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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.


Michael Grossman


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


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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20 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The members of the Justice Society of America in this episode are Commander Steel, Hourman, Vixen, Obsidian, Dr. Mid-Nite and Stargirl. See more »


As Steel and Nate are on the motorbike getting away from Krieger, there is a jump cut as we view them from behind. See more »


Eobard Thawne: Did you locate the item?
Nazi #1: It's in Berlin. The Fuhrer refuses to part with it.
Eobard Thawne: I have something much more valuable to offer him. The JSA are basically a group of supersoldiers. To win, the Reich will need their own.
[holding up a syringe of something colored blue]
Eobard Thawne: This is just a taste. Enough to dose one person. Uh... proof of concept. Give me what I want, and your Fuhrer will be planting his flag on the White House lawn within a matter of months.
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References The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) See more »


Edelweiss (feat. Victor Garber)
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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


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