Episode guide

"Elder Wisdom" is the 19th episode of the third season of Young Justice, and the 65th of the overall series. It debuted on July 23, 2019 on DC Universe.


The Outsiders face Lex Luthor's machinations. But Lex (MARK ROLSTON) isn't the only one trying to manipulate them!


December 31, 07:15 MST
January 01, 14:24 PST
January 1, 22:41 UTC
Gotham City
January 1, 21:10 EST


The title refers to the wisdom of the elders vis-a-vis the youthful Outsiders. On the surface, Wonder Girl's mother, El Dorado's father, and Jay Garrick, Kid Flash's guardian. On another level, Lex Luthor's propaganda against the Outsiders, where he paints the Outsiders as rash. On yet another level, it refers to Batman's counter-propaganda against Luthor. And finally, Luthor receives a harsh lesson from G. Gordon Godfrey.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Troy Baker Geo-Force
Greg Cipes Beast Boy
Zehra Fazal Halo
Cassandra Savage
Wendy Jones
Bruce Greenwood Eduardo Dorado Sr.
Matthew Malone/Batman
Grey Griffin Troia
Helga Jace
Lia Briggs  
Jason Marsden Kid Flash
Danica McKellar Miss Martian/Moira Malone
Geoff Pierson Jay Garrick/Flash
Maggie Q Wonder Woman
Freddy Rodriguez El Dorado
Mark Rolston Lex Luthor
James Arnold Taylor G. Gordon Godfrey
Mae Whitman Wonder Girl
Helena Sandsmark  
Non-speaking roles
Blue Beetle
Forager (picture)
Gaby Gabrielli (picture)
Lady Shiva
Professor Ivo (android)
Simon M'Barra  
Spider Bots  
Victor Stone (picture)
Zviad Baazovi
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut




Cultural references

  • Batman impersonates a man named "Matthew Malone". Matches Malone is an often-used underworld persona he employs to gather information, based on a crook who had an uncanny resemblance to him. The name "Matthew Malone" was used as a spur of the moment alias by Batman in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Chill of the Night" when confronted with his parents.
  • Moira Malone's social media handle "@LittleMatchGirl16" alludes to both her "father"'s alias in the comics—Matches Malone—and the Danish short story by Hans Christian Andersen "The Little Match Girl".
  • Lex Luthor's reference to the blacklist is a reference to the Joint Congressional Un-American Activity Committee led by Senator O'Fallon, the DC Comics analog of the House Un-American Activities Committee. It caused the Justice Society to disband in 1951 after they refused to make their identities public, hence Jay Garrick's dislike for the idea.


  1. Do not answer here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.

Answered questions

Unanswered questions

  • Why did Terra panic after learning that Gabrielle Daou allowed Baron Bedlam's assassin to enter the palace and kill her parents?


  • Wonder Girl: Thanks for the lift, Ed.
  • El Dorado: That's El Dorado, the golden one.
  • Wonder Girl: Right, right. Thanks, E.D.

  • Lex Luthor: Yes, Ms. Savage, you have questions?
  • Cassandra Savage: Perhaps it's not my place.
  • Lex Luthor: How will you learn if you don't ask?

  • Lex Luthor: My dear, knowing and proving are two very different things.

  • Wonder Girl: Where are Violet and Fred?
  • Geo-Force: Violet's upstairs and Fred went out to look for Vic.
  • Wonder Girl: Gosh, I forgot about Vic. Even when I'm here, I never see him.
  • Beast Boy: I live here and I never see him.

  • Batman: Lex will know this was a setup. But knowing and proving are two different things.

  • Batman: This is a war, Diana.
  • Wonder Woman: And which side are we on? We're not simply hiding things anymore. We've gone beyond lying to our comrades and the public, now we're staging false events, creating fake news, merely to make our opponents look bad? Or the Outsiders, and by extension, the rest of us, look good? Even with the best of intentions, that is crossing a line. You must see that. You must.

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