Saturday, May 06, 2006

Justice League Unlimited--Alive

The upshot: In a knock-down, drag-out battle on Earth and in space, the power moving behind the scenes of the villains is revealed leading to the most unexpected team-up in Justice League history.

It’s finally here. The beginning of the end of Justice League Unlimited. Alive was the first of the two part series finale.

This episode spotlighted the bad guys. Following is coup of the Legion of Doom’s former leader Gorilla Grodd, Lex Luthor remains obsessed with brining Brainiac back to life. Luthor, egged on by Brainiac’s voice in his head, has the Legion’s swamp headquarters transformed into a space vessel in order to go searching for the means to revive Brainiac.

Meanwhile an imprisoned Grodd takes advantage of the misgivings of some of the Legion members by spurring them to attempt a counter-coup. A bad guy vs. bad guy battle ensues. Grodd’s forces are repelled and Luthor dispatches the bad monkey by throwing him out of the airlock.

Despite a warning from Metron, Luthor proceeds with the attempt to bring Brainiac back to life….but brings back Darkseid from the dead instead….oops…talk about unintended consequences.

Darkseid promptly goes home to Apokolips, quells a civil war and declares his intent to take revenge on Superman for killing him in the first place by invading Earth. Talk about holding a grudge.

The episode closes with the Legion showing up at the Justice League’s doorstep…. “We have a little problem” Luthor tells the League. Ya think???? To be continued for sure.

Having seen an advance copy of next week’s series finale Destroyer, we can report that it’s a kick ass way to go. We are going to miss this series but JLU goes out with class.

FBW is off to Chicago now. We’ll be back at the end of next week. Until then.


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