Young Justice (2010–…): Season 3, Episode 25 - Overwhelmed - full transcript

In the calm before the storm, Artemis and Conner journey back to their pasts.

GBS has confirmed reports

that a contingent
of the Justice League

has broken up a meta-trafficking
ring in outer space

and has brought home
316 abducted teenagers,

most of them now

The Meta-Human Youth Center
in Taos, New Mexico,

is reportedly overwhelmed
by the sudden influx.

[through speakers] But is making
arrangements to expand its services

or open other branches.

[through speakers]
I believe it's now time

to put our plan in motion.

[Lian giggles]

[imitating Wonder Woman]
I knew we'd find you.

Auntie Mouse will be
so happy, Kid Flash!

[imitating Kid Flash]
Thanks, Wonder Woman!

But now we have to find
Cheshire for Daddy.

[Tod on TV]
In related news,

yet another meta-human
has joined

Beast Boy's rebel squad
of young heroes.

Known as Cyborg,

the newest Outsider has
already made a splash

by releasing footage
that places the blame

for this deep space

squarely on the back of
media magnate, Gretchen Goode,

claiming that the much-beloved
Granny Goodness

is actually an alien entity.

[through laptop speakers] Goode's
company, Goode World Studios,

has issued a flat denial
of these claims,

stating in no uncertain terms,

that Cyborg's footage has been
faked with special effects.

The kind their studio
uses every day.

[door opens] - Unfortunately,
Gretchen Goode herself

continues to be
unavailable for comment.

Wow, um,
[chuckles] what's this?

I arranged for Violet

to baby-sit Lian at
the Premiere Building.

We'll have a few hours alone
to enjoy dinner.

I... I know we didn't talk
about, well, any of this.

But... it's Valentine's Day.

So, I thought I'd take
the chance that

you've been feeling

the way I've been feeling,


I have. [chuckles]

[Theme music playing]

Season 03 Episode 25

Episode Title: "Overwhelmed"

Sync corrections by srjanapala

[stutters] Wait.

I... I can't.
I can't. I'm sorry.


Oh, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

[cell phone beeps]

[line ringing]

I need to see you.

[Fred] Well,
the decision is difficult.

Miss Martian believes Forager
can safely return to New Genesis.

- [Wolf snoring]
- But Forager has made

many good friends
here on Earth.

Forager believes
Forager would like to stay,

but Forager cannot be
Forager here on Earth.

Only Fred Bugg.

And Fred Bugg's Glamour Charm
has become... [clicks tongue]

An albatross around
Forager's neck.

[chuckles] Fred Bugg
has been reading

The Rime of
the Ancient Mariner

in Happy Harbor High School
English class.


So Conner Kent sees
Forager's dilemma?

Conner Kent does.

That's why we're here.

[Mayor Dabney] Hello, Conner.

- Hello, Mr. Mayor.
- [van door closes]

I'd like you to meet
my friend, Fred Bugg.

Fred, this is His Honor,
Dabney Donovan,

- Mayor of Geranium City.
- [car door closes]

- Fred Bugg is honored to meet His Honor...
- [engine starts]

- The Mayor Dabney Donovan.
- Feeling's quite mutual.

Any friend of Conner's is
most welcome in Geranium City.

- I think it's safe now.
- [van door opens]

- [Wolf yawns]
- Indeed,

there are no other strangers
in town at this time.

[Wolf growling]

I will drop
the psychic illusion.

Allow me to
reintroduce myself.

I am Dubbilex.

[indistinct chatter] - And
this is the true Geranium City,

or as I like to think of it,
Genomorph City Two.

Hello, Brother.

[chuckles] Hey, Jim.

Doctor Spence.
Erin. Benny. Beth.

[heavy footsteps]


Hey, Fred, this is Karen.


And this
is my oldest friend, Kraig.


[Geo-Force through speakers]
The Outsiders view

our primary role
as inspirational.

We want young people,

human and meta-human,

- to see the value of heroism and service.
- [cell phone chimes]

We want them to take
ownership of the Outsiders.

Because, in the end,

- aren't we all Outsiders?
- [keypad beeping]

[Tod] And what about
Infinity Incorporated?

Some think this new
group of young heroes

is stealing
the Outsiders' thunder?

The Outsiders have no issue
with the Infinitors.

As long as the message
gets out.

[Gregor] Excellent.

Just excellent.

I can use this good press

to bring you both
back to Markovia.

I thought meta-humans weren't
permitted in Markovia.

- They're not.
- No.

But I'm trying to change that.

You both just
need to be patient.


I believe patience is a virtue
I have finally acquired.

Then miracles can happen!

Something I certainly
should have known by now.

[all chuckling]

For it is a true miracle

that the three of us
are together again

for the first time in years.

That's why I had to come.

In secret.

Yes. I'm sorry
that's necessary.

I'd like nothing more than to
proclaim your rescue to the Heavens.

But that's not politically
expedient now.

I'm afraid not. But soon.

- We simply must be patient.
- [both] Patient.

[all laughing]

Excuse me for a moment.

- [door closes]
- [cell phone beeping]

[Artemis] Thanks for coming,
but, um,

I only asked to see Zatanna.

Don't either of you have
Valentine's plans?


But you know we'd do
anything to help you.

[sighs] You two can't help me.

Only she can.

[scoffs] Why did you
bring them?

They're not part of this.

They're not here
for this part.

They're here
for the aftermath.

Assuming we do this at all.


I've told you there are
limits to my magic.

I can't raise the dead.

- Raise the dead?
- [Zatanna] If we do this,

it'll leave you devastated
all over again.

I am asking... I am
begging you to reconsider.

You say you can't
raise the dead.

But we both saw Secret
rise from her grave.

We know the soul exists.

And you know I never had
the chance to say goodbye.

[breath trembling]
I never had closure.

Artemis, I love you,

but that's something
you need to work through,

like anyone who's
suffered a loss.

No, I need your magic!

I will do anything!

If you won't help me,
I will make a deal with

Wotan or somebody,
I swear it!


I can't bring
a dead soul to Earth.

The best I can do is
help you meet him halfway.

[sighs] Thank you!

D... Don't thank me.

Just try to not hate me
when this is over.

I'll be sending
your soul to Limbo.

Nothing there is real.

Your imagination creates
everything you see.

It'll be very seductive.

Easy to get lost,
to want to stay.

And if you don't emerge
by sunrise,

your soul will be
trapped there.


I understand.

Do you? 'Cause I sure don't...

I do. And I take
full responsibility.

Now, let's get to it.

Please, step back.

[chanting spell]

[Wally] Hey, babe.

Missed ya.

Wally. [breath trembling]

[Lian] Again!


[chuckling] Again!

- [howling]
- [chuckling] Again!

- [panting]
- [laughing]


- [laughing]
- [chittering]


Stay back!

[echoing] I think not.


[high-pitched ringing]



- [droning]
- [high-pitched ringing]


The child is perfectly safe
here, granddaughter.


Indeed, you are
my granddaughter.


And you are my grandson.

For you are both the children
of the children of my intellect.


Having reevaluated,

I am impressed with how
you both have survived

and evolved my technology.

As Halo and Cyborg,

you have become
extremely important players

in the coming
galactic conflict.

- [high-pitched ringing]
- [droning]

No need to be modest.

I will enjoy watching
your continued evolution.

Assuming Darkseid
does not kill you.

Since you both present
great obstacles to his plans.

- [grunting]
- [Lian] Whoa!



[Wally] Happy
Valentine's Day, Artemis!

Aw, you remembered.

[chuckles] Aw, come on.
What kind of a jerk would I be

if I forgot Valentine's Day
for the third year in a row?

So, you're really dead,
aren't you?

Hey, let's not think
about that now, okay?

We only have till sunrise.

How do you wanna
spend the time?

[barks and whimpers]

[laughs] Okay, okay, boy.

- [Brucely barks]
- Wow.

Things progress fast
around here.


Oh. Very fast.


[Lex into microphone] Now,
that's an important development.

And I do believe the target
is important enough to risk

Ms. Markov's cover.

Send word, Slade.

The Op is a go.

[all grunting]


- Let's be on our way.
- [alarm blaring]

[Dubbilex] You have met
all of our "monsters."

Perhaps, Fred,

you are now comfortable
enough to reveal your truth.

Oh, uh, yes.

Fred Bugg is
quite comfortable.

And Forager is most happy
to reveal his truth.

But Forager would also be
most happy to hear the truth

behind the creation
of Geranium City.

I'd be honored to tell you.

But it is more efficient for
Kraig to telepathically show you.


[Dubbilex] Six years ago,

the original Genomorph City
was under the Cadmus Building

and under the thumb of
Cadmus' founder, Lex Luthor.

But our brother, Conner,
gathered allies

who liberated us from that
place and that servitude.

They brought us
to this place,

so that we could build
a life of our own.

Which is exactly what
we have set out to do.

Using the power of illusion

to hide our true forms
from passing outsiders.

Forager does not believe Genomorphs
need to hide from the Outsiders.

The Outsiders
are very accepting.

Different Outsiders.

But the point is that
the Genomorphs

have found a place for
themselves in our world.

Yes and no, Brother.

Yes and no.

[Wally] Yes or no?
And be honest.

You really don't miss
the Life at all?

[stutters] I mean, sure, we both have
these cushy gigs at the University.

I love teaching Physics.

And I love teaching Comp Lit.

Right, exactly.

But, enough to never
put on a mask again?

I think I...

We, have everything
we need right here.

And for my final trick,

I'm going to make
the sun appear.

[clears throat] Let's see
what else is on, okay?

[Raquel]Coming up next,

another whacky episode
of Hello, Megan!

Or maybe that's
enough TV for now.

It's time for the baby's
late night feeding, anyway.

Yeah, it's very late, babe.

Sun'll rise soon.

Let it. I never want to leave.

We are comfortable here,

but the dream
is not yet achieved.

Though safe in Geranium City,

we are segregated.

And when not segregated,
we hide,

even in plain sight,

never permitted
to be ourselves.

[clicking tongue]
Forager understands.

This problem is common.

Forager could return to
his hive on New Genesis

and safely blend in
among the other drones.

But at least, on Earth,

the prejudices
are being faced.

What are you...


[clicks tongue]

Forager will remain here,
on the front lines.

Forager will join
the Outsiders

and fight the good fight

where the entire Earth Hive

may see that
Forager is Forager.

And perhaps Forager's openness
will help the Geraniums.

That is admirable,
my new friend.

Will you do as much?

- Excuse me?
- You, brother,

were freed from Cadmus to
lead us to the promised land.

But still you hide,

which keeps us in hiding,

at a time when
all meta-humans,

including Genomorphs,
struggle for acceptance.

You know you can do
more to help.

Conner Kent
has helped Forager.

[stutters] And Brion,
and Violet,

and Victor and Tara.

[Dubbilex] Yes,

our brother has always been
good at collecting strays.

[Wolf whines]

At helping individuals,

because he sees himself
as an individual.

Alone. Apart.


But when will you acknowledge
your own place?

Your own role in
the connected world?

When will you take
the final step

to help your own people?

Ask yourself, brother.

What would Superman do?

[Forager stutters] Apologies.

Um, but Forager will need
Fred Bugg one more time.

[knock on door]


Hi. We just
wanted to stop by...

To see the baby.
I understand.

But I hope you understand why
I need to be selfish right now

and not share
our little family.

Well, uh,
that's the problem, babe.

What do you see?

It's getting lighter.

The sun's about to rise.

I think it's going to be
a beautiful morning.

Sure. But what else
do you see?


I see everything
I need right here.

I get it.

That's one beautiful baby.

Is it a boy or a girl?

[scoffs] What?

What's the baby's name?

[stutters] I... We...

- We haven't named it yet.
- It?

No. We talked a little about
having an "it" one day,

but we could never agree
on a name for a boy or a girl.

I still like Wolf,
by the way.

Wolf West, just so you know.

[chuckles] For the last time,

we are not naming our child
after Conner's dog.

What child?

Where... [breathing heavily]

No. No.
No, no, no, no, no!

- [barking]
- Brucely!

[Wally] Open the door,

Let people in again.

Or better yet,
walk through it yourself.

You've made a good start by helping
Violet, Tara and the rest.

But, you haven't let
anyone help you.

[sobbing] Please.

Please. Please.
Please, hold on. Hold on.

I can't, babe.
Believe me, I want to.

But I love you too much.

I won't let you
throw your life away

on a memory of what was

or even on a dream of
what might have been.

There's a real life for you
beyond this door.

A chance at real love.

[sniffles] No,
I had my chance.

You'll get another.

So, this very morning,
I want you to stop mourning.

I want you to live
your life and find love.

I'm not sure who could
possibly deserve you.

But I trust you to make
the right choice.

After all, babe,
you must have good taste.

- You picked me.
- [chuckles]

[sniffles] I'm...

I'm not sorry
that I came here.

Hey, me neither.

We needed this night
to finally say goodbye.

But the night's ending,

and it's time for
my Spitfire to go home

and live.





The Spirits have
done it all in one night.

[breath trembling]

[Zatanna] Artemis!

[sighs] It's all right.
It's all right. I'm good.

And I'm very grateful, Z.

I got what I needed.

Thank you.


I still can't believe
you summoned

Wally's ghost for her.

[softly] I did no such thing.

I told Artemis I didn't have
that power, and I meant it.

Then M'gann!

[Zatanna] M'gann
created a playground,

an open space
in Artemis' mind.

But Artemis created
or imagined

everything she saw
and experienced.

My legerdemain
and M'gann's telepathy

gave her the chance to
work things out for herself.

We'll tell her someday.

Or, maybe we won't.

- [dishes clinking]
- [water running]

- [whispering] How'd it go?
- [door closes]

- It...
- [snoring]

Was a pretty average night.

I'll put her to bed now.

Thanks. [sighs]

Artemis, I'm so sorry.

- I... I didn't mean...
- [door closes]

No, Will, please.

You didn't do anything wrong.

In fact,

I'm grateful to you.

You've helped me open up,

take the next step.

And I want you to know,

I will always be there
for you and Lian.


But, I'm sorry.

We are not right
for each other.

Phew... [chuckles nervously]

What a relief.

I... I felt it, too,
as soon as we kissed.

I... I mean,
it's just too weird, right?

- [laughs]
- You're my sister-in-law!

I know!


Friends. And family.


I'll, um, see you
in the morning?

I'll have the coffee brewing.

[chuckles] Come on, Brucely.



[Tod] It's being called
an international crisis.

This is cellphone footage
from earlier this evening.

Frederick DeLamb,
also known as Baron Bedlam,

escaped from
a Markovian prison

and staged a coup

with the help of meta-humans

and members of
the military loyal to him.

No word yet on the status
or location

of King Gregor Markov.

[stutters] Excuse me.
This just in.

Baron DeLamb has released
a video statement.

Good morning.

I have a short statement.

I, Baron Frederick DeLamb,

have taken
the Markovian Crown

for the good of my nation

in order to save it
from the weak rule

of my misguided nephew,
Prince Gregor.

United Nations
Secretary General

Lex Luthor had this to say.

No, we will not lift
U.N. restrictions

that prevent the Justice League
from entering Markovia.

This is an internal matter.

And there are good people
on both sides.

Both sides.

The solution involves
peaceful negotiation,

not super-heroics.

They must have known
I was out of the country!

- But how?
- Does that matter now?

No, no, of course not.

What matters is that I
return home immediately.

Brion, you can't let him.

They'll kill him the moment
he sets foot in Markovia.

[Gregor] There is
no other option.

You're wrong.

Though the Justice League
may not intervene,

my squad doesn't face
those restrictions.

This is what I've been
preparing for.

I cannot hide in
a Beverly Hills hotel room.

Be patient, brother.

We tried things your way.

Now we try them mine.

Geo-Force will lead
the Outsiders

to save our homeland.

Markovia, here we come.

Sync corrections by srjanapala

[Theme music playing]

[Kraig chitters]