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"All of these men are willing to die on the battlefield-- not for some Spear, but for an idea. And I get it now. Camelot isn't about history. It's not even about some dusty old books that got a lonely kid through childhood. It's about one noble idea-- that we can all stand up for what's right, no matter what. And I can't walk away from that."
Ray Palmer to Nate Heywood
"Camelot/3000" is the twelfth episode of the second season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the twenty-eighth episode overall. It aired on February 21, 2017.

Synopsis

The Legends continue their quest to hunt down the Spear of Destiny before the pieces fall into the hands of the Legion of Doom. The Legends discover that pieces of the Spear are each being guarded in different time periods by members of the JSA. Their first stop is the future where they find Dr. Mid-Nite, which eventually leads them to the past and King Arthur’s Camelot, where Stargirl is protecting her piece of the Spear. In order to protect the Spear shard from the now-evil Rip Hunter, the Legends must join forces with the Knights of the Round Table.[src]

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Production

Preparation ran from November 18 until November 30, 2016, with a break on November 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving. Shooting began on December 1 and ran until December 12, 2016.[1]

Trivia

  • The episode's title is a reference to the DC comics series, Camelot 3000. In this episode, the Legends travel to 3000 A.D. and then Camelot, from where the name of the episode is taken.
  • Nate slightly misquotes philosopher George Santayana, stating that "those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it". The original quote features "the past" in place of "history". (In either case however, the quote's meaning is the same.)
  • This is the first appearance of Damien Darhk on DC's Legends of Tomorrow without Eobard Thawne since the episode "Out of Time".
  • Damien says, "the King has left the building" when he and Rip bring King Arthur under their control. This is a reference to Elvis Presley's famous exit line.
  • The manuscript image of Ray being knighted was first seen when Nate showed it to Oliver Queen as proof of the Legends traveling through time in the episode "Out of Time".
  • When Ray made his sword glow, a knight remarked that it was like "a saber made of light". Ray told him not to call it a lightsaber because of "trademark issues". Lightsabers are iconic weapons from the Star Wars franchise.
  • When Nate talks about skin disease being spread through medieval times, Amaya points out that he is dressed like a leper. Historically, lepers were people who suffered from a deteriorating skin disease or were social and moral outcasts.
  • If one looks closely while Nate panics over Ray's unconscious body after the latter was shot, Ray's chest rises and falls, indicating that he is still alive.
  • When Guinevere calls Sara "Sara Lancelot", it is a reference to Sir Lancelot, who in Arthurian legend also had an affair with her.
  • According to Brandon Routh, this is his favorite episode of the series, revealing that sword-fighting Damien Darhk was a lot of fun.[citation needed]
  • The Justice Society of America are revealed to be guarding the different pieces of the Spear of Destiny. In the Golden Age comic books, the Spear was used as an explanation as to why the JSA never put a stop to the Second World War; in the possession of Adolf Hitler, the magic of the spear prevented the super-powered members of the team (the Golden Age Superman, Wonder Woman, etc.) from entering territory controlled by the Nazis or their allies.

Goofs

  • Arthur's coat of arms was not 3 lions, but the Pendragon - 2 golden dragons facing right and Left, with their back wings in the center.

References

  1. Marc Guggenheim @mguggenheim - Twitter


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