Recap: Justice League Unlimited S 2 E 4 Task Force X

Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos
Written by Dwayne Mc Duffie (Teleplay by Darwyin Cooke)

This is the tale of how a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits manage to do The Infiltration by Dressing as the Enemy impersonating some Mooks at that Evil Tower of Ominousness Kill Sat, the Watchtower, headquarters of those Justice League wannabe Evil Overlords

Wait… what?

At a Prison where a guard, the warden and a priest are with a heavily restrained prisoner, Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot, walking to the chair. The prisoner seems to be taking his impending execution with humor. When they arrive, are surprised by a uniformed man sitting at the chair. When the warden ask him what does this mean, the man only gives him some papers, and the warden releases the prisoner in the man’s custody. Then Lawton ask him what happens if he doesn’t want to go with him. The man answers Lawton could take his turn at the chair.

When they are in a car leaving the prison, the man identifies himself as Colonel Flagg, who informs Lawton he is now a Boxed Crook who has the mission to infiltrate the Watchtower. Lawton answers he always wanted to die for his country.

So begins Task Force X, an episode based on the comic "Suicide Squad" written by John Ostrander, which shows us a total inversion of tropes like The Caper, Mooks and the Token Good Teammate, that also is full of Mythology Gags.

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