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The Legion of Doom 

The Legends must find the Spear of Destiny before they can rescue Rip, while Malcolm and Damien realize that Thawne is pitting them against each other.


Eric Laneuville


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
Arthur Darvill ... Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson
Matt Letscher ... Eobard Thawne
Maisie Richardson-Sellers ... Amaya Jiwe
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Nick Zano ... Nate Heywood
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory
Neal McDonough ... Damien Darhk
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn
Christina Brucato ... Lily Stein
Randall Batinkoff ... General George Washington
Camden Filtness ... Lieutenant


The Legends are determined to find and rescue Rip, but first must focus on locating the Spear of Destiny. Stein thinks he has the perfect person to help but knows involving her will be risky. Meanwhile, Malcom Merlyn and Damien Darhk realize that Thawne is pitting them against each other.

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31 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


After the spear of destiny compass is hooked into Gideon, Ray (Brandon Routh ) and Lily (Christina Brucato ) toast their success with a 1998 Guggenheim Champagne (Blanc de Noir) created in the replicator. Nod to the shows one of the shows creators, Marc Guggenheim. See more »


The opening shot of 2025 Zurich actually shows the Swiss city of Basel. See more »


Eobard Thawne: If you have something to say to me Malcolm, I suggest you keep it to yourself.
Malcolm Merlyn: I'm sorry. Am I supposed to be afraid of you?
Eobard Thawne: Oh, I would be. Considering I can kill you before you even knew I was doing it.
Malcolm Merlyn: Ah, yes. But then you wouldn't get what you want. You brought me and Damien into your little quest for a reason. Without the Medallion, Hunter is our only way to get rest of the Spear. You need me to get it out of him.
Damien Darhk: We already tried torture.
Malcolm Merlyn: I'm not talking about torture. I'm talking about ...
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Crazy Credits

During each episode's opening series title sequence, all the main characters logos/symbols are seen in order right before "Legends of Tomorrow" appears. For this episode, only three logos/symbols appear... those for Damien Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn, and Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash... a.k.a. The Legion of Doom (this episode's title). See more »


References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »


Written by Tom Stubbs (as Wolfgang Black)
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The Legion
2 February 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

For as much as this season has pumped up the 'Legion of Doom', the focus has yet to be on them. Up until this point, there has been no clear reason why these 3 guys (and potentially 4 with Captain Cold) are together. Luckily, this episode answered most of those questions, and then some.

The Legends took a backseat to the Legion this week as the team of villains attempted to torture information out of Rip Hunter, or Phil as he calls himself. Ironically, this provided for much of the episode's comedic relief and I liked seeing that side of Merlyn, Darhk, and Thawne. The dialogue felt a little corny at times, even veering into James Bond henchman level material, but it's not like I take this show all that seriously anyway.

The episode did its best to provide a reason for Reverse Flash randomly disappearing from scenes without explanation. It turns out, good old Black Racer Flash was on his tail at all times. That was quite the pleasant surprise, I just hope we don't get an unnecessary cameo from Teddy Sears, who never seemed to find his groove in this universe. So yes, I'm very glad that the explanation was provided for Thawne's disappearances, but I feel like it kind of took away from the intimidation that he brought to the table. In fact, I have no doubt that everyone will make it out alive this season and the Legion be easily put to rest. But that could change once we finally see the Legion working together instead of bickering.

The other major plot point came from Stein as he needed help from his highly skilled daughter all while breaking the news of her aberration. It was only a matter of time and figures it would be Mick to 'accidentally' break the news. Even if the Legends are just a "bunch of idiots", it was nice to see some grounded and heartfelt material from one of them. Overall, it was another enjoyable week of Legends led by fun, even if sometimes goofy, scenes from the Legion.

+Great look into the Legion's dynamic

+Thawne reveal

+Stein & his daughter


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