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Hey, it's the Justice League. And they're on trial. In fact, it seems like they've been on trial for a while. How long have they been in chains having to explain that they were mind controlled by The Light over and over to this kangaroo court of aliens? Are they all being held in a prison or facility? What about Icon? Where's he staying in between trial hours? So many questions.

Excited to see Mongul and Warworld. Also momentarily confused when he walked by Superman; it seems like they don't know each other, much less are arch enemies. Warworld's presentation was thoroughly badass, it's like the Death Star with a planet-killing death ray and missiles run by drones controlled by Mongul's mind.

It was also a little ridiculous how powerful Dr. Fate is, that he can repel hundreds of missiles and planet-killing death rays with his giant golden magical ankhs. You'd think a sorcerer with that kind of power could be utilized a lot more productively by the League.

I liked the dual pronged attack of having Captains Atom and Marvel plus Batgirl and Robin in the bioship fighting Warworld from the outside while Superboy, Arsenal, Wonder Girl, Guardian Mal Duncan, Bumblebee, Blue Beetle, Impulse, Wolf and Super Cycle penetrated Warworld to take out Mongul. The way the Team eventually overcame Mongul was totally like winning a video game boss battle. Probably the least popular of this group, the bickering couple Bumblebee and Guardian, ended up winning the day.

So it turns out all the other alien races hate the Reach and the Reach struck a weird ass deal with the Guardians where if they cozy up to a planet, the Guardians automatically turn their little blue noses up and ban their Green Lanterns from going to that planet. That doesn't make a lick of sense.

Who saw the Blue Beetle heel turn coming? I didn't. Are all the Beetles untrustworthy, including Green? Will Green show his true colors? I thought the most interesting thing about the heel turn was Arsenal completely freaking out: "NO! I won't be taken again!" And now Blue Beetle procured for the Reach that crystal at the heart of Warworld.

Meanwhile, I was wondering what they're gonna do with Warworld up there orbiting the moon? Tow it somewhere?



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.44
Well, they're starting to put things in motion.

    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    I thought the most interesting thing about the heel turn was Arsenal completely freaking out: "NO! I won't be taken again!"


That was a great little character moment. Also note that he actually got away!



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.30
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Who saw the Blue Beetle heel turn coming? I didn't. Are all the Beetles untrustworthy, including Green?


Yes. You weren't kidding about being disinterested in last week's episode, you must've zoned out before the closing scene. It was revealed Green Beetle had been working with Black Beetle the entire time, and whatever he did to Blue Beetle turned him to their side. (That's how the Reach were able to see the battle inside Warworld, too.) The point of Blue Beetle being rash and irresponsible in his battle with Red Volcano was to show his control over the scarab had changed him for the worse, but we weren't clued into exactly how bad until that last 30 seconds.

It was rather surprising for Blue Beetle to go from double agent to straight up traitor in such a short time, but they did just do a nearly season long tease of a double agent last season and maybe it's best to not repeat. Plus, there's no sense in waiting around for a better chance, because events are already in motion. Certainly the Reach being forced to reveal their armada is going to speed up their takeover. Tough to be play the friendly aliens with a 1,000 extra ships you've neglected to mention.

(Two episodes ago, Impluse clearly reacted like he knew Jamie being in full control of his own scarab was a very bad thing, but why he never got around with sharing this with the rest of The Team is a question left unasked.)

(edited by thecubsfan on 10.2.13 0058)

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Impulse has proven, he maybe the worst Flash of all time. He is too focused on having everyone like him while having a giant secret. Also, if you know its a bad thing Blue Beetle is in full control, don't stand next to him, ever. I did like how the Reach finally got a bit of a bite in the ass by losing 2/3 of their massive fleet. Still, they got WarWorld out of it. I did like Mongul saying he was doing Earth a favor by killing them now. It showed a soft side of sorts.

The trial is just a mess. The fact Batman is letting this farce go on is a bit of a stretch. The Guardians thing makes no sense. The Reach don't seem to be a group that the Guardians would make deals with. The Guardians fought the Anti-Monitor, a force way more powerful than the Reach. I also found it weird when Superman said that Vandal Savage tricked them and the judge asked why? Superman's response should have been why don't you ask him, he is sitting next to Mongul. The problem with Young Justice is they write these cute mysteries and either find themselves tangled up by them or get to the point no one cares about it when its revealed.

(edited by lotjx on 10.2.13 0723)


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
    Originally posted by lotjx
    Impulse has proven, he maybe the worst Flash of all time. He is too focused on having everyone like him while having a giant secret. Also, if you know its a bad thing Blue Beetle is in full control, don't stand next to him, ever.


"green rebooted your scarab to control the meat inside."

I'm taking this to mean that its the scarab in control now and not Jaimie. which by the way now looks an awful lot like the Roy Harper "I was the mole?" turn last season.
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Everything you say makes sense, and I agree with it. It's just that what The Observer said at the end of the finale, plus this interview (tvline.com) with the producers from immediately after the finale really confuse things. Particularly...
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