Justice League Unlimited

Season 5 Episode 8

The Great Brain Robbery

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Mar 04, 2006 on Cartoon Network

Episode Fan Reviews (13)

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  • Ah, a great little filler episode with quite a few laughs up for grabs.

    An incredibly entertaining episode, this, which manages to produce some hilarious slap-stick moments and allows for Clancy Brown to lighten it up and show he can deliver when it comes to comedy as good as the rest of 'em. Essentially a Flash-centric episode, 'The Great Brain Robbery' also manages to dip into the season's arc, though it's evident the gimmick of a body-swap takes central focus above all other arc-related elements.

    Interestingly enough, we only ever glimpsed at Flash's true potential in previous episodes, but when Lex has control of his body we see a completely different animal altogether. Lantern's concern of Lex becoming unstoppable felt a little too false at first, but as the episode progresses, the writers do a good job of demonstrating his true potential. Flash, if he wanted, could very possibly take down the league single-handedly. Even Superman (remember the Justice Lords? Flash managed to whoop evil Clark's ass!). And, once again, we're also shown just how powerful Flash is when he faces Brainiac when everyone else is unable to - Flash rules!

    Clancy Brown manages to emulate Michael's Flash down to a tee. He's fantastic here, and really goes for the win. Of course, his talents wouldn't have shined through if it weren't for some top-notch writing. The script is choc-filled with quotable one-liners and some typical Justice League dark humour (what a twisted way to use Flash's power -- drill a speed hole into someone's head!).


    Best moment?

    It has to be Lex (as Flash) walking up to a mirror and taking off Flash's mask so he can reveal his secret identity. Shockingly, he does. And hilariously, he adds " I have no idea who this is." Very very funny.


    Overall, another strong episode for the final season. With such arc-heavy episodes surrounding this episode, it was nice to take a break from all of the ruckus and have a little fun. Plenty of action and heavy on laughs, this is essential filler-fun.