Justice League Unlimited

Season 1 Episode 21

A Knight of Shadows (2)

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

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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