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"Quiet Conversations" is the 20th episode of the third season of Young Justice, and the 66th of the overall series. It debuted on July 30, 2019 on DC Universe.

Logline

Victor Stone reaches a crisis point. And he's not the only one...

Synopsis

 
Hollywood
January 01, 00:01 PST

As he walks through the streets of the city, Victor answers his phone and is annoyed when it turns out to be his father. Silas stated he didn’t want to spend the new year without him before Victor criticizes him over his past neglect and orders him not to contact him. After hanging up, Victor begins feeling a pain come over him until he passes out in an alley.

 
Hollywood
January 02, 04:16 PST

Forager spots Victor laying on the ground and is shocked by what he sees. He takes an unconscious Victor back with him to the The Hub, waking Helga Jace, Brion and Tara. Victor then removes his hood, revealing that the Fatherbox tech is spreading, threatening to consume his body until he's nothing but a walking, talking Fatherbox.

His friends quickly get him into the medbay. Jace assures him that his condition seems stable, but Victor begs to differ. Superboy turns up with Dreamer of the Forever People. She scans Victor with her Motherbox, which diagnoses that his only hope is plugging him into Metron's Mobius Chair.

Suddenly, Tara and Forager call out that Violet has vanished, prompting Jace to step outside. They show Artemis a farewell letter from Halo. Artemis remarks that she knew something's been bothering Violet but she wouldn't open up to her. Jace admits that she had talked to Violet and never considered her running away. Tara then explains that Halo told her and Brion about Gabrielle's role in their parents' assassinations. Artemis argues that Violet should not feel responsible for Gabrielle's actions. She asks Jace to attend to Victor while she tries to find Violet. Forager and Tara decline to prepare for school, the former wanting to help Victor and the latter wants to make amends with Violet.

Dreamer advises Victor to avoid any form of stress, lease he aggravate his condition. She loans her Motherbox to Superboy and opens a boom tube back to New Genesis, admitting that Bear physically assaulted Metron, thus the presence of the Forever People might not be helpful. As soon as she's gone, Superboy has Motherbox open another boom tube to Metron's location. Jace ask Black Lightning to be careful and gives him a kiss. Superboy, Black Lightning and Forager then step through the boom tube.

 
The Source Wall
January 02, 13:15 UTC

Emerging from the boom tube in the middle of tunnel, the trio spot Metron traveling towards the exit and give him. Emerging from the exit, they find themselves standing on the Source Wall.

 
Happy Harbor
January 02, 08:16 UTC

At Happy Harbor High School, M'gann summons Harper Row to her office. As she spotting a bruise on her lower neck, Harper defensively claims that it's from roughhousing with her brother Colin, though M'gann doesn't believe her. Harper tries to change the subject and asks what happened to Violet. Upon being told that her friend had run away and asked if she knew her whereabouts, Harper insists that she honestly knows nothing. She then remarks that at the very least Violet has people worried about her.

At Professor Lucas Carr's house, Artemis and Tara talk to Sphere, asking if she can help find Violet. Sphere transforms into the Super-Cycle, which they take as an answer.

 
Dhabar
January 02, 15:17 UTC+2
 
Taos
January 02, 06:18 MST
 
Poseidonis
January 02, 11:19 UTC-2
 
Minosyss Ring
January 02, 13:20 UTC

Title

Numerous quiet conversations were had during the episode: Harper Row with Megan Morse, Violet with Gabrielle's mother and cousin, Superboy with Superman, Aquaman with Unnamed-Meta-Teen-A-Four-One, and Tara's inexplicable radio silence with regards to Deathstroke.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Zehra Fazal Harper Row
Motherbox-Gabrielle-Halo-Violet
Madia Daou  
Grey Griffin Helga Jace
Dreamer
Phil LaMarr Orin
Metron  
Calvin Durham  
Stephanie Lemelin Artemis Crock
Computer
Danica McKellar Megan Morse
Nolan North Conner Kent
Superman
Khary Payton Silas Stone
Jefferson Pierce
Aquaman
Zeno Robinson Victor Stone
Sammy Sheik Samad Daou  
Tiya Sircar Unnamed-Meta-Teen-A-Four-One  
Jason Spisak Fredd Bugg/Forager
Tara Strong Tara Markov
Sha'lain'a  
Non-speaking roles
Brion Markov
Cullen Row  
Eduardo Dorado Sr.
Parademon
Sphere
Wyynde
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Continuity

Trivia

Goofs

  • Aquaman leaves Taos at 06:18 MST and arrives in Poseidonis at 11:19 UTC+2. The latter timestamp is incorrect, because MST is seven hours behind UTC, meaning that the correct hour in Poseidonis would be 15:19 UTC+2.
  • The second shot of The Source Wall is the first establishing shot from an earlier scene, but flipped horizontally.

Cultural references

Questions

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

Partially answered questions

Unanswered questions

Quotes


  • Forager: Forager's heard stories of the old Promethean gods. But Forager never thought Forager would actually stand on the face of Gog!
  • Jeff: We're standing on a god? And we were in his nose? Ugh!

  • Jeff: This is Metron. He can save Vic.
  • Metron: There has been a misunderstanding. I'm not here to save this "Vic". I am here to watch him die.

  • Metron: Death is commonplace.


  • Megan: You know, I've seen plenty of bruises on you, but... I've never seen any on Cullen before now.
  • Harper Row: Roughhousing, remember?
  • Megan: Maybe. Or maybe you weren't there to protect him because you were in jail. Up to this point, you've been the rock for Cullen to hide behind. But you're a kid, too. And the rock's cracking under this pressure. Ask yourself whom your silence is shielding now. Cullen... Or your father? I know you're afraid of what comes next. But I am going to be there to help you through it. And I believe it can be better than what you and Cullen have now.

(Long pause)

  • Harper Row: Our dad hits us.

  • Jeff: Look. I know I'm not your favorite human right now. But you mentioned Granny earlier. Is your Granny the same as our Gretchen Goode?
  • Metron: No. And yes.

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  • Episode #320 SPOILERS discussion

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    • Yes, but from beings far more stronger than Superboy. It's not that big of a deal but still.
    • What if Metron actually allowed himself to be taken out, while maintaining his image of "unaligned observer"?
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