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River of Time 

After the team successfully captures Vandal Savage, his presence causes dissension amongst them - as they decide whether he should live or die.


Alice Troughton


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Arthur Darvill ... Captain Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson
Ciara Renée ... Kendra Saunders
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Casper Crump ... Vandal Savage
Falk Hentschel ... Carter Hall / Hawkman
Martin Donovan ... Zaman Druce
Isabella Hofmann ... Clarissa Stein
Stacie Greenwell ... Beverly Jackson


After numerous attempts in many different time periods, the team has successfully captured Vandal Savage. However, Savage tells Kendra that he can reunite her with Carter so she struggles with whether she should kill him. Rip decides they will deliver Savage to the Time Masters which doesn't sit well with Snart and Rory. The duo decides it may be time to jump ship and return to their old life. Meanwhile, Savage taunts Ray about his place in Kendra's life.

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Toward the beginning of the episode when Snart and Mick are talking about an old job gone bad there is a bottle of what looks like blue milk in front of Mick. A possible nod to Star Wars in which the drink is popular in the space cantina. See more »


Another person has mentioned that at the end of the episode Rip is seen wearing a short brown leather jacket instead of his customary duster. Rip wears the brown leather jacket beneath his duster. It is not hard to believe his duster was simply removed by the Time Masters as a means of accessing his holster (which is also missing) and not returned. See more »


Dr. Martin Stein: Apart from celebrating murder, Savage still has Carter brainwashed.
Leonard Snart: I don't know if you've been paying attention Professor, but murdering Savage was the always the plan.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

User Reviews

typical berlanti trash

Superheroes (which is debatable) are supposed to be this stupid? Palmer has to prove to himself that he's a man, so he nonchalantly opens the prison door so that Savage can get loose. And buck teeth has had, what?, five chances to kill him and didn't, just to keep the barfing story line going. I have to agree with another reviewer, Snart and Mick are the only believable characters on the show. I can only wonder how long it will be before berlanti ruins them as well.

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5 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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