The first trailer for The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow midseason premiere “Daddy Darhkest” has dropped, featuring Matt Ryan’s John Constantine performing an exorcism and seemingly facing off with the Season 3 Big Bad.
The promo follows the release of a batch of new pics featuring the occult detective and demonologist (which will mark his second appearance out of his two-episode arc) on board the Waverider. If you will recall, Constantine showed up in the final minutes of the midseason finale, where he asked for Sara’s (Caity Lotz) help by pulling the “I saved your soul, now there’s something you can do for me” card in the case of a demonic possession. Oh, and that the demon knows Sara’s name. Spooky.
Executive producer Phil Klemmer previously described the episode as “The Exorcist meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” because the demonic possession will take place in a mental institution. Klemmer also mentioned that Constantine’s appearance in Episode 10 would involve “revisiting of Arrow Season 4 and the events following that season’s finale episode; a confrontation with this season’s Big Bad on Legends ... and Damien Darhk (Neil McDonough), because how can you do an episode about dark magic and not have Damien Darhk?”
Although there’s no Damien Darhk in sight in that promo, it seems pretty clear here the demon possessing the young girl — who goes full Linda Blair on us — might be Mallus himself (voiced by John Noble), since this is how he possessed Nora Darhk (Courtney Ford).
Constantine is definitely going to have his work cut out for him, and he’ll need the help of all the Legends to face off against this season’s terrifying main villain.
Legends of Tomorrow returns on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. on The CW.