Rating - 4 (out of 5): I suppose one word describes my thoughts on this episode. Confused. The story itself was great. The new characters were great. But there was little explanation about the gap between the seasons and where so many of the original team went to.
I don't want that to detract from the episode itself and the potential direction this is going, which excites me very much. We have new team members. Batgirl, Wonder Girl, Lagoon Boy, Blue Beetle, Bumblebee, Beast Boy, and more. I like change like this because I think when you keep a character around too long people grow too attached to them and it becomes more and more difficult to write for that character. Not impossible, just harder.
I'm so happy to see some of these new team members especially Beast Boy, Wonder Girl, and Batgirl. I'm also eager to see these other characters that I am less familiar with.
I thought something that was misleading was the Lobo thing. The episode descriptions I read all said the team battled with Lobo. He was in it for about 3-4 minutes. That's it. And there wasn't much of a fight. He beat the crap out of Batgirl and Wonder Girl. Just sayin'.
I also loved the introduction of Adam Strange. He has been in the DC Universe for a while and has a similar story to John Carter of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels.
DC clearly has a great property here and I hope to see this show continue for a while. Just please explain what has happened in the gap here.