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"Tale of Two Sisters" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of Young Justice, and the 78th of the overall series. It debuted on November 4, 2021 on HBO Max.


Artemis Crock's life is interrupted by devastating news - just as multiple Shadows fall across her path.


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The episode is a tale of the two sisters, Artemis and Jade. It is a reference to the 1859 Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities, which Artemis also recites during her second lecture and the end credits scene. She also wrote the opening line of the book on her classroom board, in the last flashback she was holding the book and Paula is seen reading it before Jade shows up.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Logan Browning Onyx  
Nick Chinlund Crusher Crock
Zehra Fazal Cassandra Savage
Talia al Ghul  
Lian Nguyen-Harper
Crispin Freeman Arsenal
Will Harper/Red Arrow
Kelly Hu Jade Crock/Cheshire/Jade Nguyen
Paula Crock
Stephanie Lemelin Artemis Crock/Tigress
Justice League Computer
Kelly Stables Arrowette
Tara Strong Terra
Mae Whitman Spoiler
Keone Young Sensei
Non-speaking roles
Dick Grayson/Nightwing
Jason Bard
Manta Troopers
Megan Morse (picture)
Red Hooded Ninja
Raquel Ervin (picture)
Superboy (picture and hologram)
Wally West/Kid Flash (picture and hologram)
Zatanna (picture)
1 Character debut
1 Speaking debut
0 Episode debut




  • During her fight with Onyx, we can see Arrowette drawing her bow back but the strings don't move (second shot).

Cultural references

  • The French quote that Artemis writes on the board (C'est votre âme que je vous achète...) is from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.
  • As Arsenal points out, Terra's line "The falling apple does not bounce far from one's head" conflates the idiom "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" with the fable of Isaac Newton's discovering the law of universal gravitation with an apple falling on his head.



Answered questions


  • Artemis: I know the formula, Mom. I know what works for me, what helps me through the grief.
  • Paula Crock: Hitting criminals over the head with a bo staff?
  • Tigress: You followed me from my home. My home! You broke the rules. Makes me want to break some rules, too.
  • Onyx: I've defected from the League of Shadows. Specifically to warn you. Look, can I stand up?
  • Tigress: No. But I'm listening.
  • Onyx: Okay, fine. Cassandra Savage is on her way here. She'll claim she defected and she'll pretend to need your help, but her true intent is to become a mole on your team.
  • Arsenal: I think I've heard this one already.
  • Arrowette: About Red Arrow? Or Terra?
  • Arsenal: About Onyx, like two seconds ago!
  • Arrowette: So you want us to believe that Vandal Savage's daughter would believe that we would believe that she'd ever in 50,000 years betray her father?
  • Arsenal: Hell would have to freeze over.
  • Cassandra Savage: Well, as a matter of fact... you might want to break out your mittens. I'll only need the one, thanks.
  • Cheshire: Once a Shadow, always a Shadow. You taught me that, Sensei.
  • Sensei: I taught you many things, Jade Nguyen. Foolishness is not one of them.
  • Sensei: Cheshire... you came here to die. Come back when you are ready to live.
  • Will Harper: (stabs Shadow with a pen) Keep the pen. Compliments of Bowhunter Security. Our number's right on there. On second thought, I'm gonna need that back.
  • Terra: The falling apple does not bounce far from one's head.
  • Arsenal: I think you're conflating genetics with gravity. But, yeah. As the tree is bent, so grows the twig.
  • Red Arrow: Sometimes the apple doesn't even fall. It just sits on the branch and turns rotten.
  • Arrowette: Are we still talking about Cassandra and Onyx? Cause all this apple stuff has made me very confused and kinda hungry.