
What are you doing here? What are you doing here? Preventing the genocide of my people tomorrow.
We know.
We're here to stop you.
Look, Amaya, I know you're upset about what happened to Kuasa, and all I can say is I am I'm truly sorry.
I don't blame you for my granddaughter's death, Nathaniel.
I blame the warlords who draw closer by the minute.
And I intend to stop them, so stay out of my way.
I must say, it has been such an honor, Barack.
- Oh, I go by Barry.
- I really like Barack.
Well, Barack is what it says on my birth certificate.
Yeah, you might want to hold on to that.
So, what's the backup plan? Well, according to Ray's song, this is a code 2-2-2.
What's that? It means we're screwed no matter what we do.
All right.
Crisis averted.
- And a new one's just begun.
You're not getting Obama.
I'm not here for him.
I'm here for my daughter.
And I need your help.
I assure you, this is completely unnecessary.
I come, as they say, in peace.
And I, as they say, think you're full of crap.
I'm a changed man, Sara.
The only change I want to see you go through is from alive to dead.
Ray, how we doing with Constantine's spell? Just need one more splash of bat spleen.
Sorry, bat.
And that should do it.
Maybe I missed an ingredient.
Your Ankh symbol, it's it's upside down.
Uh - No, it's not.
- Yes, it is.
- No, it's not! - Ooh.
I knew it'd be difficult to get you guys to trust me.
Try impossible.
Which is why I brought this gesture of good faith.
The Water Totem.
I borrowed it from my daughter after she ripped it from Kuasa's chest.
Sorry about that, by the way.
Do you guys mind if I give you a hand with this? You seem to be struggling a bit.
Yeah? Okay, great.
Uh, now, uh, try to choke me.
- Really? - Yeah.
You you can't.
- Satisfied? - Yeah.
That Water Totem's gotta be worth something.
With all six, you guys might actually have a chance against Mallus.
You mean the same demon you've been creating anachronisms to release? That was before I realized what our partnership would cost me.
Nora Dies the moment the demon escapes.
Now, I know this might rankle you a bit, Sara, but our interests are aligned.
We can save Nora and stop Mallus from being freed, together.
- No.
- Excuse me? Rory, kill him.
- Wait, nono-no.
Wait, wait, wait.
Okay, look.
I I know Damien has done terrible things in his past which cannot be forgiven, but I know that he loves his daughter.
- We can't just kill him.
- He was already dead.
Killing him would be repairing an anachronism.
Yeah, so would incarcerating him in the Bureau.
I agree with Rip.
We need to think through this situation rationally.
- Stand down.
I'm glad to see you came to your senses.
Think this makes us straight, you're wrong.
What are we even doing here, man? We need to stop Amaya, not party with the village.
There she is.
Okay, great, well, let's get her out of here.
Not our Amaya.
That Amaya.
- [SIGHS.]
- What's wrong? Nothing, it just means my Amaya comes back to Zambesi and we don't grow old together.
For thousands of years, the Anansi Totem has been in my family.
And tonight, it is my great joy [SOFT LAUGH.]
to pass this totem down to my own daughter.
Make way for the new protector of Zambesi, Esi.
Kuasa, where is Esi, child? I'm sorry, Nana Baa, but Mother isn't coming.
My daughter has chosen to reject her destiny and her duty.
I am sorry.
We have come here for nothing.
What just happened? My daughter rejected the totem.
You sound more excited than I thought you'd be.
Esi never bonded with the totem.
This is why the warlords were able to destroy my village.
You think you can convince Esi to be a totem bearer.
She'll protect the village tomorrow.
She'll protect Kuasa.
Everything will change.
That's the problem.
I saw what happened with Barry Allen when he went back and stopped his mother's murder, a little thing called Flashpoint.
We can't change history.
I'm sorry.
Tell her, Nate.
Nate? I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but screw history for once.
Okay, so you go talk to your daughter, and I go talk to you, the older you.
You always had a way with her.
Come on.
Wait, we doing what? So, listen Are you okay? The hardest thing I ever had to do in my life was let Darhk live.
And now he's back, and it is taking every ounce of self-control not to kill him.
And I keep asking myself, "Why?" For the good of the mission.
"For the good of the mission.
" Listen to yourself.
You sound like some government - Clone? - I was gonna say "stiff.
" You know, Rip thought I could talk some sense into you, - but maybe - Wait.
You're here because of Rip? Why would you do anything for that man? Ava, he lied to you.
He implanted false memories into your head.
He hired actors to pretend to be your parents.
I mean, what more is it gonna take to get you to confront him? I am prioritizing the mission over my own personal baggage.
You and your team should try it sometime.
No, that's not what you're doing.
You're covering, because you're afraid of what you might find out.
What else is there to find out, Sara? I'm one of thousands.
I was grown in a lab.
There has to be more to the story, Ava, and you deserve to know.
Look, you need [WHISPERING.]
You need to talk to Rip now.
Could do with a wee nip myself.
Everything good, Director Sharpe? Peachy.
Are we good to transport Mr.
Darhk back to the Bureau? No, Rip, we're not.
Where are you going? To go talk to someone who can think straight when the whole world has gone crazy.
So what you're saying is you won't aid the man that killed your sister, even if it will prevent Mollusk from escaping "Mallus.
" From escaping his inter-dimensional prison and wreaking havoc across time? Yeah, when you put it that way, it does sound kind of petty.
Not at all.
It sounds It sounds human.
But then what? I'm just supposed to hand Darhk over to Ava and let the Time Bureau deal with him? Your ex is clinging to rules and regulations in the face of the startling revelation that she is I'm sorry a clone, was it? But here's the thing.
I'm not convinced the Bureau is best equipped to stop a demon.
No, it sounds like that calls for a much more unorthodox approach.
I really miss you.
Oh, hi guys.
I do hope you're not feeling all killy-killy, stabby-stabby.
I want you to listen to me carefully.
I don't believe for a second that you've changed.
You're still the same cowardly son of a bitch that put an arrow in my sister.
But I will work with you to defeat Mallus under one condition.
After this is over, I'm putting you back in the ground where you belong.
Is so, do any of these flashing screens actually do anything? Focus, Damien.
How do we capture your demon daughter? Um, if we coordinate a strike between the Legends and the Time Bureau, we might be able to take her down.
How did that work for you in Victorian London? Besides, my little angel's only gotten more powerful since.
What if we just ask Nora nicely? I did have a bit of a connection with her in Berlin.
- Not that kind.
All right, maybe she'll listen to her dear old dad.
Not anymore.
Nora only listens to Mallus now.
He's always in her ear.
That's it.
What if I got inside Nora? Not like that.
What if I shrunk down, flew into her ear and pretended to be Mallus? Okay, new guy on the team here.
Is that a joke plan or a real plan? - We are so screwed.
- No, this could work.
We just have to convince her that it's actually him.
This is how you would serve your city.
You would risk its utter ruin.
That's it.
I did what I judged to be right.
What you judged to be right? You sent the Ring of Power into Mordor, in the hands of a witless halfling! Whoa, the vocal similarity to Mallus is uncanny.
- Quiet! - Gideon? Who is that actor? And how can we get him without dealing with his agent? Red leather, yellowl eather.
Yeah? - Mis mister Noble? - What? Uh, we have some, uh, last-minute rewrites.
No worries! We'll fix 'em in post! Tell Peter Jackson no more chickens, huh? I ate four this morning, eh? - So what's up, mate? - Yeah, so.
Rewrites, uh, from Peter.
And he'd like me to, uh, run lines with you.
- You're kidding.
Uh, let's see.
"Nora, you must heed my command.
" That's good.
That's good.
- Who's Nora? - Nora.
Nora, she's a new character that, um, well they wanted to beef up the female presence in the film.
You can't do that, mate.
It's Tolkien, "Lord of the Rings.
" I know But it's a studio note.
Oh, studio note.
Very good note, yeah, all right.
- Yeah, from the top? - [MUMBLES.]
"Nora, you must heed my command.
" Uh, "What is it, Master?" "Go to the Waverider, Nora.
" "I cannot go to the Waverider.
" "The totems are ripe for the picking.
" This is crap, isn't it? Aye? - Oh, well - I mean, who wrote this? - I mean, somebody - Don't don't worry about it.
- Took a lot of time - Don't worry about it.
"The totems are ripe for the picking.
Your father will lead you to them.
" "My father?" [INSECTS CHIRPING.]
Who are you? I am a distant cousin.
I came for the ceremony.
Sorry to disappoint you.
I love it here.
When I was a child, I'd come here and lose myself in the stars, think about where my life would lead.
For as long as I can remember, the Anansi Totem has been my destiny.
But now, I'm not sure I want it.
- You wouldn't understand.
- Try me.
My mother is the great Amaya Jiwe.
She's protected our village her entire life.
She never doubted, never wavered.
That's not true.
Every totem bearer starts their journey with doubt.
Even your mother.
I will never live up to her legacy.
You have her strength and the strength of all others who've come before her.
But there is danger coming, and your people need you to stand up for them.
All right, you fathwoom into Amaya's hut, grab the totem, and we'll give it to her daughter.
Nate, I now that you have some space from her, I need you to come to your senses.
Amaya can't see this, she's too close.
But she's going to cause more harm than good if this releases Mallus.
- We don't know that.
- We do.
You do.
I can't not help her, Wally.
I love you, man, but I will stop you if you take this too far.
Like stealing candy from a very old baby.
Ow! Oh, Amaya, wait.
It's me.
You know, I didn't think this would do it for me, but it actually kind of does.
- Who are you? - Oh! - It's me, Nate.
- Who? Nate.
I know it's been a while, but we used to travel through time together.
You know, do other things [GRUNTS.]
If this is some kind of a joke [CHOKING.]
It's not a joke.
I have pictures of us on my phone.
This is me.
Of course.
You really don't remember, do you? How is this possible? We were part of a bitchin' team that travelled through time together I mean, the 1942 you.
Why are you here, time traveler? To keep my promise to you, by making sure your daughter Esi gets the Spirit Totem tonight.
She didn't even show up to her own ceremony.
Her head is always somewhere else.
She doesn't know what she wants.
Yeah, you had a hard time figuring that out too when you were her age.
But, look, if Esi believed you were truly in her corner, she wouldn't doubt herself.
She would accept the totem and be unstoppable, just like you.
Uh, hey there, Nora doll.
Why am I still here? Why is the Master still in prison? You failed me! I know, it's terrible.
The Legends captured Grodd, and this whole Obama thing is just not working, so perhaps Mallus can advise us as to what to do next.
Mallus only speaks when he desires.
I can't just "summon" him.
Well, maybe we'll just, uh [INTENSE RUMBLING.]
Wait here until he gets the itch.
You must heed my command.
It's him.
He's speaking to me.
Very loudly.
Really? Mallus is speaking to you? Shh! I need to concentrate.
Go to the Waverider, Nora.
The Waverider, why? The totems are ripe for the picking.
Your father will lead you to them.
My father? What what Mallus has plans for me? I I wonder what those are.
The the the Legends' ship.
The Master wants you to take me there.
Oh, I would in a heartbeat, but we are hopelessly outnumbered, honey.
There's just no way He must take you there now, Nora.
Just do it! God, do it! Don't be a fool! No problemo.
Let's go.
Those totems should be around here somewhere.
What is this? I'm sorry, sweetheart, but it's for your own good.
I get it.
You think that I failed you because I joined with the Legends and trapped you here.
Well, you're right.
I did fail you.
But that's not how.
I was a terrible father.
I was obsessed with world domination.
- Because of that - [SOFT GROWLING.]
I died, leaving you all alone as a child, trapped with my name and my foolish dreams.
Oh, I turned you into a demon long before Mallus did.
It's why I'm begging you, do not let him take you away from me.
Your daughter is long gone.
No! I know you can hear me.
Fight him! Oh, there was no fight.
Her soul her flesh were freely given.
You sick son of a bitch.
One more alteration to the timeline and my cage crumbles.
Can't believe that worked.
I can.
Sara knows what she's doing.
I may have my flaws, but I do know how to pick the best people for the job.
So why did you pick me? What? Come on.
Brilliant mind, calm demeanor, incredible strength.
And, unlike the Legends, you actually follow rules.
It almost sounds like I was made for the job.
What are you getting at? I know I'm a clone, Rip.
I see.
So why me? Hmm? Of all the clones in 2213, why did you pick me? You're special.
So why'd you erase my memory? - I thought it would be easier.
- Easier? Easier for you or easier for me? Don't lose focus, Ava.
You are too critical to this mission.
Well, the good news is if I die, you can just skip off to 2213, and get yourself another clone.
Oh, my God.
I wasn't even the first one, was I? We both know how hard it is to find agents as talented as you.
And to find one who is also replaceable is invaluable How many? How many? You're the 12th.
The 12th? So I wasn't even your first choice? Or your second or You don't understand.
- You are exceptional.
- Don't, Rip.
Just don't.
Nora's gone.
It's just Mallus now.
You must be enjoying this, seeing your nemesis with a broken heart.
I didn't know you had a heart to break.
Where was it the night you murdered my sister? Look, what I did was unforgivable.
But back then, I hadn't loved anyone enough to understand the pain that I caused.
Not that it's any comfort, but if I could take it all back, I would.
We all have regrets.
But we can't undo the things that we've done.
But even the worst of us can be made whole again.
You, for example.
League to Legend to killer to captain.
That's not a bad makeover, is it? - It's not good enough.
- Why? Because you put on the Death Totem and almost killed your entire team? - Yes.
- But you didn't, did you? And you know why? The same reason I'm spilling my guts to a woman who's imagined my death 1,000 times over.
More like 10,000.
Love! Sara.
'Cause without it, people like us, we're left alone with the darkness.
That's not good for anyone, is it? [GENTLE DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
I'm so proud of you, my child.
Esi's embraced her destiny.
Tomorrow when the marauders come, she'll be ready.
And if she's not, we'll be right there to fight alongside her.
You don't have to stay, Nathaniel.
I know that what I did was selfish.
You couldn't be selfish if you tried.
Now, you see that boomin' granny over there? She doesn't remember me, or the Legends.
You know why that is? I must have erased my memory.
And why would you do that? Because if I chose to come back here, after everything we've been through, then erasing you would be the only way that I could be the protector my people deserve.
Otherwise, I'd always be split in two.
And part of me would be in love with you.
I tried to reason with them, but they won't listen.
Amaya is dead set on saving her village.
And Nate? He's just - Whipped.
- I was gonna say "in love.
" But, yeah, same thing.
Zari, please tell me that you found a loophole that allows Amaya to save her village.
There is no loophole.
I've tried billions of variations, but this event has too many ripple effects.
The village has to be destroyed.
Or Mallus is freed.
And we're all doomed.
What if we're not? Hmm? [ROUSING MUSIC.]
We have the six totems, the only thing that Mallus is afraid of.
But you can't fight what you can't see.
What if the only way to kill Mallus is to let him out? Are you really suggesting that we allow Mallus to escape because you have a collection of magical stones? Look, we have two choices: we fight Amaya or we fight Mallus.
And I know it sounds crazy to let a time demon out, but it's a hell of a lot easier to stomach than turning on a friend.
Okay, yes, but didn't the original totem bearers try and face Mallus and and blow it? Constantine said the only reason they couldn't kill Mallus was because the Death Totem betrayed them.
And that's not gonna happen this time.
How can you be so sure? I needn't remind you what happened the last time you tried to wield it.
She won't have to wield it.
- I will.
The Death Totem was attracted to Captain Lance because of a unique quality we both share.
We were both brought back from the dead.
Plus, I have a personal stake in wanting to send Mallus straight to Hell.
He took my little girl.
True as that may be, there is no chance that Captain Lance would trust you with such a dangerous weapon.
Death Totem's all yours.
- [SIGHS.]
- Sara, you can't be serious.
Ava, we don't have a choice.
Our only choice is to stop Amaya and stop the anachronisms.
This is insanity.
Insane is what we do best, Ava.
I will not condone this behavior, and the Bureau certainly does not stand behind you.
Rip, let's go.
We have work to do.
Remember when I told you that we would need the Legends before this was through? Perhaps it is time that we set aside the scalpel and let them be the chainsaw.
I will consider that your resignation.
Ava, wait.
This plan can work and you know it.
You just need to trust your gut.
My gut? You mean the one that was manufactured to factory settings? - [SIGHS.]
- That's the same gut that 11 other Avas used and got killed? Ava, please.
Just trust me.
You don't understand.
This plan breaks every rule in every book, and all I have right now are the rules, okay? You have me.
What are you doing? I'm admitting something that could save us both.
I love you.
There is no "me" to love.
- [BEEP.]
She looks good out there, ready.
Like mother, like daughter.
The warlords are early.
Hey! Oh, no.
- Don't puma-pounce us.
- Really, Wally? - You're gonna do this? - It's not like that, Nate.
- I know why you're here.
- No, no, you really don't.
Short version: Nora's on the ship, tripping on Mallus juice.
Damien Darhk gave us the Water Totem after they saved Barack Obama.
And, uh, we are here to help you create the anachronisms so we can release Mallus, and then we can kill him.
Oh, and I met John Noble.
So you're working with Damien Darhk? Please, don't rub it in.
And you're letting him wield the Death Totem.
In order to do justice for someone I love.
Sure you can understand that.
Thankfully that is our only similarity.
- Hm.
- So.
Who gets Earth? Who gets Water? Well, as a man of steel, which is an element, I always felt a strong connection to the earth.
Actually, steel is an alloy of iron and carbon.
Also, I've watched every single episode of "Planet Earth" on Blu-ray, and I was only stoned all of the time.
Can I just please have the damn totem? - Thank you.
- All yours.
And Water? Anyone? Actually, water is really powerful.
It it's crucial to life on Earth.
And did you know that we are made up of 60% water? - If - All right, I think we get it.
Take a totem.
Oh, I wasn't making a pitch for one.
Just take the totem! Okay, cool.
All right, so is there, like, an instruction manual? A YouTube video? You better figure it out.
Warlords are coming, and that means Mallus is about to make his debut.
Dad? Nora.
You're here but how? The totem means you're dead.
No, not yet.
Mallus is trying to take me, but I'm still fighting him.
For now.
But Dad? I made a mistake.
I'm sorry.
I don't want him to take me.
Please don't let him take me.
I'm scared.
You ready? [OMINOUS MUSIC.]
Yeah, let's do this before it's too late.
This place has been sacred to my people since the dawn of time.
The totems will be strongest here.
Well, they'd better be, 'cause mine's not turning on.
It's time.
As soon as Esi defeats the warlords, our fight against Mallus begins.
Should we help your daughter? Esi's got this.
Nono-no! No-no-no! Looks like it's time to meet our monster.
Or our maker.
I'm not dying today.
Here's Mallus.
Why isn't she transforming? Rip, what gives? The historical record is showing that Zambesi's still destroyed.
That doesn't make any sense.
The battle's over.
The good guys won.
- Rip, what's going on? - Oh, my God.
The warlords don't destroy the village.
The village was destroyed by an angry gorilla.
I had to.
She's my daughter.
You released Grodd.
I need history to run its course.
Your time must end.
This way! Quick.
You should go too, Maame.
I can handle this beast.
I believe in you, Obabaa.
- Amaya! Amaya! - [TOTEM RINGING.]
Hey, hey, are you okay? [SOFT GRUNT.]
I'm okay.
Nate, my family [PAINED GROAN.]
I won't let them die.
I promise.
Damien, Mallus is coming.
This won't save Nora.
If there's a chance in hell, I'm gonna take it.
I'll handle this.
"Always incapacitate your speedster first.
" That's day one stuff.
- Let him go.
I'm warning you, don't stand in my way.
I was powerful before I had this trinket, but now I'm unstoppable.
Yeah, we've heard that one before.
I don't want to kill you.
I want to kill them to save my daughter! Why can't you understand that? [DRAMATIC MUSIC POUNDS.]
Can't move.
What is happening? Foolish human.
You are now mine to control.
You will not harm my village! Maame! Get away from him! [GROWLS.]
It worked! [SOFT GROAN.]
I I didn't take you for a totem bearer.
That makes two of us.
I'll find you.
I promise.
Hey! [GRUNTS.]
Performance anxiety, Raymond? You're only proving my point that this plan was never gonna work.
Do this.
It's too bad, really.
I was just beginning to like you after Berlin.
You literally stabbed me in the back.
It only seemed fitting.
You're lucky I wasn't aiming for your heart.
I am not gonna let Nora be taken by him.
Nora's gone, Damien.
Finally, I am free.
- Nora.
- You can't help her, Ray.
Oh, my God.
I am so much more than a god.

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