Sorry this is so late.

Cast and Crew

Tom Welling as Clark Kent
Annette O’Toole as Martha Kent
Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan
Erica Durance as Lois Lane
Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
Kristen Kreuk as Lana Lang
John Glover as Lionel Luthor

Guest starring Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow, Kyle Gallner as Bart Allen / Impulse, Alan Ritchson as Arthur Curry / Aquaman, and Lee Thompson Young as Victor Stone / Cyborg.

Written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight.

Premise

Bart Allen comes back to town, and Clark learns that he’s part of a team of heroes that Oliver Queen has assembled.

High Point

Once again, the last few minutes of an episode leave me crying for more. From the tail end of the Luthor family conversation to the final credits, this was just a great conclusion.

Low Point

Clark’s immediate distrust of Bart. I seem to recall him getting over that the first time the character appeared.

The Scores

This isn’t as original as other episodes have been, particularly since we’ve seen all of these heroes on the show before. However, this is the first sign of organized crime fighting to face off against organized crime, and that’s worth quite a bit. I give it 4 out of 6.

The effects were very plentiful, and generally very good. I give it 6 out of 6.

The acting was very nicely done all around. The usual exceptions include Ritchson as Aquaman and Durance as Lois, but both of those roles were relatively small. I give it 5 out of 6.

The story nicely ties in most of the season to date, closing a lot of storylines without closing any doors. I give it 5 out of 6.

The production was very good all around. It was well assembled, nicely shot, and had some excellent musical cues, particularly in the closing score. I give it 5 out of 6.

The emotional response was in no way hampered by the lack of originality. This was an all out geek-fest, and the first mid-season episode that really kicked into high gear since “Insurrection.” I give it 6 out of 6.

Overall, it’s been the highlight of the last few years. Seeing the heroes individually is nice, but seeing them in an organized group is great. I give it 6 out of 6.

In total, Justice receives 37 out of 42.