'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Finale: Nate is still the only one who can't catch a break on the show
It's been a pretty tough season for Nate. Early on in the season, his best friend Ray Palmer left the Waverider and now he's lost someone far more important to him
Spoilers for 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 15 'Swan Thong'
'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 has finally wound up with the thrilling finale Episode 15 'Swan Thong'. But even though the Legends won, Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Zari 1.0 (Tala Ashe) have exited the show and that leaves Nate Heywood (Nick Zano) the only one who's lost more than he's gained.
It's been a pretty tough season for Nate. Early on in the season, his best friend Ray Palmer/Atom (Brandon Routh) left the Waverider and now he's lost someone far more important to him, the love of his life, Zari from the original timeline.
With Zari 1.0 leaving, Charlie leaving, and Ray leaving earlier in the season, Nate has lost pretty much everyone he cared. One fan pointed this out on Reddit writing, "Poor Nate. His best friend left, his ex had to leave to go back to the totem, and the person who copied the face of the other woman he loved left the team."
To make matters worse, Zari 2.0, the alternate timeline version of Nate's girlfriend, is still on the ship and hooking up with John Constantine (Matt Ryan). A fan pointed that out as well, writing, "Plus, he has to deal with Constantine hooking up with an alternate timeline version of his ex. I mean, Nate's been through enough that he can probably separate the two Zaris in his head, but this is the second time that he's had to say goodbye to a woman only to have another version of her show up on the ship. That has got to mess with your head on some level."
"Nate has the worst luck with women," yet another fan summed it up. Well, Nate's terrible luck at love is something the showrunners have addressed as well.
In an interview with EW, 'Legend' executive producer Phil Klemmer previewed Nate's future arc, saying, "Not that he's gonna give up on love, but with Sara being kidnapped by aliens at the end of the finale, you can imagine that Ava's gonna be in a rough spot starting next season and it seems like Nate is uniquely qualified to be there [for her] having experienced so much loss himself, and giving Ava the strength to believe that her separation from Sara won't be forever. I really like the idea that Nate can be kind of that platonic, I don't know, like a stand-in? Again, I always think about the Legends as a family, and Sara and Ava are clearly the parents. With one parent gone, I like the idea that Nate is a bit of a goofball and a bit of bro sometimes, but that he's really gained some real wisdom and he would be able to support what's missing."
Here's hoping Nate finally gets a chance at a happy ending somewhere down the line.
'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 aired its finale on June 2 at 9 pm ET on The CW.