Justice League Unlimited

Season 2 Episode 14

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Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Nov 08, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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The League discover the secret behind the "Black Heart" gem, but everyone except the Flash is possessed, and he must save the day before the sun is destroyed.

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  • With Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and Martian Manhunter under a mysterious gem's curse, it is up to the Flash to save the day.

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    After the Flash talks to Mophir, (who ends up in a straight jacket in a hospital), he is given Morphir's amulet to cure the people who behold the other mysterious gem.



    In a run of bad luck, everyone (minus Batman who is not present in the episode)in the League is under the curse, except the Flash.



    This is an episode with a lot character development for the Flash. It shows how the Flash can outwit the rest of his fellow League members. (I know,hard to believe) He also uses his powers in a differnt way to escape, which is really awesome.



    After the Flash figures out a way to drive out the evil thing in the rest of the League, he is still faced with more trouble.



    The League members who were under the curse, sent a weapon at the sun, so that it would be consumed in darkness. It is once again the Flash that saves everything.



    I liked this episode, because I think that the Flash isn't given a lot of credit. We finally got to see him be the true hero without being overshadowed by a differnt League member.



    I also liked this episode, because it made me laugh a lot. Morphir was funny, even though it probably wasn't intentional.



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George Newbern

George Newbern

Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El

Maria Canals

Maria Canals

Hawkgirl/Shayera Hol

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz

Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg

Wonder Woman/Diana

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Flash/Wally West

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Green Lantern/John Stewart

Tracey Walter

Tracey Walter

Mophir

Guest Star

Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni

Glorious Gordon Godfrey

Guest Star

Brian Doyle-Murray

Brian Doyle-Murray

Artie Bauman

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • GL throws the device at the sun no more than 50, perhaps 100 mph. Given that the Sun is many million miles away from the Earth, it would have taken centuries for the device to reach the Sun instead of a few minutes. The same goes for GL and the Flash later on. Both could not have reached the sun in a few minutes simply by flying.

    • During the fight scene between Wonder Woman & Mophir, the gem repeatedly disappears from WW's hands every other shot.

    • GL's speed is unclear. He has, like in" War World," traveled across space with it. But in this episode he says he can't go at the speed of light. So how can he travel to another galaxy in a reasonable amount of time but not travel at the speed of light?

    • During Mophir's story, he says before the time of writing... etc. However both the humans and the snake-men are using alloy axes and swords - this would be impossible as metal wouldn't be available, yet.

    • The people on Earth saw the sun darken immediately after the anti-fusion device hit the Sun. Realistically, they should not have seen the sun begin to darken until eight minutes afterward, as the Earth is eight light-minutes away from the sun. The light from the sun would have continued traveling to the Earth for eight minutes in space and then it would appear to darken.

    • Some people seemed to feel that the mystic gem shards attaching themselves to Superman, or remaining attached to J'onn when he was intangible, was unfeasible despite their magical nature.

    • Hawkgirl hits the gem and the shards fly away from her and toward Flash from the front. Then he dodges just a little and Hawkgirl is behind him - there's no indication he spun around 180 degrees.

    • So how did Green Lantern forge J'onn on the security tape? Presumably he didn't create the image with his ring - its constructs aren't that detailed. And he's never displayed any ability to edit video tapes. And if J'onn had the stone earlier, why did he give it to Green Lantern? Previously the possessed person only gave up the stone when beaten, and the stone has a powerful telepath with density control and shape-shifting in its control - what's the point of giving up J'onn to get GL?

  • QUOTES (6)

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  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Flash: Let's get this cosmic treadmill going!
      Alluding to the Cosmic Treadmill, a device used in the Silver Age comics by the Flash to travel through time and to other dimensions.

    • Artie: People Like Us Magazine
      When Artie is talking on the phone to Flash, he mentions a magazine called, People like Us. It's a combined allusion to two magazines - People and Us.

    • J'onn: To halt the process we would need to create an Einstein Rosen bridge to drain off the infecting anti-fusing matter.
      The Einstein-Rosen bridge, named after Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen, is also known as a wormhole, which is the possibility to extend the metric of any black hole behind the interior, so that a new region of the Universe is attached "behind the tunnel" of the black hole. It's referenced in many S.F. TV shows (such as Sliders) and novels.

    • Visual: Godfrey with U.S.A. flag hat
      The scene where Godfrey puts his U.S.A. flag hat and points to the camera saying "I want you" is a parody of James Montgomery Flagg's World War I recruitment poster featuring Uncle Sam pointing at the reader and the words "I want YOU!" on below. There is also a hero in the DC universe, Uncle Sam, who is literally the spiritual embodiment of America.

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