Season 3, Episode 6.
The episode title unavoidably made me think of the actress of that name and coincidentally I just finished the movie Cast Away which featured her before seeing this episode.
It did not really come as a surprise to me Helen Hunt of the episode title is not in fact a reference to that actress and she herself is not in this episode.
As Legends of Tomorrow is a time travel series I should have figured that Helen Hunt was in reference to a famous Helen in history and it is Helen of Troy.
Helen is placed in Hollywood 1937 where she is made a star displacing Hedy Lamarr who was meant to become a star at this time.
Helen’s presence causes a war between Hollywood executives and somehow I don ‘t think it would have been better had she been placed in today’s Hollywood.
Damien Darhk and daughter Eleanor returns here with the former become Helen’s unlikely agent.
Also in this episode as experiment was made for Stein to be separated from Firestorm he and Jax accidentally switched bodies and frankly did not add anything of value to the episode’s plot. It is something that the episode could have done without.
Enthralling revelation when Kuasa revealed to Amaya the she is her granddaughter.
After Helen told Zari that she does not want go back to Troy the latter instead takes the former to a new home that of an island of warrior women and as this is a DC show it immediately came to me with that description that it was the home of DC character Wonder Woman.
This indeed was then confirmed on-screen with the caption stating that the island’s name is Themyscira which is the home island of Wonder Woman.
Wonder (no pun intended) whether Wonder Woman will ever turn up in Legends of Tomorrow.
Coincidentally after watching Helen Hunt finished The Goldbergs 4.19 A Night To Remember which revealed that Jackie had once dressed up as Wonder Woman but made a mistake of saying that Wonder Woman is from Amazon and not Themyscira.