Justice League Unlimited

Season 2 Episode 25

Starcrossed (2)

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Aired Saturday 10:30 PM May 29, 2004 on Cartoon Network
9.4
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The League manage to escape and take refuge at Wayne Manor, while the Thanagarians scout the planet for them and realize their master plan for Earth.

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  • League on the Run

    7.0
    This episode basically puts the Justice League on the defensive. They strut their stuff early on by breaking out of prison, but are quickly driven into hiding as earth falls under martial law.



    The irony is that for all their efforts throughout this episode, the League's efforts are for naught when Hawkgirl (somehow) leads the Thanagarians to the Batcave, setting the stage for the finale.



    Thankfully, it's Wonder Woman, not Batman, that engineers the League's escape. But the League quickly display the lessons on teamwork they learned back in "Secret Society" and cut loose, making their way out of the ship and back to Metropolis. From there, there is the revelation of what few secret IDs remain in the League, and finally the determination (despite some apparent discrepancies in "Brave and the Bold") that the League's Flash is red-haired Wally West.



    We then get a bit more of the Batman/Wonder Woman romance as they are forced to fake (?) some passion to maintain their cover. Clark/Superman gets a few moments to use his brains instead of his brawn. And finally the League meet at the Batcave where we return re to where it all started - with WB's animated DC roots in the Batman: Animated Series.



    There are a lot of little character moments and one good fight, but this episode's focus is more on establishing the stage for Part 3 - we see more of martial law under the Thanagarians, some necessary establishing material. Nothing earth-shattering here - we'll get plenty of that in Part 3.moreless
  • League as civillians

    9.9
    During this episode the justice league escaped from the thanargian ship and hid in a costume shop. Upon figuring out that the league escaped, the thanagarians imposed martial law in order to capture them. The league then found out that the only way to devise a strategy that would defeat the thanargians while they were imposing martial law was to dress as civilians and regroup at Batman's house. They realized that the thanargians were looking for the six of them so they spitted up by pairs, batman with Diana, Jonn with superman and green lantern with flash.

    My favorite parts from the movie was the batman wonder woman fake out make out, the time when jonn annoyed the thanagarian officer with his camera and the time when they revealed their secret identities, you should have seen the look on flash\\\'s face when he found out that batman was actually bruce wayne!!!... Overall, I would rate this movie a 9.9 and i think it is worth watching again

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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

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Batman/Bruce Wayne

Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg

Wonder Woman/Diana

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Flash/Wally West

Victor Rivers

Victor Rivers

Hro Talak

Guest Star

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Alfred

Guest Star

Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña

Paran Dul

Guest Star

Hector Elizondo (I)

Hector Elizondo (I)

Lieutenant Kragger

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • During the scene in the Batcave, the background is the one used on Batman Beyond, not the Batman revamp episodes. You can clearly see Terry McGinnis's suit right next to the Nightwing one.

    • Trivia: We find out here that Gotham City (or at least its outskirts) are 30 miles from Metropolis.

    • Why don't the Thanagarians have a curfew? That's a standard part of "martial law," but when the League makes its way out of Metropolis, it's clearly evening and there are plenty of civilians on the streets.

    • How does Hawkgirl know where the Batcave is? She's never been there before, and there's no indication she knows the secret ID of Batman (or Flash or Superman). Presumably she found out all of this while researching the League for five years, but it's never really explained.

    • Where are the rest of Earth's heroes? Even if we assume the big roster of heroes that will be appearing in the third season all appeared simultaneously overnight after this episode, what about Dr. Fate? Inza? Aquaman? Metamorpho? the Demon? Lex Luthor and his battlesuit now that he has a pardon? Supergirl? Batgirl? Robin? Did none of them have any interest in defending Earth? And why wouldn't Hawkgirl have helped the Thanagarians capture them? She fought side-by-side with Dr. Fate and Aquaman (in The Terror Beyond) - wouldn't she have directed the Thanagarians to Atlantis or Dr. Fate's Salem tower?

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  • NOTES (6)

    • The episode along with "Starcrossed, Part 1 and 3" was released on DVD as Justice League: Starcrossed The Movie.

    • Here and in part 3, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. reprises his role as Alfred from the various Batman animated series.

    • The Flash removes his mask, making him the last League member to reveal his secret ID. He's also specifically identified as "Wally West" by Batman.

    • The entire League appears in this episode.

    • First Aired on YTV May 17th 2004

    • We see J'onn assume once again the human form that he uses in the comics in his guise of "John Jones," police detective. He used it for the first time in the Christmas episode "Comfort & Joy." There's no indication in the series to date that J'onn has a "secret ID" or that he works as a police detective in his downtime, or any reason he would really need to.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Flash: (to Alfred) So, Jeeves, do you come with the place or does Master Bruce rent you just for parties?
      Reginald Jeeves was one of the protagonists of a series of humorous stories and novels by P. G. Wodehouse. Together with Bertie Wooster they formed one of the most famous comic duos in modern English literature. Wooster was a rich dimwit and Jeeves was his loyal butler. In 1990, ITV aired Jeeves and Wooster for three years, in which Jeeves was played by Stephen Fry. Andrew Lloyd Weber also wrote a musical on the characters - originally Jeeves and later rewritten as By Jeeves.

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