Critic Consensus: "Shogun" goes full throttle with a zany homage to Kurosawa, favoring indulgent fun over moving the plot forward.

Episode Info

Nate is shocked to learn he has powers and accidentally lands himself and Ray in Feudal Japan. Sara, Vixen and Rory agree to find Nate and help him master his powers so he can defend a Japanese village from the Shogun and an army of samurai warriors. Meanwhile, Jax and Stein stay back to help repair the ship and find a secret compartment but decide not to tell the rest of the team what they learn.


Victor Garber
as Martin Stein
Wentworth Miller
as Leonard Snart
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
Arthur Darvill
as Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz
as Sara Lance
Ciara Renee
as Kendra Saunders
Franz Drameh
as Jay Jackson
Casper Crump
as Vandal Savage
Falk Hentschel
as Carter Hall
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Critic Reviews for Shogun

"Shogun"... continues to embrace the season's newfound sense of playfulness.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Everything clicked on DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 3. It was fun, refreshing and the new characters proved they are the perfect addition to the cast.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

"Shogun" felt faster and looser than usual.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Shogun" was a perfectly entertaining look at superheroes battling in Feudal Japan, with strong arcs for both Nate and ray, but there was a nagging sense that we've seen the show cover this ground before.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

On the whole, 'Shogun' illustrates what Legends of Tomorrow is capable of when the show embraces its more zany elements and grounds them in the relationships between the characters as well as the team dynamic as a whole.

Jul 29, 2018 | Full Review…

If only there'd been as much attention paid to the story itself...because in the end, this feels like a washed-down, thoroughly PG version of what a time-travel story in feudal Japan could have been.

Jul 29, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

"Shogun" introduced some major plot points, doled out a serious consequence for the Waverider gang, and was filled with laugh-out-loud moments throughout.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season 2 isn't changing up the formula, but it is expanding the range of time periods...

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Granted, Shogun came across more like a terrible homage to Seven Samurai, but it did do some necessary course correction to get Season 2 back on track.

Oct 30, 2016 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…