The end has finally come and it's a sad one. Not only for our team of young heroes which saw the demise of one of its founding three members, but also the end of two plus years of a well written show. Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti created Young Justice. A show that focused on the lives of a group of teenaged sidekicks and protégés attempting to establish themselves as proven superheroes as they deal with normal adolescent issues in their personal lives which tenure ran from late 2010 to March 2013.
A quick blow by blow of the episode:
June 20: The council has finally made its decision and declares the Justice League to be guilty. Superboy and Miss Martian show up with new evidence, but are told that it is too late. Aqualad and the Beetles take on Black Beetle upon the Reach ship. He is defeated by Blue's scarab and Jaime warns everyone about a coming endgame, set in motion by Black Beetle. Back on Rimbor, the Council reconvenes and after some persuading, agree to reassess the case, and eventually release the League. Around the world, Reach technology begins to mess with Earth's magnetic field. Every hero in the series is called in and split into teams, each one carrying a device provided by Luthor that will shut down the machines.
They succeed, but Jamie discovers a 21st machine in the Arctic. Flash and Impulse arrive to find that it has already gone into chrysalis mode. By using their speed they start to draw off the energy and are joined by Kid Flash. However, his slower speed makes him a target for the energy and as a result he vanishes. The machine is shut down and Flash tells Artemis that Wally said he loved her. The Justice League arrives back on Earth and are greeted by the team, and told of Wally's death.
July 4: The world is finally free of the Reach and they are put on trial for their actions. Lex Luthor is elected Secretary General, much to Superman's dismay. Impulse takes on the mantle of Kid Flash, as per Wally's promise, and Artemis rejoins the team as Tigress. Virgil joins the team as Static, Robin and Wondergirl share a kiss, and Superboy and Miss Martian begin to patch their relationship. Nightwing takes a break from being a hero and the Team are given a new base. They will work out of the Watchtower, side-by-side with the League.
July 5: The War World arrives at its destination and Vandal Savage meets with Darkseid on Apokolips.
Cartoon Network decided not to renew for a season three which is a major fail on their part but, they are more about kiddie shows now as April's Teen Titans Go! and Beware The Batman are Young Justice's and Green Lantern: The Animated series' replacements for the DC Nation one hour block. Is Wally dead? Probably not as he may have escaped into the Speed Force. And if the writers have decided that he is truly dead then Impulse (the new Kid Flash) is more than ready to take the mantle.
The last episode was more of a season finale than a series finale as it ended on a major cliffhanger as Darkseid is finally revealed as a co-conspirator with Vandal Savages' Light organization. Here's hoping someone gets smart and picks this show up while there is time for a season three. Cartoon Network is notorious for only letting shows run for two seasons. Netflix? Are you listening? If this is the end it was, as of this time, the greatest written Superhero show of all time.