Wow! This two-episode set blew me away! It was very New Frontier in the persecution of the Justice Society, and it leads me to believe that our world is not made for heroes. If superheroes actually existed, the Government would hunt them down and do exactly as we saw in this episode and in the New Frontier, or force them to work for them.
The actor playing Carter Hall was a good choice. LOL!
Dr. Fate’s prediction that Chloe would meet the same fate as him was chilling. Ever since Brainac messed up her head, you could see an unhappy fate for our girl. Considering that the Legion said she was lost to history, I wonder what her ultimate fate will be. I hope Smallville doesn’t chicken out and gives us a good tragic ending. Otherwise what’s with all the grim foreshadowing?
The JSA teaching the future JLA about how to run a team was good advice, though each team will have its own characteristics. However, the nameless team needs all the help it can get!
Cute scene as Courtney shows Chloe their 1980s-era computer complete with giant floppy disk! :)
But it does underscore the theme of the episode: the JSA may not have all the bells ‘n’ whistles, but they do have the sense of family and teamwork that the other team does not. Not surprising considering all the backstabbing that goes on with the future JLA!
Glad to see J’onn get his powers back, though said that Dr. Fate had to die.
So, Amanda Waller was behind the JSA murders. She is one bad-ass woman! Is she a member of the Government or some secret society herself?
And Tess is a member, too! Could explain a lot.
I’m a big believer in that in order to understand the present, you have to know about the past. Too often American society dismisses what came before as unimportant or irrelevant. The phrase ‘up-to-the-minute’ perfectly describes a society obsessed with the latest shiny toys while tossing out the old ones whether they’re broken or not for the sake of newness.
Though it is ironic that Clark’s Superman is the next generation, when in reality he was the first modern superhero that all others were modeled on (and even he borrowed from Doc Savage and Batman from Sherlock Holmes, etc.).
Fitting that soon after this episode aired, an original copy of Action Comics No. 1 sold for a million dollars, and then Detective Comics No. 27 topped that.
The World’s Finest: always concerned about who tops! ;)