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Young Justice: Episode Reviews

Season 2 - Episode 6: "Bloodlines"

Reviewed by: Isaac Frisbie

4Rating - 4 (out of 5): I loved this episode - Minus one thing. Let's get that out of the way. Red Arrow and Cheshire taking a baby with them to a temple in Tibet and taking out at least 50 armed guards. I thought this was stupid. Even for an animated series. Why would you take a baby with you? Did the last babysitter try smothering Lian? I'm not sure why the writers thought it would be important to put the baby into the mix. When you take this idea and put it into a movie it automatically becomes a comedy. And usually not very funny (minus Three Men and a Baby).

Now onto the awesomeness. Bart Allen (in previous continuity) is from the distant future. In this he is only 40 years in the future. I love his character. Barry was a little dry, but did well enough. I'm just so accustomed to the Rosenbaum Justice League days. But since Bart was pulling the comedic weight of the episode I loved it. He reminds me so much of Impulse when he first came out back in the 90s. He was so used to processing things faster than everyone else and so his social skills stunk. I laughed so hard when he and Barry started talking faster and faster, while Wally tried listening but couldn't keep up. That was one thing that confused me. I know this is a parallel universe to the one we were and are currently reading in the comic books, but since when was Wally so slow? In the comics he got his powers the same way as Barry and (in my opinion) was the fastest of all the speedsters. Here he is significantly slower. Oh well. Not a problem, just an observation.

I liked the final scene that showed Neutron sending Bart into the past and I'm super excited to see his secrets revealed and why the future is so bleak.

Could have been a 5 if not for the baby stuff.

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