Justice League Unlimited

Season 5 Episode 4

To Another Shore

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Sep 24, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Wonder Woman learns of a plot to steal the powers of the 3,000 year-old corpse of The Viking Prince.

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  • one of the beste episodes of JLA. Really well written and at last WW has the chance to show who is she really.

    I think the Justice League Unlimted is a show not only for teenagers.

    and this episode is a proof of this.

    I`m very anxious to see this show show in the Latin American (uruguay) Cartoon Network.

    Great for the Martian and for Wonder Woman transformation!!!

    thanks to the writers...

    and sorry for my english.....
  • Martian Manhunter's issues are dealt with head-on in this episode, while Wonder Woman is solidified as a character in and out of costume. Finally, the episode's powerful ending with its pitch-perfect elegaic, redemptive tone is what makes this episode spmoreless

    This episode finally deals with the Martian Manhunter who has been relegated as coordinator of the JLU from the satellite. People have surmised that the writers have been keeping Martian Manhunter on the sidelines because his powers are too varied and versatile to write an effective suspenseful villian showdown. This may or may not be true, but the writers handle this situation head-on, by incorporating his isolation as a character flaw.

    Wonder Woman's character is really bolstered here, first by confronting Martian Manhunter, and second by reluctantly assuming the role of novice diplomat, when the Wonder Woman of this series is more confrontational, aggressive, and generally more Amazonian in nature than her idealized incarnation in the comic books. I liked the throwback to the Linda Prince Wonder Woman with the twirling, it helps solidify the fact that the writers are attempting to explore her character both in and out of costume.

    The cell-shaded sketches of Prince John as Grodd told his stories, were visually compelling and amazing. It worked perfectly with the story. They should use that style again in future episodes.

    Overall though, the haunting ending is what makes this episode special. The way Martian Manhunter realized the things he need to change, from Prince John's tragedy was moving. The cutting between his traditional Viking funeral and J'onn saying goodbye and merging with humanity, all over Coleridge's redemptive stanzas in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner was one of the most powerful and affecting dramatic endings that I've seen for any animated series.moreless
  • Wonder Spin!

    JLU is steadily becoming a better and better show, which this episode proves just too well. The writers of the show so far have done an amazing job mixing together Silver Age and Modern Age elements, the best example here being Diana's Wonder Spin - which is something the fans have been waiting for for a long, long time.

    The talk between Diana and J'onn pointed out that J'onn hasn't really been seen in action since JL became JLU - a complaint I know I've heard from far too many people. His leaving was sad, but it made sense. I just hope it means that we see more of him in the future...maybe he'll return with a bigger role?

    I'm starting to wonder if maybe Grodd will be looking for more things of mystical origin - like the Spear and the Viking Prince. That should be interesting to find out, and I'm starting to wonder what the story arc of the season is leading up to.moreless
  • Here is a JLU episode even Gardiner Fox would love. This episode was action packed while still carrying a lot of deeper meaning and subplot development for future shows. By far, the best of the four episodes we've seen so far in season 5.moreless

    I have to admit that I didn't see it coming - J'onn leaving to find his "humanity". After seeing the first episode which introduced the Legion of Doom, I admit I was a little disappointed. They actually resorted to stealing imagery and concepts from the old "Super friends" show. The next episode was an improvement in creativity and I actually got a belly laugh out of the whole Hawkgirl- Green Lantern-Batman sequence. However, there was not a whole lot there other than the introduction of Hawkman (Carter Hall). The next episode had some amusing bits of jealosy between Stargirl and Supergirl. We also got treated to some good action scenes and top notch villians. However, the conflict resolution between Stargirl and Supergirl was just too predictable. Nothing about episode 4 was predictable starting with Grodd's monologue about the Viking prince followed by a nice team of villians who give old WW more than she can handle.We now have JJ and GA joining the fight - just like old times for JLA comic fans. Now the JLU knows something strange is afoot and I'm really staring to look forward to how the rest of this season unfolds. I'm genuinely surprised at the quality of these episodes considering the high note the JLU finished on last season. It's also great having that full hour again. THANK YOU!moreless
  • a very well written dramatic episode with great development epsecially with one of the original 7 members

    i have to admit that i went into this episode thinking it was just going to be another filler episode displaying the reach of the legion of supervillains. but i have to say that i was actually impressed with this episode. the story though i could take or leave. the viking price storyline was ok but not that big of a deal and other than killer frost i was unfamilliar with the villains but the better part of the story was the underlying character development. but i must first say that i thought it was great to see the wonder woman transformation sequence in the show. but the real big development was with the martian manhunter. how he feels towards humanity and how he deals with it. and at the end his departure was very dramatic.moreless
Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg

Wonder Woman/Diana

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Male Conference Member (uncredited)

Guest Star

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

King Faraday

Guest Star

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Lex Luthor

Recurring Role

Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe

Gorilla Grodd

Recurring Role

Michael Beach

Michael Beach

Devil Ray (uncredited as Mr. Terrific)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Green Arrow uses his bow to slide down a cable, kicks a flunky, and then jumps off the cable, bow still in hand, the bowstring unbroken and everything. How?

    • Wonder Woman states that J'onn has not been off the Watchtower for nearly two years. But he was present at the battle with Brainac and Luthor as well as at the following press conference.

    • Faraday talks about firing "Trident missiles" at the enemy sub. He's in a sub. Tridents are ballistic missiles which are fired from subs into the air - you don't fire them at another sub a relatively short distance away.

    • Wonder Woman mentions she can use her Lasso of Truth to get the villains to talk...but at no time is the Lasso visible or there's any other indication she has it with her.

    • Why are Bizarro, Star Sapphire, and the Key at Grodd's briefing? They don't go on the mission. And if you wanted someone to hang around to get their input, would you really pick...Bizarro?

    • You see it a lot in such shows, but in the initial monitoring screen, who is filming all the League missions? For instance, Black Canary is literally jogging along and the camera is constantly on her from one position. Does she have a cameraman who jogs along with her?

  • QUOTES (10)

  • NOTES (9)


    • Poem
      The poem Wonder Woman reads at the end is The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Talyor Coleridge.

    • Wonder Woman's Transformation
      At one point Wonder Woman spins in place and her clothing transforms from her formal outfit to her costume. This is a nod to the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman series, where she would routinely do the same thing to change into costume.