- "Wait... You're that talent agent from the party."
- "I assure you, I am something far more ruthless than a Hollywood agent."
- —Hedy Lamarr and Damien Darhk
"Helen Hunt" is the sixth episode of the third season of , and the thirty-ninth episode overall. It aired on November 14, 2017.
|When the Legends track down an anachronism in 1930s Hollywood, they discover it's none other than a time-displaced Helen of Troy and she's just started a war between two film studios. As the Legends try to fix history and return Helen to the Bronze Age, things get complicated when they are blindsided by the appearance of a former enemy. Sara contemplates an offer she has made, which would make the Legends leave the anachronisms be. Meanwhile, Stein and Jax find themselves in an unusual predicament.|
- Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein/Firestorm and Jefferson "Jax" Jackson (inside Martin Stein's body)
- Brandon Routh as Dr. Ray Palmer/The Atom
- Caity Lotz as Captain Sara Lance/White Canary
- Franz Drameh as Jefferson "Jax" Jackson/Firestorm and Professor Martin Stein (inside Jefferson Jackson's body)
- Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe
- Amy Louise Pemberton as Gideon (voice)
- Tala Ashe as Zari Tomaz
- Nick Zano as Dr. Nate Heywood/Steel
- Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Special appearance by
- Courtney Ford as Nora Darhk
- Tracy Ifeachor as Kuasa
- Celia Massingham as Hedy Lamarr
- Bar Paly as Helen of Troy
- Samuel Vincent as Arnold Coleson
- Todd Thomson as Eddie Rothberg
- Andy Thompson as Cecil B. DeMille
- Mar Andersons as Director
- Paige Elan as Production Assistant
- Nelson Carbonette as Gate Guard
- Sean Tyson as Grip
- James Ralph as Set Decorator
- Jared Payne as Wiry Guard
"Helen Hunt" begins with a scene set in Hollywood in 1937, seen in the background shots of a film creation. An "extra" is shouted at for not being on set in time and the chief stops creation, he figures the extra ought to be the superstar. When asked her name, she says she's Helen of Troy.
On the Waverider, Ray is dealing with isolating Stein and Jax and the investigation they're experiencing detonates. At the point when the residue settles, it's uncovered that Jax and Stein have exchanged bodies. Called to the extension, the Firestorm couple imparts to the gathering that they've exchanged bodies.
Sara tells the gathering that there's been a time misplacement in 1937 and the gathering heads to Hollywood. Nate, Amaya, and Zari are accomplishing recon work when Helen makes a couple of the cast individuals begin battling.
Outside of the studio, Helen gets into a vehicle with Eddie Rotherberg and the pair drives away.
The group goes to a chunk of Hollywood socialites where Stein begins chatting with a youthful Hedy Lamarr — who still can't seem to act in a film when they notice Helen gets this show on the road the ball.
Zari utilizes her forces to make Helen spill her beverage on herself with the goal that she needs to go tidy up. Sara and Zari approach Helen in her changing area attempting to persuade her to go with them.
Back outside at the ball, the gathering runs into Damien Darhk, who has been filling in as Helen's operator. Damien's brought along Kuasa, who starts conversing with Amaya.
Damien and Sara leave the gathering trying to work out an arrangement that would permit Damien to keep living in 1937. While the two are talking, Nate, Mick, and Ray begin battling once again Helen, which begins spilling once again different visitors.
Damien discloses to Sara that the gathering needs to back up and return to 2017 else he'll execute them all.
The gathering rendezvous on the Waverider to talk about their further plans and they conclude that Sara, Zari, and Amaya will go attempt to convince Helen to go along with them on the boat so they can get her back in time.
Jax and Stein keep attempting to switch the impacts of their experimentation.
Sara, Zari, and Amaya get to Helen's home and take out her right hand so they have direct access. They have a go at persuading her to go along with them when administrators from the two motion pictures plummet on her home and start taking shots at one another. Sara attempts to get Helen to safe spot while Zari and Amaya take out the shooters. The gathering can leave the scene with Helen.
The women return to the boat and take a stab at getting some data from Gideon when everything goes disconnected. They make the association that since Hedy Lamarr was not, at this point an on-screen character in this timespan, the mechanical advances that made Gideon didn't exist.
Stein, despite everything caught in Jax's body, volunteers to help find Hedy an acting line of work and leaves the Waverider to do as such. Visiting Hedy at her call community work, Stein convinces her to converse with a film official and on out of the structure, they run into Damien and Nora Darhk, who leaves them both speechless.
In the wake of discovering Jax and Stein have exchanged bodies, Damien releases Stein and Hedy since he starts giggling. Damien and Nora tracks Stein and Hedy down and starts stifling Stein when the remainder of the Legends appear.
Sara challenges Damien to a duel utilizing blades.
Back on the Waverider, Zari and Amaya have remained behind with Helen. Zari and Amaya are hanging out in the payload straight when Kuasa, in her water structure, enters the boat and starts assaulting the pair.
While Sara's battling Damien, Ray, Nate, and Mick take a stab at battling Nora, who can control the entirety of their forces and use them against the Legends.
On the Waverider, Kuasa is picking up the upperhand over Zari and Amaya.
Nora overwhelms Sara when Hedy Lamarr persuades Jax and Stein to converge into Firestorm to prevent Nora from executing Sara. Firestorm's ready to stop Damien and Nora and the two transport away from the scene.
At the point when Firestorm parts separated, Jax and Stein have come back to their own bodies.
Kuasa and Amaya are as yet battling about the emblem on the Waverider. Kuasa uncovers that she's Amaya's granddaughter. Helen shows up and betrays Kuasa, who at that point goes to her water structure and leaves the Waverider.
Hedy approaches Stein in the wake of conversing with a film executive, she's gotten her next film job.
Back on the Waverider, Ray has taken Sara to the medbay where Gideon has set her in a restoratively instigated trance like state to recuperate throughout the following not many days.
Zari is conversing with Helen, who despite everything has a go at persuading her to not put her back in the exact timeframe. Zari discovers that Helen vanishing didn't influence the course of events so she's ready to assume here to a position other than Troy. To keep her safe, Zari drops off Helen on the Greek island Themyscira.
Preparation ran from August 23 until August 31, 2017. Shooting began on September 1 and ran until September 14, 2017.
- The episode title "Helen Hunt" has two meanings. The first is the hunt for Helen of Troy and the other is the name of a popular actress, tying into the Hollywood setting of the episode.
- Sara says, "must be Tuesday" upon learning Martin and Jax switched bodies. This is a pun on the phrase "must be Tuesday", which refers to something crazy or strange that occurred, but is actually a common occurrence in one's everyday life, as well as referencing the day of the week which Season 3 episodes of aired.
- Martin scolds Jax, claiming that the oldest movie he's seen is the 1984 film Police Academy.
- Martin expresses his belief that the 1942 film Casablanca is nothing without Ingrid Bergman (who portrayed Ilsa Lund) and the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story is nothing without Katharine Hepburn (who portrayed Tracy Lord).
- Martin and Jax switching bodies is an homage to the novel Freaky Friday and its various adaptations, itself referenced by Ray and Jax.
- When discussing Hedy Lamarr, Jax-in-Stein comments that Stein-in-Jax was interested in "doing the nasty in the pasty", a reference to a scenario in the Futurama episode "Roswell That Ends Well", where series protagonist Philip J. Fry inadvertently became his own grandfather during a trip back to Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
- As Nora is about to kill Sara, she exclaims, "Bye bye, birdie", referencing the musical of the same name.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Themyscira in the Arrowverse, which is the home of the DC Comics female superhero Wonder Woman.
- Themyscira is portrayed with the famous view of Navagio Beach on Zakynthos Island, Greece.
- Hedy Lamarr invented frequency-hopping spread spectrum, the technology used in wireless communications (smart/cell phones).
- She worked briefly as a telephone operator before making her big break in Hollywood, allowing her to patent her technology, which (among other things) allowed the invention of the cell phone. She never earned any money from her invention because by the time anyone used it her patent had expired. The modern world would not be possible without her invention, which she created during WWII to use in torpedo's so they could not be tracked or jammed. She was not taken seriously (because she was a woman) by the military brass and her tech was not used in the torpedo until years later after WWII. The idea was based on the same concept that makes a player piano work.
- When Hedy tells Jefferson and Stein to merge, she calls Firestorm "Nuclear Man", referencing the episode of the same name in Season 1 of , which marked the debut of Firestorm.
- The episode mainly takes place at Warner Bros. Pictures Studios. Warner Bros Pictures owns DC Comics.
- At the K&G party, Nate mispronounces Cecil B. DeMille's name; it's "Sess-ill", not "See-sill".
- Sara's hair at the party when Dahrk arrives goes from slightly curly/wavy to very curly, then back to slightly curly/wavy. This is most noticeable before and after she and Zari confront Helen.
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