Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This episode focuses on Aquaman world and his life which has always been an oddball in the Justice League. He doesn’t get much respect, because all he does is swim fast and talk to fish, yet most people forget that he’s the king of the oceans, which is hardly a title to scoff at. In The Enemy Below, Aquaman, makes his triumphant return to television as a badass that few would want to contend with. That why this episode opens with Aquaman and his army attacking a nuclear sub. They disable and detain the sub. The League comes to the sub’s rescue, and Aquaman allows them to rescue the men, but not the sub itself. The League balks at leaving a nuclear sub with Aquaman, but it’s forced to comply. Superman convinces Aquaman, to voice his concerns to the rest of the world and Aquaman agrees.
After a mundane first half, The Enemy Below ramps up the action and throws in some in some shocking events as well. The Justice League rush to Atlantis to warn Aquaman of the Atlantean traitor, but they are too late. The League falls to the Atlantean army, and Orm decides to carry out them. However, before the Leaguers can drown, Mera, Aquaman’s wife saves them and in return the League agrees to help Mera find her husband.
Meanwhile, Orm imprisons Aquaman and his son over molten lava, and Aquaman they’re forced to cut of his own hand to save his son. He returns home to deliver his son to his wife, before him and the League head off to the Arctic to stop Orm from melting the polar ice caps. A final battle between Orm and Aquaman finishes when Aquaman lets Orm fall to his death. Batman and The Green Lantern manage to stop Orm’s doomsday from melting the ice caps. In the end, Aquaman realizes the surface dwellers are not threatening Atlantis, and he must be on the lookout for real threats to Atlantis’ Safety.