Young Justice s03e17 Episode Script

First Impression

(THEME MUSIC PLAYING) M'GANN: Okay, Garfield, you called this meeting.
And I appreciate you hearing me out.
Kaldur, though the Justice League ranks are divided, you stand center-stage defending a world seemingly committed to stopping your good works.
And, M'gann, you lead the team against our adversaries while avoiding the spotlight.
Despite all obstacles, you're both making a difference.
But something is missing.
Okay, I'll bite.
What? A public version of the team.
Young heroes rebelling against the system to fight the good fight in clear view.
No, we do not put those kinds of targets on our underage heroes.
That is what the Justice League is for.
The League can't do what we need because you're playing on the Light's game board.
Have you seen the headlines lately? Lex Luthor's grip on the United Nation, the public fear of meta-humans, meta-teen trafficking.
Bad guys like Granny Goodness and Baron Bedlam are capitalizing on all of it.
We've lost the hearts and minds of the people we're trying to protect.
Demagogues and fearmongers have caused folks to give up on the heroic ideal, the reason the Justice League was formed in the first place.
Great, now I'm thoroughly depressed.
Don't worry, I've got you covered.
See, we're gonna break the rules the League can't.
We're gonna connect with people in ways that can't be blocked by governments.
We're gonna quiet the fears of the public terrified by the meta-gene generation.
And we'll do it all by inspiring that generation, because we are them, raised alongside them in the fallout of a scary meta-human world.
We can be the heroes that empower them to conquer their fears.
That's a great speech, Gar, sincerely.
But how's that any different from what the League's trying to do now? The League and the Light are fighting spin campaigns, and the Light's winning.
That's not what I'm talking about.
Look at this.
Without even trying, these actions have generated something organic, something beyond spin.
Something that can ever emerge from under the thumb of Luthor or Granny.
It's something relatable.
It's something we can build on by giving people something they can brand, something they can own on social media, something that makes them part of the story.
We're gonna be highly mobile and accessible.
And together, we're gonna start a revolution.
A A small one, anyway.
You have given us much to consider.
No, we haven't.
Get on board or get out of the way.
- (GRUNTS) - You all heard the story.
You guys built this team? It's time to take it to the next level.
Are you sure you're ready for this kind of spotlight? Green skin, can't hide.
The Reach outed me two years ago.
Kid Flash is out too from back in Wally's day.
Public doesn't always get that I'm a different guy.
Plus, I never really grew out of the whole secret ID thing anyway.
You? Markovia and the world already know what I've become.
Now I want to show them who I have become.
And there was no way I was gonna let this be a no-girl squad.
The group needed a little color.
Hey, brown skin here.
Might as well be blue skin with that face plate.
(CLANKS) And the rest of you? Not ready.
Not yet.
That's just fine.
I was afraid I was losing my entire team.
And I'm guessing we're too old.
(CHUCKLES) Wow, when did that happen? Huh.
So it is decided.
The covert team will now consist of Miss Martian, Superboy, Tigress, Halo, 13, Forager, and Tara.
While Beast Boy will lead Wonder Girl, Blue Beetle, Kid Flash, Static, and Geo-Force in this new public squad.
But still, covertly answer to the League through Miss Martian.
Agreed? Agreed.
Oh, and there's one more thing I got covered.
Welcome to the premier building, the new squad's base of operations.
I call this the Hub.
Holographic computer interface, secured link to Watchtower systems.
Basically, our mission room.
When not in service, it'll double as our super stylin' living space.
KID FLASH: This is so crash! BEAST BOY: And whether you're with the squad or not, there's enough space upstairs for me, Brion, Tara, Violet, Vic, and Fred, to have our separate bedrooms.
BLUE BEETLE: Finally! I mean, thank you.
BEAST BOY: Got you covered, B.
(MUNCHING) BEAST BOY: And if anyone's hungry, got that covered too.
And just like Mount Justice, we'll eventually have a medical bay, a science lab, a gym, even a Zeta Tube.
Wow, it really is starting to feel like the Cave back in the day.
But, um (CLEARS THROAT) Who's paying for all this? Ha, Gretchen Goode.
She might still have me locked into a contract, but that means old Granny has to pay me, enough to finance the mission to take her down.
Now that's what I call payback.
Huh? Huh? Yeah, this is a sympathy bump.
GEO-FORCE: The bedrooms are quite spacious.
I must say, I will not miss the confines of the bio RV.
(WHIMPERS QUESTIONINGLY) The new place is great, Gar.
But there's no way six teenagers are gonna live here alone and unsupervised.
Yeah, who knows what might happen.
(SNICKERS) Ow! Behave.
I would be happy, honored to move in and act as a den mother.
I'm already working with Victor, so it would help to stay close to him.
Plus, I've been living in a hotel for the last four months, and, well, it's not for me.
That would be a tremendous help, Helga.
Thank you.
Got a bedroom with your name on it, Doc.
Well, uh, not yet, but let me get a pen and an index card.
(LAUGHS) It'll be so nice to finally be together.
Like a family.
I doubt any of us will miss our prior accommodations.
(WHIMPERS) Evening, Gaby.
Need a lift home? No, thanks, Sheriff Maguire.
I was just on my way to study with Big Words.
- I mean Antonia.
- (WHOOSHING) Get down! (GROANS) What What is that? I don't know.
We're getting out of here.
Gar, take a look at this.
It just showed up and started shooting.
If anyone's seeing this, please send help.
Send (SCREAMS) Is that a Reach ship? Sure looks like one.
This is so loaded.
Oh, man, this could be it.
I'm hitting the Troub-Alert.
(ALARM BLARING) Mother of God, that ridiculous alarm is even louder up here! Dude, this better not be another Troub-Alert drill.
No drill, the Reach are back.
No, just no.
M'GANN: Hold up.
Looks like the League's already on it.
GABY: Someone's here.
I think it's Aquaman? (GRUNTS) Ahhh! (GRUNTS) Oh, no.
Aquaman's hit! (WHOOSHING) (GRUNTING) (GROANS) Oh, my gosh! Those things killed Aquaman! - (GROANING) - Oh, no, no.
No, wait.
Aquaman's okay! Chill, Aquaman, we got you covered.
GABY: Wow, it's Kid Flash.
And there's Blue Beetle.
A flying girl? And a And a green bir Oh, my gosh, I think that's Garfield Logan! Garfield Logan is in Brooklyn! (SCREAMS EXCITEDLY) BEAST BOY: Blue, can you confirm they're Reach? Scarab confirms it.
I can deactivate them on contact.
But only one at a time.
BEAST BOY: Great, we'll distract them so you can attack Whoa! (GRUNTS) (GROANING) That stung.
(WHIMPERS) Oh, my spectacles.
Uh Oh! Gratitude.
Um, stay calm, citizen, and stay inside while we swat these bugs.
Well, I'll be super-amalgamated.
STATIC: Geo-Force, coming your way.
Consider it covered.
(GRUNTS) (TOMMI YELPS) TOMMI: Whoa! Shutdown confirmed.
STATIC: Yes! Blue's done it.
One down, two to go.
(CHEERING) GEO-FORCE: Let's get the pilot out of the cockpit.
I think one went down in the park.
Please, miss, you must get to cover.
And Kid Flash is leading another one away.
(GRUNTS) That was flabbergastically fabulous! Shutdown confirmed.
Mode crashed.
(EKG BEEPING) Two down, one to go.
(GIGGLING) (BIRD SCREECHING) (SCREECHES) Shutdown conf Whoa! Maybe it was bad idea to do this in mid-air.
(GRUNTING) Coming in hard! (GRUNTING) Got you covered.
(SIGHS) That was amazing.
Can you believe it? They saved the town and we covered the story.
Like real reporters.
(GASPS) It's media celebrity Garfield Logan.
- GABY: Yes! - ANTONIA: Yeah! (GIRLS CHEERING) (GIGGLING) Ah, so weird seeing a team mission televised.
Guess we'll just have to get used to it.
And I'll have to get used to not having you two around.
Uh, I thought you thought the house was too crowded.
I think we came to like crowded.
Well, Lian and I are really gonna miss you both.
(SNIFFLES) So, how about one last sleepover with ice cream? Garfield, you just saved us all from the Reach.
Thank you.
(GIGGLES) First, call me Beast Boy.
Second, don't thank me, thank my squad.
That's Static and Geo-Force.
Hey, you're that Markovian prince.
Uh, Brian It's Brion Markov.
Here's Kid Flash and Wonder Girl.
Wonder Girl? As in sidekick to Wonder Woman? We prefer "protege.
" And over there is our not-so-secret weapon against this Reach invasion, Blue Beetle.
I knew this didn't feel right.
This is no Reach invasion.
- (TOMMI GASPS) - I am gobsmacked.
She's human.
Her name's Whisper A'Daire, and she works for Intergang.
- They all do.
- Intergang? Criminal organization that deals in alien weaponry.
And we would've scored big time if you heroes hadn't gotten in our way.
(CHIMING) (SYSTEM POWERING UP) (MECHANICAL WHIRRING) (RUMBLING) Sheriff, arrest these costumed delinquents.
The Justice League did not go through the proper channels to be in Brooklyn.
Excuse me.
But these young heroes are not members of the League.
Oh, so they're vigilantes? They just saved the whole town.
Saved it? Look what they've done to our library.
Don't you "Dad" me, Tommi Tompkins.
It's time your little newsgirl legion woke up and smell the maple syrup.
Lex Luthor warned us about your type, and Brooklyn listened, passed strict laws prohibiting vigilante justice.
Laws designed to protect us from exactly this kind of mayhem.
Mayor, you're making a mistake.
Sheriff, if you value your badge, you'll arrest these criminals.
(SIGHS) This is outrageous.
Stand down, Geo-Force.
If we have to be arrested to do good, so be it.
Ugh, this is so moded.
No way.
Yes way.
I mean, look at us, we're in shackles.
Quick, everyone behind the warbug.
(ALL WHIMPERING) Scarab sensed the ship lock on our position.
But it won't target Reach tech 'cause it's on autopilot summoned by a distress signal from the warbugs.
Hey, we didn't activate any signals.
Didn't even know those things had them.
Look, if I were you, I'd call the Justice League.
We don't need meta-vigilantes, we have the United States Air Force, which I called in, by the way.
(ALL GASP) - No! - What do we do? One thing we don't do is wait for your military to send reinforcements.
They'll bomb that ship out of the sky.
And it'll crash down and flatten your whole town.
- (GASPS) - Now will you call the League? No, no, no! Then I am sorry.
My hands are tied.
Mine aren't.
Just handcuffed.
Squad, it's time for a jailbreak.
You can arrest us again after we save your town again.
(SCREECHES) Scarab says the only way I can shut down the ship is from the inside.
BEAST BOY: Then we're going in.
Shh, it's okay.
- That thunder can't get you.
- (WHIMPERING) Shh, shh, it's okay.
(THUNDER RUMBLING) ARTEMIS: You see how brave Tara and Violet are? You can be brave like them.
Baby girl, it's okay.
It's okay.
Tara, cuddle Lian.
I'll cuddle Violet.
Guess it's her first thunderstorm too.
Now shut this sucker down, Blue.
Good news.
Just checked every deck, no baddies, just their bones, we're in no danger at all.
(BEEPS) GEO-FORCE: Uh, bad news.
The good guys are here to blow us out of the sky.
But this ship will blow them out of the sky, and those jets are manned.
BEAST BOY: They're almost in range.
And it looks like the ship has a lock on them.
- Blue? - Good news.
I can totally cut power to the ship's weapons.
Please, no bad news.
Please, no bad news.
- Bad news? - (GROANS) I can only do it by deactivating the ship's engines at the same time.
So it crashes down and flattens the whole town.
- Called it.
- I think the ship's about to fire.
(BEEPING) BEAST BOY: Blue, hit the gas.
Give us enough thrust to clear the town, then cut the power.
We'll crash this thing somewhere safe.
They did it! They're moving the ship.
And it's not shooting at us.
But it's falling out of the sky.
No, it's okay.
They're crashing it into the park.
Except they're still in there.
- GABY: Yay! As promised.
That won't be necessary, kid.
What? Why? (INHALES DEEPLY) Brooklyn Statute 1660, The Good Samaritan Law, states that "Minor and incidental harm "done in the service of the greater good is not a crime.
" These kids and Aquaman did way more good than harm here today.
In the eyes of the law, they're free to go.
- Hurray! - (LAUGHS) No concept of how much that thing's gonna cost to get out of my lake? No concept at all! So if you're not the young Justice League, then who are you? BEAST BOY: We're something new, here to help people.
We don't answer to bureaucrats and bad guys trying to twist what we do into crimes against the system.
Those types can get on board or get out of the way.
GABY: Wow.
Sounds like a revolution.
We're definitely not playing by the insiders' rules.
We can't.
We are all outsiders.
" Hmm, catchy.
Gar may really be onto something.
(RAIN PATTERING) Tara, can you put Lian to bed for me? (TYPING) AQUAMAN: One week ago, I received a tip from L'gann about a lost Reach warship being salvaged by Intergang.
L'gann and I conducted a raid on the ship.
We shut down Intergang's operation but not before Whisper A'Daire slipped away with three warbugs.
M'GANN: Thanks to Oracle, we tracked them to a darknet black market auction.
Whisper planned on sparking a bidding war by demonstrating the warbug's power in Brooklyn.
Aquaman was on scene to throw the fight, so we could send in Garfield's squad, knowing that Blue Beetle would be our best bet against Whisper's Reach tech.
AQUAMAN: Of course, no one expected the Reach ship itself to launch.
But the Outsiders did well.
Very well.
As Gar promised.
And as their leader, should Beast Boy not be included among us? I don't think he's ready for that, for this.
He has his own mission.
AQUAMAN: Which is most promising for our mission as well.
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