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Season one of Young Justice first aired its pilot on November 26, 2010, and began its episodic run on January 7, 2011. The finale aired on April 21, 2012. It is succeeded by season two, retitled Young Justice: Invasion, which debuted on April 28, 2012.

Logline

In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over—to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you're not just a normal teenager? What if you're a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you're worthy of the Justice League? That's exactly what the members of Young Justice—Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis—will find out, whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. This exciting adventure series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based upon characters from DC Comics. Sam Register (Teen Titans, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the executive producer. Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Batman) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man) are the producers.

Major plot lines

  • Five young heroes—Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Superboy and Miss Martian—form a covert ops team to undertake covert operations on behalf of the Justice League.
  • Speedy parts ways with his mentor, after an unsuccessful, long yearned induction in the Justice League. He goes solo as "Red Arrow" and refuses joining the Team.
  • An ominous and mysterious super-villain group called "the Light" is operating behind the scenes and procuring several means for unspecified purposes. The Team often runs interference with their operation without realizing it.
  • Superboy is a weapon created by Cadmus and his nature and purpose is not fully understood.
  • Kid Flash is infatuated with Miss Martian.
  • Red Tornado is being targeted by T.O. Morrow.
  • Aqualad becomes the leader of the Team, albeit with some reserve.
  • Artemis, a heroine with a mysterious past and dubious connections, becomes the sixth member of the Team.
  • There are suspicions of the existence of a mole within the Team.
  • The Team rescues and adopts a sentient Sphere with mysterious origins and capabilities.
  • Superboy and Miss Martian develop a romantic relationship. They decide to keep it from their teammates, but over time they eventually become aware of it.
  • The heroes gradually become aware of the cooperation of super villains for unknown purposes.
  • Zatanna befriends the Team and is eventually taken in by them after her father becomes Doctor Fate.
  • Miss Martian is hiding secrets from her friends.
  • Red Arrow joins the Team as an act of goodwill towards the Justice League. He becomes very suspicious of Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis being the mole.

Cast

Stars

Co-stars

Production crew

Producers

Directors

Writers

Episodes

The Big Leagues

101 | November 26, 2010
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Greg Weisman
Robin, Speedy, Aqualad and Kid Flash are finally granted access to the headquarters of the Justice League. But when that access turns out to be little more than a glorified backstage pass, Speedy walks, and the other three sidekicks go on a mission of their own, to Project Cadmus, where they make a startling discovery...

The Team escapes Cadmus

102 | November 26, 2010
Directed by: Sam Liu | Written by: Greg Weisman
Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash have infiltrated Cadmus, where they find the sixteen year old clone of Superman, Superboy. They free the clone, and escape from Cadmus whilst battling Blockbuster. Once the building collapses, the Justice League appear, and the four boys demand to be recognized as a team. After agreeing to found the team on League terms, the niece of Martian Manhunter also joins.

Arrival at Happy Harbor

103 | January 21, 2011
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Kevin Hopps
After Speedy declines to join the new team, Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash fear Young Justice is just a big joke... while new member Miss Martian fears there's no room for her to be part of it. So when the four heroes and Superboy come up against Mister Twister, it looks like all their fears have just been realized...

Drop-Zone

104 | January 28, 2011
Directed by: Christopher Berkeley | Written by: Andrew Robinson
Batman sends the Team on its first official mission... and they don't even have a leader yet! The teen heroes are sent to investigate the production of a new drug called Venom in a nearby rogue country, but soon find themselves in the middle of a war between Bane and the cult organization Kobra.

Black Canary teaches

105 | February 4, 2011
Directed by: Michael Chang | Written by: Nicole Dubuc
Superboy's anger over his non-relationship with Superman is getting out of control. He refuses to train with Black Canary, and when the Team faces an opponent that even the Justice League had trouble defeating, the Boy of Steel goes rogue.

Red Arrow meets Artemis

106 | February 11, 2011
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Jon Weisman
Artemis faces an uphill battle winning over her new teammates, as she tries to fill Red Arrow's boots on a mission he initiated: saving a brilliant young scientist from the League of Shadows.

Kid Doctor Fate

107 | February 18, 2011
Directed by: Michael Chang | Written by: Tom Pugsley
When the Team investigates the disappearance of Kent Nelson (formerly Doctor Fate), the scientific-minded Wally West is forced to confront his disbelief in magic while battling Abra Kadabra and Klarion, for the ultra-powerful Helmet of Fate.

Atlanteans

108 | March 4, 2011
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Kevin Hopps
After a disastrous mission with the team, Aqualad returns to Atlantis to choose between a life on the surface world, or one beneath with the girl of his dreams, Aquagirl. But other forces of play make Aqualad's decision for him.

Miss Martian's mind realm

109 | March 11, 2011
Directed by: Michael Chang | Written by: Nicole Dubuc
The Team finds itself wandering the desert of Bialya with no memory of the last six months... or of each other. Only Miss Martian can restore their minds and figure out what happened, but is she too late to save Superboy?

Luthor plays mediator

110 | September 16, 2011
Directed by: Christopher Berkeley | Written by: Andrew Robinson
Red Arrow’s battle to prevent the League of Shadows from inciting a war, pits him against the world’s most dangerous assassins – and allies him with someone more dangerous still. Too bad Aqualad couldn’t convince him to ask the team for help...

Belle Reve daylight

111 | September 23, 2011
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Greg Weisman
Batman assigns Superboy and Miss Martian to go undercover inside Belle Reve Penitentiary, a federal prison designed to house the world’s worst super-villains...

Homefront

112 | September 30, 2011
Directed by: Michael Chang | Written by: Jon Weisman
When the Cave itself is attacked, can Artemis and Robin – the two teens without super-powers – save the Team (or even themselves) from the unknown invaders?

Alpha Male

113 | October 7, 2011
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Tom Pugsley
Already exhausted and rattled after a home turf invasion of the Cave, the Team learns that Aqualad – their friend and leader – withheld vital information that put them all at risk. When Batman sends the Team and new “den-mother” Captain Marvel to India to investigate bizarre reports of armed animals attacking human beings, can Aqualad pull his fractured Team together?

Injustice League

114 | October 14, 2011
Directed by: Michael Chang | Written by: Kevin Hopps
When Plant Creatures attack major cities around the world, the Team is eager to join the fight alongside the Justice League. Instead, Batman assigns them a still more dangerous task – taking out the plants’ masters: a secret society of super- villains: the Injustice League!

Humanity

115 | October 21, 2011
Directed by: Matt Youngberg | Written by: Greg Weisman
The Team is on the hunt for Red Tornado, determined to find out once and for all whether the robot was the mole – even if it means kidnapping new friend Zatanna and dragging her along on their quest!

Failsafe

116 | November 4, 2011
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Nicole Dubuc
During an alien invasion, the Team faces the ultimate challenge when they are forced to replace the fallen Justice League!

Forever People

117 | November 11, 2011
Directed by: Michael Chang | Written by: Andrew Robinson
Conner Kent's pet Sphere has undergone a startling transformation, bringing it to the attention of the forever people of New Genesis. Turns out Sphere originally belonged to them... and they want it back!

Secrets

118 | November 18, 2011
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Peter David
On Halloween, Artemis and Zatanna go to Manhattan for a night on the town, only to be hunted by Harm, a psycho-in-training, hiding a deadly secret...

Misplaced

119 | March 3, 2012
Directed by: Michael Chang | Written by: Greg Weisman
When every adult on the planet disappears, only the team, Zatanna, and Billy Batson are left to defeat the five most powerful sorcerers on Earth.

Coldhearted

120 | March 10, 2012
Directed by: Victor Cook | Written by: Jon Weisman
Wally West comes oh-so-close to fulfilling his birthday wish to finally fight alongside the Justice League. Instead, a massively disappointed Kid Flash is taken off the mission and tasked with a simple delivery job. But a few deadly surprises await the birthday boy along the way...

Image

121 | March 17, 2012
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Nicole Dubuc
A covert operation against Queen Bee in Qurac forces Miss Martian to finally face her greatest fears and her biggest secrets. But will she reveal those secrets to her friends—or allow what she's hiding to take down the entire team?

Agendas

122 | March 24, 2012
Directed by: Michael Chang | Written by: Kevin Hopps
Superboy returns to Project Cadmus, where he learns the top-secret genetics lab may have created another Super Clone. Meanwhile, the Justice League convenes at the Watchtower to discuss an important matter.

Insecurity

123 | March 31, 2012
Directed by: Jay Oliva | Written by: Peter David
Red Arrow's return undercuts Artemis' confidence, while the team's mission to track down Sportsmaster threatens to expose her darkest secrets.

Performance

124 | April 7, 2012
Directed by: Michael Chang | Written by: Jon Weisman
The Team goes undercover at the Haly International Traveling Circus to locate a thief stealing weapons technology across Europe. But a thief isn't all they find...

Usual Suspects

125 | April 14, 2012
Directed by: Jay Oliva & Tim Divar | Written by: Kevin Hopps
The Team gets a new member and a new mission – a mission that may finally expose all the Team's secrets... and all their lies!

Auld Acquaintance

126 | April 21, 2012
Directed by: Michael Chang & Lauren Montgomery | Written by: Greg Weisman
The Team finally learns the identity of the traitor in their midst, forcing a battle against an enemy more dangerous than any they've ever faced before!

Ratings

# Episode Original airing Viewers Target audience
00 Sneak peek event November 26, 2010 2.5 million[1] 2+
01 "Independence Day" (Part 1) January 7, 2011 1.3 million[2] kids: 6-14
02 "Fireworks" (Part 2) January 14, 2011 1.8 million[3] kids: 6-11 & boys: 2-11; 9-14
03 "Welcome to Happy Harbor" January 21, 2011 0.9 million[4] kids and boys: 9-14
04 "Drop-Zone" January 28, 2011 1.0 million[5] kids and boys: 9-14
05 "Schooled" February 4, 2011 2.5 million[6] kids: 2-14
06 "Infiltrator" February 11, 2011 2.1 million[7] kids: 2-14
07 "Denial" February 18, 2011 1.1 million[8] kids and boys: 9-14
08 "Downtime" March 4, 2011 1.2 million[9] kids: 2-11; 9-14
09 "Bereft" March 11, 2011 0.7 million[10] kids and boys: 9-14
NOTE: No further press releases were issued after the original airing of "Bereft".

Home video releases

Recurring motifs

See also

References

  1. Harvey, James (2010-12-02). "Young Justice" Special Event Grabs Cartoon Network Over 2.5 Million Viewers. World's Finest. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  2. Seidman, Robert (2011-01-12). Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network; Including 'The Closer,' 'Conan,' 'Southland' & More. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  3. Gorman, Bill (2011-01-19). Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network; Including 'The Closer,' 'Conan,' 'Southland' & More. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  4. Seidman, Robert (2011-01-25). Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network; Including 'Are We There Yet,' 'Conan,' 'Southland' & More. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  5. Gorman, Bill (2011-02-01). Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network; Including 'Conan,' 'Southland,' 'The Closer' Live+7 & More. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  6. Seidman, Robert (2011-02-08). Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network; Including 'Conan,' 'Southland,' 'Ben 10' & More. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  7. Gorman, Bill (2011-02-15). Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network; Including 'Conan,' 'Southland,' 'Clone Wars,' NBA & More. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  8. Seidman, Robert (2011-02-23). Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, truTV; Including NBA All-Star Game, 'Conan,' 'Southland,' 'Clone Wars' & More. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  9. Seidman, Robert (2011-03-08). Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, truTV; Including 'Southland,' 'Conan,' 'Regular Show' & More. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  10. Gorman, Bill (2011-03-15). Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, truTV; Including 'Southland,' 'Conan,' NBA & More. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2011-08-14.

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