Justice League Unlimited

Season 4 Episode 1

The Cat and the Canary

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Feb 05, 2005 on Cartoon Network

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • This one proves that super powers and high tech sci-fi are not necessary when it comes to creating good story lines and action sequences. It's all about defining the situation and letting the characters be themselves.

    Being a long-time Green Arrow fan may give me an unfair bias in objectively rating this episode but who else would fit so well into this story line. His relationship with Black Canary has been comic legend as well as a minor subplot that started when GA first noticed BC in the first JLU episode (Initiation). Wildcat is actually a "Golden Age" hero who depended on his fighting prowess rather than super powers. It was truly a classic story line: the flawed hero, the girl who wants to save him and the unwilling and somewhat cynical newcomer who is unsure of what he got himself into. Throw in all the great action scenes which flowed so well in the story line and this one came close to being a masterpiece. The only flaw in this one, and I do think it is minor, is that it had to somehow be connected to the whole League Watchtower thing. My opinion is that it would have been better as a stand alone episode. The real villians here were pride and selfishness while the real heros were love and sacrifice. And when you think about it, that's why it was such a special episode.