Saturday, February 23, 2013
Another week, and we are no longer inching our way towards the finale, we are at a full gallop. The runaways are sent to the War World by Lex Luthor to free the Team from the Reach's clutches, while Arsenal does what he does best.
The Team scored a much needed victory this week when they freed themselves from the Reach's captivity, but once again that was a victory engineered by the Light. As Luthor's sending in the runaways was all a distraction for Deathstroke to boom box in and steal the key to the War World. Likewise, G. Gordon Godfrey exposed the Reach's fleet to the world at large as well as the ambassador's lies. What can I say? The Reach are having a really bad week.
One theory I have heard in the weeks leading up to this was that the Light and the Justice League would find themselves on the same side to drive the Reach off world, and they would "ally" against their common enemy. But, with the key now in the hands of the Light and the Reach having their terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week, I'm beginning to wonder if history has already been changed and something else is about to happen.
Nightwing already seems to be getting some crap on the internet for kicking Arsenal off the team. Yes, the guy saved their butts this time, but he is a loose cannon. A guy like that is way too difficult to work with for a covert ops team. I'm not saying Arsenal doesn't have his uses, and I understand his trauma, but the guy needs to get a grip on his personal demons. He is not a team player. You can't really rely on him. I'm sure we'll see him again before the season is out, but for now, the guy has to work out his own issues.
I was glad to see the runaways recognize that they've been used by Luthor and decide to ditch him as well. Is this their send off for the season? Time will tell. I think it's fairly clear at this point that had "Young Justice" been renewed for a third season, they would have been part of the team after the next time skip. Will they show up one last time? We'll see.
Great episode. The Reach have been discredited and are on the ropes; the team is back together; Kaldur and Artemis' mission is back on track; and the Light possess the key to one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. The stage is set for Invasion to reach its end game. But can the team end this invasion without a visit from their ultimate enemy, the unexpected hiatus?
And what about Wally West? Will he ever don the tights again? Will Dread and Nygma stop arguing about him on Superhero Hype? Will the author of this review stop talking about how awesome Demona was? The answer to those last two is.... no! ;)