Justice League Unlimited

Season 2 Episode 26

Starcrossed (3)

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM May 29, 2004 on Cartoon Network

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  • Great conclusion to an outstanding 3-parter with a surprise end. One of the best.

    "Starcrossed, Part 3" shines as the best of the epic three-parter. The action scenes are simply incredible, the voice acting is great, the episode is well-written, and it brings a startling conclusion to the Justice League.

    To start, the action is..... well, I can't describe it. Let me show you. (mouth hangs open in utter astonishment) The action was unparalleled in this episode. The fight scenes between the Thangarian fighters and Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Latern are awesome. The battle between the Justice League and the Thanagarian soldiers in the Bat-Cave is great, will all of the League getting an equal amount of screen time. But the action scene that shines above all the rest is the final battle between Lantern and Talek, and then between Shayera and Talek. The music in this scene is great, and the voice actors really bring out the emotions of the characters.

    Of all of the VAs in this episode, the one that stood out to me the most was the voice actress for Wonder Woman, Susan Eisenberg. You can really feel her hatred through her voice when she frees Shayera and when she tells the League to "fire" her at the end of the episode. All of the other voice actors are equally excellent in this episode. Victor Rivers is once agian great as Hro Talek, and Maria Canals does a great job as Shayera. Kevin Conroy is good as Batman, especially when he is on his suicide mission.

    The episode itself is a work of art, as it is extremely fine-written. The dialogue in the fight between Talek and Shayera is very good, as Shayera tries to reason with him about Earth and the Justice League. The end of the episode is particularly well-written, if surprising. Shayera's speech as she leaves the Justice League is like, "WOW". Flash hugging her = more WOW. The writers do a great job of showing how serious the situation is, considering that even Flash is not too optimistic about the future of the League.

    The ending most likely left all of the first-time viewers shocked. I recently saw it on DVD, and I already knew that Shayera was going to leave the League. For those who did not know how it would end, I'm sure it was quite a shock. This 3-parter may not be overtly shocking in terms of the Thanagarian double-cross, but the end of the episode is definitely surprisng. Even so, with such a grim end, Justice League continues to pump out excitement through Justice League Unlimited. If you're a fan of JL, you will love JLU.
  • Dealing with betrayal is not an easy thing to do.

    I can't say much for the next season since I haven't watched it yet, but this is the most action-packed episode to date.

    The characters on both sides handle betrayal in the way 99.9% of the world's population do. By taking out their anger on something.

    This is one of the darker episodes to be produced, with Hro's "Just kill them this time" order, and with the League throwing out the rulebook. This is evident from the fight in the skies (Superman smashes the cockpit instead of the hull) and in the cave (Kragger is brain dead, three Hawkmen will suffer psychological trauma, two are crushed, one has at least a crushed hand and the clothesline move should have broken or at least crushed another's throat).

    These inferences are subtle and easily missed, and this appears as no different from the other episodes with one exception: The Justice League is not using kid gloves this time.

    In my opinion though, the final scene with John and Shayera is one of the best scenes ever written. John is torn between his love for her, and his anger at her betrayal and lies.
  • final chapter for the justice league? no way, jose!

    hpw can i classify this episode in one word? i can't. but i can in 3 words: exciting, action-packed and tearjerker. the final scene is a real tearjerker. just look at green lantern!
    shayera wasn't a traitor after all; she was a woman torn appart by the love of two men. so she made a few mistakes, but who's perfect? in the end, she proved herself a real hero, maybe even more than the others. alfred thinks so at least. a glorious end for a glorious series.
    but, every end is a new beginning, as justice league unlimited proudly shows it.
  • Jusitce League must make a final attempt to save Earth before the Hawkman destroy it...Hawkgirl decides who's side she's really on

    At first i was totally pissed that Hawkgirl would betray the Justice League like that but i was so happy when she helped them again. i understod if the members were upset with her about but i couldn't believe that she really left. i mean, what about green lantern. they totally loved each other. i understood why she left but i really thought that she would come back....throughout the entire 3rd season i kept waiting for her to return and when she finally came back i was so happy... all in all this was a good episode.
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