Justice League Unlimited

Season 5 Episode 7

Patriot Act

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Feb 25, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • When Eiling advances on the civilians, the one boy is kneeling behind Sir Justin. He stands up, extends his arms, and says, "You're the only one around here with super powers." But in the next shot, he's instantly kneeling again with his arms are at his side.

    • Al and Chris McGee (from "In Blackest Night") can be seen in the crowd during the parade.

    • Trivia: The Crimson Avenger's costume is different from his last appearance. Colors have been changed in places and the eye holes in his mask are completely white, like Flash's or Batman's.

  • Quotes

    • Elderly Woman: You think killing Superman would make the world safe? Or killing this boy? Or us? Tell me--how many of us do you have to kill to keep us safe?

    • General Eiling: Why don't you give up?
      Shining Knight: Why don't you?

    • Green Arrow: (Having only one arrow) You still have the quantum arrow?
      Speedy: Yeah, but you said...
      Green Arrow: This is an emergency.

    • Shining Knight: I'd slay the ogre Blunderbore all over again rather than put myself on display in this manner. Even though that ogre turned out to be...
      Vigilante, Stargirl, Green Arrow, etc.: Morgan Le Fay.
      Green Arrow: We've all heard it.
      Shining Knight: 'Tis a good story.

    • General Eiling: They're the ones I'm after, not you. I'm not the menace, metahumans are. Superpowered beings.
      Kid: You're the only one around here with superpowers.

    • General Eiling: You can't make an omelette without breakin' a few eggs. This country's already half-way down the toilet because of you super-powered types.
      Stargirl: For the record, potty-mouth, I don't have any powers - it's the staff.
      (Eiling hits her)
      General Eiling: In that case, miss, you're just another egg.

    • Kid: Pretty cool riding, what'cha got for an encore?
      Vigilante: Never you mind, now get this area clear of civilians!
      Kid: (to news broadcasters) Hey! Buzz off!

    • General Eiling: All right, I've become what I hate - I'll give you that.

    • General Eiling: You spoiled, rich little twerp.
      Green Arrow: I think he's talking to me.
      Speedy: Oh, for a second there I was all mad.

    • Shining Knight: No, his proper duty is to his police captain, I see why they call him "Dirty" - he besmirches his order.
      Vigilante: Sir Justin, if you want to be watchin' stuff on my big TV with the 5.1 surround sound, you had best watch what you say about Mr. Clint Eastwood.

    • Green Arrow: You wanted Superman? Well, now you've got.. .the Crimson Avenger and my ex-sidekick.
      Speedy: Ex-partner.
      Green Arrow: Speedy, we gotta do this now?
      General Eiling: Ooh, now I'm scared.

    • Eiling: Where's Superman?
      Green Arrow: Busy. Can I help you?
      Eiling: Yeah. Hold this for me! (throws a cart)

    • Stargirl: Haven't you ever heard of "innocent bystanders"?
      Eiling: Ever hear of "acceptable losses"?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Shining Knight: ...and that ogre turned out to be...
      Vigilante, Stargirl, Green Arrow, et al.: Morgan Le Fay.
      Shining Knight's monologue vaguely resembles those of Paul Harvey, a radio announcer whose program told the story of the a celebrity, whose identity he would save for the very end.

    • Nazi Doctor: Nothing less than an artillery shell will be able to penetrate his skin...
      This description by the Nazi doctor of Captain Nazi is taken from the original Golden Age description of Superman.

    • Shining Knight: I see why they call him dirty...
      The movie Vigilante and Shining Knight are discussing is the Clint Eastwood classic Dirty Harry.