"We're bringing the circus to the circus."
Sara Lance
"Freakshow" is the second episode of the third season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the thirty-fifth episode overall. It aired on October 17, 2017.


The Legends find themselves in 1870 to fix the anachronism which happens to be at P.T. Barnum's fledgling circus. However, Nate and Ray accidentally free a saber-toothed tiger, creating a bigger problem. Meanwhile, P.T. Barnum is on the hunt to capture Nate and Ray to make his show even more exciting for the crowd.[src]


  • Victor Garber and Billy Zane previously co-starred in the film Titanic.
    • Martin Stein freaks out when Ray Palmer mentions dealing with an anachronism on the Titanic and claims that the creator of the ship should be shot. This was likely a reference to the fact Garber portrayed Thomas Andrews, the designer of the Titanic, in the film.
  • This episode marks the first live-action appearance of Kuasa.
  • The episode contains references to a number of DC Comics characters, such as B'wana Beast, King Tut and, arguably, the Flying Graysons, as a group of acrobats dressed in identical costumes is seen among the circus troupe behind the Legends when Sara Lance and Martin Stein discuss "King Tut's tomb".
  • During the Central City flashback sequence of six months ago with Nate and Amaya, the Speed Force storm was being reported on the television by Central City media.
  • P.T. Barnum calls Nate "Man of Steel", a nickname some people use for Superman.
  • To get Nate's attention, Jax calls him McFly. This is a reference to Marty McFly, a young time traveler in the Back to the Future franchise.
  • It has been revealed that Mick Rory has Coulrophobia, a fear of clowns.
  • Ava Sharpe mocks Sara by saying: "Your threats may work on Confederate zombies, Quentin Turnbull's cronies, and speedsters, but you don't scare me." In doing so, she references the events of "Abominations" and "Outlaw Country" specifically, and all of the events of Season 2 generally.



Preparation ran from June 26 until July 5, 2017. Shooting began on July 6 and ended on July 18, 2017.[1]


  1. Marc Guggenheim‏ (@mguggenheim) - Twitter)

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