“Black Manta seeks vengeance against Miss Martian.”
If you have not seen this episode yet and don’t want to be spoiled, do not continue reading!
With “The Fix” packing in so many stories, it went at such a fast pace that I had re-watch it twice. I’ve been waiting for more of Miss Martian’s story since “Before the Dawn”, and with her continuing struggle, this is one of her best episodes of the season. This is more the Megan I remember from the first season; I don’t enjoy seeing any superheroes in a depressed state, but since I never understood how Megan had become so dark, it was interesting to see her more vulnerable like in season one.
We also got to see more of Artemis/Tigress, and how she’s dealing with being someone else. I was glad that Psimon didn’t get to reveal to Black Manta that he discovered Tigress’s secret; the heroes have already way too many problems as it is. The excuse that Artemis came up with was very clever because she has encountered Psimon before, and she knows enough about how Miss Martian’s powers actually work to come up with a believable story.
The visuals and animation in Aqualad’s mind were fascinating. It was actually a surprise that Artemis seemed to be in so much more control than Miss Martian, despite that Megan was the one who told her none of the attacks were real. And with the restoration of Aqualad’s mind beginning, he’ll hopefully be recovering soon.
Probably the biggest mistake of this season, though, continues to be Lagoon Boy. “Neptune’s beard” has gotten annoying, and it’s irritating that he only serves as someone to complain in most of the episodes he’s in. Also, calling Miss Martian “Angel Fish” all the time isn’t exactly something that I would consider cute.
I appreciated that they went on to explain what the Reach drink is supposedly going to do with the population, because it was very confusing at the end of last week’s episode. As for Green Beetle, I wasn’t sure whether to cheer or scream when he “fixed” Blue Beetle’s scarab. It seemed a little bit too easy, and my previous speculation regarding Blue’s potential future seems to more possible than ever. I think Blue just signed his own death certificate by allowing Green to help him. We have come to learn that the Scarab technology is more complicated than we actually realize, so I’m suspecting that the next episodes will start to show Blue going dark, and I’m really curious to see how they will manage to solve this in the end. Overall this is a great episode with good progression for many of the main characters’ storylines. I’m looking forward to seeing what these final seven episodes have in store for us.
Odds & Ends
- At first I didn’t recognize the voice of Deathstroke, but it’s apparently one of my favorite actors of all time: Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) who did a great voice as the Terminator. However, I’m not really into the ponytail. I’m glad he doesn’t have it in Arrow.
- Where is Wally keeping house these days? I know that he’s been okay with this plan since they faked Artemis’ death, but he is one of the key members of the team and one of the show’s more important characters.
- When Lagoon Boy asked Miss Martian about what the deal is between her and Conner, I was wondering something similar: are they ever going to touch on their little meeting at the end of “Cornered”?
- Green Beetle’s creepy smile reminded me of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory’s smile from season 2. Who would win in a battle of giving the most terrifying smile, Cooper or Beetle?
- I miss the extended opening credits that they used to have in the first season.
- Artemis has her new catch phrase: “Perfect, perfect”
Young Justice airs on Saturdays, 10:30 AM on the DC Nation block on Cartoon Network.