While I'm not much of an Aqua-fan, I have to say that first off I was pretty disappointed by Mera's character design.
The cool thing about Mera is her scaled bodysuit, no? The halter bikini top/pareo and random bits of chiffonn thingy just isn't regal enough for me. Besides, she has such pretty hair! Why pull that back into a ponytail? Oh, and her crown was ugly, too. Sorry, Mera, don't take it personally.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, I says.
Aqualad noodles around with Tula, Garth (the original Aqualad, I think), and some Atlantean sorcery. Retcons abound, but I'm getting so immune to retcons I barely notice them anymore. The retconning bothered me a lot less than the animator's choice of underwater mechanics: when Aquaman looks awkward swimming, you know you've got a problem.
Highlight of the episode: Superboy can't figure out how to use a satellite TV. Even someone with superpowers has trouble with that. Now I don't feel so bad.
Oh, and Miss Martian is quite the cook. An awkward, ditzy cook, but cute nonetheless.