Legends of Tomorrow “Shogun” recap and review
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The Legends were getting their samurai on this week as they accidentally end up in 17th century Japan. A pretty big accident if you ask me.
Before this happens, Vixen has snuck onto the Waverider and takes out the whole team because she believes one of them killed Rex. “Time Traveler” are very poor and misleading words to be fair. She is about to kill Mick before Nate saves him using new-found abilities that turn his body into Steel. Say hello to Citizen Steel everyone. Almost poetic considering his grandfather’s name. The confusion over who killed Rex is soon cleared up then Ray and Nate test out Nate’s abilities. This results in a door being broken open which Nate falls out of and into 17th century feudal Japan. Ray chases after him as Stein and Jax fix up the ship.
When Nate crash lands he is cared for by a woman named Masako Yamashiro. She is going to be forced to marry the Shogun, who has taken Ray hostage. The Shogun even steals his suit which is hilarious to see him in. One size fits all? Anyhow, the rest of the team (barring Firestorm) show up to save Ray but are unable to obtain the atom suit back for the reasons mentioned above. They all reunite with Steel who is unable to “activate” his abilities when he wants to defend Masako from a samurai and from marrying the Shogun. Ray is also grumpy that his suit has to be destroyed to stop the Shogun.
Ray is given samurai armor to fight in by Masako’s father. It belonged to his son who died. You may recognise the Yamashiro name because he is an ancestor of Maseo and Tatsu from Arrow season 3. The samurai and the Shogun are defeated with one of the best sequences of fighting I have seen from the show. Mick taking out ninjas (They are real Vixen), Sara and Vixen taking out the samurai and his men, then Steel and Ray taking out the Shogun. The Yamashiro bloodline is saved and Vixen joins the team. Mysteriously Stein and Jax also discover a secret compartment on the Waverider that contains a message from future Barry Allen, yet it is not revealed what was said, except that Rip Hunter knows and the rest of the team can’t know.
Wow! This episode was action-packed and incredibly funny at the same time. The big fight at the end was one of my favorite in recent memory. You just knew the running gag of the ninja would come back to bite Vixen. Mick has been a real star in my opinion, which goes completely against what I first thought when this show was announced. I enjoy every scene he is in. Sara stepping up as team leader almost makes it seem like Rip isn’t there. Almost (I still miss that lovable Brit). She is cut out for the job.
Feudal Japan was a fresh and fun setting and I can’t wait to see where they go next. Ray provided a spark to the scenes he was in but it was strange seeing him in samurai armor. It was also great to see Nate step up as the hero of the episode. Seeing Commander Steel on tv was memorable and he is surely one of the strongest members of the team when in Steel form. To finish off, I have to mention Barry Allen. I am dying to know what he said. I must say I’m impressed that Grant Gustin voiced an old version of him.
What will Ray do without his suit?
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