Young Justice

Season 2 Episode 3

Alienated

5
Aired Saturday 10:30 AM May 12, 2012 on Cartoon Network
9.2
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The Kroloteans receive help from an unexpected source as Young Justice and the Justice League try to stop the invasion.

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  • Juda's Deciple

    9.5
    This was a rather dark entry but I also feel this is where the season has found it's footing with me and shows this five year gap move might have potential.



    I really liked seeing each of the superhero families in action and their realtionships. My favorate one was seeing the Superman and Superboy realtionship which turned out to be on good terms,and it was touching and a bit sad at the last moment seeing them having to part. We also see that there will probably be new team members for the Young Justice team like Wonder Girl, I'm just hoping she and others will pan out.



    However what makes this episode kinda sad and dark is when we see who is the new Black Manta and it's Kaldur' ahm the former Aqualad and leader of Young Justice. I remember seeing that and thinking "what the frak? " It almost felt like something out of the blue, however we see Kaldur'ahm state his reason the fact that his true love Tula was killed in a mission the Legue put them on, this loss obviously drove Kaldur'ahm into a state of madness let alone discovering the fact Black Manta is his father. These fact make the turn believable it's just like in "Star Wars Episode 3" part of the reason Anikin Skywalker turned to the darkside of the force was the loss of his true love Padme.



    You can see the emotion and intensity in Kaldur'ahm's eyes feeling betrayed by the very organization he served that was suppose to abide by the Green Baret code of honor "you watch my back and I'll watch yours" it looks like someone wasn't watching Tula's back. And of course we see how much he's changed from fighting his former friend Connor down to blowing up the whole island full of the alien race. No doubt Kaldur'ahm has gone to the darkside and there may'be no return.



    I'll admit I was kinda sad when I heard Megaan and Connor broke up, they were my favorate couple in the show (probably in the minority on that but to each his/her own) I don't buy the reason Connor states about the reason for dumping her because his physcial agelessness would make it difficult, however due to the alien species Megaan is wouldn't that be the same for her. Let alone she is a shape shifter after all which means you have the power to not just turn into anything but any age you want, therefore there really wouldn't be a problem, I don't know. But my theory is Connor is distancing himself from Megaan because he's noticed Megaan showing signs of divulging into the dark side due to her mind power growing strong may'be too strong and he's secretly investigating what's causing this so he can find concrete evidence of this and help her. I say again I don't know this season better give me my answers to prove or disprove this.



    This season has a lot of questions which make it intriguing and a bit frustrating at the same time. But what I'd like to know the most is what happened to the rest of the Young Justice team Kid Flash, Zantana, and Artimis? Things have changed for everyone and everything and not for the better.moreless
  • Great Episode

    10
    Now that's why I love Young Justice. I love when shows surprise me that way. Kaldur'ahm turning to the "Dark Side" was completely unexpected, and the logic behind it, brilliant. Betrayal (in his eyes) from both his friends and his King. That couldn't get any better.



    Loved that now Superman and Superboy relationship is that close. Like Superman said, they are like brothers. Wonder if in this universe Conner met the Kents,that would be cool.



    Wonder Girl and Wonder Woman wasn't that explored.Wonder Girl obviously worship Wonder Woman. And for the looks of it Diana is impressed and proud of her. Hope we can see more of this after Diana returns from space.



    The whole Bat-Family together, now that was a sight. But the way Batman acted to leave with the others, I don't really liked that part. I mean Batman is about right and wrong yes, but his priority has been and always been Gotham. It just not like Batman to go and leave even to face charges for what happen during the 16 hours. But we have to wait and see how this developed later on.



    I liked that Black Manta replace Ocean Master in the Light. A few said it was too fast for the light to accept him but considering the five year jump, something tells mes that Ocean Masters screw himself out of the Light and Black Manta was there ready to take action. Plus if The Light knows that now former Aqualad is with his father, that makes him a great asset for his plans.



    For the thing I don't like or get. Like one of you posted, The Green Lantern Corps didn't know anything about that attack , especially since one of his own corpsman participate on it? Really, expect me to believe that? That's a huge hole in the plot right there. The all powerful Guardians of the Universe didn't know anything about it? Even if that area of the galaxy wasn't a regular Lantern Sector, not knowing what happened there for 5 years is way to long of a time and at the very least rumors from others aliens could warn any Green Lantern or even enemies of the Lanterns and use it against them.



    Some questions are still in the air, most important: What happend to Kid Flash, Artemis and Red Arrow. Already saw a ruff looking Red Arrow circulating on the net so it looks he still like Red Arrow, unless thats a 5 year ago pic whle he was looking for the real Roy Harper. We have to wait and see on that one.



    And what about the Light Competitor? Some said it could be Darkseid and Apocalypse entering the game and it could be. But for some reason I don't see a god like him working with the Light, at least not in this show.

    Remember the first episode, the Kroloteans saw Blue Beetle and ran, I think they reconize him as part of The Reach. I am thinking that The Reach could be the Competitor. But like I said , we have to wait and see what will happen.



    Overall great episode of a great show, hope they keep with the weekly surprises.moreless
  • Yet another awsome episode!!!

    10
    WOOOOW!!! Alot of questions have just been answered and alot of new ones too!!! and one hell of a surprise with Aqualad, did not see that one coming yet again!! Can't wait till they show what happened to Kid Flash, Artimis, Red Arrow, and Speedy!! I have a very bad feeling that "The Competitor" has something to do with Apocalypes!?
  • Good, but flaws are starting to appear in this story already

    8.0
    This episode gets thumbs up for a few reasons

    1. The first ever battle where we see all of Justice League and partners/sidekicks together in 1 fight

    2. The final revelation of what happened during the 16 hours

    3. The revelation of what happened to Aqualad

    4. I love the way they portrayed Superman



    But there are 2 flaws that each knock a mark off this episode

    1. The Guardians should've known very quickly that the Justice League, particularly a green lantern attacked another planet - ok it was mentioned, but the responsive is dismissive of the point

    2. (and this is a spoiler if you didn't see the end) It's way too soon to replace Ocean-Master as a member of the light, we haven't seen him in action yet (unless you read the companion comics, which I don't)



    I love Young Justice, and I love this direction - but again I feel like for every answer, we're left a dozen more questionsmoreless
Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Bibbo Bibbowski

Guest Star

Tim Curry

Tim Curry

G. Gordon Godfrey

Guest Star

Kevin Grevioux

Kevin Grevioux

Partner

Guest Star

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Vandal Savage

Recurring Role

Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood

Batman

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Nolan North

Nolan North

Superman

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