To sum this up in one word - incredible. Absolutely incredible. After a previously, we learn how Lex and co survived the destruction of the ship. Sinestro's Power Ring shielded them (unfortunately, that handful of villains seems to have been it). Of course, that didn't help them get back to Earth - but a friendly passerby who really should have known better was persuaded to "lend" them his Motherbox. Great job, Lightray! Darkseid's armies attack all over Earth. Paris, Tokyo, China are all overrun by Parademons. And, of course, the mothership is in Metropolis. With nothing left to lose, the League - all of them - and the villains go into battle. Nice sequence showing everyone suiting up for battle. Ice and Fire even get homages to Spider-man and his Amazing Friends! The battles are pretty intense. Lots of characters, Hawkman cameo, but it all comes down to Superman, Batman and Lex VS Darkseid. Darkseid smacks Superman with the Daily Planet globe, in the process taking out the whole building. Superman fights Darkseid to a standstill, but he can't get any advantage. Batman even takes him on, all he ends up doing is buying Superman some time to catch his breath. Superman really cuts loose. He explains how he always has to hold back for fear of killing his opponent. But with Darkseid, he doesn't have to worry about that. He slams him right through a dozen skyscrapers, and is waiting on the other end to smash Darkseid into the pavement. But Darkseid has a last trick, and the tables are turned. The worst pain imaginable, times a thousand, constantly afflicts Superman. He's down for the count. In the ruins of the Daily Planet, Luthor meets Metron again. Metron mentions a way to defeat Darkseid, and Luthor accepts. They go to the Source Wall (cool!) In China, an old man strays into the battle with the Parademons. Wonder Woman tells him to pull back, but the old guy can hold his own. He knocks one out, before taking to the air and shapeshifting into a chinese dragon, then he resumes his original form - Martian Manhunter's back! And, evidently, he got married in his time out (he's seen sending his wife to safety before entering battle. Really clever). In Metropolis, it's over. Darkseid stands victorious, Kryptonite knife he has saved for this occasion in hand. Then, Luthor reappears, a glow around him. He holds out his hand to Darkseid, revealing his new power, the Anti-Life Equation. Darkseid reaches out for it, and a massive explosion envelopes them both. When the dust settles, they're gone. The last scene is really well done. The villains are allowed to go free... with a five minute head start. There is some doubt to the final fates of Luthor and Darkseid - we saw them die, but we've seen them die before and they came back. Flash gets a really cool final line - "these are the ending days", followed up by Diana's "but the adventure continues." The League run down the steps of the Metro Tower, pursuing the villains. First, we have some of the JLU era characters. Then, GL, Flash and Hawkgirl, followed lastly by the big three themselves. It's an awesome episode. A really fitting conclusion for an incredible series. The fights were great, Jonn's return and Luthor's heroic sacrifice made the episode for me. Too bad there won't be any more episodes now, I'm going to miss the DCAU in this form. But it went out on a high note with one of the coolest animated battles I have ever seen.