Wondering which Young Justice episodes are the best? If your answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled the best episodes of the popular animated series so far according to their IMDb ratings. Let’s dive in!
1. Young Justice Season 2 Episode 19
Among the best Young Justice episodes, Season 2 Episode 19 titled “Summit” ranks #1 with a rating of 9.7 on IMDb. In the episode, The Light convenes a summit meeting with the Reach to discuss how to move forward with their plans. Ra’s al Ghul discovers the glamor spell on Tigress’ neck and reveals her identity as Artemis as hostilities between the two factions escalate. Through a hologram of Aqualad, the Reach are enlightened to the full extent of the Light’s deceptions and their alliance fractures.
2. Young Justice Season 2 Episode 7
Season 2 Episode 7, titled “Depths,” was rated 9.6 on IMDb. The episode follows Artemis rejoining the Team while Black Manta sends Aqualad and his men to destroy a communications satellite guarded by the heroes. It seems that she’s killed by Aqualad’s water sword and the heroes are unable to save her. Later, it turns out that both Aqualad’s departure from the Team and Artemis’ death were deliberately faked so that they could go undercover and learn all about The Light. Zatana gives Artemis a mysterious amulet that hides her appearance from everyone except Nightwing, Aqualad and Wally.
3. Young Justice Season 1 Episode 26
The final episode of the 1st season, “Auld Acquaintance”, was rated 9.6 on IMDb. In the episode, The Team learns that the Justice League has been brainwashed after Red Tornado tried to infect them with Starro biotechnology. Savage and Klarion manage to escape after saving them in a fight at Watchtower. Then Robin alerts some of the other heroes that six members of the Justice League have been under Savage’s control for 16 hours and Batman wonders what they’ve been doing during that time.
4. Young Justice Season 2 Episode 6
With a rating of 9.5 on IMDb, Season 2 Episode 6 is the fourth episode among the best Young Justice episodes. The episode is titled “Bloodlines” and introduces a stranger who shows up in Mount Justice claiming to be the future grandson of Barry Allen. The meeting between the boy, Bart Allen/Impulse, and the other members of the Flash family is interrupted when the villain Neutron goes on attack. Neutron is defeated by The Flash, Kid Flash and Impulse, and Impulse discreetly gives him treatment for his unruly power. Also, on their journey to a League of Shadows stronghold in Tibet, Red Arrow and Cheshire finally find the original Roy Harper.
5. Young Justice Season 1 Episode 25
The 25th episode of Season 1, titled “Usual Suspects,” was rated 9.5 on IMDb and follows Doctor Fate, Red Arrow, The Atom and Plastic Man being welcomed into the Justice League as Icon’s protégé Rocket joins the team. During the ceremony, the team receives word that Cheshire is boarding a plane. The Riddler, Cheshire, Mammoth and Shimmer attack the group after they discover the crashed plane. The Team finds a suitcase with substantially enhanced Starro biotechnology after winning the battle.
6. Young Justice Season 1 Episode 16
“Failsafe,” Season 1 Episode 16, is one of the best Young Justice episodes according to IMDb rating -which is 9.5. The episode takes place during an alien invasion, where the team faces the ultimate challenge of replacing the fallen Justice League. Later, the team learns that the invasion was a mental training simulation that included an unwinnable scenario held by Martian Manhunter, and that Miss Martian’s enormously powerful psionic abilities made them all forget that it was just a simulation. Then Martian Manhunter reveals that his niece is most likely the Martian with the strongest psychic abilities.
7. Young Justice Season 4 Episode 8
Although Season 4 Episode 8, “I Know Why the Caged Cat Sings” comes last on our list of the best Young Justice episodes, it’s undoubtedly not the worst. The episode, rated 9.5 on IMDb, reveals that Onyx was tricked into defecting to confuse The Team. After an escape attempt, Shade switches sides and helps the heroes escape to repay an old debt to Cheshire, and announces his departure from the League of Shadows.
Shiva threatens Cassandra, which leads to a fight. Cassandra gains the upper hand, but after remembering Barbara’s wounds, she spares Shiva. Jade agrees to go home to her family, but suddenly she runs away in fear. She admits that she feels too much like her violent father, Sportsmaster, as the heroes pursue her to Infinity Island.
Artemis nevertheless reconciles with Onyx and they accept the chance for rehabilitation offered by Sensei and Ra’s al Ghul. Artemis says she’ll keep an eye on them. At the end of the episode, Artemis recites I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings while posing with pictures of Wally and Jade.