Influences Army of Darkness (the scene of Sara working retail is like Ash and his job at S-Mart), the Men In Black movies (the mind-erasing device and the general look of The Time Agents), the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Caesar quotes a line from it during his speech to the toga party, Nate quotes it when questioning Sara) and the movie Back To The Future II (the heroes have to stop a villain who used a book from the future to change history after allowing said book to wind up in the hands of said villain in the first place.) Goofs It's hard to believe The Legends would just walk around a dinosaur-filled Los Angeles in their civies as nonchalantly as they do in the opening scene.
Funny as it is to see Sara working retail and granting that it's done entirely for comedic effect, it seems hard to believe she couldn't have gotten a better job, especially in Star City.
We are specifically reminded that Rip Hunter left the team, officially naming Sara Lance as Captain of The Waverider, that Amaya elected to stay on the team despite what recorded history says due to her love of Nate Heywood and that the team crash-landed in 2017 Los Angeles after a time-quake, at which point they discovered several buildings out of their proper place... Since then, the phrase "Crossing The Rubicon" has come to refer to "the point of no return" or any action that might be seen as risky or revolutionary with no alternatives but total defeat or complete victory possible as an outcome.
This is why Julius Caesar is able to speak English. Mick has apparently acquired several STDs recently.
Dialogue Triumphs Sarah's daydream sequence where she fantasizes killing her boss. For some reason, The Time Bureau has sensors that can detect this. Jax and Professor Stein still both live in Central City, though they haven't been socializing outside of a weekly bonding session required by their powers as Firestorm.
Temporal Linguistic Dysplasia is a condition where a time-traveler arrives in a time able to speak the native language. ) Rip Hunter: All humility aside, we are the most important security organization that no one's ever heard of. Ray: Well, we're about to steal a ship, go grab Julius Caesar in Aruba - all before history completely collapses. (Jax nods as if this proves his point.) Stein: Your point? The simulation they are seen running is based on the events of 214, where The Legends had to save the Apollo 13 astronauts.
It's a frequent side-effect of historical displacement. Sara: I bumped into one of Rip's Time Agents a while back. (Mick struggles with two suit-clad Time Agents) Mick: Get off me you damn missionaries! They are told tomorrow's class will have them stopping a nuclear missile from attacking New York City - a disaster The Legends averted in 201.
Technobabble An anachronism is a person, place or thing outside of it's natural place in time. According to Rip, going back to her proper time was her idea, not his.
Ray Palmer has developed a new way of shrinking organic matter and streamlined the technology so that it can be worn more effectively. Nate: Totally rather get shot than look like a Sears model. The Time Bureau has an office in Star City in 2017.After reading Nate's history book on Rome, Caesar still moves to conquer Rome but declares the first thing he will do upon getting there is kill Brutus and Cassius - the two Senators who plotted his assassination years later. The Bottom Line Illogical and nonsensical as it is at times, this show is still just plain fun.This eventually leads to Ceasar founding a Roman Empire that lasts over 2000 years and conquers The New World. time portal generator), a communications device and a memory-eraser from Rip Hunter. The episode establishes the new status quo with only a few hiccups along the way, such as how quickly The Time Bureau is able to solve the massive cliff-hanger from the end of the last season.Why did The Time Bureau allow Amaya to stay in 2017 until she decided to return to 1942 on her own? It's highly coincidental that Sara just happened to steal a Time Bureau agent's badge for no real reason after a one night stand.Given that The Time Bureau now have the technology to open direct portals between two points in time without the need for a ship, why did they need to take King Arthur back to Camelot from The Spanish Civil War through Star City in 2017?You'd think Ray of all people would know better than to ask if Sara needs help in a fight. Performances Once again, Caity Lotz steals the show and shows why this series has become her vehicle.