Young Justice (2010–…): Season 3, Episode 21 - Unknown Factors - full transcript

Dick Grayson and Jefferson go after Gretchen Goode - only to encounter the ominous Overlord.

This is Cat Grant
reporting live for GBS

from the Babylonian Theater
in Hollywood,

where Goode World Studios
is holding the world premiere

of its latest blockbuster,
The Great Khan.

With me now is the
name behind the studio,

Gretchen Goode herself.

do call me Granny, dear.

Everybody does.

after the mission.

Say what now?

Uh, after the
mission, we should catch a play.

Or movie, you know.
We're in Hollywood.

Seems like the thing to do.

Uh, let's
focus on this thing to do.

Although, I'm not sure what a simple
recon of Granny's house will tell us.

I said "recon."
I never said "simple."

Connor gave you
Dreamer's Mother Box.

Dreamer hasn't
come back for it yet.

I asked Mother Box to ping

if she sensed any
Apokoliptian tech inside.

And ping she did.

Hey, you are not
suggesting an illegal search here.

That ping
was probable cause.

Besides, we can't leave old Granny
alone with Apokoliptian tech.

She might hurt herself.

Your Darkwear is picking up
Granny's wireless security network.

counter-frequency pulse

from your
Darkwear transmitter.

Cameras down.

This is too easy.

This is too easy.

I know, I know,
but we've got Mother Box.

If things turn Apokoliptian,
we'll boom tube out.

Nightwing, I lost
your signal. Nightwing?

I don't see anything.

Season 03 Episode 21

Episode Title: "Unknown Factors"

Wyynde speaking in Atlantean...

I'm sorry.

Wonder Woman's in space,

Batman and Robin
are in Africa,

and Miss Martian's leading
a team mission.

I know the risks.

But right now,
you are our only option

for rescuing Nightwing
and Lightning.

I'll provide backup.

Speaking in Atlantean...

So, I did it.

I got tested
for the meta-gene.

Mal, we talked about this.

- Well, you got tested.
- That was for my dissertation.

I had to test my blood sample
as a control

before, you know,

I shrunk down to study
and alter the genome.

You want to hear
my results or not?

Uh, no.

But... Yes.

No, no, no. Oh, just tell me.

No meta-gene.
I'm just a regular guy.

So we both tested negative.
That's fine.

Yeah, but wouldn't it have been
cool if Karen Junior was meta?

Malcolm Junior doesn't have
to be meta to be cool.

Of course, not.

Most parents would freak.
You and I, now...

We could have totally
handled it.

We have put in a lot of time
babysitting metas.

Look, I'll love her
no matter what.

I just hope our daughter
has your big beautiful brain.

Your brain's beautiful, too,

and our son would be
blessed to get it.

Anyway, it's all
luck of the draw.

Does it have to be?

I mean, in a world that's
genetically evolving so rapidly,

you said genomes
can be altered.

Maybe a little of your science
can give our girl an edge,

or at least make sure
she can keep up.

Let's just leave all
that to Mother Nature.

- Mal?
- Yeah?

I think
my water just broke.

You sure you don't
want to come home, Victor?

Thanks, Dad.

This is really where
I need to be right now.

But, I'm sorry
I pushed you away.

No, no.
None of that.

It's a fresh start
for both of us.

- I love you, Dad.
- I love you, too, son.

I'll call soon.

Whoa! Dude, is that blood?

Not blood.

And barbecue sauce,
and hoisin sauce,

which I slipped on,

landing on my wrist wrong,


One could say
the restaurant's hostage

crisis became
a sticky situation,

and Beast Boy couldn't
cut the mustard

against the new villain
calling himself

"The Condiment King."

Mother of Goat.

Hey, we saved the busboy

who texted the Outsiders
for help.

And got some good press
out of it, too.

Tara, Fred, please be careful
on your mission with Megan.

And make good choices.

is trending again.

Congratulations, Garfield.

Congratulations, Brion.

Thank you.

I need to hit the shower.

- Ow!
- Oh. Sorry, Garfield.

Fortunately, it seems
to be a minor sprain.

I'll meet you
in the med bay shortly.

Thanks, Doc.

- Is it always like this?
- Yep, pretty much.

- Violet?
- He's still so mad.

And time's running out
for us to say goodbye.

Maybe I should
tell him I'm sick.

I'm texting my mentor tonight,

and I'm hoping he'll have good news
about your condition.

Wouldn't you rather tell Brion
after we know we can cure you?

Uh... I... I suppose so.


I will never get
used to sucking and blowing like this.


Beetle Mini Drone feed.

Which is good

because I'm not losing track
of another squad.

Transferring BMD controls
to my station.

Hang tight.

I'll distract Granny
to get her out of the house.

That will not be necessary.

Good evening.

What a pleasant surprise.

Please, call me Kaldur'ahm.

This is my partner, Wyynde.

Kaldur'ahm, Wyynde,
please come in.

Cards on the table, boys.

Why are you here?

Two of my friends paid you
a visit and disappeared.

You mean two of your friends
broke into my home illegally.

Are you here to bring
them to justice?

Take us to them,
and we will discuss it.

Whoa, this is bad.

As you wish, Overlord.

Kaldur, I hope you know
what you're doing.

And just in case you don't...

Here we are.

You're doing great.
Here we go.

Okay. Again, Karen. Push.

You're doing great.

And hey, if you hurry,

our baby could still be born on
Martin Luther King's birthday.

Well, on this holiday, anyway.

You did not just
ask me to hurry!

No, no. Definitely not.

Focus, Karen.
One last push.

Well, hello there.

Welcome to the world,
baby girl.

A baby girl.

- Mal, we have a baby girl.
- You did it, beautiful.

You did it.

The color in her fingers
and lips. Cyanosis.

Let's get her to X-ray.

What... What is it?

Karen, Mal, stay calm.

There's a problem
with your little girl.

I'm telling you, Gar,
it's like a fog's cleared.

I'm finally getting
how to live with this tic.

Megan says it's part of my
five-stages-of-grief healing process.

She says I'm
at the final stage,



Yeah! Beetle
taught me that one.

No way.

Indulge me.

- Crash!
- Crash!

Oh, it's you.

I mean, sorry. I...
I thought you might be Violet.

She's been trying to talk to me,
and I've been quite difficult.

Maybe I should go
talk to her now.

It is wonderful

that you can forgive Violet
for Gabrielle's actions.

But with all that's happened,
she feels out of control,

when what she needs
to feel is in control.

Just be open the next
time she approaches.

That makes sense.

And sorry again,
but did you need something?

Oh, it's nothing, really.

Garfield was showing me the
Outsiders' social media feed.

The response to your heroics
has been amazing.

You have fans.

You should respond,

especially to the ones
from Markovia.

They really see you as a hero.

Their hero.

This could be
your ticket back.

you just gave birth.

When I let Ryan bring you a
gift from Dr. Palmer's lab,

I thought I was humoring you.

I didn't think you'd
seriously try to use it.

I wasn't playing, Mal.

You know me better
than to think that.

Doc, back me up.
Any news on that heart surgeon?

He opens hearts, Mal,
not snow-covered roads.

He'll never get here
in time to save her.

Repairing a hole in the heart
is a common procedure.

I've assisted
in many surgeries.

Which is why you're the perfect
candidate to assist me now, Doctor.

You just gave birth!

This is crazy.
I take the baby out of the mom.

I never get the mom
into the baby.

Be careful.

I don't want to lose you, too.

You're not losing
either of us.

Crazy, crazy, crazy,
crazy, crazy.

All right,
Doctor, I'm in the needle.

Ready for injection.

Brace yourself.

Video feed is clear.

I see the hole in her heart.

The patch will work.
I'll guide you through the correction.

Those that require correction
and discipline are brought here,

to my X-pit,

and these naughty boys
required much of both.

Obey your granny.

My command is Darkseid's will.

Obey your granny.

My command is Darkseid's will.

Still, I believe
they've learned their lesson.

You're welcome to take
your two friends now.

Simply step through
the wall of the cube.

How gracious of you.

Obey your granny.

My command is Darkseid's will.

Obey your granny.

Kaldur, your skin icons.

The magic, it helps.

Yes. Better.

Obey your granny.

My command is Darkseid's will.

Obey your granny.

My command is Darkseid's will.

Obey your granny.


Thank you for
your hospitality.

We will show ourselves out.

I said you could take
your two friends.

I did not say he could
take the Mother Box.

Mother Box is a living being.
We will not leave her behind.

That wasn't the agreement.

He broke the rules.
He must be disciplined.

Back in the pit.


manners, Kaldur'ahm.

Such behavior
requires correction.

Correction already made
to Jefferson and Richard.

Now, obey your granny.

My command is Darkseid's will.

Teach your naughty
friends a lesson.

All patched.

Blood flow and pulse

Textbook finish, Karen.

Mother Nature may not
always be perfect,

but your little girl's lucky to
have a mother who can fix that.

Thanks, Doc.

Just need a minute to rest
before I come out.

Shutting down the feed.

What? Why would...

Let's just leave
all that to Mother Nature.

Mother Nature may
not always be perfect...

Maybe a little of your
science could give our girl the edge.

Or at least make sure
she can keep up.

There's a problem
with your little girl.

There's a problem
with your little girl.

There's a problem
with your little girl.

There's a problem
with your little girl.

For this dissertation,

I isolated samples
of my own blood and tissue

to introduce new genetic
material into a genome.

I successfully integrated new
genes into my sample's DNA

that would have enhanced everything
from muscular strength to mental acuity.

Thus proving that from cures for
disease to enhancement of nature,

the power of evolution
is now in our hands.

I submit my experiments not as an
argument for or against such procedures,

but to help spark
an important ethical debate

about how to utilize this
science to do the right thing.

The right
thing, the right thing...

A debate we must settle now

before nature or other forces in our
fast-changing world settle it for us

and for our children.

Attack, my thralls!

Stop! Fight her control.

Fight harder.

You cannot be
so easily defeated.

You have brainwashed them,

but they cannot match
Atlantean strength and magic.

Then they will die trying,

and so will Mother Box.

Strike, Overlord!

Kill the Mother Box!

Has anyone heard of this
Infinity Incorporated?

You... You feel that?


Vic can boom tube?


Brion, wait!

- Kaldur?
- Mother Box!

Ha! Crush that, magic.

Do not fear, Sister.

I will heal you now.

The tongue of the old Gods.

What happened?

- You were...
- I was being mind-controlled.

- Who did this to you?
- She did.

Garfield, you are long
overdue for discipline.

I'm dropping all of you in...

Told you I had your back.

Everyone into the boom tube!

- But Gretchen.
- There will be another time.

Yes, run away, children.

Run for your insignificant
little lives.

I had my fun,

and I hope for your sakes

that you all learned a lesson!

Hush now.

It's all right.

Everything will be all right.

Everything will be
all right, little girl.

Yes, it will.

Rhea Malia Beecher Duncan
is off to a fine start.

I'll give you
a little alone time.

Weirdest birth ever.

Karen, you were in there a long
time after the procedure, baby.

What were you doing?

The right thing
for our daughter.

I did the right thing.

You're all right, Dick.

Take it easy.
Everything will be all right.

Your friend
is well cared for.

I am sure he will make
a full recovery.

Yes, I hope so.

I must admit,

I do not see the appeal
of this surface world.

Except that you are here.

I'm sorry.

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Good news, sire.

Tonight, I found
the Anti-Life Equation.