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Young Justice: Episode Reviews
Season 1 - Episode 10: "Targets"Reviewed by: Isaac Frisbie
Rating - 4 (out of 5): Seems forever doesn't it? I thought they would have had this episode long ago and had a shortened 1st season. But Cartoon Network decided to extend this season into the fall. Either way, I don't care. Marvel is making a strong challenge with the Avengers coming back for a second season and Anime Wolverine and Iron Man and new this fall will be an Ultimate Spider-man cartoon. Young Justice is (as of right now) DC's stronghold in the DC animated universe.
And it was a great comeback episode! We get to see more of Cheshire and Sportsmaster. I think The Javelin would be a more appropriate and better name than that. Sportsmaster invokes an image of the guy at the sporting goods store that is the in house equipment guru.
I thought the strong points of the episode were seeing Ra's Al Ghul who is one of my favorite villains, being involved in the Light with Lex. It almost makes me think that The Light is using some form of mind control because neither Ra's nor Lex really want to fit into someone else's plottings.
Another strong point was the further development of Conner Kent and Megan Morse (Superboy and M'gann M'orzz) and their budding relationship. Although I'm convinced M'gann is the mole because she's the least likely candidate and Artemis seems too easy to be the mole. Who knows, we'll find out.
I also really liked seeing Red Arrow. He is one of my favorite ex sidekicks in the DC universe and I hope to see more of him on the show in the future. The episode was pretty Red Arrow heavy, too which wasn't a bad thing. You don't always have to have an episode with the main cast to make it a good episode.
This was also an episode that moved "The Light" storyline along and it didn't feel forced. Seeing Lex and Ra's conspiring together makes this organization seem that much more sinister. Usually Ra's and Lex are running or trying to run the secret organizations committed to evil. They seemed perfectly content taking orders from someone else.
Now to my dislike. I think they could have split this episode into two episodes. They jumped back to Happy Harbor and Superboy and M'gann M'orzz too little it seemed. They could have spent an entire episode taking a break from the action to focus on Conner and Megan's personal lives and how they both are adjusting and learning together. Overall the episode suffered because it seemed too jumpy at times.
The episode was a great comeback episode and very enjoyable. They took a break from some of the main cast, which was a good thing. It also moved some of the character's development forward and that was done well, too. I look forward to more of this show and will continue to tune in.
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