Nov 5, 2017
Is anyone else suddenly craving Reese’s Pieces? The Dominator Queen returns to rescue her time displaced baby who has befriended a young Ray Palmer.
Ray, Ray… ever the optimist. After an anachronistic baby Dominator appears in 1988 Ivy Town, Ray’s eight-year-old self befriends it. Unfortunately for him, he has bigger things to worry about than bullies--he is murdered by the NSA on Halloween! A very familiar looking government agent, Agent Smith, chases young Ray and orders his death when he tries to save the baby Dominator from experimentation.
Agent Smith in 1951
The Legends travel back in time to prevent Ray’s murder. Ray is immediately tipped off that something has altered his life--first he shoplifts from the newsstand, then he skips school! Trying to understand the change to his younger self, Ray peeks through his bedroom window to discover he has a baby Dominator living in his bedroom.
Zari and Ray return to his childhood home to take the baby Dominator back to it’s rightful place in time. When Ray’s mom returns home unexpectedly, Nate and Amaya pretend to be exterminators and distract her. Young Ray overhears his mother worrying over his loner tendencies and weird inventions, so he takes Gumball and leaves for Camelot. The NSA track them down, capturing young Ray, Zari and Gumball.
Unfortunately, the Dominator Queen has tracked down her baby using her temporal awareness powers (yes, this is a thing, see the link in Extras) and travels through time using an unknown time ship. Sara confronts her and the Queen reads her mind, sending her to Ray’s old house, where she impersonates his mother and seduces Nate.
Meanwhile, back on the Waverider, Jax and Rory team-up to discover what Dr. Stein is doing behind their backs. They discover he has been taking the jump ship (destination unknown since he has suspiciously erased the logs) and even has a secret lab! When they confront Stein, he explains that he invented a “time phone” to communicate with his daughter and needs to return to 2017 for the birth of his grandson.
Now stranded in 1988, the remainder of the team decides to reunite Gumball with his mother and hope for the best! Luckily it works, and the pacified queen takes her child and leaves. Just in time for everyone to go trick or treating!
In the closing scenes, Zari and Ray get to know one another while Jax wrestles with a decision. The episode closes with Jax announcing that he wants to break-up Firestorm.
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