So much good, though some bad as well…
As always, I start with the bad, as I like to leave on a positive note.
The storyline with Jefferson/Black Lighting.
I’ve never cared for Black Lightning personally, I don’t like how they shoehorned him into Young Justice. He’s not a member of the original team, he’s not a member of YJs original Justice League, he just doesn’t belong. He feels out of place and included for reasons other than story.
It could be argued that Virgil/Static needed a teacher, which would’ve worked if Virgil/Static were actually part of the main storyline.
I just feel that, if you removed Jefferson from the equation then nothing plot-wise would’ve changed. Which means from a narrative standpoint that he’s unnecessary.
I’m assuming that he’s going to be the desu ex machina that, “because of the lightning running through my brain I’m immune to the effects.” Thus will save everyone, but it’ll make me roll my eyes.
Mind control... Again.
This is the second time a main YJ storyline has been centered around mind control. The first was in season 1. Which was the first of 3 seasons. While I'm well aware of Darkseid's anti-life equation and this is his schtick, it is still too soon.
Not enough focus on the original team.
I like the new team… But I wanted more episodes on the original team. That’s why i was a YJ fan after all.
Not a fan of them all being pushed to the background.
That nostalgic YJ fever dream.
That was so good it hurt. We need to have Dick Grayson tortured more often. Need more original YJ.
I was really hoping that we were going to resurrect Kid Flash this season. Unfortunately that isn't the case. Him coming back would probably destroy him anyway.
Think about it, if he came back, unaged, he'd be a 16 year old. Artemis is an adult. It would be devastating.
Still seeing him, if only in a dream, was worth it.
More of her catch phrase!
Dis & Over
Aster, turbed, whelmed...
That’s it for this week. The episode was very meh until that YJ fever dream. That was pretty much the extreme high point of the episode.