Kaldur’ahm and Artemis are two of my favorite characters on Young Justice. I loved how each of them had to deal with a blood relationship with a villain and how they handled/responded to how those relationships worked out. Artemis learning that she could choose a different path from her father, but still know enough about him to know how to get through to him when the moment called for it, was a fun thing to see. Plus I love how her relationship with Cheshire has been portrayed – they don’t see eye to eye but it’s clear how much they care for one another.
Meanwhile, Kaldur’ahm had to learn what it really meant to be a leader and why the role was suited for him – and then he had to wrestle with an interesting dynamic with Black Manta. While Manta may have been a villain, he truly cared for his son, which made Kaldur’ahm rather conflicted when he had to stand against him.
I would say Summit is one of my favorite episodes, in how it neatly lays out how everything came together regarding how The Team exposes The Light’s plans and earns a major victory.
Evolution is another episode I enjoy. It does an excellent job of fleshing out Vandal Savage’s backstory, making him one of the most complex characters on the series and showing why he believes so much in “survival of the fittest.” It makes it harder to write off his approaches as simply the dealings of a madman, but rather somebody who believes in the importance of evolution and the survival of the human race.
I very much look forward to the next part of Season Three. July can’t get here fast enough.