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"What's astonishing is that we're acting as roadside assistance for the people who's chasing us."
Jefferson Jackson

"Marooned" is the seventh episode of the first season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the seventh episode overall. It aired on March 3, 2016.

Synopsis

Cast

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Co-starring

Plot

The episode begins with Rip sitting alone, watching a hologram message of his wife and child from 2166. They give their affection and express their longing to see him amidst the uncertainty of their hometown, London. Martin walks in on him, and they talk about attempting to locate the opportune time period. Rip reveals his self-doubt as a capable team leader to Martin.

The others are getting anxious - particularly Mick Rory who, still upset about leaving the apocalyptic 2046, is desperate to set something ablaze as quickly as possible.

Gideon intercepts a distress call from the Acheron - the flagship of the Time Fleet. Captain Eve Baxter has been stranded in deep space, and is requesting help. Rip is only willing to help as the Acheron's computer will contain intel on Vandal Savage's whereabouts, something the team has been devoid of for a week.

They must go into deep space so as to rescue the fleet - something Martin's is enthusiastic for, however the remainder of the team is worried about the possibility of a trap from the Time Masters.

In deep space, Ray and Kendra are left responsible for the ship while Mick, Firestorm and Rip head out to look at the Acheron.

In a flashback, Rip and Miranda Coburn are on a time ship, undergoing a training exercise for the Time Masters. Miranda is successful but reckless in completing the exercise, something the Time Master Declan applauds in this case. The two are making out after the mission, only to be caught by Declan. He doesn't care for an explanation from either of them; immediately punishing them with a disciplinary hearing from the Time Masters. Rip ensures Miranda that they will figure this out, but Miranda reminds Rip of the Time Master's restrictions on relationships, and breaks up with him.

Back in the present, the boarding party proceeds onto the Acheron. They are soon ambushed by time pirates, who take them captive and remove their weapons. Jon Valor recognises Rip as an esteemed Time Master, and reveals his plan to board the Waverider.

Back on the ship, Ray is playing Star Trek. Snart and Sara have a talk about how Mick's recent behaviour. Snart ensures Sara that he will return to normal soon. The pirates call and tells them that they have Hunter and the others prisoner. Rip says "Imperiex Onslaught" - a codeword that makes Gideon assume control over the Waverider and begin firing at the Acheron.

The battle isn't going well up to this point, so Ray chooses to take manual control.

Martin figures out how to bring down the weapons frameworks on the Acheron. Rip gives Gideon another codeword, She completes her requests, and keeping in mind that she's attempting to surpass the Acheron, Cold and Canary attempt to seal the penetrate in the structure - however his virus weapon comes up short on charge, and Gideon seals them in with the gap.

Rip, Jax, and Mick get tossed in a cell with Captain Baxter. She's distraught to see him.

Another flashback: Rip and Miranda are in the Time Masters' court; it's revealed these aren't their genuine names - they change their names so that nobody can travel back in time and kill a Time Master's younger self, removing them from history. The pair are being expelled from the Time Masters.

On the Waverider, Sara and Leonard talk about kicking the bucket. She says it's forlorn. He says the nearest he at any point came was the day he met Mick, who spared him when he was a child getting beat up.

Beam puts Kendra in control as acting chief, and plans to fly out in the A.T.O.M. suit to attempt to seal the penetrate all things considered.

In the brig, Hunter and Mick get into it - Rip says he just enlisted Mick since he and Cold were a bundle bargain. Mick requires the Pirates so he can give a break with them, and they let him out to take him to Valor.

Mick and Valor have a fistfight, and they agree to Mick turning over the Waverider.

Sara and Leonard's proceeded with visit goes to Mick being in a dull spot. They nestle for warmth.

In the brig, Rip says he has no second thoughts about deceiving the Time Council, yet he'll never pardon himself neglecting to spare his family. Another flashback shows that Coburn accepted full accountability for the issue and surrendered.

Stein stops by and is prepared to help them in a challenging break - Ray is losing Oxygen quick back at the boat, and Kendra attempts to prop him up. It would seem that he has the penetrate fixed, and he... is out of oxygen, and floating away. He figures out how to float toward the isolated space, however he's not looking acceptable. "Mr. Palmer has gone into heart failure," Gideon declares. Kendra performs CPR, and he awakens.

Mick returns to the ship, with his story that he got away. Mick appears with the pirates, giving them control of the ship. Leonard shoots one of them. Rory takes shots at him and the pirates pursue the others.

Mick goes to attempt to get to the Time Drive. Canary and Hawkgirl kick some privateer ass (Ray helps a bit). Tracker follows Valor on the other boat. Sara gets to Mick similarly as he's going to remove the time drive from the Waverider. They battle. For simply being a solid bruiser against a madly very much prepared League of Assassins part, he does excessively well. Snart impacts him when he gets the high ground. There are still plenty of pirates on the Acheron and they have Martin and Jax encompassed.

The two of them snatch a channel (so chiefs Baxter) and Gilbert, the computer on the Acheron opens the sealed area, sending every one of those different privateers into space.

After the large fight, Baxter gives Rip new information on Savage, saying he needs to go to 1958.

Another flashback, and Rip and Miranda talk about her leaving. She says that the love she found in Rip is more valuable to her than the Time Masters. "Love's no threat, it's beautiful and powerful and once you know it, love changes everything".

On the Waverider, Ray and Kendra talk about how lucky he is to have her as a friend. Kendra kisses him. The group amasses (aside from Mick), to discuss how to manage the latter. Snart says he'll deal with it.

Slice to them on a planet, and Snart has hauled Mick out there. He awakens him and says that he's a risk to the group. Snart says he's changed. Mick says just one of them is exiting alive. "You're right," he says, and executes him.


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Production

Preparation ran from November 10 until November 19, 2015. Shooting ran from November 20 until December 4, 2015.[1]

Trivia

  • This is the first episode of the series to feature a flashback story outside of present-day storyline, focusing on relationship between Rip Hunter and Miranda Coburn as Time Masters students. This method of storyline is also seen in Arrow. The next episode to use it will be "Progeny", albeit as a short flashback story.
  • The ship called the "Acheron" is named after a Greek river, and in Greek myth it was one of the five rivers of the Underworld, the Acheron specifically being the River of Pain.
  • Eve Baxter is a clear reference to Rip's lady-friend in the comics Bonnie Baxter.
  • Martin Stein makes references to the hero "Space Ranger".
  • The leader of the Time Pirates is Jon Valor, who in the comics is known as Black Pirate.
  • Rip mentions "the Imperiex onslaught", referencing the villain Imperiex and the event Our Worlds at War in the comics.
  • Kendra refers to Ray as "Captain Kirk" before changing her mind to "Picard", a reference to Captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard from the Star Trek franchise.
    • While manually piloting the Waverider, Ray claims to actually be more like "Sulu", referencing Hikaru Sulu, also from Star Trek, or Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars franchise.
    • Jax also says the line "I've got a bad feeling about this" aboard the Acheron, which is a recurring quote in the Star Wars franchise appearing in every film. Jax also acknowledged this before saying the line. 
    • Gideon gives Ray's chances of survival as "less than 3,720 to 1", mirroring C-3PO's line "But sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are approximately 3,720 to 1!" as another Star Wars reference. 
  • Kanjar Ro is referenced, who is an enemy of the Justice League in the comics.
  • Ray and Kendra have a conversation where she asks him questions such as his favorite color and his favorite Beatle, to Wich he responds that his favorite color is blue, and he doesn't have a favorite Beatle. This is a possible joking reference, as Ray Palmer was introduced to Arrow when they couldn't get the rights to Blue Beetle.
  • The way that Kendra performs CPR on Ray is a possible reference to the Justice League episode Wild Cards, in which Hawkgirl performs CPR on John Stewart in a similar manner.

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