Recap / Justice League Unlimited S 2 E 11 Panic In The Sky


  • Clear My Name: Batman focuses on actually proving that someone hacked the Watchtower's BFG.
  • Cloning Blues: Supergirl exploits this while fighting Galatea.
    Supergirl: You know what? No matter how bad you beat me, I'm real, not a clone.
    Galatea: Shut up.
    Supergirl: Deep down you know the truth. You're not a person; you're just a weapon grown out of one of Hamilton's petri dishes
    Galatea: SHUT UP!
  • Deus Exit Machina: Most of the founders save Batman surrender to the authorities shortly before Galatea and the Ultimen attack the Watchtower.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Luthor muses how he spent years bankrolling assorted projects for his own end, but that it was the work of one of his old employees (Dr. Ivo) that's poised to give him greatest victory.
    • Brainiac is this for everybody.
  • Dynamic Entry: Batman effortlessly breaks into Cadmus' new headquarters and punches out Eiling with ease.
  • Genre Blindness: Defied. Luthor ridicules Amanda for thinking she alone could stop him. She says she did think she could, but on the chance she was wrong, she had the League founders released from prison.
  • Honor Before Reason: Most of the founding Leaguers agree to surrender to US custody as a show of good faith. Batman, however, finds the idea idiotic.
  • If I Wanted You Dead...: When Waller accuses the League of attempting a war with Cadmus (and sent a superpowered army towards the Watchtower), Batman points out to Waller that the Justice League have been monitoring Cadmus for months, and are well aware that they moved their location since the Question was retrieved (Indeed, Batman's break-in is evidence of this). Therefore, what would the point be of the League using their Kill Sat on an abandoned warehouse? When Waller replies that it might have been a warning shot, Batman retorts "Don't be dense." If the League wanted to go to war with Cadmus, they would, without warning.
  • Offhand Backhand: Batman breaks into Cadmus and immediately throws his batarang at General Eiling, disarming his gun which he had pointed at Batman. As Batman walks towards Waller, the general charges towards him, and is promptly punched out without Bats giving even a glance at him.
  • Oh, Crap!: Batman when Luthor catches the exploding batarang in his hand and nothing happens.
  • The Reveal: Luthor isn't the one pulling the strings...Brainiac is.
  • Wham Episode: Big time. The Original Seven are together again and go on to confront Luthor without the rest of the league, and in the last seconds of the episode it's revealed that Brainiac has been implanted in Luthor and that he is the true Man Behind the Man.
  • Wham Shot: Brainiac revealing himself.