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- "Is this 2016? Is this May, 2016?"
"You're exactly were you said you'd be. Do not get on that ship. If you do, you're all dead."
"Says you, Mr. Rory. You sent me."
"I'm sorry, who exactly are you?"
"My name is Rex Tyler. I'm a member of the Justice Society of America."
- —Rex Tyler, Jefferson Jackson, Mick Rory, and Rip Hunter
|After the numerous sacrifices the team has made since the beginning of this ride, Rip decides that it's time they each decide their own destiny and returns them to Central City a few months after they first left. Returned to their normal lives, each team member must individually decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything in order to save the world. Meanwhile, Sara visits with her father who delivers some heartbreaking news about Laurel.|
- Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein
- Brandon Routh as Dr. Ray Palmer/The Atom
- Arthur Darvill as Captain Rip Hunter
- Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary
- Franz Drameh as Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm
- Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl
- Amy Pemberton as Gideon (voice)
- Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
- Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart
Special guest star
- Casper Crump as Vandal Savage
- Falk Hentschel as Scythian Torvil/Hawkman
- Isabella Hofmann as Clarissa Stein
- Alex Duncan as Miranda Coburn
- Kiefer O'Reilly as Jonas
- Shane Leydon as Carmine Broome
- Yurij Kis as Arms Dealer
- Blair Penner as U.S. Army Sergeant
- Art Kitching as Nazi Commandant
- Cameron Hilts as Davis Hawk-Monster
- Despite the fact that he is no longer Carter Hall, the Legends constantly refer to Scythian Torvil as his past life.
- Rip revealed that before Sara joined the Legends, she was destined to be killed by Damien Darhk alongside Laurel and Quentin. However, when Sara was plucked out of the present, history changed.
- After killing Vandal Savage in 1958, Rory asks Ray, "Can you destroy it, Mr. RoboCop?" when destroying a meteorite. This is a reference to the fictional robotically-enhanced police officer, RoboCop.
- This episode marks Sara's last on-screen meeting with Quentin before his death in "", unless the time when she met his Earth-X counterpart is counted.
- Though the meteor weakened his immortality three times over, it appears that the injuries Savage suffers in other eras do not catch up to his future selves. (Mick burned the 1958 Savage to death, while Sara broke the 1975 Savage's neck.)
- This is the last episode to feature Wentworth Miller as a series regular, as he is later downgraded to recurring for the rest of the series.
- This is the last episode to credit Ciara Renée and Falk Hentschel as series regulars.
- Quentin explains to Sara that he's the only member of Team Arrow around because everyone else is working to take down Darhk. Thus, this episode likely takes place during Season 4's "" since during that episode:
- Despite airing before the two episodes of in which the Flashpoint timeline was created and erased, at least part of this episode takes place in the Post-Flashpoint timeline, as Rex Tyler's visit to the Legends was a result of Eobard Thawne altering the timeline after Flashpoint.
Preparation ran from March 10 until March 18, 2016. Shooting ran from March 21 until April 1, 2016.
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