Young Justice (2010–…): Season 3, Episode 26 - Nevermore - full transcript

In the season finale episode, things come full circle as the team and the Outsiders return to Markovia for the final confrontation.

My algorithm estimated you'd
be here two minutes earlier.

How long were you
waiting outside?

About two minutes.

Look, I know DeLamb,
Baron Bedlam, staged a coup.

I assume Brion and Tara
are already on route,

and I still care
about both those kids.

I need to know what's going on.
Please, Barbara.

Like I said, expected you
two minutes ago.

Look, as you've
probably guessed,

the League's been sidelined by U.N.
Secretary-General, Lex Luthor.

And, frankly,
by public opinion,

which Luthor's manipulated.

Both sides know a win
for Brion and the Outsiders

will also help
the League's cause.

A loss, on the other hand...

That's why the Bio-Ship's
crossing the Vlatavan border

into Markovian airspace
at this very moment.

M'gann's leading
Gamma Squad,

combing members of the Team
and the Outsiders,

to prevent Doctor X
from executing

those loyal
to King Gregor Markov.

Meanwhile, Beta Squad
is preparing

to boomtube straight
to Markovburg,

to back-up Alpha Squad,
who are taking the battle right to Bedlam.

And you coordinate
all three squads from here,

while keeping the League
and Batman, Inc. informed?

You're the only person
who calls it "Batman, Inc."

But, yes.

- What else?
- What else?

What aren't you telling me?


The board is set.

The players in position.

And we have the inside track
on their every move.

Then all goes as planned?

Of course.

This will be a complete
debacle for the Outsiders,

proving what I've been saying
in the media for months.

"All heroes and meta-humans

must be registered
and regulated, worldwide."

My own team
of young champions

will quickly volunteer
to register.

And Infinity Incorporated

will supplant
the Justice League.

While the Light
fills its ranks

with meta-humans
under our control.

The current heroes
will be rendered outlaws,

subject to arrest,

even Inhibitor Collars.

I bet
Waller would love

to get a brain implant
in the Dark Knight.


But how to guarantee
today's "debacle?"

If we use our mole...

Her cover will be blown.
No doubt.

We believe the outcome
worth the sacrifice.

Any objections?

Channel is secure. Proceed.

Deathstroke to Tara...

the moment you've been
waiting for is here.

On our signal,

you are to publicly kill
Garfield Logan.

Season 03 Episode 26

Episode Title: "Nevermore"

Sync corrections by srjanapala


Yeah. Me.

You were right, G-F.
Beta flushed the Baron right out.

Hello, Uncle.

So, a meta-invasion
of my native land.

An opportunity
to defend the Realm

and cleanse the bloodline
of these weak Orphans.

We're orphans because of you!

I feel the tug
of your power, child.

A feeble thing.


Cyborg, do you read?

I know you're in
the thick of it,

but you and I
have a new mission.

Little Prince.

There's no Superboy here
to save you now.

Stop, children!

You're an embarrassment
to the family.

They've got
a new family now.

All equally pathetic.

help Beast Boy!

Ah, man, that hurts!


Gamma to Beta.
We've rescued the hostages

and taken down Doctor X.
How's it going at the Palace?

Just a...


Beta to Gamma.

Vertigo's down. Sending
Tigress and Halo to Alpha.

On our way.

You kidnapped
my sister!

Murdered my parents!

Betrayed crown and country!


Stop! I...

I surrender.

Surrender is too easy!



The Outsiders
are beacons of hope.

We don't deal out punishment.

Brion is right.

Bedlam caused all your misery.

Do your job,

then nothing can stop you and
Brion from executing DeLamb.

Kill Beast Boy.


- Uh... Terra?
- Terra, what are you doing?

Do it.

Kill him.

Tara, listen.

You don't have to do
what Deathstroke says.

- Deathstroke?
- How does she...

I thought this channel
was secure!

How long have you known?

Known? Known what?

Since before we found you.

Batman had surveillance
on Slade,

and could tell
from his micro-expressions

that he was lying
when he said you'd washed out

of the League of Shadows.

You knew I was still
a Shadow? Why didn't you...

Busting you upfront would've taken
the decision out of your hands,

which is exactly what
the bad guys have done to you

from the moment
you were abducted.

Don't go soft
on me now, Princess.

They'll betray you.
Like your uncle.

Like Jace.

I have been betrayed
so many times.

But these people risked
their lives to save me.

Treated me with kindness
and respect.

Made me a part
of their family.

Those are the tools
they use to make you weak.

I taught you to be strong.

We wanted to show you
there is a better way.

You can be forgiven, Tara.
The choice is yours.

Damn it, Terra,

Batman read
your micro-expressions?

Didn't know
he saw me unmasked.

I nodded, nearly napping,

suddenly there came a tapping.

Well, we wondered
who else would be

on the other end of this line.
Now, we know,

Mr. Secretary.


how could you?

Why didn't anyone
tell me this?

Here he is!

Here's our Prince!

Ambassador Baazovi?

Prince Brion! Is that...

the Princess?

And who are these others?

My Prince,

you cannot let
that war criminal escape!

It is over, Baron.

It will never be over,

Not as long as I draw breath.

Uncle, I believe you.

Is he... Is he dead?


Speaking alien language...

Brion is a hero!

Speaks alien language...
Brion sir varonis!

Brion! Brion! Brion!

Brion! Brion! Brion! Brion...

What happened?

Oh, Brion.

Brion! Brion! Brion...

Brion! Brion! Brion!

Brion! Brion!

Brion! Brion! Brion!

I had to do it.
Don't you see?

You crossed a line
we don't cross.

You murdered
that man.

I executed a criminal,

while you hypocrites

allowed a murderer
to walk free among us!

She was
a vulnerable child,


No. There was
no Control Chip

on my neck
when I killed Marlo.

I had a choice.

I made the wrong one.

Sveiks, Princis Briones!

Sveiks! Sveiks! Sveiks!

We both must
turn ourselves in.

To whom?

Do you not hear the crowd?

They know what I did was just.

And so should you!

Tara, I dedicated my life
to rescuing you,

but you lied to me

and nearly betrayed us all.

You are an assassin!

I am a hero!

Heroes don't do
what you did.

The people would disagree.

Would you condemn
a soldier in war?

No, you'd call him Varonis,
a hero.

And I'd call this hero


- A King.
- King? But Gregor...

Kings make hard decisions
for the sake of their people.

You know I supported Gregor,

but Gregor isn't strong
enough for these times.

Only you have the strength
to rule Markovia.

With the full support
of the Military.

Prince Brion brought down
the tyrant, DeLamb,

who staged a coup
after escaping prison,

after murdering
our King and Queen!

Briones Karalis!

Sveiks, Briones Karalis!

You are only 16 minutes
younger than your brother.

Admit the truth to yourself.

Sveiks, Briones Karalis!

Sveiks, Briones Karalis...

My brother
is a man of great patience.

But that is not
what our country needs.

Brion, you cannot
betray Gregor.

Unlike you, I betray no one.

Gregor's 16 minutes is
no justification for his Rule.

I've always known
the Crown should be mine.

needs a King who is a Hero.


I will forgive your crimes,

if you support my Rule.

No, brother. That I cannot do.

Fine. Halo, join me.

Rule beside me

as my Queen.

Violet, please.

I need you now.

So be it.


take all your heroes
out of my country.

At once!

Briones Karalis!
Briones Karalis!

Briones Karalis!
Briones Karalis!

Briones Karalis!

Briones Karalis!
Briones Karalis!

Briones Karalis!

Despite Terra's
disappointing performance

and Lightning's
pointless little incursion,

things could have gone worse.

Oh, please.

Things could hardly
have gone better.

Grayson's people
in their masks?

A coup on live television?

An Outsider executing an enemy
and declaring himself King?

I can easily frame
the argument now

for heroes to be
registered and regulated.

As far as I'm concerned,

Infinity Inc.
Has already ascended.

As you can see
from the documents before you,

these confidential
files prove

that Secretary-General
Lex Luthor

has defied U.N. regulations

by continuing
to secretly run LexCorp.

Worse, he's exploited
its resources

to operate his own
meta-human trafficking chain.

One that utilizes
the same Control Chip

favored by the infamous
Bedlam syndicate.

Furthermore, Luthor has
used his illegal organization

to create and control
Infinity, Inc.

One day after Lightning's
stunning revelations,

we are live at
the United Nations,

where a crowd has gathered,
calling for Luthor's resignation.

Uh, wait, I'm being told Secretary
Luthor is making a statement.

This is fake news, fake news,

and I resent even
addressing allegations

from unregulated

like the disgraced
Black Lightning.

We will soon change
the international libel laws,

which allow these
so-called "heroes"

to smear my good name
with spurious charges.

Every charge Lightning
and Cyborg laid at your feet

is true, Luthor! And more!

Think about what
you're doing, son.

I'm not your son.

At Project Cadmus,
Luthor bred and enslaved living weapons.

Including me.

I am the Superboy.
A genomorph.

A clone made from the combined
DNA of Superman and Lex Luthor.

I was created to replace
Superman should he perish.

To destroy him should he
turn from the Light.

Lex Luthor's Light.

I'm more than that now.

More than the weapon
I was created to be.

I've come to think
of Superboy as my brother.

You can trust him.

You don't have to trust me.
Test my DNA.

It's all the proof you'll need.

I call for an immediate
vote of no confidence

in Secretary-General
Lex Luthor.

An embattled
Lex Luthor,

now facing multiple

has been forced to resign

as Secretary-General
of the United Nations.

I hear rumors Ambassador Troia is
the leading candidate to replace Lex.

- Love that.
- And there's more good news.

Fans worldwide
have kept the Outsiders

and the League trending highly
positive across social media.

I guess Justice
is back in fashion.

My dad reactivated
the Bat-Signal

to actual cheers
from the crowd below.

turn the sound back on.

In other news,
the trial of Tara Markov

has ended at The Hague.
The judges of the World Court

have taken the many
mitigating factors

of the Princess'
abduction into account

and released her into
the custody of her brother,

Markovia's King-In-Exile,
Gregor Markov.

As part of her probation,
she will attempt to redeem herself

by doing good works
with the Outsiders.

No, I...
I don't want to see her.

She's made some mistakes,

but she wants to make up
for them by helping you.

Please, Your Highness.

We all deserve
a second chance.

Let her approach.

The Light is satisfied.

Though Lex has some
legal issues to resolve,

the rest of the news is good.

Agreed. King Brion now
leads a puppet kingdom,

thanks in no small part to
our newest member's influence.

Yes, well, I'm no Martian,

but my limited
meta-psychic ability

does come in handy to...

nudge people toward
their own worst impulses.

No need to be modest, Zviad.

Your services
are much appreciated.

Now, I'm sure
you're all wondering

about my recent trip
to Apokolips.

Darkseid and I rattled
sabres at each other

over our mutual
sense of betrayal.

We aired our differences but
managed to find common ground.

And reconfirm
our partnership.

Of course, his search for the
Anti-Life Equation continues.

So we must prepare.

For keeping eyes
on this, Halo,

she could be the key
to our final victory.

Can you hear us
on the Javelin?

Roger that.
You got three Lanterns,

two Hawks, a Martian,
a Captain, a Doctor,

a Devil, Magog, Steel, Icon,
Fire, Ice and Flongated Man.

That's Elongated Man!

Hope you poozers
make it worth our while.

How about
at the Batcave?

Metamorpho here
with Batwoman, Katana,

Hardware, Plaz, Spoiler,
Arrowette and Orphan.

That's just about everyone.
Wasn't sure they'd all respond.

You command more respect
than you realize.

starting to get that.

Still, everyone's here except
the one guy I really need.



Glad you could make it.

Gladder still
you're staying in the game.

Yeah, well...

it's the right thing.

You sure about this?

Oh, yeah.

Thanks for coming, everyone.

Word's spreading fast, so we might
as well get it out in the open.

Batman, Wonder Woman,

Miss Martian, Oracle,
Robin, and I

have been running
a secret task force,

coordinating all
our Teams and squads

in an attempt to beat
the Light at their own game.

We kept it a secret in a
misguided attempt to protect you.

We've had successes,
failures, compromises,

deceptions and betrayals.

It is now clear, that
despite our best intentions,

we made a mistake.

So I hereby resign as Co-Chair of
the League, effective immediately.

As do I.

I'm stepping down as Leader
of the Team, as well.

Which means
we need a new leader,

one who has consistently acted
as the conscience of the League.

And although I'm not a member,
I'd like to take the liberty

of nominating Black Lightning.


All current Leaguers
present and in favor?

- Aye!
- And aboard the Javelin?


Whoa, whoa, whoa!
I don't want this.

Maybe not. But we kinda
need you to take it.

What say you?

I don't have a vote.

If I take this,
you're either in or you're out.

There's no half-way.
No behind-the-scenes crap.

If you take this,
we'll fold Batman, Inc.

Back into the League
and the Team,

on your terms.
It's for the best.

For the mission.

I rejoin the Team.
Team works for the League.

I work for you, boss.

We all believe the League
needs course correction,

because we're all afraid
of the same tired old story.

"The hero gets lost
fighting the good fight

"and becomes the very thing
he or she is fighting against."

And, sure, it happens.

Vandal Savage, Teth Adam,

Ra's al Ghul. And now,
sadly, Geo-Force.

But it will not
happen again.

Not to any of us.

Because from here on out,
we will not keep secrets from each other.

We need each other
to know each others' secrets

to keep each other
on the straight and narrow.

No more making decisions
to protect each other

from the choices
we might be forced to make.

In this League, the ends
will not justify the means!

We will not sink to using
the methods of our enemies.

We will keep our covert Team,

not for the sake
of it being covert,

but because it affords
our young heroes

a place to learn
out of the spotlight.

But, otherwise,
like the Outsiders,

we must live
in each others' spotlights.

If we fail while doing right,

then at least we went down
swinging on our own terms.

But in the long term,
we will not fail.

Holding firm
to our principles

will guide us
to an honorable victory!

Now, let's get down
to business.

The Outsiders have posted that
they're welcoming new members,

Terra, Forager
and Superboy to the...

So, you're a public hero now?

It's time.

I guess it's time
I give this back.

I hope not.

If you don't trust me,

If you can't truly
forgive me...

I was hoping
you'd trust and forgive me.

You made hard choices,
and I dredged up old wounds.

I'm sorry.

M'gann, I can't imagine
my life without you.

So if you'll still have me...