Young Justice (2010–…): Season 3, Episode 9 - Home Fires - full transcript

The Light hires an assassin to take out a member of the team, but who's the target.

We have two situations.

Each of which requires
delicate handling.

I have every confidence
our new hire can handle
the first.

But, Vandal, are you certain
your acquaintance is
up to the second task?

Quite certain.

Then our good works
may proceed.



This is Cat Grant reporting
live from Taos, New Mexico.

Where Justice League co-chair
Aquaman is about to make
a statement.

Which Cat gets to cover,
as usual.

I swear, you have one set
of twins and everyone forgets
you're a reporter.

Good morning, everyone.

The Justice League and
S.T.A.R. Labs are pleased to
announce the official opening

of the first Meta-Human
Youth Center

for children and teens
victimized by meta-human

Allow me to introduce
the newly named director
of the center.

Dr. Eduardo Dorado, Sr.


Thank you, Aquaman.

The M.H.Y.C.'s goal is to
help these young people

adjust to their new abilities
and to readjust to the world
around them.

There are resources here
for these children.

Scientists, like myself,
who can help them
control their conditions,

Justice Leaguers donating
time to train them,

and youth counselors
who understand exactly
what they're going through.

-Our hope is a simple one.

-Whoa, whoa, Dawny, Don!

BART: No worries!
I can keep up
with the Tornado Toddlers.

(SIGHS) Thanks, Bart.
I really appreciate the help.

Today especially.


Come on, Dad. Stay whelmed.

Don't call him "Dad."

Oh, yeah, right. Spoilers.

Sorry, Grandma!

IRIS: And don't
call me "Grandma!"

Hello, Iris. Are we late?

Mera. No, you and Artur
are the first to arrive.


CAT:We now return youto the G. Gordon Godfrey Show.

Back to you, G. Gordon.

Thank you, Cat Grant.

We'll be getting back to
the meta-human delinquent
center in just a moment.

-But first, allow me
to introduce our guest.

Founder of
Goode World Studios,
Gretchen Goode.

Or as she's
more popularly known,

Granny Goodness.

Gretchen's just fine,
G. Gordon.

Okay, Granny.

Your Goode V.R. goggles
are on absolutely
everyone's shopping list.

And it's only September.

We've had modest success
with the goggles, yes.

You mean, modest success
turning the brains of every
kid in America to mush!


Oh. I... I wouldn't say that.

No, I imagine you wouldn't.

But my viewers
prefer the truth.

And the truth, in my opinion,
is that these goofy glasses

are just another way for kids
to disengage from the world,

disrespect their teachers,
disappoint their parents,

discombobulate their emotions,
and decetera...

G. Gordon, I'm proud
of our product.

I started Goode World
with a simple goal.

To spark the imagination.
That has not changed.

But, that's not what I came
to talk about.

Goode World Studios
and the Wayne Foundation

have partnered to help
victims of meta-trafficking.

We've made donations
to the new Meta-Human
Youth Center in Taos,

and other similar charities.

This is something that
Bruce Wayne and I both
believe in passionately.

Our children are our future.

(YAWNS) Excuse me.

Let's cut to it, shall we?

You want "props" for giving
money to the meta-freaks

actively engaged in destroying
our way of life?

Bruce and I both feel...

Oh, yes.
Your precious Bruce Wayne.

You know he declined
to come on our show?

Wonder what he's hiding.


Now, as for this boondoggle
of a youth center...


(TALKING TELEPATHICALLY)You don't have to turn it off.

I mean, I don't understand howyou can listen to the non-stop
hatred that man spews, but...

CONNER:He's the worst.
I know. But he's kinda...


Besides, we can't live
in a bubble.
We need to know

-what the other side
is saying about us.
-LUCAS: Hello.

-Hi, Lucas.

Good morning, Lucas Carr.

So, wanna carpool?

I thought you'd already left.

My first student appointment
isn't until 11:30,
but you'll be late.

Coming in when I want.

Just one of the perks of
being the new principal
of Happy Harbor High.


Uh, occasionally.
Assuming the school board
doesn't get wise.

Okay, then. (KISSES)

-Bye, guys.
-Have fun.

Goodbye, Megan Morse.

Yes, Quraci refugees will be
allowed to stay in Markovia.

It was my parents' wish.

And I do not believe my father
and mother would want their deaths used as an excuse

for Markovia to abandon
its humanitarian principles.

What about meta-humanity?
Will Markovia lift its ban...

Patience, please.

Meta-human policy is a subject
for another day.

Our focus now is on the needs
of these refugees.

We better get to work, too.

So, Jeff's been spending
a lot of time with Dick,
Conner and Artemis.

Seems to be going pretty well.

I had a feeling my ex
wouldn't be able to give up
the hero life for very long.

Not that
it's my business anymore.

I get it. And I really
shouldn't be the one
bringing up exes.

Glass houses and all that.

So, speaking of
your transparent
living arrangements,

what's the deal with
you and Artemis?

What deal? No deal.

There's no deal. I mean,
I'm grateful for her help
with Brion but...

Uh, don't get the wrong idea.

Really? You're both single,
living in the same house...

But, sorry, I shouldn't
make assumptions.

Yeah... No.


RAQUEL: Don't get up, Iris.
I've got it.

Karen, you came!

When you're invited to
join a club this exclusive,

you don't say no.

You got a baby in you.

That's right, Amistad. I do.


Hello, Brion. I mean,
Geo-Force. Geo-Force.

Hello, Halo.

No, not like that.

The Forager will demonstrate.

Hello, Violet.
Forager means Halo. Halo.

Do not worry.
Geo-Force may still learn.

JACE: Hello, children.

Dr. Jace?

Thank you for allowing me
to join you here.

Oh, thank Jeff
for convincing us.

Oh, she has.

Hello, Dr. Jace.

Forager means Dr. Jace.
Dr. Jace.

Forager is Forager.

Hello, Forager.


Humans can be
very slow of study.

Gabrielle, it's so good
to see you.

I'm not Gabrielle.
I'm Violet.

Besides, right now,
I'm Halo. Halo.

(SCOFFS) Now Halo
is just showing off.

I'm sorry, Violet.
Halo, you're right.

And I owe you an apology
as well, Prince Brion.

Everything that's happened
to you is my fault.

I thought you were
the only one who could stop
your uncle and Bedlam.

If I'd known these good people
were coming to help...

(SIGHS) I know
it wasn't your fault.

You were Bedlam's victim, too.

But not the only one.

What are we doing to get
Princess Tara back?

Nightwing has a plan.

I'm told we must be...



Geo-Force, get down!


What? What's going on?

Wait. What's happening?
The children!

Let them solve it, Helga.

FORAGER: Geo-Force,
Halo and Forager
are being tested.

HALO: So we must fight back
to pass the test.



Okay, that's enough.

Is he insane?

-He was using rubber bullets.

Painful, but non-lethal
if carefully aimed.

That doesn't answer
my question!


Brion, are you all right?

GEO-FORCE: Fine, I'm fine.

Halo, Forager, you both get
A grades for reflexive action,
evaluation and adaptability.


Geo-Force, you get an F
in all categories.

-Greetings, children.
And fellow parents.

Glad you're here, John.
It's tough being
the only dad in the room.

WOMEN: Is it now?

No, maybe not. I...

-Uncle John,
do the twisties!
-Please! Please!

They have been talking
about it all day.

So, if it's not
too much trouble...

It would be my pleasure.



I came here for training.
Not cheap shots!

All right. Let's dial
this down a few degrees.

No, it's okay.
Let him say his piece.

Well, thank you
for the indulgence.

(SIGHS) Do you have
a point to make or not?

Otherwise, let's get
back to training.

Training is all
you care about, isn't it?

You promised me Tara.
We know she's on Santa Prisca.

So what are we waiting for?

We don't know she's there,
and we don't want a repeat

of the Infinity Island
debacle, do we?

Brion, you need to be patient.

(SCOFFS) Everyone
preaches patience.

Fine, but perhaps you'd care
to explain the point
of that last exercise?

A surprise attack
proves nothing!

Hmm. In your case,
it proves you need to
train for surprise attacks.




Translating Interlac.

The Main Man's contracted
to kill this bug.

The rest of you can go.

Not gonna happen.


-You had your chance.





Crazy Kryptonian thinks
he can frag the Main Man?



We gotta get you to safety!

Forget me.
Protect my kids!


Maneuver 16!

-LOBO: Huh?





Halo! Fly Forager outta here!

HALO: Of course!


There's no running
from the Main Man!





LOBO: Ugh.

I hate cleaning this thing.

(MUFFLED) I'm gonna
frag that, that bastard.

Who hired you?
Was it Mantis?

Was it Ma'alefa'ak?

The Main Man doesn't
kill and tell.




Lois. I'm so glad
you and Jonathan
could make it.

-Oh, we wouldn't miss it.

It's the one place I can
relax with people who truly
understand what our lives,

what the life is like.

And our numbers are growing.
It's a full house.



I am impressed.

Look at all
you've accomplished.

You discovered where
the parents and children

came together
for their play date.

You leased the house
across the street,
set up wire taps,

cameras, microphones,

You've truly mastered
the surface world.

These are useful skills.

Worthy of the Shadows.
Not to be wasted.

I'm glad you approve,
Lady Shiva.

Now watch as I step outside
and with one blast
from Neptune's trident,

deal a blow from which
the so-called heroes

will never recover.

Yes, you could do that.
It has been contemplated.

As you know, it's what
the Light refers to as their

BOTH: Nuclear option.

But the thing
about going nuclear,

is that one must be
prepared for mutually
assured destruction.

So the Light has
vowed never to use
this option lightly.

Please. I am Orm,
the Ocean-Master.

A Prince of Atlantis.

(SCOFFS) Prince...
I should be King!

Instead I spent six years
inside an Atlantean prison!

Six years!

I will not be denied
my revenge.

(SIGHS) That's what
the Light assumed.

That's why I'm here.



Dad! Slow down!

IRIS: Don't call him Dad!


BART: Come on here!
Oh, yeah? You think
you can do fast? Come on!

-WOMAN: Oh, we're having
such a wonderful time!

GEO-FORCE: Surrender
before it's too late!

I could buy a new vest
and regenerate new skin.

But you sure ain't gonna grow
new heads to replace
the ones I tear off ya!

Geo-Force, the ground!

Cut it out, scummy Earther!

The Main Man's gonna
frag all you--




-Get down! (GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS) Thank you.

How many of these
crazy bugs are there?


These bastiches are fakes!

You're behind this!

Looks like the Main Man's
gotta frag you all over again.

No, stay way from her!

Dr. Jace! Get back!




Gonna frag that cheesy fem
till she's dust!

Ha! Got ya!








Hmm. Just get over here.

Don't feel too bad.

You bastiches
did better than most.



-Is Lobo gone?

-You're alive!
-You're pink!

Forager shed his exo-shell
to fool Lobo. (CLICKS)

But Forager thinks
Forager now understands
what friends meant by

"not liking to be naked."


Oh. Sorry. I can't.
You're too...


I don't care
how goochy you are!

But you are indeed
quite goochy.

Uh, yeah.
Welcome to the
fake-your-own-death club.

Its membership is
very exclusive and
I'm the president.

Forager thanks Artemis Crock.

Forager thanks
all his friends

for risking limb and life
to save Forager.

The humans here
are all truly drones
in Forager's hive.


The feeling's mutual, kid.

We always take care
of our own.

The Central City job is done.

And the heroes will
never know.

Excellent work, Lady Shiva.

You were clearly
the right choice to become
the Light's new enforcer.

As to the other
item of business,

Lobo may not know he failed,
but killing Forager
was never the point.

We can now confirm
Vertigo's testimony.

That the Superboy
and Black Lightning

participated in
the Markovian incident.

Such a waste.

We lost an excellent source
of meta-humans.

There are other options
on that front.

But after Markovia,
and after the communique
from Ra's al Ghul,

the Light required
confirmation of
all we suspected.

Now, we can be certain
that Grayson has assembled
a new off-the-books team,

consisting of the Superboy,
Lightning, Sportsmaster's
younger daughter,

the banished Prince
of Markovia,

the New Genesian Bug
and an unknown meta-girl.

Seven champions.
An elegant number.

And we've learned
to our regret

that young heroes like these

can cause the seven of us
no end of trouble.

No worries, my friends.

A plan is in place.

We'll deal with
these naughty children

in our own good time.