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The Justice Society of America 

The Legends discover a time aberration that threatens the Justice Society of America, who are on a mission to intercept and seize a mysterious package in Nazi-occupied Paris.

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Michael Grossman

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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Arthur Darvill ... Rip Hunter (archive footage)
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance / White Canary
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
Matt Letscher ... Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
Maisie Richardson-Sellers ... Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Nick Zano ... Nate Heywood
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
Patrick J. Adams ... Rex Tyler / Hourman
André Eriksen ... Baron Krieger
Matthew MacCaull ... Commander Steel
Sarah Grey ... Stargirl
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Dr. Mid-Nite
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The Legends travel to Nazi-occupied Paris, but find themselves surrounded by the Justice Society of America (AKA JSA.) The Legends discover a time aberration that threatens the JSA, but the JSA wants nothing to do with them or their help. Nevertheless, the Legends force their way into the JSA's mission to intercept and seize a mysterious package. Nate is desperate to prove that he should be part of the team, but he has a secret that he shares with his grandfather Commander Steel that might make it difficult. Ray is so focused on impressing the JSA, he puts himself and Vixen in danger. Meanwhile, Stein has stepped in as the leader with Rip gone, but when decisions aren't being made Sara seems to be the one calling the shots.

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The motor bike that Nate and his Grandfather were driving has the same licence plate as the one Steve McQueen rode in The Great Escape: WH13371. See more »

Goofs

At about 15:05 in the episode, de "Folies Bergères" is depicted as being around Montmartre (wich a wrong view since the Funiculaire already existed in 1942 since it existed since 1900).with the Sacré Coeur in the background. The "Folies Bergères" Cabaret is actually Rue Richet, about about 3 miles away, a place from which the sacré coeur is not visible. See more »

Quotes

Nate Heywood: Hey, that fabrication room's pretty cool. Can it really make clothes from any era?
Sara Lance: Yeah. You know, we may not have trophies or framed letters from former presidents, but we got a few cool toys. Including... ingestible translator. You swallow this, you'll be able to speak and understand any language spoken to you.
Nate Heywood: That's cool. But I already speak German, French, Japanese, Italian, and Latin.
[seeing her expression]
Nate Heywood: What?
Sara Lance: You speak six different languages, you have a tendency to run towards danger, ...
[...]
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Connections

References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Edelweiss (feat. Victor Garber)
(uncredited)
Performed by DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CAST
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Sara Takes Charge
21 October 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

While I was entertained by last week's Legends, I knew that it was only a matter of time before the series started to feel a little clunky and goofy. This week didn't come anywhere the silliness of last year, but it was definitely more jumbled and convoluted.

Enter JSA, the supposed "secret" group of superheroes helping the U.S. government in this universe, which includes an older Vixen, Rex Tyler AKA Hourman, Commander Steel, Stargirl, Dr. Mid-Nite, and Obsidian. It's not shocking that both teams didn't mesh, especially after the Legends lost their "captain" last week. But as silly and borderline cheesy the line delivery got, I still had some fun with this episode.

I was glad to see Sara step up and take on the new leadership role for the team as Stein simply could not handle it. Seriously though, we don't need Stein and Jax locked up in the Waverider any longer than they already are. Get them out in the field.

It's hard to keep track of all that's going on in the show, since there are now close to a dozen main characters, and the pairings we got didn't help all that much to amp up the excitement. The show always relies on crazy action sequences and that's all fine, but I would like to see Ray Palmer do something other than get a love interest. Granted, I don't really know if they are going to have him and Vixen shack up, but that sure seemed like that's how they were positioning them.

Commander Steel and Dr. Heyward had some quality time together, but I also found it hard to connect with them as a duo as well. I'm sure as the series goes along I feel a connection, but I didn't find myself caring when they almost got killed by a Nazi explosion. It's still weird that I'm discussing Nazi's in a show in the same universe as Arrow, but I guess that's the universe they live in now. Speaking of which, I got a giggle every time that Nazi "super soldier" appeared on screen.

Overall, it's nowhere near as dense of a show as Arrow or Flash, so I don't really expect much week to week. The one saving grace here was the last scene having Reverse Flash kill Rex Tyler. Did we really even see Rex do anything anyway? That was a bada** kill, but I wish I would cared a little bit more for Tyler. Felt a whole lot like Hawkman from last year.

+Clash of teams

+Reverse Flash' cameo

-Can be clunky/goofy

7.8/10


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