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Nate is shocked to learn he has powers, but then accidentally lands himself and Ray in Feudal Japan.

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Kevin Tancharoen

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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson
Maisie Richardson-Sellers ... Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Nick Zano ... Nate Heywood
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
Mei Melançon ... Masako Yamashiro
Chris Naoki Lee ... Head Samurai (as Christopher Naoki Lee)
Sab Shimono ... Ichiro Yamashiro
Stephen Oyoung ... Tokugawa Iemitsu
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen (voice)
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Nate and Ray accidentally land in Feudal Japan after Nate discovers he has powers. Sara convinces Vixen that Rory is not a murderer, so they all agree to help Nate master his powers and defend the Japanese village from the Shogun and his army of samurai warriors. In the meantime, Jax and Stein find a secret compartment on the ship when they stay behind to fix it. Written by Anonymous

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The Blacksmith Father Ichiro Yamashiro is hinted at as the ancestor of Katana, who recently appeared in the film Suicide Squad. Her real name in the comics is Tatsu Yamashiro. She is a long running DC comics character appearing since 1983. She is the wielder of the Soul Taker Sword and she also appears in season 3 of Arrow played by Rila Fukushima. See more »

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Nate says that the United States won't exist for another 200 years. The year Nate is trapped in is 1641, so the formation of the United States of America is actually only 135 years away. See more »

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Sara Lance: How does the Shogun even know how to operate your atom suit?
Ray Palmer: I designed it so an idiot could use it.
Mick Rory: An idiot does.
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References Ninja III: The Domination (1984) See more »

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Time Is On My Side
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Written by Jimmy Norman and Jerry Ragovoy
Performed by Irma Thomas
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The Team Takes on 17th Century Japan
28 October 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I can't imagine you're not having fun with this season of Legends. I've enjoyed the new additions to the cast, as well as the show taking a much lighter approach and not taking itself too seriously. If it's trying to be The Fast and Furious of superhero shows, then it is succeeding.

Much like other episodes, this week's plot revolved around a mistake made by or on the Waverider (hasn't that happened a ton?) and it took us to 17th century Japan where a shogun had the means to wife a women who didn't want any part of it. Of course, that women's family just happened to be the Yamashiro family, the same family that the future Katanna would be a descendant of. It's a typical Legends thing to do, but a fun twist nonetheless.

The main arc being the birth of Citizen Steel, Dr. Heywood's now alter ego, at the same time that Ray Palmer was forced to deal with being a hero without his ATOM suit. I enjoyed both angles this week. Sure, Steel doesn't have the best CGI look, but it's enough for CW, and it's about time Ray gets a story line that doesn't involve him crushing over a woman. I honestly felt more chemistry between Rory and Vixen than I did for her and Ray last week.

Speaking of Vixen, it seems she has officially joined the squad as she is determined to find Rex's killer from last week. I honestly didn't even think she would suspect the Legends when she heard "time traveler" as Rex's last words, but it was pretty fun watching her pick all the legends apart. No disrespect to Megalyn Echikunwoke, but I'm finding Maisie Richardson-Sellers' portrayal of Vixen to be much more compelling.

I think Legends botched The Magnificent Seven tribute last year, and I felt like this episode served as a much more fitting homage as the team protected a family from a bunch of Samurai. Is there anything better in the Arrowverse than watching Sara kick the crap out of a bunch of ninja's as Caity Lotz does all her own stunts? Tonight wasn't perfect, but it sure as hell entertained me, and that's all I'm asking for.

+Enter Steel

+The setting

+Sara kicking butt

+Vixen taking the team out

-Plot's are always based around mistakes the Legends make

8.2/10


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