Violet recaps Season 2 Episode 3 of Legends of Tomorrow, titled Shogun, where the Legends end up in 17th century Japan! Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts about the episode.
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Recap of Legends of Tomorrow, Season 2 Episode 3: Shogun
Amaya goes throughout the ship knocking everyone out. When she gets to Rory, she says, “You killed him.” She then attacks Rory with a knife, but just as she’s about to stab, Dr. Heywood stops her. It turns out that the Nazi serum that Ray injected him, which he redesigned, gave him the power to turn his skin into steel. Sara volunteers Ray to train Nate.
Sara goes down to talk to Amaya, who is locked in a cell. Amaya tells Sara that Rory killed Rex, as his last words were “time traveler.” However, Sara tells her that it wasn’t him, and it must have been another time traveler that they’ve been tracking. She lets Amaya out of the cell, and they apologize to each other. Amaya refuses to leave until Rex’s killer is brought to justice.
Meanwhile, Ray tries to duplicate the conditions that triggered Nate to “steel out” — by shooting him with lasers from his ATOM suit. Jax cheers him on. Steely Nate pushes Ray, who slams into the cargo door, causing it to open. Nate tries to close the door, but in the process destroys some ship parts, then gets sucked outside. Ray decides to go after him. Gideon closes the door, while the others go strap in, aside from Jax, who works on the ship. However, Gideon reports the bad news: they’re screwed.
Nate crashes to the ground in Kansai Region, Japan in 1641. Not too long after, so does Ray. But when Ray gets up, he is surrounded by Samurais. He uses the translator device to speak to them. They knock him out.
Nate wakes up on the back of a horse-drawn cart. A woman saw him drop from the sky. He also uses the translator device. The woman, Masako, brings him home so that her father can care for him. Her father is reluctant at first, but takes him in.
Ray, on the other hand, is strung up by the wrists and his “armor” is taken.
While Masako’s father is out, she gives Nate a bath — because he is dirty and injured. He asks about the Shogun that he heard her father talking about. She forlornly tells him that she is to be married to him tomorrow.
Back on the ship, Sara, Rory, and Amaya gear up for a rescue mission. Rory and Amaya aren’t getting along so great. Meanwhile, Gideon confirms to Jax and Stein that all 36 compartments of the ship are in working condition — except that Jax was only aware of 35 compartments. They conclude that there must be a secret compartment. However, they also still have to fix the time drive.
The Shogun’s men stop by to see Masako and make sure there aren’t any other foreigners around. Nate decides to step outside and tell the men that the Shogun’s wedding is canceled. Nate is confident that his steel power will protect him, but it isn’t working, and he is stabbed with a sword. Masako’s father tends to Nate’s wounds, and reports that the sword did not cut through any vital organs.
Sara, Rory, and Amaya track the signal from Ray’s ATOM suit — and find the Shogun wearing the suit. Sara fights with her batons against the Shogun’s lead man. Then the Shogun begins firing at them, and they run off. On the way out, they run into Ray, who has managed to escape.
On the ship, Stein and Jax find a secret hatch with a sequencing lock.
Masako wraps Nate’s wound. He realizes that the serum cured his hemophilia. Nate and Masako are about to kiss, when Sara, Ray, Rory, and Amaya walk in. However, Nate says that they can’t leave, explaining that this particular Shogun sticks out in history because he likes to murder his wives, so that can’t let him marry Masako. Ray also informs Nate that the Shogun stole his ATOM suit. Nate emphasizes that they have to get the suit back so that the Shogun can’t take over the entire region. However, he confesses that he’s having trouble accessing his steel power. Sara tells Ray to get back to training Nate, while the rest of them try to figure out how to defend the village.
Jax and Stein take a look inside the secret hatch. It appears to be an armory. They also notice that Barry Allen has hailed the Waverider — in 2056. The older Barry Allen’s message reveals a secret that he asks Rip not to tell the rest of his team.
Ray reveals to Nate that there’s a spot on the ATOM suit which, if destroyed, will cause the suit to overheat. Ray hits Nate repeatedly, but Nate is unable to go steel. Ray further explains that overloading the suit will destroy it. He gets upset that he’ll have nothing left and will no longer be a hero without the suit.
Sara and Amaya take the villagers to a safe place — the temple. Amaya tells Sara more about the totem that she wears. She left her own village when she was recruited by the JSA.
Back at Masako’s house, Masako’s father tells Ray about his son, who the Shogun ordered to commit seppuku. He also points out that armor can be replaced, but the man who wears the armor cannot.
Masako and Nate go for a walk, but are interrupted when they hear the Shogun and his men coming. Masako runs to the temple with the others, while Nate stays and faces the Shogun. Nate tells the Shogun that Masako isn’t leaving with him. The Shogun shoots Nate, who is still unable to use his power. Ray, wearing samurai armor and wielding the sword of Masako’s fallen brother, confronts the Shogun. Just then, Rory shows up and uses his heat gun against the Shogun, who then sends his men after him, and to check the temple. Sara and Amaya fight off the men who approach the temple.
Ray and the Shogun sword fight, while Rory fights against some ninjas, who drag him away from his heat gun. But then he dresses as a ninja, and sneaks up on the remaining men at the temple. Masako goes after the Shogun herself, but he easily takes the sword from her, and is about to strike — when Nate has suddenly been able to use his steel power and grabs the sword. Nate strikes the ATOM suit where Ray told him to, which blows up the suit, and the Shogun with it. Nate tells Ray he’s sorry about the suit, but Ray tells Nate he’s proud of him.
That night, Nate and Masako finally share a kiss, though she understands that he came from the sky, and has to come back. Nate gives her the sword. Ray asks Masako’s father their family name — it’s Yamashiro. They all say their goodbyes, and go back to the ship.
Back on the ship, Amaya tells Rory she’s figured him out, and he’s not so bad. She throws a ninja star toward him, so he now has proof that he met an actual ninja.
Jax and Stein discuss whether or not to tell the team what future-Barry Allen’s message said.
They all go strap into their chairs, and wonder where to go to next. Ray suggests just going where the timestream takes them. Sara says they’re going to find Rip, as well as Rex’s killer, but in the meantime, just shut up and let her do the flying.
Her Thoughts on Legends of Tomorrow, Season 2 Episode 3: Shogun
So, that’s cool that Nate has powers now. I guess now that Ray is losing his suit, they’re going to need some sort of superpower to help the team out. It also looks like Amaya’s going to be around, so her superpower will help as well. I’m a little worried about Ray and his role on the team now, though. He may have the heart of a hero, but I’m not so sure about his fighting skills. He used to be able to rely on his suit, but now what’s he going to do?
This episode had some pretty cool fighting scenes, especially with Sara. It also had some awkward scenes, like the bath scene… but at least the show acknowledged that.
It appears that the overarching story this season will be to find Rip, and to track down Rex’s killer. I’m afraid that the mission to find Rip will kind of be a never ending one though, as I don’t think Rip is meant to be found. It feels like Nate was sort of brought in as his replacement, and that Amaya was brought in as Kendra’s replacement. Carter didn’t really need a replacement, since he was never around anyway. And I suppose there won’t be a replacement for Captain Cold. Maybe the show is trying to whittle down the team to a more manageable size.
At this point, what’s keeping me invested in the show is finding out what was in the secret message from future Barry Allen! I’m guessing it has something to do with Reverse Flash, since we’ve already seen him messing around with history. Hopefully we’ll soon find out, rather than Jax and Stein keeping it secret all season.
His Thoughts on Legends of Tomorrow, Season 2 Episode 3: Shogun