Young Justice s04e03 Episode Script


[Kobra cultist.]
Defend the tower and Lord Naga-Naga! Kobra! Attack! Gotta take down Kobra, or his transmissions will brainwash the world into loyal Kobra Cultists.
Outsiders, go! [Beast Boy.]
Stargirl! Behind you! - Got her covered, boss! - [Kobra cultist grunts.]
Seems that Cosmic Staff does everything but watch your bum.
- [grunts.]
- [Beast Boy.]
Good save, Windfall.
Robin's got the last of the cultists So I'll take down Kobra myself! [eagle cries.]
Crushed that magic, just in the nick of time! Score another win for the Outsiders! [celebratory hoots and laughter.]
[Beast Boy.]
Hey! When are comms with Earth gonna be reestablished? I need to check in with my Outsiders! [M'gann.]
We've talked about this, Gar.
Restoring communications is going to take time And besides, Cassie's got the Outsiders covered, right? Right, right.
Course, she does.
We're reviewing evidence from the cave-in, the destruction of the communications satellite, the explosion at the Science Center and the king's homicide.
It's a lot, so we could use a hand or, uh, a brain.
Gar, did you get any sleep last night? [Beast Boy.]
Yeah, enough.
I'm fine.
Forget it.
[groans softly.]
[theme music playing.]
Prince J'emm J'axx.
You honor our family with your visit to our home.
I came as soon as I heard about the cave-in that injured Superboy.
Thank you, Prince J'emm.
But please, call me Conner.
And there's really no need for concern.
[Beast Boy.]
No concern, my green butt! Someone nearly murdered you yesterday! [J'emm.]
Do you think it's because this "someone" learned you are investigating my father's death? - [Beast Boy.]
Well, duh! - [Superboy.]
It's possible.
We've been going through the intel you gave us on King S'turnn's murder, but there's a lot to process.
How many people know we've been looking into it? [J'emm.]
Consul-General E'dda, and the Queen.
And the J'onzz family, of course.
Are we sure that's it? Well, no.
I cannot be sure.
Psychic information travels quickly.
That's how I learned about the incident at the river.
[Beast Boy.]
You mean the attempted murder! [M'gann.]
Gar, please, I'll get to that.
If you would allow me to link us all We searched the river bank to find the source of the cave-in.
We found evidence of twin burn marks.
Conner's micro-vision confirmed a match to the two points of impact that caused the Zeta-Tube explosion.
I also briefly sensed a psychic presence near the river that I I couldn't locate or identify.
So whomever blew up the Zeta-Tube and probably the M'arzz-Earth Communications Satellite is most likely behind the attempt on your lives, as well.
But that doesn't necessarily mean any of this is connected to the death of the king.
Eh, Prince J'emm, please allow me to introduce you to Sorcerer-Priestess S'yraa S'mitt.
We have met before.
Superboy Um, Conner.
I am impressed with your investigative skills.
I would like to show you where my father's body was found in the palace.
Perhaps you will find additional evidence our guards missed.
Respectfully, my Prince, I must remind Conner of his sacred duty to help build the Ceremonial Altar for his upcoming wedding to my daughter.
And before that, we must meet his friend B'arzz at the depot.
I'm, uh, eager to perform my sacred duty.
But, M'aatt, maybe you wouldn't mind meeting B'arzz's transport while Gar and I go to the Palace with Prince J'emm? Then we can meet up with you after? An acceptable solution.
M'gann, now that S'yraa is here, your sister and I need to steal you away to begin our sacred ritual of building the ceremonial canopy.
- [Em'ree.]
Oh, joy.
- Yes.
Of course, Mother.
And since both our groups will need transportation, let's step outside - [Beast Boy.]
Whoa! Bio-Ship found a friend! - [Bio-Ship calls.]
Not a friend [Baby trills.]
This is her offspring.
[Beast Boy.]
Double whoa! Who's the daddy? [M'gann.]
Kinda her whole tribe.
But her species doesn't really procreate the way we do.
It's more like cell division.
"Baby" has all of Bio-Ship's memories, but she's a whole new girl.
Why don't you guys get to know her? [Beast Boy gasps.]
[Baby trills.]
[Beast Boy laughs.]
Ah! I think she's ticklish.
[Beast Boy.]
This is so crash! [Beast Boy laughing.]
The Premiere Building's got nothin' on this place! [J'emm.]
The Grand Hall is not accustomed to audible displays of admiration.
[Beast Boy.]
Jeez, you'd think they'd never heard the spoken word before.
Gar [J'emm.]
Perhaps you should begin your investigation near this Fountain.
Where my father's body was found.
The crime scene memories you shared with us are very helpful.
And we appreciate you revisiting what must be a painful scene.
But you need to know finding new evidence after this much time is a real long shot.
My father believed peace between M'arzz's troubled races to be a "long shot.
" Still he tried.
Solving his murder may be the first step in achieving that peace.
We can hope so.
I'll use my infrared and microscopic vision to analyze the area.
[Beast Boy.]
I'm tasting a lot of different Martians.
What color Martians? A'ashenn? G'arrunn? B'lahdenn? [Beast Boy.]
Every Martian has a unique signature taste.
But there's no A'ashenn taste or G'arrunn taste.
All you Martians basically taste the same, and yet you're all different.
- Fancy that.
- [Superboy.]
- [J'emm.]
What is it? - [Beast Boy.]
Let me guess.
You found traces of another double laser strike, like at the Zeta-Tube and the cave-in! [Superboy.]
No, nothing like that.
It's something else.
Something familiar.
I just can't place it.
[Superboy sighs.]
I think we've learned all we can here.
But we'll continue reviewing the other evidence you provided and try to dig something up.
I hope you will permit me to express my gratitude for your efforts.
I was thinking, perhaps I could join you in building the sacred Altar for your wedding ceremony, a truly historic event for our people.
Oh that's too much to ask.
I understand the ritual is very taxing, and, well, we have enough [J'emm.]
You know, I was nearly married once.
It, uh didn't work out.
Building the Altar is an important tradition.
And you don't seem to know many Martian males.
Well, how can we say no? Thank you, Prince J'emm.
Excellent! [Bio-Ship hums.]
Really? I I I understand.
I understand, girl.
I I I do.
What is it, M'gann? [M'gann.]
It's Bio-Ship.
She's retiring.
Baby will take us back to Earth so that Bio-Ship can live out her final years here on Mars.
She has been a part of your life a long time.
How did you bond with her? [Em'ree sighs.]
Oh, not this story again.
Well, I was a bit of a sneak, actually.
Bio-Ship had been pledged to my Uncle J'onn, but I secretly bonded with her before he could.
So that when she flew J'onn to Earth she'd, uh let me stow away.
I'm still sorry you felt you had to do that, but I know life was very hard for you here.
I know you will miss each other, but you can both take heart in the extraordinary gifts you have given one another and the extraordinary adventures you have shared.
A lovely sentiment.
And as your Bio-Ship is a reflection of your life and love, so, too, is the wedding canopy a reflection of we who share your life and love.
Together, we will work to unite disparate pieces.
And together we will assemble a canopy to shelter us from past discord and shield us against future strife.
We build this canopy for new unions.
And re-unions as well.
It is over, Baron.
Nightwing, take all your heroes out of my country.
- At once.
- [Superboy.]
Gar? Gar.
- [Beast Boy.]
I can't lose another brother.
- Gar! [Beast Boy screams.]
Hey, easy, "Snapper"! - [Superboy.]
Who were you talking about? - What? [Superboy.]
Just now.
You were a million miles away.
- And murmuring about - [B'arzz.]
Your Highness.
Prince J'emm, allow me to introduce [J'emm.]
B'arzz O'oomm, the former Green Beetle.
I am ashamed of my actions under the influence of the Reach's Scarab.
- I apologize for - No apologies necessary.
Once freed from the Scarab, you heroically helped the Earthlings banish the Reach from both Earth and M'arzz.
Thank you.
It is good to see you again.
Thanks for coming, B'arzz.
[Beast Boy.]
B'arzz O'oomm is in the house! Now we can get this party started! Whoo-hoo-hoo! [M'aatt.]
Conner Kent, we have gathered together for a trial.
Your mind, your body, your spirit, and our bond will all be tested today.
When completed, the Altar will stand as a monument to your devotion to M'gann, as our testament to your worthiness, and as a symbol of your bond with our entire family.
And the entire Martian race.
[Beast Boy.]
Yeah, no pressure there.
Listen, before all that, we need to get Conner to the surface for some sunlight.
He's gotta recharge his solar cells.
That can wait, Gar.
There's no hurry.
[Beast Boy.]
No hurry? What if someone takes a shot at us again? [Superboy.]
See, Gar? Baby's got us covered.
View each crystal as a reflection of us as individuals, the canopy as a reflection of our family, our people, whether A'ashenn, G'arrunn, B'lahdenn or Y'ellonn.
Let this joining of sacred elements serve to strengthen our joined hearts and minds.
S'yraa, if I may ask, you said you only joined the order recently.
Was that after your time with Prince J'emm? [S'yraa.]
You You you invaded my mind? [M'gann.]
I've studied body language.
I could see you two had a history.
Our hearts were joined.
For a time.
But I was G'arrunn, and he was the Prince.
I understand.
[all grunting.]
You guys okay? I know Martians and heat don't mix.
We will endure this trial to honor our sacred obligation.
Although Garfield's Ma'alefa'ak form is unnerving to say the least.
Yeah, when Gar took that form in town, the crowd went nuts.
[Beast Boy grunts.]
[Beast Boy panting.]
- [Superboy.]
Gar? Gar? - [Beast Boy grunts.]
- You sure you're all right? - [Beast Boy.]
Leave me alone! I I'm fine.
- It's just really hot.
- [Superboy.]
Okay - [M'aatt grunts.]
- [Superboy.]
Wow! M'aatt, your guidance and strength through this ritual is an inspiration.
Thank you, son.
I am truly honored to partake in these rites for you and my daughter.
Did you do this with J'ann's family when you were married? [M'aatt.]
Well no.
J'ann's entire family disowned her for marrying an A'ashenn.
Except for J'onn.
His time on Earth changed him for the better.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
But it's good to hear J'onn learned racial tolerance on Earth of all places.
It's not exactly something humans are known for.
He did not simply learn tolerance.
That is insufficient.
He learned acceptance, empathy.
[Superboy grunting.]
[Geo-Force laughing maniacally.]
You escaped the cave-in, Superboy.
But now you're truly vulnerable.
Now I can finally take my revenge for the secrets you kept from me! [B'arzz.]
Something is wrong.
I cannot feel his mind.
- [Superboy.]
Uh, Gar? - [Beat Boy gasps.]
Burn in hell, Superboy.
[Beast Boy.]
Superboy! Look out! I got ya, Conner.
- [J'emm.]
What is he doing? - [Beast Boy.]
Gotcha covered.
Gonna get you outta here, SB.
Up to the sun to recharge! - So Brion can't hurt you! - [M'aatt.]
No, Garfield, stop! [B'arzz.]
In his weakened state, Conner cannot survive the surface of M'arzz! [S'yraa.]
Such a splendid wedding canopy! Such beauty you have all created.
I didn't bother with a canopy at either of my weddings, even.
"Even?" What's that supposed to mean? [Em'ree.]
Oh, come on, M'gann.
You're only doing this to please Mom and Dad.
- [S'yraa grunts.]
- [M'gann.]
That's not true.
Our traditions mean something to me.
- The beauty.
The faith - [Em'ree.]
Don't pretend you care about Martian religious orthodoxy.
If you did, "Miss Martian" wouldn't be marrying "Mister Earthling.
" [J'ann.]
Daughters, please, now is not [M'gann.]
Okay, first off, Conner identifies as half-Kryptonian.
Don't you mean, "Miss A'ashenn" wouldn't be marrying an Earthling? [Em'ree.]
I am not a racist, M'gann.
- [S'yraa.]
We are out of synch.
We must calm - [M'gann.]
No? Is that why M'ree M'orzz became Em'ree J'onzz? Face it, you didn't switch to Mom's name, you switched to a G'arrunn name.
- [Em'ree.]
Because I'm a realist.
- [M'gann.]
Oh, please.
You've always been ashamed of me, of M'comm, of Dad.
I'm ashamed? - Look at you! - [M'gann.]
At me? [Em'ree.]
I took this form to make your friends feel comfortable.
No one asked you to do that! But you're ashamed to even be seen as a Martian! [crystals shattering.]
"This" is not me.
- Not who I am inside.
- [J'ann gasps.]
And I'm done pretending I'm something I'm not just to make you more comfortable.
Em'ree, when we were kids, you saw what was happening to M'comm and I.
How we were bullied.
But you didn't want to risk your popularity with the G'arrunns.
You were our big sister.
You should have protected us.
I was just a kid, too.
I was a child, too.
When you were a child, you would sometimes shift your skin to G'arrunn, trying to pass.
It never worked, of course.
Everyone knew you were A'ashenn.
But just now, when you took your old form, the form you were born to it felt just as psychically false.
This is your true form, M'gann.
I'm so sorry I never understood that before.
[M'gann sobs.]
I know this has been difficult.
But just having these conversations proves you possess a strong family bond.
You are truly blessed.
Now shall we start again? - [Superboy groans.]
- [Beast Boy panting.]
I will kill you both for failing me! [Beast Boy panting.]
I'll boil the flesh from your bones! [Beast Boy.]
No, no.
No! Where's the sun? I can't fail him, too.
[Superboy grunts and groans.]
Conner! I'll find the sun and come back for you! No! Gar, don't run off! Not good.
[Beast Boy.]
No, no, no! You will never escape me.
Never! [B'arzz.]
To the right! I see Garfield.
He has reached the surface.
Hurry! [Superboy gasping.]
Gar gotta find - [J'emm.]
He's out of air.
- Gar Restore his environment.
I'll be back with Garfield.
Prince J'emm, it's too dangerous.
- Let me search - [J'emm.]
Seal the hatch.
[Beast Boy.]
I I I failed Conner, just just like I failed you, Brion.
First, you! Then Superboy.
Brion isn't here, Garfield.
He isn't real.
When you turned into a Ma'alefa'ak beast during the riot, you scared the mob.
They lashed out at you with multiple brain-blasts, leaving you psychically "bruised.
" [Beast Boy.]
No, I failed them.
I I I failed them all.
You're the leader of the Outsiders, a family that you built.
You're afraid of losing that family like you lost your mom and Rita and Wally.
Brion was the first loss of your new family.
So you feel responsible.
But no leader can control everything, and Brion made his own choices.
To the extent he was making choices at all.
Please, Gar, let me heal your mind.
I'm repairing the psychic damage.
But this is just a start.
The mental and emotional trauma is still there and requires treatment which you must seek out.
[Superboy groans.]
Where's Gar? Where's J'emm? - Gar! - [Beast Boy.]
Conner! Man, for a minute, I thought I'd lost you, too.
Brother, I'm not going anywhere.
[Beast Boy.]
I'm so sorry.
I lost it.
My My brain was ma'al moded.
But M'gann, she reached out from wherever she is and she fixed me.
Gar? I didn't do anything.
I feel horrible about it, but I I didn't even realize you were hurting.
[Beast Boy.]
But if if you didn't fix my head, then [M'gann.]
Whoever it was did repair the psychic damage and left no nasty surprises behind, either.
- [Beast Boy.]
What? - I recognize the mind-touch.
It's the same signature I sensed at yesterday's cave-in.
[Beast Boy.]
So whoever tried to kill us saved me? [Saturn Girl.]
Nice work, Cham.
They might not have found Superboy in time without you.
[Phantom Girl.]
And Beast Boy? I thought we weren't supposed to intervene on anything except, you know, the one big thing.
[Saturn Girl.]
The history books don't mention this incident one way or another.
Maybe we always intervened.
Garfield was hurting.
I had to help.
Or else why do we do this? [Beast Boy.]
You did great today, Baby! Totally had us covered.
I'm happy you're part of our family now.
But I'm gonna miss you, girl.
I guess I'll just have to learn how to accept it.
Not sure how Forager's gonna take it, though.
[M'gann chuckles.]
Conner will be okay, Lois.
I trust him and M'gann and Gar to handle whatever comes their way.
Plus the Javelin will be here soon - to take us to Mars to help.
- [indistinct speech over phone.]
J'onn and I might even get there in time for the wedding.
- [indistinct speech over phone.]
- I miss you and Jonny, too.
- Looking down at you both right now, actually.
- [indistinct speech over phone.]
No, I am not on the Watchtower just to avoid diaper duty.
- [indistinct speech over phone.]
- I Well, yeah, he's taking his time potty training.
But Iris said that's perfectly normal.
- Especially for boys.
- [indistinct speech over phone.]
Hmm? [chuckles.]
He escaped his diaper again? - [laughs.]
- [indistinct speech over phone.]
You found poop on the ceiling? No, Kryptonian poop does not defy gravity.
But if his powers are awakening, - if he's learning to hover - [baby crying.]
Wait, I heard crying.
Is he crying? Is he cranky? Lois, his eyes are they red? Glowing red? No? Did you say no? - [phone line crackling.]
- Lois, you're breaking up.
Lois? Lois! Can you hear me? Lois? Cyborg, I need a boom tube.
Now! [boom tube booms.]

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