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Rating - 2 (out of 5): I disliked this quite a bit because it spent an entire episode setting us up for a reveal that we've known about for a while, that the Reach are trying to use the metagene for their own purposes. It wasn't much of a reveal. At all. It was a waste of time when they could have been developing other side plots. They're spending precious time we don't have because they keep messing around with the airing schedule. They could have even delved more into what exactly the Reach plan on doing once they unleash the metagene. But they didn't.
On the positive side we got to see Despero (much more sedated than what he is in the comic, where he's a fairly regular nemesis of the League, and a very powerful foe). And we got to see the world plunge even deeper into darkness, which is clearly the goal of the writers. All the hero teams are being devastated physically and psychologically. Godfrey is amping up the media against all the heroes.
It is my hope that we start getting some sense of order as we progress. I hope they don't abruptly cancel this show, so I wait eagerly for one of my favorite animated series to get back to where we all want it to be!