Review: ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’ Episode 8 – “Triptych”

“Triptych”

Writer: Peter David

Director: Mel Zwyer

Starring: Troy Baker, Britt Baron, Jeff Bennett, Daniela Bobadilla, Denise Boutte, Cameron Bowen, Vic Chao, Nick Chinlund, Zehra Fazel, Bruce Greenwood, Grey Griffin, Kelly Hu, Stephanie Lemelin, Chad Lowe, Jesse McCartney, Danica McKellar, Nolan North, Khary Payton, Maggie Q, Dwight Schultz, Jason Spisak, Kelly Stables, Alyson Stoner, Joel Swetow, James Arnold Taylor, and Mae Whitman

EDITOR’S NOTE: Potential Spoilers Ahead!

To deal a blow to the Light, the Team and the Justice League hatch a plan. How far will they go, and is there any turning back?

Triptych: a picture (such as an altarpiece) or carving in three panels side by side (from Merriam-Webster.com).

Much like a triptych, this episode works on different levels.

“Triptych” seems to be painted with the same brush as previous episodes “Usual Suspects” and “Summit.” The only difference is that those two stories featured toward the ends of seasons one and two respectively. The reveal of “Triptych” was such a payoff.

Perplex Lies and Presidios With Capes

Apologies for trying to incorporate a reference to Sex, Lies, and Videotape, but I feel that it’s appropriate. Deception has been an outlying theme in every season of Young Justice, and I think it’s awesome!  I don’t know for certain, but I have a feeling that there will be consequences leading up to the mid-season finale.

“Triptych” ebbs and flows, hitting all the right notes. The action was spot on. I also liked that the Batman Family was in full effect. It reminded me of another season two episode titled “Alienated.” It was a treat to see the series expand the Dark Knight’s ranks, and it left me wanting the show-runners to explore these characters more.

Conclusion

This episode dug a proverbial hole for our favorite characters to pull themselves out of. It has set the stage quite well, and I am very anxious to see the ramifications of their actions. Another great episode, team!



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Kevin Gunn

Kevin is married with 5 children and 4 grandchildren. He loves all things related to DC Comics, even those movies that get a bad rep like "Batman & Robin" and "Catwoman." He has a degree in Communication and has a Masters degree in Public Administration. His favorite DC hero and villain are Black Lightning (though Batman is a close second) and Black Manta respectively. Kevin tries to exemplify being a hero every day by helping others. Something interesting about him: he was a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune." Follow Kevin on Twitter - @captsigma