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Young Justice: Episode Reviews

Season 1 - Episode 9: "Bereft"

Reviewed by: Isaac Frisbie

4Rating - 4 (out of 5): I really wanted to give this a 5. I really did. But the endings of the episodes are becoming all too repetitive. But I'll get to that.

Seeing each team member in their amnesia state was a really great way to go. You see a glimpse of who these people are and what they are like to their core, at least a certain part of their core. It also highlights how individually talented each of them is on their own. Within a very short period of time, Megan is able to piece together her past pretty well using her psychic abilities. Robin does the same to a certain extent using his detective skills. I loved them showing Megan's raw power. This is a fraction of why Martian Manhunter is in the Justice League and how awesome he can be. The same goes for her. She's more than just the telepathic link for the team. Flash is able to whisk away Artemis going about 30mph, which is really fast. That was sarcasm, by the way. Why can't they show him going a little bit faster? Do they think putting blur lines behind him will make us think, "Woah, he's fast!" Not gonna fly.

I loved the line, "Quit touching yourself!" I got a great laugh out of that one from Artemis to Wally who was changing his outfit from covert black to blazingly bright yellow. I can't say enough how much I love the character interactions here and this show and this moment just exemplifies that. Also seeing Megan restore Superboy's memories and the two working together to defeat Psimon.

What was up with that guy? I know it looks cool to show off the fact that you are an awesome psychic by creating a see-through plastic skull, but what was he thinking? Did he wake up one day and say, "I need to really let people know who I am! I'm gonna replace my skull with plastic or glass or something!". Here's an even better question, does he do this himself or are there surgeons that specialize in cranial replacement? Who knows. The guy was a cool villain to put in there but he was forgettable. However he served his purpose well.

That leads me to why I rated this a 4 out of 5.

I said in the previous review that it is getting tiring to see the team coincidentally fighting someone that was hired by the Consortium. And it's the same story at the end of the episodes. The bad guy goes to report of their failure to the group and they always say, "Oh it's ok because it's all according to plan!" Or something like that. They "just happened" to be fighting someone hired by that group. Again, I feel like they just throw them in at the end just to keep that arc going. But then again I don't know the end game of the writers for this show. The episode was brilliant but had the same ending we've been seeing a lot lately. Like I said, I really wanted to give this a 5 out of 5. But alas, it was not meant to be.

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