The BEST Episodes of Young Justice
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2019
Network: DC Universe
The series follows the lives of teenage heroes and sidekicks who are members of a fictional covert operation group referred to simply as "the team." Young Justice is essentially a young counterpart to the famous adult team, the Justice League. The main setting is a fictional universe apart from the previous DC Animated Universe (and other continuities) during a time period in which superheroes are a relatively recent phenomenon.
#1 - Endgame
Season 2 - Episode 20
June 20: The council of Rimbor has finally made its decision and declares the Justice League to be guilty. Superboy and Miss Martian show up with new evidence, but are told that it is too late. Back on Earth, Aqualad and Blue and Green Beetle take on Black Beetle on board the Reach ship. Black Beetle destroys Green's scarab, but Blue destroys Black's. However, he learns that Black Beetle has set an endgame in motion. Back on Rimbor, the council reconvenes and after some persuading, agree to reassess the case, and eventually release the League. Around the world, twenty Reach devices begin to damage the Earth's magnetic field, causing various types of natural disasters. Every hero is called in to split into teams of two, each duo carrying one of twenty devices provided by Lex Luthor that will shut down the machines. They succeed, but Jamie discovers a twenty-first machine in the Arctic. Flash and Impulse arrive to find that it has already gone into "chrysalis" mode and will soon destroy Earth; the two, directed by Luthor, use their speed to create a vortex that draws off the device's energy but need a further boost in order to succeed. They are soon joined by Kid Flash, but Wally's slower speed makes him a target for stray energy discharges which apparently cause him to disintegrate. The machine is shut down and Flash tells a distraught Artemis that Wally said he loved her before vanishing. The Justice League arrive back on Earth to be greeted by the Team, who inform them of Wally's disappearance. July 4: The world is finally free of the Reach, who are set to face trial for their actions. G. Gordon Godfrey starts campaigning for Lex Luthor to replace the now-resigned Secretary General Tseng, much to Superman's dismay. Impulse honors Wally's wishes by taking on the mantle of Kid Flash, and Artemis rejoins the team as Tigress. Virgil joins the Team as Static, romance blossoms between Robin and Wonder Girl as Superboy and Miss Martian begin to patch up their own relationship. Nightwing, grieving the loss of Kid Flash, takes a break from being a hero and maintains that Aqualad should remain leader for the time being with Batgirl as his assistant. The Team are told that they will work out of the Watchtower, side-by-side with the League. July 5: G. Gordon Godfrey and Desaad look on as Vandal Savage meets with Darkseid on Apokolips.
#2 - Auld Acquaintance
Season 1 - Episode 26
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!
#4 - Summit
Season 2 - Episode 19
June 19: The Light call a summit with the Reach to discuss how their plans are advancing. As the tensions between the two groups begin to come to the fore, Ra's al Ghul notices the glamour charm on Tigress's neck and exposes her as Artemis, leading Deathstroke to execute both her and Kaldur. However, a hologram of Aqualad then plays which reveals to the Reach the extent of the Light's manipulations, leaving their alliance in tatters. Aqualad and Artemis suddenly rise, and as 'Deathstroke' turns out to be a disguised Miss Martian, the Team and Kid Flash make their entrance, leading to an all-out battle. In the midst of the chaos, the Reach ambassador and the Brain are captured, while Aqualad defeats Black Manta and Black Beetle mortally wounds Ra's al Ghul. However, Ubu rescues Ra's (pledging that he will be revived), Black Beetle escapes with the Reach Scientist, and Vandal Savage summons Klarion to elude the Team. In the aftermath of the battle, Nightwing insists that Aqualad take over leadership of the Team, while Savage ousts the League from the War World by defeating Black Lightning, Black Canary and Captain Marvel; then uses it to flee into space. On Earth, the League present the public with proof of the Reach's duplicity, and Black Beetle assumes control of the alien fleet, swearing to destroy the Earth now that it is of no further use to them and before the Green Lantern Corps and Guardians of the Universe arrive.
#5 - Depths
Season 2 - Episode 7
Artemis rejoins the team to defend a critical satellite launch. But will her first mission back also be her last?
#6 - Misplaced
Season 1 - Episode 19
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. In the end, Zatanna officialy joins the team and Zatara becomes the new Doctor Fate.
#7 - Failsafe
Season 1 - Episode 16
When the Justice League is defeated during an alien invasion, the Team has to step up and fill their mentors shoes.
#8 - Nevermore
Season 3 - Episode 26
Things come full circle as the team and the Outsiders return to Markovia for a final confrontation.
#9 - Coldhearted
Season 1 - Episode 20
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.
#10 - Revelation
Season 1 - Episode 14
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!
#11 - Into the Breach
Season 3 - Episode 24
The Outsiders make a final attempt to save Halo -- and the galaxy.
#12 - Homefront
Season 1 - Episode 12
When Mount Justice itself is attacked, can Artemis and Robin (the two teens without super-powers) save the Team (or even themselves) from the unknown invaders?
#13 - Eminent Threat
Season 3 - Episode 3
Conner Kent and Prince Biron Markov are in the clutches of Count Vertigo, leaving Dick Grayson, Artemis Crock and an emotionally damaged Jefferson Pierce to save them and put an end to the Bedlam Syndicate.
#14 - Bloodlines
Season 2 - Episode 6
An intruder mysteriously appears inside Mount Justice, claiming to be a tourist from the future. But who is he really? And what is his true agenda?
#15 - Terminus
Season 3 - Episode 23
The hunt for Halo is on.
#16 - Bereft
Season 1 - Episode 9
Young Justice discovers that they have forgotten the last six months of their lives, including each other and a final fateful mission in Bialya. The team turns to Miss Martian to recover their memories, before it is too late for Superboy.
#17 - The Hunt
Season 2 - Episode 17
May 27: Black Beetle laments the setbacks that the Reach have suffered, such as the loss of most of their fleet, while on another part of the War World, Arsenal continues to flee from the Reach's forces. May 29: Lex Luthor encourages the runaways to rescue the Team from the Reach, and provides them with a Father Box which transports them to the War World. The Reach scientist informs the ambassador of this new development, and he becomes further disgruntled when he appears on G. Gordon Godfrey's show only to be taken to task about his blatant lie concerning the Reach only having the one ship. May 30: Nightwing and Miss Martian revisit the site of the Team's abduction, where they are met by Sphere. The Father Box directs the runaways to the captive Team members, with Arsenal on their tail as well after catching sight of them. When Black Beetle attacks the runaways, Roy intervenes and manages to free Mongul in the ensuing battle. As Mongul takes on Black Beetle, all of the heroes meet up and make their escape, but not before Deathstroke uses the confusion to snatch the key to the War World. Bumblebee alerts Nightwing to Arsenal's reckless behavior in the confrontation with Blue Beetle, resulting in Nightwing kicking Roy off the Team. The runaways offer him an olive branch and they return to their hideout, where Arsenal learns that they work for Lex Luthor and manages to turn them against him upon Luthor admitting being a party to the theft of the War World key. The four youths decide to end their deal with Luthor and depart with Arsenal.
#18 - Before the Dawn
Season 2 - Episode 10
On a covert mission to rescue some of its own, The Team, Blue Beetle and Miss Martian uncover shocking secrets... and devastating truths!
#19 - Performance
Season 1 - Episode 24
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…
#20 - War
Season 2 - Episode 15
April 2: At the Justice League's trial on Rimbor, Vandal Savage manipulates Mongul into taking action against the Reach. May 23: The Justice League and Nightwing learn that something is fast approaching the Earth. As Green Beetle informs them that it is a weaponized, moon-sized satellite known as the War World which is captained by the former dictator Mongul, the Reach make contact with Mongul to persuade him to turn around - only for him to state that he is there because of them. May 24: Mal and Karen notice the War World in the sky, while Cat Grant warns citizens of the so-called moon's devastating effect on tides. May 25: The Reach's ambassador speaks out to calm the public, stating that they will stand by the people of Earth. May 26: Mongul opens fire on the Earth, but the Justice League intervene and distract him while the Team infiltrates the War World. When it becomes clear that the heroes can't hope to stop all of Mongul's missiles, the Reach sacrifice two-thirds of their fleet to destroy the remaining missiles. Bumblebee manages to re-route the War World's power into Mongul's helmet, and the electrical surge leaves him weak enough for the Team's strongest members to take him down. Karen finally realises that she has been taking Mal for granted and their relationship is reaffirmed, but suddenly the Team faces fresh danger when Blue Beetle turns on them and takes everyone down, except for Arsenal, who escapes. The ambassador takes comfort in the fact that Blue Beetle now has the key to the War World in the palm of his hand.
#21 - Intervention
Season 2 - Episode 18
May 30: With the help of Green Beetle, Black Beetle is able to defeat Mongul and imprison him again. They discover that the War World key has been stolen, while in Bludhaven, the Team return to base and realize that they need to turn their attention to saving Blue Beetle. June 13: Blue Beetle boosts the Reach's image by defeating Toyman in Metropolis. On his way home, he is ambushed by Batgirl and Impulse, who act as decoys while Zatanna and Rocket subdue him. Elsewhere, Miss Martian picks Lagoon Boy up from Atlantis, his leg having healed. June 14: The four heroes take Jaime back to the underground cavern in Bialya where the runaways were stored, and Zatanna sets about casting a spell to free Jaime from the Reach's control. When Green Beetle intervenes, the other Team members who were lying in wait reveal themselves and engage him in combat while the spell is completed. Both Beetles are placed off-mode and Batgirl and Zatanna explain that the cavern runes had their origin in a human mystic ritual that was the cause of Jaime's Scarab being placed off-mode when it first arrived on Earth. They even bring up the histories of the previous Blue Beetles Dan Garrett and Ted Kord. While en route from Atlantis, Miss Martian breaks up with Lagoon Boy having decided that they aren't right for each other. After Nightwing gets word on the status with Blue Beetle and Green Beetle, Miss Martian and Lagoon Boy arrive where they learn about what happened. While Lagoon Boy leaves to go watch some television Miss Martian later learns that she has missed her chance with Conner as Nightwing tells her that he has gone on a date with Wendy Harris. Meanwhile in Bialya, Queen Bee reveals to Mammoth, Shimmer, and Devastation that the Light's plans for the Reach, the Justice League, and the Team are set to proceed on schedule.
#22 - Targets
Season 1 - Episode 10
Red Arrow is on his own against the world's most dangerous assassins in preventing the League of Shadows from starting a war, until he is forced to make an unlikely alliance with someone even more dangerous. Aqualad fails to convince Red Arrow to ask the team for help.
#23 - Humanity
Season 1 - Episode 15
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!
#24 - Alpha Male
Season 1 - Episode 13
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?
#25 - Complications
Season 2 - Episode 16
May 27: Nightwing arrives on the War World to inquire about the Team's disappearance, but Blue Beetle covers his tracks by insisting that a boom tube opened which sucked in everyone except for himself. Meanwhile, Artemis, M'gann and Aqualad (who has been cured but is playing possum) are stalling for time to try to figure out how to save M'gann's life. They formulate a plan after Black Manta gives M'gann the ultimatum that she has 24 hours left to finish her task, but before they can get very far, Kaldur and M'gann are attacked by Cheshire, who has infiltrated the sub with Sportsmaster. While the latter battles Black Manta, Aqualad tells Cheshire that Artemis is alive, but Jade (Cheshire) does not accept the truth until Artemis disables Miss Martian's inhibitor collar so that a full account of what has happened can be disclosed on the psychic plane. Sportsmaster is eventually convinced as well when Tigress demonstrates a move he taught her. The five concoct a plan for Kaldur and Artemis to remain undercover while the others make their escape, and they manage it successfully. May 28: In Gotham City, Jade decides to inform Paula Crock that Artemis is alive. Back on the submarine, Black Manta shares the news that his son is well again with Vandal Savage and the Reach Ambassador. Meanwhile, Nightwing looks on in fury as the Ambassador publicly praises Blue Beetle as Earth's saviour. Nightwing's detective work, in finding Robin's scratched birdarang, has led him to discover that Jaime turned on the Team.