Definately an excellent episode. I only wish that certain details about it, namely the cameo by Hugo Strange (so can the off-limits characters only be seen, but not heard?) and Dr Milo and the return of the phantom zone projector hadn't been spoiled for me, but nonetheless, the tone of this episode screamed "adult" in so many ways. The round-table storyboarding was a stroke of genius, and the punch to the eyes was brutal as could be. The sequences with Batman felt very reminiscent of other similar chases in Sub-Zero, The Lion and the Unicorn and Starcrossed, but were enjoyable nonetheless. I had to keep reminding myself "they're NOT going to kill off Superman!" because it really, truely seemed like there was no way out for Clark, and that's a pretty special thing, given the fact that this is Superman we're talking about. I know the creative team has struggled with making him seem vulnerable, and this episode was certainly a success in that department. I think the secluded location and atmosphere really added to the mood.
It was also interesting to see how the animation fluctuated. Wonder Woman looked generally dreadul until she ran up to the Flash near the end. When Dong Yang really gives a scene their all, anything less than that calibre of animation just seems like an eyesore.
I really like Amanda Waller and how she's being handled. I can't help but agree with her, and for that reason I'm really looking forward to seeing how this arc will pan out. The idea of a Justice League now seems like a rather poor solution to the problems facing humanity, so once this storyline is over, where will the League go next? Once their raison d'etre has been called into question on a global scale, how can they just rebuild as they did after Starcrossed? Simple answer is, I don't think they'll be able to at all, which makes me even more excited for the next batch of 24 episodes following this one.
And I'm thrilled that Canada might get all the rest of the episodes before the US will! I don't want to get anymore spoilers!