Justice League Unlimited

Season 2 Episode 13

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Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Nov 08, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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A strange gemstone possesses all who touch it, turning them to evil...including Wonder Woman.

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  • People are starting to doubt and question the Justice League, thanks to a new TV show host. More trouble arises when a mysterious gem starts to cause people to do wired things.moreless

    In this episode we start to see some people starting to oppose the Justice League. Glorius Godfry, a TV host, openly criticizes the League. The problem is, people start to agree with him.

    We also get to see a lot of character development with the Flash. Now all of the sudden he is starring in TV commericals and has a manager. But, I guess that's what we can kind-of expect from the Flash.

    Meanwhile, a mysterious gem is found, that puts the beholder in a trance. The protector of this gem, Mophir, tries to prevent it. However, the person gets away.

    Mophir is an interesting character. He talks in incomplete sentences sometimes, which is actually kind-of funny. He is a good fighter, especially with his sword, but is his kind-of crazy.

    This gem causes the beholder to want to destroy the world. At the end of the episode, the gem is in the hands of Wonder Woman.moreless
Tracey Walter

Tracey Walter


Guest Star

Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni

Glorious Gordon Godfrey

Guest Star

Brian Doyle-Murray

Brian Doyle-Murray

Artie Bauman

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The interrogating officer has loose helmet straps when he's interrogating Burns, but when the camera pans from him to his reflection in the one-way mirror, the helmet has no straps, fastened or loose.

    • The taped replay of the Flash arguing with the director is off - first of all the shot is over the director's right shoulder, but the only camera originally present was at right angles to him and Flash. Also the sequence of events on the tape is different - the director goes flying and the set walls fall down much faster.

    • When the military man drives onto the base, he'd holding the wheel tight with both hands - where's the gemstone? It presumably has to touch skin, so it might be beneath his shirt or something...but then how'd it go flying when he crashed?

    • You only salute in the American military when making a report to a superior officer or when on duty as a guard - neither of these apply when the general simply walks into what appears to be a lounge, but everyone salutes him anyway.

  • QUOTES (7)

  • NOTES (8)


    • Road Trip!
      Alluding to the Green Lantern/Green Arrow road trip in Green Lantern #76-89 (first series), written by Denny O'Neil and penciled by Neal Adams. Note that Flash describes them as potential "hard traveling heroes" - the title of the trade paperbacks they were assembled in was "Hard-Traveling Heroes".

    • The Innocent Seduced' by Dr. Frederick
      Alluding to the book Seduction of the Innocent, by Dr. Fredric Wertham, who wrote a book in 1954 linking anti-social violence to comic books.

    • Chung: Actually, I'm here to keep the world safe from warlords and petty dictators like Fassan.
      Fassan sounds a lot like Saddam -- Saddam Hussein, the ruthless dictator that ruled Iraq since 1979.

    • General: Instead of shooting down nuclear missiles in space...
      This refers to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) proposed by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. The SDI was suppose to shoot down incoming ICBMs. Dubbed "Star Wars" by the mocking commentators, the SDI did contribute to bringing the Soviets to the bargaining table. Today the SDI is becoming more and more a reality as deployment is being sped up for june of this year according to news reports. On a side note: the Watchtower itself could be seen a step in the "weaponization" of space. For an interesting read on how powerful a moon base can be in war read The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.