|"Things were looking a little grim, but part of me was, admittedly, a little excited for a "reunion" of old friends."|
- "We do have a few friends who could lend a hand. But we're going to need to leave Central City."
- "You really want to go to Star City? Come on, we don't need Team Arrow's help."
"Yeah, I think we do, man."
- —Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon
"Legends of Today" is the eighth episode of the second season of , and the thirty-first episode overall. It aired on December 1, 2015. The episode is the first part of a two-part crossover, , with the eighth episode of season four of . It acts as a setup for the series , with the episode even introducing Vandal Savage, who is the "big bad" of the series' first season.
|Vandal Savage arrives in Central City and sets his sights on Kendra Saunders. After Vandal attacks Kendra and Cisco, they turn to Barry for help. Realizing how dangerous Vandal is, Barry takes Kendra to Star City and asks Oliver and team to hide her until he can figure out how to stop Vandal. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when a man with wings AKA Hawkman shows up and flies off with Kendra. Meanwhile, Harrison develops a serum to make Barry run faster and asks Jay to test it out.|
Barry has been running a great deal, attempting to get quicker so he can vanquish Zoom. Caitlin and Harry watch him on the treadmill. He's not quick enough. Zoom is three or multiple times quicker. Barry leaves to meet Patty.
The Captain of a boat strolls onto the harbor after weeks adrift. Three weeks prior he found a stowaway, who had 32 blades on him. The stowaway represents the first run through. He's hung tight quite a while for this chase. Unexpectedly, as though by enchantment, the stowaway gets his cuffs off and onto the Captain. The stowaway executes everybody on the dock, recovers his blades, and leaves.
At the Police Station Barry, Joe, and Patty take a gander at photos of the wrongdoing scene on the dock. Barry clarifies that there was just a single executioner. There were bits of the blade in the people in question. Patty thinks it was a metahuman. She and Barry attempt to act proficient, which makes Joe chuckle and call them "adorable" for not being loving before him.
Twilight, Kendra gives Cisco access to Jitters for a date. She made them supper, and he is thankful. They be a tease and are going to kiss when the stowaway shows up and says he is there for Kendra, who he calls Priestess Chay-ara. Cisco covertly messages Barry for help while standing protectively before her. He confronts the stowaway, who is going to toss a blade at Cisco when The Flash handles him. The stowaway tosses the blade at Cisco, and evaporates while The Flash runs, getting the blade creeps from Cisco's chest. Overlooking himself, Cisco calls Barry by name before Kendra.
In S.T.A.R. Labs, the group attempts to get data from Kendra, yet she knows nothing about the man. They choose the need ought to be to secure her. Barry figures they should go to their companions in Star City. Cisco is uncertain of Barry's thought processes, yet Barry calls attention to that they are researchers who have little involvement in enchantment, while group Arrow has bounty.
In Star City, Damien Darhk and his phantoms are taking a bomb from an Argus truck. A bolt hits the ground close to them, uncovering Green Arrow, Speedy, and Diggle to Darhk, who claims they carried bolts to a weapon battle. Green Arrow reacts by setting off a magnet in the bolt, which pulls all the firearms from the phantoms.
While the battle starts, Felicity is in the den, complimenting herself on the achievement of the attractive bolt, which was evidently her thought. Green Arrow in the end reminds her she is on an open com connect.
Darhk gets his hand on Green Arrow, and is slaughtering him when The Flash speeds past, getting and saving Green Arrow. Darhk is dazzled.
Out of the way, Diggle retches from movement affliction because of The Flash speeding him away also. Expedient is amazed to discover that they all know The Flash.
At the nest, Barry is then again embraced and hit by Felicity, who is glad to see him yet furious he didn't educate her concerning his as of late crushed spirit. Cisco is incredulous of the sanctuary and says they need copper wiring to fix the force blackouts which despite everything plague them. In the long run, Kendra is acquainted with the posse and Barry quickly outlines the stowaway's face, which Felicity offers to go through facial acknowledgment. She finds an image of him from 1975, looking similarly as youthful as he does now. Ollie starts to address Kendra, and both Cisco and Barry get down on him about his brutality.
Back at S.T.A.R. Labs, Harry informs Caitlin regarding his five endeavors at making a serum for Jay, so speed up. They were all disappointments. Caitlin brings up that Harry is a creator and her clinical information could support him. Together, they think of another adaptation of the serum.
In Ollie and Felicity's condo, Cisco offers to concoct a superior moniker for Thea, who demands she loves Speedy. Barry and Felicity find one another, and he informs her regarding Patty. At the point when Felicity goes to beware of her canapés, Barry and Ollie talk about Barry's choice to request help and Ollie's newly discovered joy.
Cisco subtly admits to Barry that he vibed on Kendra with wings. He doesn't need her to realize he is a metahuman, yet figures his picture could be a piece of why she is being focused on.
Kendra sees something in the window, in spite of how high up they are. The stowaway, crashes through the window. Barry speeds Ollie his bow and bolt. The stowaway tosses a few blades, focusing on every individual in the gathering. Barry is sufficiently quick to get each blade, with the exception of the one which gets him. Bolt takes shots over and over at the stowaway, who avoids the bolts. At any rate until Thea participate with her own bow. At that point she and Ollie each get a hit. Ollie calls for Thea to stop, however she shoots a third time, thumping the stowaway off the gallery, lost in her bloodlust. Ollie and Barry investigate the edge, yet the stowaway is no place to be seen.
Back at the den, Barry and Cisco choose to enlighten Kendra regarding Cisco's capacity to vibe, and how he saw her with wings, similar to a fledgling. The lights out of nowhere go out for a second, when they return Malcolm and a few individuals from the League of Assassins are remaining in the den.
Caitlin and Harry keep on chipping away at the serum at S.T.A.R. Labs. She thinks she has broken it. Jay Garrick shows up at that point, called by Harry. Jay perceives the serum, which he called Velocity-6. He is incensed that Harry thought about this as a crisis. Caitlin isn't sure why Jay is there, however Harry clarifies that he needs a guinea pig, somebody who previously had the speed power inside him. Jay discloses to Harry that he doesn't comprehend the speed compel, it is a living thing. Jay cautions them against utilizing Velocity-6 on Barry. Harry takes off to get the provisions they have to make the serum.
Malcolm tells the pack that the stowaway's name is Vandal Savage. The League knows a little about him. Overpowered, Kendra leaves. Cisco follows her.
Patty strolls to her vehicle, calling Joe in regards to the instance of the homicides on the dock. She sees Harry get into his vehicle. She is stunned to see him alive.
Cisco makes up for lost time to Kendra. She doesn't feel prepared to deal with this. Cisco identifies, identifying with his comparative emotions about discovering he is a metahuman. He guarantees that consistently will get increasingly typical. Out of nowhere, a winged man plunges down, snatches Kendra and takes off with her.
Cisco and Felicity search for Kendra on Felicity's PCs in the nest, while The Flash paces through Star City and Green Arrow rides his bike, likewise looking.
The flying man sets Kendra on a housetop. He additionally calls her Priestess Chay-ara, and himself Khufu. He perceives her, yet she has no clue about what his identity is, in spite of a fast blaze of memory. He discloses to Kendra she needs to develop. The winged man hears Green Arrow's cycle and flies down to battle him. Green Arrow attempts to destroy him, however the wings divert the bolts. Khufu takes the bicycle free from Green Arrow.
Cisco reveals to The Flash where to go, and he joins the battle. Khufu lifts The Flash high into the air and drops him, yet Green Arrow spares him. The Flash twists his arms to make a solid breeze, which Khufu battles with. Green Arrow shoots a bolt that ties him up, and The Flash goes around Khufu until he can toss lighting at him, dazzling Green Arrow.
At S.T.A.R. Labs, Harry completes Velocity-6. Caitlin figures they ought to chill out, in light of Jay's notice. Harry thinks Jay is being a defeatist. As Caitlin strolls into the following room, Patty shows up. She endeavors to capture Harry, referencing Dr. McGee remembered him when he looted Mercury Labs. Harry perceives Dr. McGee's name. Patty sees the syringe of Velocity-6 in his grasp and thinks it is a firearm. She shoots Harry in the chest. Caitlin runs in and prevents Patty from calling 911, demanding she call Joe.
In the refuge, Khufu has been tied up. The pack, less Kendra, question him. He requests Chay-ara, saying she is the affection for her life. Kendra strolls in. He asserts they have adored each other for a long time, continually being resurrected and finding each other once more. In this life, his name is Carter. What's more, every time they live, they are killed by Vandal Savage. Their three life powers are fastened. Malcolm shows once more, revealing to them that Vandal Savage has left to discover a weapon he's utilized previously, the staff of Horus. Felicity goes to look for galleries that may have it.
Joe comes to S.T.A.R. Labs. He sends Patty away and approaches Caitlin for Harry's visualization. She needs Jay's assistance to spare Harry.
On a high rooftop, Carter needs Kendra to hop off so her wings will rise. Barry, Cisco, and Oliver are uncertain, however Ollie is eager to attempt. Kendra climbs onto the edge, however Carter pushes her with no notice. Barry speeds down the side of the structure to get her and bring her back up. Ollie approaches Barry for a private word. Barry concedes that regardless of his powers, the guidelines continue changing and it causes him to feel weak. While they talk, Ollie understands the explanation Kendra was attracted to Central City was on the grounds that the staff must be there, it called her.
Jay shows up at the lab. He inquires as to whether she can shut Harry down in the event that he gets the projectile. She says she can. Joe is befuddled, so Caitlin clarifies Jay can take Velocity-6 and utilize his speed to stage into Harry's chest and get the projectile. Despite his prior reservations, Jay doesn't spare a moment infuse himself. It works, he briefly has his speed once more. He stages into Harry's chest and evacuates the shot.
On the rooftop, Kendra and Cisco talk. She says now she knows why she generally felt unique. He offers to support her, however she needs to discover reality alone. She is prepared to grasp her predetermination.
Green Arrow and The Flash arrive at the congregation where the staff should be, however Vandal Savage is as of now there and has it. They attempt to battle him, however Vandal utilizes the intensity of the staff to cause seats to detonate.
Kendra knows she's been keeping herself down. She bounces, and her wings rise.
Vandal Savage faculties Kendra, and chooses to make brisk work of the saints. He utilizes the Staff of Horu
- Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash
- Candice Patton as Iris West
- Danielle Panabaker as Dr. Caitlin Snow
- Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe
- Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harry Wells
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West
Special guest stars
- Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
- John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn
- Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
- Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy
- David Ramsey as John Diggle/Spartan
- Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl
Special appearance by
- Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick
- Casper Crump as Vandal Savage
- Falk Hentschel as Carter Hall and Khufu
- Anna Hopkins as Samantha Clayton
- Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot
- Jack Moore as Young Boy
- David Allen Pearson as Captain
- Michael St. John Smith as Harbor Police Chief
- When Vandal Savage is introduced, he is descending from the SS Tithonus. In Greek mythology, Tithonus was a Trojan who was granted immortality, but not everlasting youth.
- This marks the first appearance of Thea Queen and Malcolm Merlyn on an episode of .
- Felicity notes that Vandal is "Rocking the Dothraki look," a reference to the popular television series, Game of Thrones, where there is a race called the Dothraki.
- This episode marks Neal McDonough's only appearance as Damien Darhk in an episode of .
- Interestingly enough, McDonough voiced Barry Allen in the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us.
- John Diggle throws up for the first time when Barry supersped him away, but he annoyingly and angrily told Barry, "Every time", which implied this wasn't the first time Diggle threw up from Barry's superspeed.
- The song heard when Kendra's power manifests is eventually used as the theme for .
- Vandal Savage's former name, Hath-Set, is roughly translated as "Maker of Evil."
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