Justice League Unlimited

Season 5 Episode 10

Far From Home

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Apr 15, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Supergirl is abducted to the 31st century to aid a futuristic group of super-heroes...and where it is destined she will never return.

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  • Writers txted it in.


    "I met this guy from the future and 5 minutes later we are now in love, so I'm ditching the Justice League, the Kents, Superman and everyone of 21st century Earth to stay in the 31st and be with him.


    I'd be hesitant to trust whoever wrote this episode with writing up a Denny's menu.

  • Pardon my lack of enthusiasm, but I thought this episode was utterly lame.

    My first reaction to this episode when I watched this was, Paul Dini had a part in this? I'll admit I've never been a fan of Supergirl, or the LOS for that matter. Personally I've always found the Legion of Superheroes to be pretty dull, and this didn't change my mind.

    Nothing about this episode clicked for me, Supergirl staying in the future felt totally random to me.

    But my biggest complaint about this episode was the relationship between Supergirl & Brainiac 5, there was absolutely no chemistry or depth to this relationship at all, usually I like the romances done in this show; as they're a great use of drama, and can be used to add depth to characters who are lacking(heck it gave me a reason to like Wonder Woman), but here it just felt forced and was poorly done. Everything about this episode was rushed. The only good part in my opinion was Superman at the end, when he asked GL and GA the name of Kara's boyfriend.

    Other than that, this episode goes down as one of the worst in my book. It's right down there with the likes of "Chaos at the Earth's Core" & "Hawk and Dove" as the worst episodes of the JLU run.moreless
  • JLU meets LSH. Nuff said.

    At Comic Con, I was told that the Legion was going to go on JLU. I anticipated it for months and now that I have seen it, I am happy. The Fatal Five were evil as they needed to be and the Legion were pretty damn cool too. I just wished they focused more on the characters and less on Brainy and Kara. Also, Bouncing Boy is a pretty lame character. They should have done someone like Cosmic Boy or Livewire or summin cool.moreless
  • Nice to see

    Supergirl is now part of teh Legion of Superheros, just like in the comics... good for her

    Good episode, it shows kind of like the maturation of Supergirl and well Superman letting her go. And well it's sad to see Supergirl gone from the series, well as long as its on par with the comics i guess.

    Only thing is that this season hasn't been about the big plot that much, like season 4. There is a ton of filler episodes that don't contribute to the bigger plot and this is one of them. but its a good one. Good stuff.moreless
  • This episode was simply fun to watch. Nice action sequences, cute dialogue between the characters and a surprise ending to boot. Just another fine JLU installment! What will we do when this series is gone?moreless

    If there was one thing I did not want to see it was another \"time travel\" episode. There have been quite a few in this series starting with \"The Savage Time\" (I won\'t count \"Legends\") then came \"Hereafter\" followed by a \"Past and Future Thing\". In spite of this overused story line, the episode actually worked for me. I have to give them credit for pulling this off in a single half hour episode. It\'s not easy to do all that and maintain a nice little subplot around the Superman/Supergirl relationship. We got treated to a \"preview\" of the Legion of Superheroes and the start of an interesting \"Romeo and Juliette\" romance.

    There were moments when this episode lacked credibility (i.e. how GA and B5 were able to take on the Fatal Five when the whole Legion failed) or how does GA get away with being sarcastic to Superman like that. These weak little moments did not spoil the whole show thankfully and were probably necessary inorder to make the whole thing work in a short time frame. Once again i have to tip my hat to all the folks who have made this show so good!moreless
Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Green Lantern/John Stewart

George Newbern

George Newbern

Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El

Googy Gress

Googy Gress

Bouncing Boy

Guest Star

Joanne Whalley

Joanne Whalley

Emerald Empress

Guest Star

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

Brainiac 5

Guest Star

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Steel (uncredited)

Recurring Role

Nicholle Tom

Nicholle Tom


Recurring Role

Kin Shriner

Kin Shriner

Green Arrow

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Brainiac 5 rams his ship into the Fatal Five's vessel, penetrating the hull and getting him and Green Arrow inside. The impact must have been tremendous and yet the Fatal Five seem totally unaware their ship has been breached until Brainiac 5 and Green Arrow break through the door into their "lair."

    • Differences from the comics: 1) Mano has a disintegrator disc on both hands where in the comics he only has one disc. 2) Shadow Last fires blasts of shadow here, but in the comics she can only project shadows to blind. 3) Validus is (more or less) organic but here when Supergirl punches a hole in his chest he appears robotic. 4) Bouncing Boy can't bounce on his legs in the comics.

    • When we first see Tharok, the metal of his chin overlaps onto his flesh side. In subsequent shots it isn't present.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Brainiac 5: Shoot!
      Green Arrow: I know, I hope they'd be out looking for us.
      Brainiac 5: No, shoot!

    • Bouncing Boy: Y'know, Brainy, being organic and having a heart - not the same thing.

    • Superman: I am proud. And don't tell (Kara).
      Green Arrow: No, that's a job for Superman.

    • Brainiac 5: My name is...
      Supergirl: Brainiac!
      Brainiac 5: That's right, how did you... uh, oh!

    • Brainiac 5: That wasn't necessary. My belt protects me from any impact.
      Supergirl: Maybe I was just trying to cop a feel.

    • Supergirl: What's that?
      Brainiac 5: A Legion flight ring. All of us have one.
      Supergirl: So, does this mean we're going steady?
      Brainiac 5: Uuuh...
      Supergirl: Trust me, a thousand years ago, that joke was hilarious.

    • Supergirl: Nice ship!
      Brainiac 5: It's strictly no thrills, but it's fast. What do you pilot back home?
      Supergirl: Usually just a pick-up.
      Brainiac 5: A pick-up, is that a type of starcruiser?
      Green Arrow: Yes, yes it is.

    • Green Arrow: (about Supergirl) Admit it, genius. You're in love with her.
      Brainiac 5: Ludicrous, we've just met. Moreover, as a Coluan, I'm ruled by intellect, not emotion.
      Green Arrow: So in love with her.
      Brainiac 5: Increased sweat gland production, shortness of breath, inability to concentrate, I thought it was guilt, but I am in love. How did you know?
      Green Arrow: Just call me Cupid, Junior. I never miss!

    • Supergirl: So, what are your powers? Super strength? Speed?
      Brainiac 5: I have a twelfth level intellect.
      Supergirl: Great, you can knock 'em out with your diploma.

    • Brainiac 5: Yes, I am a Brainiac, but I'm not a machine. I'm organic. The universe-conquering Brainiac you knew is my distant ancestor. Over time he learned to pass his code down biologically. I am Brainiac 5. Think of me as the black sheep of my family, dedicated to doing good to make up for my ancestor's legacy of evil.
      Green Lantern: And you demonstrated that by... kidnapping us.

    • Supergirl: Just because he's seriously cute, doesn't mean we can trust a Brainiac!
      Green Arrow: I'm not getting a bad vibe off the kid.
      Green Lantern: (to Supergirl) And neither are you apparently. "Seriously cute", huh?

    • Green Lantern: Time travel, swell.
      Bouncing Boy: It's a real thrill for me to meet you, sir. You're the famous John Stewart, father of...
      Green Lantern: You wanna shut up before you create a time paradox!

    • Supergirl: Well?
      Green Lantern: Well what?
      Supergirl: Aren't you gonna give me notes on how badly I screwed up?
      Green Lantern: No notes. There's nothing more I can teach you.

  • NOTES (8)


    • Group Shot
      When Supergirl briefly appears to be dead, the shot of Green Lantern cradling her body, surrounded by the Legion, is an homage to the legendary cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7, where Superman does the same.