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An out-of-control soldier by the name of General Eiling seeks to prove that the world needs protection from superpowers. Enhancing himself with an experimental World War II formula, he heads for Metropolis, Green Arrow leads a team of seven non-powered Justice League members, including Shining Knight and Crimson Avenger, in a battle they hope to win.



Episode Info


Episode number: 5x7
Airdate: Saturday February 25th, 2006


Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Jan 23, 2006

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Guest Stars
J.K. Simmons
voiced General Eiling
Recurring
Chris Cox
voiced Shining Knight
Recurring
Kin Shriner
voiced Green Arrow
Recurring
Nathan Fillion
voiced Vigilante / Spy Smasher (uncredited)
Recurring
Michael Beach
voiced Mr. Terrific
Recurring
Giselle Loren
voiced Stargirl
Recurring
CCH Pounder
voiced Amanda Waller
Recurring
Tara Strong
voiced Johnny
Recurring
Mike Erwin
voiced Speedy
Jeff Bennett
voiced Rick Wilson

Uncredited
Phil LaMarr
voiced Doctor
Recurring
Main Cast
Phil LaMarr
voiced Green Lantern / John Stewart

Recap

During World War II, a doctor is preparing to administer a test serum to an Aryan soldier to create an unstoppable army of super-powered Nazi troopers. He' interrupted when Spy Smasher arrives and takes the formula. The scientist drops it and then kicks Spy Smasher into the soldier. The hero fights his way past the scientist's bodyguards and in their struggle, a fire starts. Spy Smasher grabs the serum and leaps clear into the waters below just as a canister of benzene explodes, destroying the castle. Spy Smasher departs in his submersible jet..

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Episode Notes
This episode features for the first time a character from the Teen Titans animated series, Speedy. Mike Erwin reprises him role from Teen Titans, and here plays an older and more muscular version of the character.



Episode Quotes
General Eiling: Don’t tell me the bleeding hearts in Congress got you…
Amanda Waller: I eat them alive.
General Eiling: You would, too. You’ve got some onions, Amanda.

General Eiling: Look what happened last year. Superman walked into Cadmus and tossed our best men like a salad.
Amanda Waller: Oh, for heaven’s sake.

Amanda Waller: Our enemies are never as evil as we imagine, and maybe we’re never quite as good.

Shining Knight: No, his proper duty is to his police captain. I see why they call him "Dirty"--he besmirches his order.
Vigilante: Sir Justin, if you want to be watchin' stuff on my big TV with the 5.1 surround sound, you had best watch what you say about Mr. Clint Eastwood.

Shining Knight: I’d slay the ogre Blundabore all over again, rather than put myself on this display in this manner. Even though that ogre turned out to be...
Everyone: Morgaine Le Fey!
Green Arrow: We’ve all heard it.
Shining Knight: 'Tis a good story…

(at the parade)
Stargirl: So, what? Since we don’t have superpowers, it takes five of us to replace one Superman?

Green Arrow: Don't you see, guys? They don't care who can bench press a mountain or shoot lasers out of their ears.
Kid: Where's Superman?
Kid #2: I didn't come to see some cowboy!
Adult: I don't think that vilgilantes are good role models, especially ones with guns!
Kid #3: Where's Superman?!

General Eiling: Where's Superman?
Green Arrow: Busy. Can I help you?
General Eiling: Yeah. Hold this for me! (throws him a float)

Stargirl: Haven’t ever heard of "innocent bystanders"?
General Eiling: Ever hear of "acceptable losses"? You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. This country is halfway down the toilet because of you superpowered types.
Stargirl: For the record, I don’t have powers, potty mouth-–it’s the staff.
General Eiling: In that case, miss, you're just another egg.

Vigilante: I hit him high, you hit him low.
Green Arrow: Whatever.

Green Arrow: (to General Eiling) You wanted Superman? Now you've got... (two heroes teleport into the middle of the fight) the Crimson Avenger and my ex-sidekick.
Speedy: Ex-partner.
Green Arrow: Speedy, we gotta do this now?
General Eiling: Oooh, now I'm scared.

General Eiling: You spoiled, rich little twerp.
Green Arrow: I think he means me.
Speedy: Oh, for a second I was all mad.

Green Arrow: You still have the quantum arrow?
Speedy: Yeah, but you said...
Green Arrow: This is an emergency.

Shining Knight: Once, at the word of my lord King Arthur, I was ordered to lay waste to an entire village. I knew my king’s heart could not be so unjust, so I spared them all.
General Eiling: Then you’re a lousy soldier.

General Eiling: Why don't you give up?
Shining Knight: Why don't you?

General Eiling: All right, I've become what I hate - I'll give you that.



Cultural References
General Eiling's appearance

The General after taking the serum does bare a striking resemblance to The Incredible Hulk, and even jumps large distances just like the Hulk.

Super Serum/ Captain Nazi

This may be parodying Marvel superhero Captain America, who was created in almost the same way.

Rick Wilson: And look who’s coming next! An old, dear friend. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Suuuperman!

These lines are a spoof on the famous 40s Superman song:

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Faster than a streak of lightning.
More powerful than the pounding surf.
Mightier than a roaring hurricane.
This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, the man of steel, Superman.
Possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild mannered newspaper reporter Clark Kent.

Shining Knight: No, his proper duty is to his police captain, I see why they call him "Dirty" - he besmirches his order.
Vigilante: Sir Justin, if you want to be watchin' stuff on my big TV with the 5.1 surround sound, you had best watch what you say about Mr. Clint Eastwood.

Shining Knight and Vigilante were discussing Clint Eastwood's movie, Dirty Harry.

Title: Patriot Act

The USA Patriot Act is a federal legislation, passed after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, which expands the authority of U.S. law enforcement.



Episode References
"Panic in the Sky"

General Eiling: Look, the only mistake we made was trusting Luthor.

Luthor joined Project Cadmus to plot against the League, but later they found out he had his own agenda.

"Question Authority"

General Eiling: Look what happened last year. Superman walked into Cadmus and tossed our best men like a salad.

Shining Knight: I’d slay the ogre Blundabore all over again, rather than put myself on this display in this manner. Even though that ogre turned out to be--
Everyone: Morgaine Le Fey!

Morgaine Le Fey had two appearances in season one’s two-parter "A Knight of Shadows" and in season three’s episode "Kid Stuff".

The closing credits feature clips of the upcoming “The Great Brain Robbery” and “Grudge Match.”



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSander Schwartz
ProducerDwayne McDuffie  |  Bruce Timm  |  James Tucker
EditorJoe Gall
CastingAndrea Romano
Line ProducerShaun McLaughlin (1)
MusicMichael McCuistion
On-Line EditorChristopher Lozinski
OtherSam Register (Executive in Charge of Production for Cartoon Netw)
Story EditorDwayne McDuffie  |  Matt Wayne
Production ManagerKathleen Keegan
 
Warning: Justice League Unlimited season 5 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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