Young Justice (2010–…): Season 3, Episode 2 - full transcript

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On theEngager,

if Clamulons capture
our crew mates,

we move heaven and earth
to find them.

But this year alone,

over 16,000 child
and teen abductions

have been reported worldwide

due to the illegal trafficking
of meta-humans.

Please, watch over
your children,

and if you see something,
scream something.

Welcome back.



We return you live to
the United Nations
Meta-human Summit.

Inside, Justice League liaison
Catherine Cobert is completing
her address

to the General Assembly.

And so, as a result
of increasing restrictions

placed upon its United Nations
charter,

the Justice League
regrets to announce

the resignation, in protest

of the following members.

Batman,

Batwoman,

Black Lightning, Green Arrow,

Hardware, Katana,

and Plastic Man.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)



Thank you, Miss Cobert.

It goes without saying

that the independent nations
of the world

are deeply disappointed that
some Leaguers don't seem
to believe

in the values their League
claims to represent.

Blaming the Justice League
or its members is laughable.

The ridiculous quantity
of conditions, exclusions,

limitations and stipulations

that this body has added
to the League's charter

over Atlantean protest

have made it impossible for
the League to do its job.

Even humanitarian missions

cannot begin without
the unanimous approval
of the Security Council.

These policies
are costing lives.

Of course,
the Atlantean ambassador
supports the League.

It's led by an Atlantean
and a Themysciran.

But why has no Bialyan hero
been invited to join?

When Bialya produces a hero
who isn't a wanted criminal,

perhaps the League will
consider her or his candidacy.

(PEOPLE LAUGHING)

-(BANGS TABLE)
-That statement is
an outrageous exaggeration.

Meaning it is
largely accurate.

Ladies and gentlemen,
the true heroes of this world

will do what they must
to save lives,

help people,
and capture criminals.

Regulations or no.

Then they are not heroes,
but vigilantes.

(CLAMORING)

Ambassadors, please.

-Please, order.
-(CLAMORING DIES DOWN)

The chair recognizes
Ambassador Baazovi
of Markovia.

Allow me to make
this perfectly clear.

Without prior written
permission from
the government,

Markovia categorically forbids
entry to any vigilantes

or so-called heroes.

(THEME MUSIC PLAYING)

DICK:Listen up.

Bedlam is one of the most

notorious meta-human
trafficking syndicates
on the planet.

We now have intel that
Bedlam's main base
of operations

is in Markovia.

Artemis and I will fly
commercially from

Vladiva to Markovia
under false passports.

I suspect that whomever's
behind Bedlam

was most likely behind
the assassination of
the king and queen,

who had made it their mission
to end meta trafficking
in Markovia.

Bedlam may even be connected
to the royal family,

which would explain how
the assassins managed to
get past heavy security

and into the palace.

So, while Conner and Jeff
fly the supercycle

under the radar and over
the border with all our gear,

Artemis and I will scope out
the major players using
hacked invitations

to Prince Gregor's
pre-coronation reception.

(INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS)

Not exactly a wild crowd.

Hard to feel the aster when
both your parents have
just been murdered.

Trust me.

(TRILLING)

ARTEMIS: Do you really think
the two princes

could have had something
to do with their
own parents' deaths?

I hope not.

But we shouldn't
make assumptions.

Honestly, though, there are
more promising suspects here.

That's Dr. Simon Ecks,
a world-renowned geneticist,

who, for some reason,
has taken a low-paying job

at the Markovian
children's hospital.

Maybe he just likes kids.

DICK: Yeah,
you're probably right.

Really? I was kinda joking.

I mean... (SIGHS)

Maybe he just likes to
abduct kids and turn them
into meta-humans.

The fatality rate at
that hospital is way
above the norm.

ARTEMIS: What about
the woman with him?

DICK: Dr. Helga Jace.

Personal physician
of the royal family.

There's no indication she has
the training for meta work,

but you never know.

That's Baron Frederick Delamb,

the late queen's brother.

Tomorrow,
when Gregor's crowned king

uncle Freddy becomes regent
until Gregor turns 18.

(SCOFFS) There's motive,
for either of them.

Or both.

Good evening.

Less than 24 hours ago,

our own King Victor
and my beloved sister,
Queen Elona,

were ruthlessly assassinated.

But tomorrow,
we crown their first-born,

my nephew, Gregor,
as our new king.

(SPEAKING IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

(SPEAKING IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

-(CROWD APPLAUDING)
-(AMBIENT MUSIC PLAYING)

Heh. Prince Brion's clearly
not with the program.

Noted, but Ecks is still
our lead suspect.

SUPERBOY:Nightwing,
we made the drop as planned.

Your gear's
in the northwest corner

of the Markovian
National Cemetery.

BLACK LIGHTNING:
We'll head over
to the children's hospital

to check out its
anomalous power usage.

NIGHTWING:
Roger that, Lightning.
Good luck.

(INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS)

Prince Brion?

Doctor, you recall
our last conversation?

I do.

But this path, this quest
to activate
your own metagene.

Is it really wise, Brion?

Perhaps your safest course
is to simply step aside

and place your faith
in Gregor and your uncle.

The safe course
has brought us
to this crossroads.

Sister missing,
parents dead.

Something daring must be done
if I am to save Markovia.

(SIGHS)

If you're truly certain,

the man to speak to
is Dr. Simon Ecks.

I've talked to him.
He's expecting your signal.

Thank you, Doctor.

That's exactly what I need.

(SPEAKING IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

(SPEAKING IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

Targets are scrambling.

I'll follow Ecks
and the prince,
you get our gear.

Right. I'll catch up ASAP.

(MACHINE REVVING, TRILLING)

-Wait here, girl.
-(MACHINE TRILLS)

BLACK LIGHTNING:
It's wired to the alarm.

(BEEPING, TRILLING)

SUPERBOY: Bypassed.

(WINDOW CREAKS, CLATTERS)

SUPERBOY: Anything?

BLACK LIGHTNING: Oh, yeah.
They're using a lot of juice.
This way.

This is the morgue.

SUPERBOY: You okay?

BLACK LIGHTNING: Okay
walking into the morgue
of a children's hospital?

No, I don't wanna see
anymore dead kids.

(SIGHS) Come on.

SUPERBOY:
No bodies, which is good.

So, this is the place
using too much power?

BLACK LIGHTNING:
No, whatever's behind
this secret door is.

SUPERBOY:
Can you open it?

BLACK LIGHTNING: Not sure.
Sensing power is one thing.

Generating it,
that hasn't worked for me
since Iran.

-Hmm.
-(CRACKLES)

Huh.

(TRILLING)

(DOOR CLATTERING)

SUPERBOY: Bedlam Central?

BLACK LIGHTNING:
Odds are good.

SUPERBOY: Camera bug's
in place.

Nightwing, are you
getting a signal?

Nightwing, come in.

-Tigress, do you read?
-(RADIO STATIC)

(DEVICE BEEPS)

(SCOFFS) Place is shielded.

(SUPERBOY GROWLS)

Uh, did you just growl?

This place reminds me
of Project Cadmus.

And not in a fun way.

Oh, no.

This is--
Was the motherbox.

A sentient living computer
from New Genesis.

Whoever took this one
apart murdered it.

Uh, I'm sorry.

(EXCLAIMS)

-(RHYTHMIC HEARTBEATS)
-I hear four heartbeats,

so, at least, they're alive.

I think we got all
the confirmation we need.

Let's get these kids
out of here.

VERTIGO:Let's not.

(BOTH GRUNT, GROAN)

Vertigo.

That's Count Vertigo
to you, peasant.

Plasmus, come.

SUPERBOY:
Stun Vertigo or that creature.

(SEARING)

(GASPS)

BLACK LIGHTNING:
No, no. It cannot be dead.

SUPERBOY: Now!

I... Can't.

(PLASMUS GROWLS)

(GROANS IN PAIN)

-(GRUNTS)
-(PLASMUS GROANS)

(ROARS)

(SUPERBOY PANTS)

(GRUNTS)

(BOTH GRUNT)

(SUPERBOY WINCES)

A meta-human.

Did not see that coming.

Otto, fetch.

Or, you know, just kill them.

(GROWLS)

(OWL HOOTING)

Cover them up.

(TRILLING)

ARTEMIS: What was that?

(GASPS)

MAN: Holy...

Shovel faster.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

What are you doing?

(GRUNTING)

ARTEMIS: Whoa.

Come on, let's get
you out of there.

(TRILLING)

(GRUNTS)

Whoa.

Okay. Not bad
for a dead girl.

(GRUNTING) Get your weapons
out of the truck.

We can't let them get away.

Time to go.
And that is not
a bicycle built for two.

What happened back there?

What's your name?

Why were they
burying you alive?

Good, good talk.

MAN: Keep after them!

Seer, I need extraction.

Track my signal.

(TIRES SCREECHING)

Why are you driving
like a mad man?

Simply making sure
we're not being followed,
Your Highness.

Don't call me that.

In Markovia,
only the king
and the crowned prince

are addressed
as "Your Highness".

Apologies, Prince Brion.

In any case, it appears,
as they say,

that the coast is clear.

(SCOFFS) Amateurs.

Tigress, looks like
Ecks and Brion are headed
for the children's hospital.

ETA?

ARTEMIS: (OVER COMMS)
Running a little late.

And I'm, uh,
bringing a friend.

-NIGHTWING:What?
-Long story.

-Hmm.
-(BEEPING)

At least you two
are getting along.

Lightning, SP,
you've got company incoming.

Repeat, Nightwing
to Lightning.

-NIGHTWING:
Nightwing to...
-(RADIO STATIC)

...read.

(GRUNTS)
Nightwing, come in.

Signal is weak.
Do you read?

BLACK LIGHTNING:
Okay, so at least we know

Vertigo's running
Bedlam, right?

SUPERBOY: Yeah, great.

(GROANS) Now, all we have
to do is live to
tell someone.

Go. I'll be
right behind you.

(GRUNTS)

Jeff!

-(SUPERBOY GRUNTING)
-(HISSING)

(SCREAMING)

(GROANS)

(COMMS BEEPING)

SB, Lightning,
do you copy?

Tigress, re-route
to Lightning's coordinates.

ARTEMIS:Roger that.

ARTEMIS: Can you speak?

What's your name?

Name?

Name, yes.

Do you understand?
Do you speak English?

English, yes.

I remember English.

I understand.

Do you rember anything,
anything at all,
from before I found you?

No, nothing.

I am sorry.

Oh, it's okay.

It will be okay.

Okay.

ARTEMIS: Jeff.

Jeff. Jefferson.

Nightwing, we found Lightning.

He's breathing, but out of it.
No sign of SB.

-(GROANS)
-Lightning.

What happened?
Where's SB?

It got him.

(PLASMUS GROWLING)

(SUPERBOY GROANING)

Thank you, Otto.

And he's still alive.

That is impressive.

I cannot recall anyone else
ever surving
the touch of Plasmus.

I wonder.

Ah, well, of course.

The Superboy.

I believe the United Nations
would find your presence here
quite interesting.

But for now,
let's put him
in the subject room.

I must say it's grand

that a prince of the blood
is interested

in exploring his
metagene potential.

Why have you brought me
to a morgue, Doctor,

in a children's hospital?

Patience, young prince.

As with the metagene,

it's not what you see
on the surface.

It's what lies beneath.

What? What are those?

Those are the
metamorphosis pods.

I like to think of them
as cocoons,

-where caterpillars go to...
-Die?

(CHUCKLES) I was going to say
to become butterflies.

But the process can be a bit
(CLEARS THROAT) hit-or-miss.

You're traffickers.

Stealing sick children
from a children's hospital.

They're not all sick.

How many children
have you taken?

How many have you murdered?

You're upset, I understand.

-But allow me to explain...
-Enough!

I want no part of this.

I was a fool to come here.

-Gregor and I will...
-(HUMMING)

(GROANS)

Do you really know how
your brother would react?

More people are fine
with this sort of thing
than you'd imagine.

Sedate him.

Stop. I order you to...

What have you done?

-I thought...
-You thought?

You'd expose our operation
to the royal family.

(GROWLS) Drag him in here.

I'm a doctor, not a pack mule.

You're an idiot who put
our entire syndicate
in jeopardy.

So first, you'll pod
the prince.

and then, you may attempt
to talk me out of killing you.

(STRAINING)

BLACK LIGHTNING:
The meta-human.

I mean, well, Vertigo
called it... him Plasmus.

Just take it slow, please.

What did this Plasmus do?

Where is SB?

(SIGHS) I think Plasmus
must've grabbed SB

just as I jumped
on the spillway.

Under orders from Vertigo?

Yeah.

So Count Vertigo runs Bedlam.

NIGHTWING:And Ecks
works for Vertigo.

Fine, we'll take 'em
both down.

But our first
priority is SB.

I'm going in
through the hospital.

Tigress, Lightning,
head back to Bedlam
via the source.

Roger that.

I was following orders.

I'll confirm that,
believe me.

Meanwhile, do nothing
until I return.

Understand?

-Nothing.
-Nothing.

Understood.

(SIGHS)

(DOOR OPENS)

Dr. Jace,
how long were you in there?

Did you hear?

I think there may have been
some confusion about
our orders.

Wait, no. What are you doing?

(MACHINE WHIRRING)

No, stop. Vertigo just said...

Calm down, Simon.
I know what I'm doing.

(BEEPS)

MAN: Count Vertigo, sir.

VERTIGO: And she?

Problems with
the failed subjects.

One of the girls, she...

She kinda came back to life
as we were burying her.

Full meta.

And you let her get away.

She had help.

A woman in combat gear.

And the dead girl,
she made some kind
of shield out of light.

Another unwelcome development.

First, the Superboy
and his escaped companion,

then, Ecks and his
new subject.

And now, these two women.

Go, lock down the complex.

(SIGHS)

Excuse the interruption,
Your Highness,

but we've had
an incident or three.

I fear our operation
may have been...

compromised.

(GASPS)

What's going on?

Stop this.

Let me out!

Dr. Jace, help me. Please!

Don't worry, my child.

It is all for the best.

(THEME MUSIC PLAYING)