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GUIDES - EPISODE REVIEWS - "INTERVENTION"

Intervention
Original Airdate - March 2nd, 2013
The team embarks on a desperate endeavor to free Blue Beetle!

Written by Peter David
Directed by Mel Zwyer
Review by GregX
Media by Warner Bros. Animation


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When last we left the Reach, they were having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week! This week, despite Black Beetle and Green Beetle getting Mongul back into containment, their bad luck continues, and it is glorious to watch. Ever since the Reach arrived, their ambassador has been the most pompous, smarmy asshole to have appeared on the entire series, so it is very nice to watch him get taken down a peg or fifty. It's even worth noting that his own underlings don't to highly of him. Black Beetle talked trash of him behind his back, and the Scientist berated him for his own failure. Although it was fun to watch his exasperated "SAY. ONE. MORE. WORD."

So Blue Beetle and Green Beetle are now free of the Reach's control, and I loved the way that Blue's scarab kept trying to subtly help the team. "Cooperative technology works by absorbing kinetic energy, it should KNOW that." And, not surprising, I think Jamie has finally come to terms with it, and maybe they will finally be a real team.

It was also nice to see characters in action whom we don't see too often. Batgirl is someone we haven't seen much of since the season started, and after becoming a favorite of mine last season, I missed Zatanna when she graduated up to the Justice League (especially with her wardrobe change). So watching them, along with Beast Boy, and Robin take out Queen Bee's henchmen, was a treat.

M'Gann finally let La'Gann down, and gently. Well, these things are hardly ever gentle. But I have to say I am not rooting for her and Superboy to get back together. I think the best thing either of them can do is grow on their own instead of fallback on their co-dependency. I'll save my thoughts on them as a couple for my review of the finale if they do get back together, though. I've spoken about it in previous reviews already.

And once again, the Light were pulling the strings. I know this is getting tiresome to some people, but I'm not one of them. They've been building up to something for a while and it looks like it's about to hit the fan over the next two episodes. These are seven of DC's most sinister masterminds, of course Nightwing's biggest flaw as a leader is his inability to outwit a fifty-thousand year old strategist and his friends on his first try. Maybe it's the fact that there are only two episodes left, maybe it was Marina Sirtis' delivery of Queen Bee's lines, but things sound even more ominous than they usually do in these Light tags. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode, "Summit," which looks like it'll kick all kinds of ass.

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