My predictions for the end of Young Justice season 2

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As I continue to be both excited and utterly terrified for the return of ‘Young Justice,’ this week’s CartoonClack focuses on my carefully crafted hypotheses for the rest of the season and beyond.


It seems crazy, but we only have two days until Young Justice comes out of its hiatus like a majestic bear waking up from its long slumber to maul us with heartache and emotions. It’s been a long summer to wait, to wonder, to over-analyze the past episodes for any clues to what could possibly be coming. Since DC Nation started in the spring, I’ve dived head first into the Young Justice fandom and since the animation department is the only area that DC Comics haven’t thoroughly messed up this summer, I’m very glad to see Young Justice come back. Between the preview videos and the preview screenshots (on top of the comic that was released earlier this month), there’s certainly a lot to say about the potential of the show in the upcoming episodes. So here’s what I’m thinking …

Jade and Roy go after Kaldur

Jade offered her help up willingly … and I can see her coming to Roy to return the favor.
In the preview, we got to see Jade swear vengeance on Kaldur for her sister’s death. Remember that earlier that month she helped pull Red Arrow back together and went with him to the far corners of the earth to find the original Roy. Jade offered her help up willingly … and I can see her coming to Roy to return the favor. So she goes to her husband and asks him to help her kill Kaldur, aka Roy’s best friend. We’ve essentially got a Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice/Benedick/Claudio situation going on. The question is if this will all get resolved before blood is shed.

Wally comes back to the Team
Yes, this is mostly what I want to happen, but it does make sense. If the fastest way to get Artemis home is to stop the invasion then Wally’s going to do everything he can to help. Plus, he has a chance to see her and make sure he’s the one to fight her instead of a team member who sees her as an enemy. I’m also thinking if Wally does come back to the team that we’ll see more Bart and Wally interaction with Kid Flash becoming a speedster mentor. And any interaction with Bart means more possibilities to learn about his future.

Artemis and Kaldur struggle with their identities
This was something I picked up on in the Comic-Con trailer, namely that Artemis looks miserable in her role as a would-be bad guy. And I don’t blame her one bit! The great part of her character arc in the 1st season was her choosing her own path despite her father telling her that crime was in her blood. She choose to help people and be a hero — to make her own fate. Now she’s back in the role of a villain and I’m guessing she’s really good at it because let’s face it … Artemis kicks butt. Her father’s voice is in the back of her head telling her this is where she belongs and she’s struggling without the support of most of her teammates, especially Wally.

Artemis and Kaldur have each other for support during their darkest times, but as Kaldur has already found out, there are difficult choices to be made for those undercover.
On the other side is Kaldur. We have the most soft spoken and gentle of the original team playing the role of a sinister general. He’s been undercover for months and that takes a toll on a person. This is especially true when your biological father is the one praising you for your “good work,” work that you’re exceptionally good at. Now, the good news is that Artemis and Kaldur have each other for support during their darkest times, but as Kaldur has already found out, there are difficult choices to be made for those undercover. How far are they going to have to go with their teammates and who is going to get hurt?


More Batfamily scenes
Again, this one is more on the wish list side of things, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. We know we’re going to see Tim fighting in civilian clothes and Barbara is supposed to have a decent size storyline in the comics, so building on those characters looks good. And yes, I want Dick and Barbara to get together because I’ve been rooting for these two in the cartoons since about 1994, but I just want to see more of Barbara because she’s my favorite. So if that means we don’t get a Dick and Babs romance but we still have the Bat kid trio working together, then so be it. Like pretty much all the season 2 added characters, I just want to see more character development from Tim and Barb.

M’gann isn’t going to hurt Kaldur or Artemis
One of the very first hypotheses that came from the fans after “Depths” was that the now very powerful M’gann would destroy her former friend’s mind like she did the aliens. She’d either get revenge by mind-attacking Kaldur or his mysterious new second-in-command Tigress. And it would only be later that she discovers they were undercover and she has become the monster she was always terrified of becoming. However, there are two reasons why I don’t think it’s going to go down that way. For one, Jade is already focused on the revenge plot. They could do both Jade and M’gann going after Kaldur, but that seems a little too cramped for a season already filled to the brim with plot. There’s also the matter of Superboy’s talk with M’gann in the last episode. After hearing how she hurt him, I don’t know if she’s going to use her powers in so many situations or to a degree of torture. I can see her almost using her powers in the way again but then stopping herself.

Jason Todd is Young Justice canon
OK, this isn’t a prediction — it’s a fact. In the promotional screenshot of Garfield, Jaime, Bart and Tim looking at Artemis’ memorial, you can clearly see the memorials of the other fallen heroes: Aquagirl, Blue Beetle and … a Robin? And that’s the moment when I audibly gasped and shook my hands in glee. Because ever since the first episode of the season when Dick told Tim, “Just … don’t die,” we’ve wondered if they were going to at least acknowledge Jason Todd’s existence.

Some fans have already gotten upset that Jason is dead in the series, but I see this as an overwhelming good thing. Look, as soon as we saw the new Robin was Tim, there were only two ways the writers could have gone: either they ignore his existence altogether or he was killed within the five year jump. This is the first time a DC show has even had Jason be a part of its universe — this is huge! And more importantly, remember that Young Justice has a history of establishing characters and bringing them onto the team later. His very existence in the show means there’s a very good chance they’ll use him again. I don’t think its going to happen this season, but I’m calling it now — next season we’re going to get Red Hood.

Fellow Young Justice fans — as the hiatus comes to a close, what do you think will happen to our young heroes?

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2 Comments on “My predictions for the end of Young Justice season 2

  1. I hope they really do at the very least bring up the whole jason thing, or at least let the viewer have an non-abstract peer into the bat cave for us to see the second robins suit in the display case.

  2. i agree that megaan wont hurt them , because in one part of on trailer u can se her sitting on a strange places floor with a OMG look on her fac when beast boy jump above her and i think she tried to read kaldur mind and discovers all , but i really can se she screaming to gar to stop, saying that they r on the good side .

    i really want to see the part were the new boys go to se artemis hologram (is that it?) and artemis is soo bad ass chick, and like, .future. i want to see the reaction like if he would be like, i knew she would die or i dont remenber her dead, and of corse jason , like tim before leave will look to the hologram (again ,is that it ?) with a sad face like : ( , but this show was made for 12 years old kids so i cant see joker killing him with a crowbar …. i really dont care for what is going with lagaan because… i ship supermartian and they are cute togheter ( i prefer spitfire any way)

    i would writhg more but is geeting kind of big so…

    kisses KIKA

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