Justice League Unlimited

Season 1 Episode 21

A Knight of Shadows (2)

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Sep 27, 2002 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Morgaine and Mordred get the Stone and plan to transform England and restore it to its medieval glory.

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  • Not as good as part 1, but still good...

    Lots more character tidbits and everyone gets their moments except Batman, who seems uncharacteristically silent during the Demon's chastisement. The Flash gets lots of little bits, and Wonder Woman doesn't seem the naive island girl anymore. J'onn gets the lion's share of the screen time, and actor Carl Lumbly makes the most of it. The writers also give him some more imaginative uses for his powers: the density-increase and the elongation beneath the Demon.

    The guest characters are good although Morgaine doesn't get much further time or development and the Demon is much more of an anti-hero. The main problem is that the ending just kinda...well, ends. J'onn's betrayal/redemption is good but it's way too easy to destroy the Stone (and why didn't they do that earlier?) and Morgaine just kinda shrugs and leaves. A tad on the anti-climactic side. Overall, though, a strong two-parter.moreless
  • The Justice League is still trying to prevent Morgaine from getting the Philosopher's stone.

    This episode is part two to " A Knight of Shadows"

    The Flash and Wonder Woman manage to find the Philosopher's stone with Harve Hickman. After a battle with Morgaine, they manage to flee away with the stone.

    The League locks up the stone in a high secruity vault. Even though they have the stone, Martian Manhunter is still under some of Morgaine's spells.

    This was a great part two to the first half of the episode. We get to see Martian Manhunter use a lot of his powers, even ones that he rarely uses. It shows you how powerful he really is.

    It was also cool to learn about Morgaine Le Fey and Etrigan. The storyline was really good.

    The real shocker is at the end, when Martian Manhunter says he will resign from the Justice League. He felt like he had betrayed the League. I can't believe that he would even say he was going to resign. Luckily, he doesn't, and that's good. He had the most of a character development in this episode. I only hope he uses more of some of the cool powers he used in this episode.moreless
  • Not bad.....

    In the conclusion of this two episode story, Morgaine and her son Modred continue on their quest to acquire the Philosopher's stone, an item capable of fulfilling dreams of world domination. When the duo attack a magazine publisher's home ( with the publisher bearing a striking similarity to a well known men's magazine publisher), they are stopped by the combined efforts of Wonder Woman, Flash and Etrigan. The trio take the stone to the Justice League's HQ for safekeeping but that doesn't quite work out. The episode concludes with a battle between the League members, Morgaine and Modred that is really well done.

    This is a pretty good episode overall. A very nice flow to it and it adds depth to J'onn J'onzz's character.moreless
Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Batman/Bruce Wayne

Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg

Wonder Woman/Diana

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Flash/Wally West

Michael T. Weiss

Michael T. Weiss

Jason Blood/Etrigan

Guest Star

Pam Grier

Pam Grier


Guest Star

Soren Fulton

Soren Fulton


Guest Star

Olivia d'Abo

Olivia d'Abo

Morgaine Le Fay

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Proof that many evil sorceresses don't know astrophysics - Morgan's visions of Mars show a sun that is the same size as it is on Earth - too big for Mars.

    • Does the Flash really not understand what a "whirlwind" is?

    • They said in part one that the Philosopher's Stone was from the hilt of the sword Excalibur and thereby the source of its power. But the stone is shown to be a cubical piece or rock that by no stretch of the imagination could ever fit into the hilt of a sword!

    • Throughout scenes when J'onn comes to Morgaine from the Javelin 7, Mordred's hat keeps changing from yellow to purple.

    • When Flash seals the Philosopher's Stone in the vault he uses a device that reads his palm print. But the problem is that he still had his costume's glove on at the time, so how could it have read his palm?

    • Why did Etrigan tell Flash to make a whirlwind? Everyone could have just punched out the frozen warriors.

    • Why didn't they just destroy the Stone in the first place, instead of locking it up on the Satellite?

    • So how did the League get to London? One second they say they're stranded (because J'onn stole the Javelin 7), then Batman says he's got another way off, and then they pop up in London. It looks like the Demon teleports them, but this is never made clear.

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  • NOTES (2)


    • Batman: Whatever it takes.
      For those that have been keeping up with the Batman/Superman WB continuity, Batman has said this on at least three separate occasions. The first time was in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. He has also said it in the Batman Beyond episode "The Call." And now in this episode of Justice League.

    • More Party-Goers
      You can see Kirby's creation Vykin the Black (of the Forever People) at the party again, as well as one of the faceless agents from Jack Kirby's OMAC series. Harley Quinn and several other lesser characters are there as well. The worm that Harv is transformed into is "The Eater" from Kamandi #18. The guy with the buckethead is Devilance the Pursuer, a badguy from the Forever People comic.

    • Flash: Hey, Cecil, over here!
      A reference to Beany and Cecil, a 60's-70's cartoon series about a boy and his sea serpent.