So, 19 down with 1 to go. Despite the fact that I have generally found season 2 quite disappointing in comparison to season 1, I feel quite sad that the show is coming to a premature end. I felt that perhaps season 2 suffered a bit due to the fact that the original plan for Invasion was as a mini-series which was eventually stretched out to 20 episodes. That would explain some of the extremely slow plot movement in season. However, while I have not liked several episodes of season 2, some of them were among the best on the show. These are my five favorite episodes on the show and there is a very visible common point about them...
1) Depths: Set up the most interesting plot point of the entire season with regards to Kaldur and Artemis' undercover op. I remember how all of us on this board were completely convinced that Artemis had actually been killed off. The plot twist at the end was beautifully executed. Great episode.
2) Bloodlines: I admit, I am a sucker for anything Flash related. It was great to see Wally back in action for the first time this season. But the real highlight of this episode was the introduction of Impulse who was one of the few new characters this season who actually had any kind of development.
3) Summit: Maybe because its really fresh in my mind but I loved this episode. Kaldur was badass as he completely outwitted both the Reach and the Light simultaneously. It was great to actually see Nightwing in action. As always, it was terrific to see Wally back again and it was clear he hasn't lost his touch. It was particularly great because the team actually accomplished something in this episode.
4) Complications: This was a good action oriented episode. I liked the Nguyen-Crock family relationship dynamics. The bond between the two sisters was particularly nice. We also get to see Deathstroke and Sportsmaster kick some ass.
5) Before the Dawn: This was the episode where we first find out who the alien invaders are. Black Beetle was introduced as a complete beast. He took out the entire team alone. Also, first good character development for Miss Martian this season. Basically the turning point of this season in terms of plot.
Honorable mentions: Darkest, The Fix, and Alienated. Hopefully the series finale will find its way on this list.