Legends of Tomorrow (2016– )
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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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Cast

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
Christopher Naoki Lee ... Head Samurai
Sab Shimono ... Ichiro Yamashiro
Stephen Oyoung ... Tokugawa Iemitsu
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen (voice)
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Storyline

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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English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

This episode marks the fact that Grant Gustin is now the first actor to appear on all four D.C. Comics CW shows: Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow, although he only does voice work in Legends. Later, he would actually physically appear on Legends. He would also be joined by Melissa Benoist and Carlos Valdes, as they would also score acting jobs on all four shows. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Ninja III: The Domination (1984) See more »

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Time Is On My Side
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Performed by IRMA THOMAS
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A Nice Episode
27 October 2016 | by scarlettyforestSee all my reviews

Legends of Tomorrow's third episode created a good balance between a character arc and a fun historical showdown between the legends and the shogun.

The live action debut of Citizen Steel was a good character piece for Nate Haywood, developing his personality and his warmth. I say warmth because I'm holding out on the hope that the writers explore the comic story where Nate literally becomes living steel and loses his ability to feel touch, which could then plausibly be extended into a Dr Manhattan-style/emotional vacancy arc, which I think would be really great. Regardless, his heroism in trying to save the village was nice to see.

However for me, the most enjoyable aspect of tonight's episode was Brandon Routh's performance. I've always liked the actor but I've felt that he's been very underused, especially for someone with his acting calibre. Ray's arc this episode mixed a good amount of action sequences with serious scenes, and his decision to sacrifice the suit was a nice show of his character's selflessness. Sometimes with all the blind drama that superhero shows try to pull off, they miss out on creating the heroic aspect of the superhero, but this episode was a nice reminder of that idealism which pulled us all into the concept to begin with.

Sara's transition to team leader was a good call on behalf of the writers, and I find that I'm enjoying her strategic and no nonsense take on the position to be far more enjoyable that Rip as captain of the waverider. Speaking of the wave rider though, I'm still hoping that the art and vfx department (as well as the writers) can improve upon the current designs and approaches towards the time travel elements because the "green mystical time travel-y vortex" isn't really selling it for me.

But all up:

+ Seven Samurai style episode with a good evocation of setting

+ Ray and Citizen Steel story line

+ Action Sequences

+ Barry Allen mystery

+ Sara is a great leader

+ Mick's a goof and I like it

Cons:

-- Sci-fi aspects (CGI and writing approaches) are still a little iffy

8.4/10


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