“What is it you really want son?  Revenge, or satisfaction?”

After more than a three month hiatus, Cartoon Network’s DC Nation is back with a new episode of Young Justice, entitled “Satisfaction.”  While this episode contained one of the most exciting fight sequences I’ve seen in the series, as a whole it felt disjointed, but perhaps that’s due to the long break between episodes.  Not to go off on a tangent, but it would have been nice to have a “previously-on” montage before the episode began.  Am I alone on this line of thinking, or were any of you finding your minds playing catch up after three months of no new episodes?  Okay, so I am going off on a bit of a tangent, and I want to assure you that I am still very fond of this series, but these random breaks are a bit annoying.  Now that I’ve finished my rant, let’s delve deeper into this episode and attempt to figure out where the wonderful writers at DC Entertainment are taking us as the “Invasion” story arc continues.

If this episode showed us anything, it’s that a one-armed Roy Harper is just as bad ass as the two-armed version, if not more so.  Roy taking on the mantel of Arsenal will be an interesting twist to the already complex character relationships existing within the team.  I’ll admit that I thought DC was doing a good job balancing the multitude of new characters when season two premiered, but after viewing this episode, I’m beginning to worry that they may be biting off more than they can chew.  Are you enjoying the ever expanding group of heroes in this season of Young Justice, or are you concerned that there are too many new faces?

Even though this scene was trivial, I highly enjoyed the acoustic-guitar-themed standoff between the lovely ladies of Young Justice and Captain Cold.  I wish we could have seen more of that fight.  It appears that Wendy Harris, from Super Friends and Teen Titans will have a more significant role as this season progresses.  It would be nice for Conner to have a new love interest, so he can stop dwelling on his failed relationship with Miss Martian.  There were other enjoyable moments from this episode, like the scene between Kid Flash and Artemis’ mother, but like many aspects of this episode, nothing felt connected.  After our last exciting encounter with Aqualad and Black Manta, I was hoping to return to that story, but I guess that will have to wait until next week.  If this review seems overly negative, it is only due to my impatience with release dates and delays that has me frustrated.  Young Justice remains one of my favorite animated programs on television and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in the coming months.  As always, I’d love to see what you thought of “Satisfaction,” and what your overall impressions are on season two in the comments section below.

-David Griffin (Follow @griffinde on Twitter)

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