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The Legends go back to 1988 to save Ray when they realize he'll die because of their breaking time.


Kevin Mock


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance / White Canary
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
Maisie Richardson-Sellers ... Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice)
Tala Ashe ... Zari Tomaz
Nick Zano ... Nate Heywood / Steel
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory
Jack Fisher ... Young Ray Palmer
Susie Abromeit ... Mrs. Palmer
Christina Brucato ... Lily Stein
Cissy Jones ... Dominator Queen (voice)
Marc Graue ... Gumball (voice)
Paul Becker ... Runner


The Legends learn that Ray Palmer will die because they broke time, causing them to race back to 1988 to try and save his life. When they arrive, they are surprised to learn that young Ray Palmer has befriended a time-displaced baby Dominator putting him in harm's way with the government and the Dominator's mother. New to the ship and missions, Zari must find her place and learn to trust the team. Meanwhile, Stein begins working on a secret project on the ship which makes Rory and Jax suspicious. Written by sarah_l91

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When Nate (Nick Zano) is cleaning the Delorean he comments "See now this, this is a time machine". This is a reference to the movie Back to the Future in which a Delorean functions as a time-machine. Also washing the car wearing sweats is a spoof on the character Biff from the movie. See more »


Ty: Hey, look at Palmer. What are you supposed to be?
Young Ray Palmer: I'm the Atom. That's, like, the coolest superhero ever.
Gus: The Atom? That's a stupid name.
The Atom: Actually, I think it's pretty clever.
[the Legends all appear behind them]
Amaya Jiwe: Cool costume.
Zari Tomaz: Ugh. I can't believe you talked me into wearing this. How do you fight in these things?
Gus: Who are you guys?
Zari Tomaz: We're his friends.
Ty: These guys are your friends?
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Trick or Treat Legends
6 November 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

These days I don't really care to watch Legends on time, and that's partly because I'm nowhere near as invested in the show or the Arrowverse as I was, say 2 years ago. I waited a full week to watch this week's Legends, and I'm surprisingly upset that I did. A Halloween episode was a neat idea and it was executed very well.

Having a younger version of one of the characters is nothing new to the show, almost every character has had some sort of interaction with an older or younger version of themselves. This week it was a young Ray Palmer that the team found themselves trying to save. Young Ray was in the middle of an E.T. plot as he adopted a young Dominator as his pet. Of course, it just had to be a young cute (actually really terrifying looking) who likes chocolate and doesn't know where his home is. Just as this show did an amazing tribute to Indiana Jones episode last year, this episode was also a nice nod to E.T. Heck, we even got to see a flying bicycle sequence.

The plot provided a lot of good character pairings. Zari and Ray/Young Ray was an especially good pairing. I figured they were sort of setting the two of them up to be romantic partners, but I think it's even more clear now. And you know what? I think I'm okay with it. Brandon Routh has been a steady character in terms of likability, but he's starting to fade with him increasingly getting more and more goofy. However, Tala Ashe has been incredibly good these last few episodes, so I thinks he can bring something new out of Ray if they end up going that route.

Perhaps the best thing about this episode is that it has a lot of heart. Young Ray was serviceable, but it was seeing the Legends play off of him that pulled at the heart-strings for sure. All in all, it's a fun Halloween episode that builds the Legends characters even without having an actual villain to mess around with them for a week.


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31 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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