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

Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos
Written by Dwayne McDuffie (Teleplay by Darwyn 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?

Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot, is being escorted to the electric chair when he receives a last-minute reprieve from a mysterious man in a business suit. Released into the man's custody, Lawton asks "What if I don't want to go with him?" and is informed that the alternative is to carry on with his execution.

As they drive away from the prison, the man identifies himself as Colonel Flagg, who informs Lawton that he is now a Boxed Crook. His mission: infiltrate the Watchtower. Lawton remarks that 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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