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Young Justice: Downtime

While the rest of Young Justice enjoys some well-deserved downtime, Aqualad returns to Atlantis to consider whether to continue as team leader or pursue his personal affairs... while a supervillain launches an attack on the underwater city.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Friday March 04th, 2011

Director: Jay Oliva
Writer: Kevin Hopps

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Citv) May 15, 2014

  • Currently 6.2/10
6.2/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
George Eads
voiced Flash
Bruce Greenwood
voiced Batman
Phil LaMarr
voiced Aquaman / Manta Minion
Stephanie Nicole Lemelin
voiced Computer
Yuri Lowenthal
voiced Garth
Nolan North
voiced Superman
Khary Payton
voiced Black Manta
Cree Summer
voiced Tula / Mary West
James Arnold Taylor
voiced Topo
Kath Soucie
voiced Mera / Joan Garrick
Main Cast
Jesse McCartney
voiced Robin / Dick Grayson
Danica McKellar
voiced Miss Martian / M'gann M'orzz
Nolan North
voiced Superboy / Connor Kent
Khary Payton
voiced Aqualad / Kaldur'ahm
Jason Spisak
voiced Kid Flash / Wally West


In Gotham City, the Young Justice team fights Clayface, who easily defeats them. Aqualad is the last to fall, and Batman arrives just in time to shock the villain. Back at Mount Justice, Batman talks to Aqualad alone, dismissing a disappointed Robin. When Aqualad apologizes, Batman informs him that the team performed adequately, but Aqualad lacked focus as their leader. Aqualad admits that he's recently found himself dreaming more of Atlantis, and someone he left behind. Batman tells him that he needs to make a decision and make it soon...

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Episode Quotes
Batman: You can split your time between the surface and the sea, but not your mind. Either you're here 100%, or you need to walk away. Make a decision, Kaldur, and make it soon.

Black Manta: Such a waste. You really have no ambition beyond serving Aquaman. Aren't schools of others willing to die for their king? This fool, for example!

Aqualad: Have you ever wondered what would have happened if I'd stayed behind, and you had become Aqualad?
Garth: Never.
Aqualad: No. Neither have I.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSam Register
ProducerBrandon Vietti  |  Greg Weisman
EditorJhoanne Reyes
CastingJamie Thomason
Line ProducerDavid Wilcox (2)
MusicKristopher Carter (1)  |  Lolita Ritmanis  |  Michael McCuistion
Production CoordinatorHyun-jung Kim  |  Hyosun Ryu  |  Gina Park
On-Line EditorChristopher Lozinski
Production SupervisorBobbie Page
Voice DirectorJamie Thomason
Production ManagementEd Adams  |  John Bueno Diaz
Main Title ThemeKristopher Carter (1)  |  Michael McCuistion  |  Lolita Ritmanis
Production AccountantAthena Wingate  |  Luisa Guzman
Production AdministratorNicole Martin (2)
Recording Machine OperatorSarah Baluch  |  Jeff O. Collins
Assistant Production ManagerMark McClain Wilson  |  Casey Sandin
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJay Bastian  |  Tramm Wigzell  |  Brian E.S. Jones
Post Production ManagerScott Schnick
Casting AdministratorLiz Carroll
Animation CoordinatorJohn Roback
Warning: Young Justice season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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