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"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 DC's Legends of Tomorrow and the thirty-ninth episode overall. It aired on November 14, 2017.

Synopsis

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. Lance contemplates an offer she is made, which would make the Legends leave the anachronisms be. Meanwhile, Stein and Jax find themselves in an unusual predicament.[1]

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Production

Preparation ran from August 23 until August 31, 2017. Shooting began on September 1 and ran until September 14, 2017.[2]

Trivia

  • 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 breaks the fourth wall by claiming that it "must be a Tuesday" when they find an anachronism, referencing the show's day of airing.
  • Martin scolds Jax, claiming that the oldest movie he's seen is the 1984 film Police Academy.
  • Stein 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 Jefferson.
  • 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 and what Black Siren said about her doppelgänger demise in Invincible.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Themyscira in the Arrowverse, which is the home of the DC Comics female superhero w:c:dc:Wonder Woman.
  • Themyscira is portrayed with the famous view of Navagio beach on Zakynthos Island, Greece.
  • Hedy Lamarr invented Frequency-Hopping, or 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 patented Spread Spectrum technology, which (among other things) allowed the invention of the cell phone.

References

  1. Legends of Tomorrow Spoilers: “Helen Hunt” - DCLegendsTV
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter