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Raiders of the Lost Art 

Damien Dahrk and Malcolm Merlyn create a big aberration as they attempt to capture Rip in 1967.


Dermott Downs


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Arthur Darvill ... Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance / White Canary
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson
Matt Letscher ... Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
Maisie Richardson-Sellers ... Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Nick Zano ... Nate Heywood / Steel
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory
Neal McDonough ... Damien Darhk
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn / Dark Archer
Matt Angel ... George Lucas
Jesse Stretch ... Biker
Martin Van Steinburg ... Cop (as Martin Van Steinberg)


When Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn try to capture Rip Hunter in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to "time drift" and is just a graduate film student. After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray and Nate realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team. Meanwhile, Rory asks Stein for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.

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Did You Know?


Nate suggests that the amulet was created by Roman Centurions. Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter) became a Roman Centurion in Doctor Who (2005). See more »


When Sarah is posing as a nurse she is wearing high heels. Nurses don't wear high heels, they wear rubber soled flats to reduce the possibility of twisting an ankle and/or slipping. See more »


Jefferson Jackson: Ray, do not crash my ship. You break it, you buy it.
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References Super Friends (1973) See more »


Ante Up
Performed by M.O.P
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What a Tribute
26 January 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I have often found Legends' inclusion of several well-known events or significant people into their episodes to be forced and unnecessary. That time Einstein showed up? Come on. But this episode, being a George Lucas tribute, was the opposite. It didn't feel forced, his integration was light-hearted and creative, and most of all, it was a fun episode from beginning to end.

We were teased the return of both Rip Hunter and Captain Cold, though only the former actually appeared. I have to admit, I'm not a fan of either character and I think this show has worked just fine without Rip as the captain and Snart as a protagonist or antagonist. It's been a fun ride this season, there's no need to mess that up. Rip is entirely new character, however, one who never flew as the captain nor as even met any of Legends. Interestingly enough, he's stuck in the 1960's directing movies with George Lucas coincidentally based on a team of rag tag heroes.

I was glad to see that they didn't structure the episode so that the Legends were going to outright "inspire" Lucas to make Star Wars specifically because he saw laser guns and super powered beings. But they did influence him to become a director. But it wasn't until Ray and Nate lost their abilities mentally and physically following Lucas' dropping out of film school. Comically, everyone eventually got stuck in a garbage shoot/trash compactor at the hands of Darhk and Malcom. Hmm, I wonder where they got that idea.

But that's why this show is as fun as it is. It never takes itself too seriously and it never tries to be something it's not (at least in season 2). Did I need a Lucas tribute episode? No. I probably would have initially wanted more of a pure follow up to some of the Legion of Doom stuff in the mid-season finale, but the writers found a way to integrate a film icon into their story about the Legion looking for a famous medallion/spear. I mean, it doesn't get much more Indiana Jones than that. I'm nowhere near as invested in this show as I am with Prometheus or Savitar on the other shows (and I could care less that Rip was taken by Reverse Flash), but it's nice being able to kick back and enjoy a 40 minute time-traveling adventure every week.

+George Lucas inclusion was fun

+Nate & Ray losing powers because of Lucas

-I don't care that Rip is back


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24 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)



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16:9 HD
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