The BEST Episodes of Young Justice

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2020

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.

Auld Acquaintance

#1 - Auld Acquaintance

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 21, 2012

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!

star 8.62
729 votes
Writers: Greg Weisman

#2 - Endgame

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 16, 2013

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 relatio

star 8.58
569 votes
Directors: Doug Murphy
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#3 - Depths

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 9, 2012

Artemis rejoins the team to defend a critical satellite launch. But will her first mission back also be her last?

star 8.39
703 votes
Directors: Tim Divar
Writers: Kevin Hopps, Paul Giacoppo

#4 - Summit

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 9, 2013

The Light calls a summit to decide the final fate of Aqualad, the Team, and the entire Earth.

star 8.39
610 votes
Directors: Tim Divar
Writers: Greg Weisman
Usual Suspects

#5 - Usual Suspects

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 14, 2012

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!

star 8.38
660 votes
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#6 - Nevermore

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Aug 27, 2019

Things come full circle as the team and the Outsiders return to Markovia for a final confrontation.

star 8.30
230 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
Writers: James Krieg, Jeremy Adams

#7 - Bloodlines

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 2, 2012

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?

star 8.27
686 votes
Directors: Mel Zwyer
Writers: Peter David
Into the Breach

#8 - Into the Breach

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Aug 27, 2019

The Outsiders make a final attempt to save Halo -- and the galaxy.

star 8.25
249 votes
Directors: Vinton Heuck
Writers: Jonathan Callan

#9 - Humanity

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 21, 2011

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!

star 8.24
769 votes
Directors: Matt Youngberg
Writers: Greg Weisman
Eminent Threat

#10 - Eminent Threat

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 4, 2019

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.

star 8.23
359 votes
Writers: Brandon Vietti

#11 - Revelation

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 14, 2011

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!

star 8.20
850 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#12 - Intervention

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 2, 2013

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.

star 8.19
572 votes
Directors: Mel Zwyer
Writers: Peter David

#13 - Homefront

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 30, 2011

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?

star 8.18
925 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Jon Weisman

#14 - Failsafe

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 4, 2011

When the Justice League is defeated during an alien invasion, the Team has to step up and fill their mentors shoes.

star 8.16
832 votes
Directors: Jay Oliva
Writers: Nicole Dubuc

#15 - Targets

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 16, 2011

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.

star 8.15
802 votes
Writers: Andrew R. Robinson

#16 - Performance

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 7, 2012

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…

star 8.14
618 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Jon Weisman
Antisocial Pathologies

#17 - Antisocial Pathologies

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 13, 2019

The betrayals come fast and furious -- and with them is a reckoning.

star 8.14
235 votes
Writers: Rich Fogel

#18 - War

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 9, 2013

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.

star 8.13
610 votes
Directors: Mel Zwyer
Writers: Jon Weisman
Alpha Male

#19 - Alpha Male

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 7, 2011

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?

star 8.12
829 votes
Directors: Jay Oliva
Writers: Tom Pugsley
True Heroes

#20 - True Heroes

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 25, 2019

Grayson’s operatives attempt to stop an auction of enslaved meta-teens.

star 8.12
304 votes
Writers: Kevin Hopps
The Hunt

#21 - The Hunt

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 23, 2013

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.

star 8.12
578 votes
Directors: Doug Murphy
Writers: Brandon Vietti

#22 - Terminus

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Aug 20, 2019

The hunt for Halo is on.

star 8.12
242 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
Writers: Brandon Vietti

#23 - Misplaced

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 3, 2012

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.

star 8.10
761 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Greg Weisman

#24 - Schooled

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2011

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.

star 8.10
917 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Nicole Dubuc

#25 - Alienated

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 12, 2012

The Team and the Justice League continue to hunt the Kroloteans that have invaded Earth—but the aliens have help from an extremely unexpected source.

star 8.09
688 votes
Directors: Mel Zwyer
Writers: Kevin Hopps