Legends of Tomorrow Recap ‘Shogun’
There’s a stowaway on the Waverider. As Rex Tyler died last episode, his final words to Amaya were “Time Traveller.” She believes that one of the Legends killed him and her first choice is Mick. Amaya sneaks around the ship, knocking out all the other Legends and then tries to kill him. She is about to stab him when Heywood intervenes. Since being injected with the new and improved Nazi serum, he has gained the ability to turn into steel. They then lock Amaya up. Sara talks to her and learns of Rex’s death, vowing that none of the Legends were responsible and that they will help track down the real killer.
Ray and Heywood are figuring out how his new powers work when they accidentally open the cargo bay. Heywood is sucked outside. Ray jumps out to rescue him and they both end up in feudal Japan, but in different locations. Heywood is found by a woman, Masako, who takes him back to her home. Ray is taken by the Shogun, a nasty group of samurai. After torturing Ray, the leader takes his Atom suit as his own. Heywood learns that Masako is to marry the Shogun leader and decides to stand up for her. However, his powers don’t work like he wants them to and he is stabbed (don’t worry, he heals pretty quickly now).
Sara, Amaya, and Mick launch a rescue mission while Jax and Stein fix the ship. While making their repairs, they discover that Rip was keeping a compartment secret from the rest of the team. They find this mystery compartment and it is an arsenal. There is also a computer with a series of messages. One from Barry Allen in the year 2056 catches their eyes and they play the recording. Barry asks Rip not to repeat what he is about to say to the rest of the team. Unfortunately, we don’t get to hear the rest of the message. Jax and Stein decide that they too will keep it a secret.
Sara, Amaya, and Mick rescue Ray and are forced to flee from the Shogun leader who is now wearing the Atom suit. They find Heywood and devise a plan to recover the suit and save Masako. Ray fights his own creation and is about to lose when Heywood appears in his new steel form. They manage to defeat the Shogun, but the suit is destroyed. As a fun little nod to the DC Universe, Masako’s family name is Yamashiro and the sword that was used to fight the Shogun will later be used by our friend Tatsu Yamashiro, aka Katana.
This is a good character building episode, especially for Ray and Heywood. Ray deals with trying to be a hero without the suit, which might be something that he will continue to struggle with as the Atom suit exploded. Heywood deals with his newfound powers and trying to figure out how to control them. I think that the two characters play well off of each other. Sara is a great leader of the Legends. She calms the rage between Mick and Amaya and is cool-headed and strong in the field. I’m glad that Amaya is sticking around because she is a fun presence.
All of the action sequences were awesome and made this episode a lot of fun. Great job to the choreography team this week.
I really want to know what Barry’s message was. I wonder if it has something to do with Reverse-Flash. Sara was right when she said that dealing with a time traveler is difficult because they can always go back just a little bit further and still change what they intended to. It would wind up being an endless dance. Perhaps Barry was telling Rip not to engage Reverse-Flash because it will be a battle they cannot win.
Next episode is entitled ‘Abominations.’