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"Away Mission" is the fifth episode of the third season of Young Justice, and the 51st of the overall series. It debuted on January 11, 2019 on DC Universe, along with the fourth and sixth episodes, "Private Security" and "Rescue Op".

Logline

A distant conflict sends the team on an away mission, while the Happy Harbor gang decides what to do with Brion Markov and Halo (Zehra Fazal).

Synopsis

 
New Genesis
August 04, 00:16 UTC

Mantis, Forager and other Bugs meet with Orion for a trade deal, but after they offer what they have mined, the goods Orion and two other beings deliver are revealed to be fake. The Bugs attack Orion and the beings, but the beings fend them off and take the minerals. While Mantis accuses the New Gods of having no honor, Forager suspects something is amiss.

 
Happy Harbor
August 04, 12:25 EDT

Brion Markov speaks with his brother Gregor on the phone, wondering when he will be allowed to return to Markovia. Gregor says that the Markovian Parliament has proposed a ban on meta humans and the deportation of Quracis. He says he promises to bring Brion home soon but he needs to be patient. Brion then asks Connor Kent, M'gann M'orzz and Snapper Carr when Dick Grayson will show up, but a Boom Tube opens and Bear of the New Gods steps out. He says there is trouble on New Genesis.

M'gann telepathically links everyone so Bear can share what happened: The New Gods have investigated reports of violence between the Bugs and New Gods. Forager told them about strange monsters who attacked them and a Mother Box that scanned Forager detected traces of human DNA. Connor wonders if they might be some of the teens abducted in Markovia. M'gann says she can bring the whole Team, but Connor pulls her aside and says he needs to stay on Earth to help Brion.

 
El Paso
August 04, 10:32 MDT

Jaime Reyes, Traci Thurston, and Bart Allen are hanging out. While Traci is watching Space Trek 3016, Jaime critiques the show's lack of scientific accuracy. Suddenly, they all receive notice from M'gann for a mission.

 
The Watchtower
August 04, 12:33 UTC

Wonder Girl and Static are already on board the Watchtower when they receive notice from M'gann about the mission. The Team gathers in Happy Harbor to join Bear and Miss Martian, who depart for New Genesis via Boom Tube.

Connor unveils a zeta tube underneath the house, allowing Dick Grayson, Artemis, Jefferson Pierce and Halo to arrive. Dick says he hacked the Justice League computers to add new designations after Aquaman revoked Pierce's designation after his resignation and to give Halo and Brion access. Halo inquires about the data the Justice League computer has on her and Dick runs a search in hopes of finding more about her background.

The Team investigates the site where Orion met with the Bugs, when the Bugs arrive and are about to attack. Forager intervenes, revealing he asked Bear for his help. Bear says the Orion the Bugs met is an impostor and the real Orion is not on New Genesis, but Mantis doesn't believe him.

Connor, Dick, Artemis, Pierce and Carr discuss Helga Jace's status and what to do with Brion and Halo, though Dick, Artemis and Connor don't believe the two are ready to join the Team. They are distracted by shaking outside, which turns out to be Brion testing his powers.

Miss Martian shape shifts into a Bug so she can join the others in another meeting with Orion and determine who Orion really is. Orion shows up with the beings, who Miss Martian has ID'ed as metahumans, and the attempted deal goes awry. She senses a psychic wave, then shifts into her White Martian form and demands Orion explain himself. The two depart the scene, leaving the Team to wonder what is happening.

Back on Earth, Dick and Connor work with Brion on controlling his powers, but he struggles with hitting a rock and loses control. Halo then works with Artemis and Pierce in exploring the auras she can generate, and in doing so, she generates a yellow aura that allows her to deliver energy blasts. She injures herself in the process, but generates a purple aura to heal herself.

Miss Martian, the fake Orion and the two metas head to another location. She demands her "little brother" reveal his true form and "Orion" shape shifts to reveal a White Martian named M'Comm M'orzz, who now wants to take the name Ma'Alefa'Ak, given his anger toward Green and Red Martians. He complains that, while M'gann was spending time on Earth, he continues to face oppression on Mars, so he made a deal that, in exchange for manipulating the Bugs into starting a war with New Gods, he would get help so the White Martians could overthrow their oppressors. M'gann objects, but M'comm says the plight of Bugs is similar to that of the White Martians. He wants M'gann to join him, but M'gann refuses and the metas attack her.

Back on Earth, Brion says he can't stay any longer. Dick, not wanting Brion to leave, says he and the others will help him find his sister, convincing Brion to change his mind.

Bear and the Team intervene to help Miss Martian. She and M'Comm engage in a psychic battle while Bear and the Team fight the metas. The Bugs, who observe the battle, are ordered by Mantis to attack everyone, but Forager decides to fight on the Team's side. Meanwhile, M'gann tells M'Comm he can't win for hate and shows him how the friends she has made on Earth reminder her to choose love over anger. At first, M'Comm appears to be convinced, but tries to psychically attack her. M'gann stops the attempt and concludes she can't help her brother.

The psychic battle ends and M'Comm triggers a failsafe in the metas, killing them both, and escapes. Mantis accuses Forager of treason and kicks him out of the hive. He refuses to believe Miss Martian's explanation that M'comm was manipulating the Bugs psychically and wants nothing to do with anyone from Earth, Mars, the New Gods or Forager. Bear says Forager will no longer be safe on New Genesis and Miss Martian says Forager may come to Earth. Bear opens a Boom tube to send everyone back.

Title

The title refers to the Team's mission in New Genesis.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Troy Baker Brion Markov
Ben Diskin Orion/Ma'alefa'ak/M'comm M'orzz  
Bill Fagerbakke Bear
Zehra Fazal Halo
Crispin Freeman Gregor Markov
Bryton James Static
Andrew Kishino Mantis  
Stephanie Lemelin Artemis Crock
Computer
Eric Lopez Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle
Jason Marsden Bart Allen/Kid Flash
Jesse McCartney Dick Grayson/Nightwing
Danica McKellar Megan Morse/Miss Martian/M'gann M'orzz
Nolan North Conner Kent
Khary Payton Jefferson Pierce
Jason Spisak Forager  
Lauren Tom Traci Thurston/Thirteen  
Greg Weisman Lucas Carr
Mae Whitman Wonder Girl
Non-speaking roles
Dreamer (flashback)
Garfield Logan (photo)
John Jones (photo)
Kaldur'ahm (photo)
Marie Logan (photo)
Monkey (photo)
Moonrider (flashback)
Serifan (flashback)
Sphere
Vykin (flashback)
Wally West (photo)
Wolf
Zatanna (photo)
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Continuity

Trivia

Goofs

Cultural references

  • Jaime's criticism of Gar's show echoes the criticism of most movies and TV shows set in space, namely Star Wars and Star Trek, which unabashedly defy the laws of physics.
  • The comic book Jaime is reading in his bedroom has an image of Brother Power the Geek on the front cover and Flex Mentallo on the back.
  • M'comm M'orzz refers to the green Martians as "a superstitious and cowardly lot", a recurring phrase in comics and popular media used first by Batman to describe criminals and explain the reasons for his frightening appearance.

Questions

Questions
  1. Do not answer here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.

Unanswered questions

  • With whom has M'comm M'orzz made a deal with, and why do they wish to cripple the reputation of the New Gods?
  • Where is the real Orion?
  • What happened to Bear and Dreamer's relationship?

Quotes



Artemis: Uh, meta-powers aren't required for that.

  • Dick: And they're not a free ticket to join either.

  • Mantis: The Hive has collected food for Orion.
  • Orion: Do I look like I eat Bug food?

  • Brion: (naked) Don't look!
  • Halo: Do not be upset. You are nicely shaped. Your form isn't the part of you that's broken.
  • Brion: Excuse me?

  • Halo: I don't understand. I cannot seem to make a shield or fly. What is wrong with me now? Am I broken too?
  • Brion: Excuse me?!


  • M'comm M'orzz: While you've been off playing hero with uncle J'onn and your Earthlings, I've been dealing with the Reds and Greens oppressing us on Mars.

References


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