Young Justice Phantoms Teases One of the Worst Modern DC Stories

This Young Justice Phantoms review contains spoilers.

Young Justice Season 4 Episode 13

Young Justice Phantoms hit its midseason break with this week’s episode, “Kaerb Ym Traeh!” And it was maybe the strongest episode of the season: lots of storylines were tied off, while the annoying motion comic section was cordoned off to an argument between the Lords of Chaos and Order, and Vandal Savage and the Phantom Stranger. Not moving any of the figures around wasn’t actually a problem there, because the motion wasn’t necessarily the point. 

This week’s episode is also the first with a legitimate post-credits scene, and it’s…an interesting choice. They’re gonna hide Desaad in Mary Bromfeld.

The episode brings closure to Zatanna’s portion of the story. Her team battles Child and Flaw to save Earth, while Savage talks the Lords of Chaos out of supporting Child and evening the odds for the team. Savage wins the argument, they pull their power from Child, and a reconstituted Klarion, Dr. Fate, Zatanna, Traci 13, Mary, and Khaled battle her almost to a standoff. It’s Traci who notices Flaw’s weak point and successfully shatters it, saving the team and the world. But Mary does her life force drain thing again, so Zatanna ices her out of the next phase in the plan: splitting time with Nabu’s helmet between her dad, Khaled, Traci, and Zatanna herself. Everyone gets one week in the helmet, three weeks off. Mary’s pretty pissed by this, and storms off until the post credits scene, where we see her sitting in front of an out of order photo booth as Granny Goodness talks her into saying the word.