Justice League Unlimited

Season 3 Episode 4

Hawk and Dove

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Aug 21, 2004 on Cartoon Network

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  • It's a wonder this episode worked at all...

    A bit of a step back in standards, "Hawk and Dove" does very little to explore these new heroes who are introduced in this episode. It's mostly about setup, which is a shame, as the main story comes off as a little preachy. I, for one, would have liked to see more than just a few lines about how ones a fighter and the other is a pacifist, and while we do learn a bit more about Diana, they're only fleeting comments, too. The plot never quite sets aflame, and the script, while witty, hardly takes advantage of the story elements at hand - Diana's distrust on the human race would have made for some excellent storytelling. The meeting with hephaestus is beautifully shot, however, and the episode itself looks crisp and booms with all sorts of colour palettes. It's the first example of the 25 minute episode not really working and feeling only half-cooked.