- "You ask me, they look like zo..."
"No! Please, don't say it. I know they're essentially a myth, but I have this irrational fear of..."
"Please, don't say it."
- —Mick Rory and Martin Stein
"Abominations" is the fourth episode of the second season of , and the twentieth episode overall. It aired on November 3, 2016.
|When the Legends discover a time aberration in 1863, they find themselves fighting for survival during the Civil War with Confederate soldiers who have been turned into zombies, which utterly terrifies Martin. With the Civil War outcome hanging in the balance, Jax must participate in a daring mission by going to a slave plantation with Amaya. Meanwhile, Sara begins to feel the burden of the decisions she has to make as the leader, and Ray struggles to find his purpose on the team.|
- Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein/Firestorm
- Brandon Routh as Dr. Ray Palmer
- Caity Lotz as Captain Sara Lance
- Franz Drameh as Jefferson "Jax" Jackson/Firestorm
- Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe
- Amy Pemberton as Gideon (voice)
- Nick Zano as Dr. Nate Heywood/Steel
- Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
- Alex Barima as Abraham
- Warren Belle as Henry Scott
- Tintswalo Khumbuza as Mary
- Joshua Hinkson as Plantation Hand
- Ryan Bolton as Lead Union Soldier
- Aadin Church as Slave
- Ian Hanlin as Survivor
The group learns of a period privateer abandoned in the American Civil War. After showing up, they experience a person of color, Henry Scott, being pursued by Confederate troopers that have been transformed into zombies by an infection conveyed by the privateer. The group crushes the gathering of zombies, however Henry is murdered. Prior to his demise, Henry uncovers he is a Union covert agent appointed to take Confederate fight plans for General Grant and asks Jax to finish his strategic. The group finds that Mick is contaminated with the infection and returns him to the Waverider, where Ray and Martin at last figure out how to fix him. Sara and Nate go to caution Grant about the zombies while Jax and Amaya endeavor to take the plans. Jax crosses paths with an estate proprietor and is bolted up. Amaya liberates him and the other dark detainees. They discover the plans and copy down the chateau during a zombie assault. In the interim, Grant's camp is additionally assaulted by zombies. Sara figures an effective arrangement to execute them utilizing Nate's forces. Jax, acting like Henry Scott, gives the designs to Grant, which will guarantee a Union fight triumph. An appreciative Mick gives Leonard Snart's virus firearm to Ray.
- When hiding from Mick Rory, who had turned into a zombie, Martin Stein refers to him as "the Walking Dead". This could be a possible reference to the The Walking Dead television and comic book series.
- The Time Pirate who accidentally spreads the zombification mentions a virus starting with "T" was the cause. This is reference to Resident Evil's T-virus, which reanimates the dead.
- Stein notes the zombies are not technically dead, but suffering from symptoms that give them "zombie powers". Such an example is a head still being alive after Sara cuts it off.
- After Jax reveals his full name name as "Jefferson Jackson", the slaves mention that he shares his two names with famous slaveowners, referring to former US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson respectively, who both owned slaves.
- The slaves Jax is imprisoned with sing "Follow the Drinkin' Gourd", a coded message used by the Underground Railroad. The drinking gourd refers to the Big Dipper, which can be used to find the North Star.
- After learning more about the Legends from Nate Heywood, Ulysses S. Grant refers to Sara as "Captain Lance". Her father was also given that title when he was police captain.
- Nate uses the alias "Colonel Sanders". In real life, Colonel Sanders founded the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise.
- When Ray is discussing what to do with a zombified Mick with Martin, he refers to the latter as "Marty" which is likely a reference to Marty McFly, the protagonist of Back to the Future.
- If one reviews the fight, Mick is never shown being bitten by any of the zombies.
- As Jax searches a desk at the Collins Plantation, the drawers he opens are installed with extension slides, the first patents of which weren't issued until the 1900s.
- Grant is wearing the 3-star rank of Lieutenant General, which he did not receive until 1864. He should be a Major-General (2-star) but Grant rarely wore any rank insignia, preferring the simple sack coat of a private.
- One of the slaves, Mary, says her mother was from Zambesi. However, as the Atlantic Slave Trade ceased in 1807, it is highly doubtful any young slave in the United States would have a mother who came from Africa in 1863.
- After the nitroglycerin explodes, Nate's clothing is completely intact.
Preparation ran from August 12 until August 22, 2016. Shooting ran from August 23 until September 1, 2016.
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