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Justice League Unlimited

Season 4 Episode 6

Double Date

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Jun 04, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Green Arrow and Black Canary must stop the Question and the Huntress from killing organized crime lord Steven Mandragora.

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  • The Question is...when does the Question get his own series?

    And so we get an episode that features primarily on the second-stringers. J'onn shows up briefly (to come across as Mr. "I've Let Authority Go To My Head") but otherwise the focus is on the four relative newcomers - Question, Huntress, Green Arrow, Black Canary.

    The Huntress gets most of the attention since this is basically her (recapped) origin story. She's the driving force behind the show and pretty much everything revolves around her. Unfortunately, other then being consumed by vengeance and getting over it (sorta) at the end, we really don't find out a lot about her. And she's got a thing for guys who take her under their wing.

    Black Canary is somewhat oddly portrayed as the hot-tempered one, even though it's typically the other way around in the comic books. Green Arrow comes across more as long-suffering. But it is confirmed they have a romantic relationship...which we must have missed since the events of "Cat & The Canary."

    The real significant character here is the Question. He's still obsessed, but we find out a little more about him as a human being, since he knows Huntress is playing him and goes along with it anyway. The only mildly disturbing thing is he's doing it because he likes her...and he knows from the beginning she's lying. So he liked her before they ever met. Maybe he goes through his garbage too?

    But the Question isn't quite as as interesting as either his first appearance (in "Fearful Symmetry") or in a few episodes in "Question Authority." He's kinda blah, too, but there's certainly the potential for him to get his own solo series. Hopefully they'll give him a shot.

    Glenn Shadix (Otho in Beetlejuice) is basically the most interesting character. He's obnoxious with a heart of gold...well, tarnished gold. Fat (but muscular) and an epicurean, he's playing everyone against each other - only the Question seems to rival him or outsmart him. The ending, where he has enough wherewithal to withstand three Leaguers, is a little convenient. Shoudln't the League have some idea of his power? And why did J'onn send two bodyguards who couldn't handle Mandragora, much less anyone who would come after him who would at least be his equal?

    Overall, this was a generally okay episode with a few bits of personality from each of the five main characters, introduced by comic writer Gail Simoe. It didn't really advance the season arc and just presented us a few character bits as having already occurred off-screen (the GA/BC romance, the Question's interest in Huntress). An adequate episode that otherwise doesn't really do much. - one gets the impression Simone was looking elsewhere (and in fact when she was writing this, was undertaking enw projects like "Villains United"). It's her usual good work...but it's nothing great.moreless
  • Brilliant.

    I can't even remember a Justice League episode that took place before this one.

    My favorite episode of Justice League and the original seven are no where in sight, The Question and Huntress make a killer debut in this episode and they make a great tag team against Black Canary and Green Arrow, the fight scene- incredible and the chase scene hilarious, train! I see it. TRAIN! I see it! Huntress and Black Canary became my favorite female heroes in this episode; I mean you just can't do it like they can. I'm a sucker for a good cat fight.moreless
  • Huntress is on her way to kill Mandragora. But when she shoots her crossbow arrows into what she believes to be him sleeping soundly, discovering Mandragora gone. She sets about to find Mandragora, getting into some trouble on the way.moreless

    So this episode is particularly special to me personally. Huntress is my personal favorite hero ever. I had been wanting to see this episode for a very long time and just happen to turn on Boomerang to find that it was playing that night. I think I actually squeeled like a little girl, but we're not going to talk about that. :) Anyway, what I like about this episode is that they play up Justice League members that aren't normally shown: Huntress, Black Canary, and the Question. I like that they followed to an extent the eventual relationship between Huntress and The Question as seen in the comics. The other thing that I liked was that in the comics, Huntress was in the Justice League, invited by Batman, and eventually kicked out by Batman. It just happened that Martian Manhunter did it in this episode but that's what really happened. What I didn't not like however was the character of Mandragora because in the comics it wasn't him who killed Helena's family. Huntress is portrayed as how I always see her in the comics which is a hard core, butt kicking, vigilante. I just thought it was all pretty perfect. Huntress rocks!moreless
  • it's green arrow and the black canary vs. question and huntress

    couples in the justice league are a certified things to watch for. just like in this episode, when the question and huntress love team is revealed. i like the pair. i think they look good with each other. of course, nothing beats black canary and green arrow. what is special about this episode is conflicting ideals. heroes finally square off each other in the thought that they are doing the right thing. nothing beats the time when heroes fight one another, only to find out the enemy is just confusing them up. this is one of the nicest episodes from the justice league.moreless
  • There’s an intense amount of action present, as well as great dialogue, character interaction and great animation to back it up.

    One of the darker elements of the story was Huntress’s origin. While they didn’t show her parents dieing, combined with Question’s voice over and the visuals we see, it was a rather chilling thing to watch. You get a bit of a Kill Bill Vol. 1 vibe from the flashback, which is similar in the placing of the little girl. Both stories show the little girl witnessing the death of her parents, only, obviously, Kill Bill does it in an extremely gratuitous way, where Justice League Unlimited couldn’t (and I don’t think would have anyway), so it was all off-screen. Perhaps I’m drawing arrows between two things that are unrelated, but the scenes just felt somewhat similar, with, again, the violence aside. Mandagora in himself is a rather interesting character. He reminds you of Albino from Batman Beyond’s “Mind Games”, although in appearances only. However, in addition to talking, this one is a lot tougher than Mr. Albino; that’s not body fat Mandagora’s carrying, he’s complete muscle. He withstood Canary's scream (including his pants! They must be made of his body) and he gave Arrow, Question and Huntress quite a work out. And now the more I look at him, he kind of looks like Ozzy Osbourne…

    There are really no qualms I have with the episode. It’s got a really nice presentation, great characters and some hilarious dialogue. The voice actor for Question also deservers another kudos—his “Bored now, go away” had great delivery. Great episode all around and highly recommended.moreless
Amy Acker

Amy Acker


Guest Star

Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin

Black Canary

Guest Star

Glenn Shadix

Glenn Shadix

Steven Mondragora

Guest Star

Jeffrey Combs

Jeffrey Combs

The Question

Recurring Role

Kin Shriner

Kin Shriner

Green Arrow

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Trivia: The Question's car appears to be a 1967 Pontiac GTO.

    • The railroad tracks are far too wide. The Question's car would not be driving completely between the rails. Standard gauge railroads have rails that are 4'8 1/2" on center, or the width of the tires on his car.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Huntress: Wildcat says you're a nutjob.
      The Question: Funny, he says the same thing about you.
      Huntress: He's right.
      The Question: Okay, bored now, goodbye.

    • Huntress: Wow - I had no idea that the Girl Scouts were responsible for the crop circle phenomenon.
      The Question: Few people do. Few even think to ask the question.

    • Huntress: Well I have a question for you. Do you know what apophenia is?
      The Question: Apophenia - noun. The tendency to see connections where none exist. Did you come here just to make fun of my work?

    • Black Canary: I hope you're proud of yourself. Now we have to do guard duty from outside.
      Green Arrow: Hope I'm proud of myself? You're the one that punched him.

    • The Question: Figured I'd cut out the middleman.
      Huntress: Oh, baby doll... and just for the record, I usually prefer my dates to have a face.

    • Green Arrow: I think you'll live to punch suspects another day, pretty bird.

    • Huntress: I'm here on League business.
      Green Arrow: That's not what J'onn said - we just called him.
      Huntress: Okay, that didn't work...

    • Huntress: And here I heard you were some sort of brilliant fighter.
      Black Canary: (throwing her into a car) You heard right.

    • Green Arrow: Alright, you two stay here. Don't make me sic Black Canary on you – you've only seen her nice side so far.

    • Huntress: All that crazy mystery man mojo and you couldn't even pick up a clue without being seen?!?
      The Question: The key wasn't a clue. The key was mine.

    • Green Arrow: Because I know when I'm getting conned.
      Black Canary: You're cute when you're an insufferable smarty pants.

    • The Question: (to Huntress) You were just a child. You certainly didn't understand what your father did for a living. You just knew that when he talked, people listened. That he always had his guys around him to do whatever he said. And that the most frightening one was Mondragora. Looking into his eyes was like looking into an empty pit.

    • The Question: Somebody's following us.
      Huntress: Lose them.
      The Question: Like airline luggage.

    • Green Arrow: You're not supposed to drive when you're angry.
      Black Canary: They're heading toward the waterfront. Hang on!
      Green Arrow: It's so funny you think you have to tell me that.

    • Green Arrow: Are we dead yet?
      Black Canary: No.
      Green Arrow: Are we dead yet?
      Black Canary: Look, if we die I promise I'll let you know.

    • Huntress: Train.
      The Question: I see it.
      Huntress: Train!
      The Question: I see it!

    • Black Canary: I can't believe you! I rebuilt that bike by hand.
      Green Arrow: You're absolutely right. I'm sorry I saved our lives. And J'onn thinks Huntress is the unstable one.

    • Huntress: I've got special arrows too. The pointy kind that'll go right through you.

    • The Question: Where are we going?
      Huntress: Don't ask so many questions.

    • Black Canary: (watching Huntress kiss Question) I'm sorry but ewww.

  • NOTES (9)


    • Franco Bertinelli:
      Huntress' father, Franco Bertinelli, greatly resembles the character Tony Montana (Al Pachino) from the 1983 movie Scarface. Not only did his home resemble Tony Montana's mansion, but he featured a scar over his right eye and even dressed in the exact style of clothes Montana wore by the end of Scarface.

    • The Question: Oh Cadmus, Cadmus, wherefore art thou Cadmus?
      The line spoken by the Question was said by Juliet (with Cadmus = Romeo) as she stood on the balcony in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.