Teen Titans

Titans – Jericho

by Alan Rapp on October 29, 2019

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Another flashback episode, “Jericho” finally reveals the events surrounding the Titans befriending and using Jericho Wilson (Chella Man) in order to find Deathstroke (Esai Morales). Long alluded to, fans finally see the sequences of events which led to the end of the Titans. There does seem to be a disconnect between Dick‘s (Brenton Thwaites) admission to Jason Todd (Curran Walters) at the end of the previous episode (saying “non one” knows the truth) and the events shown here (where all of the Titans are aware of what happened). That rather clumsy inconsistency aside (which has shown up before, I’m guessing because the show’s writers didn’t make a definitive decision until this episode), “Jericho” does more than any other episode of the season to frame Deathstroke as a legitimate threat to the team as he is able to take down both Robin and Donna (Conor Leslie) separately.

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Titans – Bruce Wayne

by Alan Rapp on October 21, 2019

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Iain Glen makes another appearance as Bruce Wayne in the latest episode of Titans, but only inside of Dick‘s (Brenton Thwaites) conflicted mind. As tensions at the Tower continue to raise, it becomes obvious that someone is gaslighting various Titans. Although many are quick to point the blame at Jason Todd (Curran Walters), though not for being tortured and possibly mind-fucked by Deathstroke (Esai Morales), it is notable that not one member of the tower suggests an obvious alternative. Meanwhile, Dick goes in search of Deathstroke while ignoring the vision of Batman talking to him throughout the episode offering the simplest advice on how to begin repairing the damage being done to the team. Dick’s admission to Jason in the final moment should finally set-up the story of what happened between the Titans and Deathstroke five years ago, and reveal how Deathstroke’s son died.

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Titans – Conner

by Alan Rapp on October 14, 2019

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After being teased about the character since the end of last season, fans finally get their first look at Superboy (Joshua Orpin) in “Conner.” Except for the final few minutes, “Conner” is a standalone episode focused on the history of the character which introduces Cadmus Laboratories and Dr. Eve Watson (Genevieve Angelson) who are responsible for the half-human/half-Kryptonian clone that gives the episode its name. With agents of Lex Luthor hunting him, Conner flees to Kansas but ends up at the Luthor farm instead of that belonging to the Kents. Mostly a blank slate, Conner has flashes of memory from both his genetic father’s – Superman and Lex Luthor. The former gives him super-powers while the later offers glimpses of scientific knowledge and a dangerous temper.

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Titans – Aqualad

by Alan Rapp on September 30, 2019

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Titans - Aqualad television review

Disconnected from current events, “Aqualad” offers a flashback episode that introduces another former member of the team in Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) who will meet a tragic end at the hands of Deathstroke (Esai Morales). What’s almost immediately obvious about the episode is the show’s creators chose the wrong actor and character to kill off as Van Acker infuses the Second Season with energy and charm missing from the current state of the more sullen members of the team. The flashback also helps build out Donna Troy‘s (Conor Leslie) backstory a bit more as well while offering the key moment that changed the Titans forever. The episode also offers the first run-in the team had with Dr. Light (Michael Mosley) and gives fans a look at the full roster of the original Titans team in full costume for the first time.

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Titans – Rose / Ghosts

by Alan Rapp on September 23, 2019

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The past returns to haunt the original Titans in “Rose” and “Ghosts” when Dr. Light (Michael Mosley) breaks out of prison and begins targeting members of the team. Dick (Brenton Thwaites) brings everyone back to Titans Tower, where the new recruits continue to train, and Jason Todd (Curran Walters) continues to be an ass (if the writers of the show were trying to capture the unlikable nature of the Todd Robin that led to fans voting he be murdered by the Joker, they are definitely going down the right path). Light certainly comes off creepy and dangerous, even if the design of his costume could use a little work, but it’s the confirmation that he’s working with Deathstroke (Esai Morales), something the team has yet to discover, that increases the danger for the Titans. Deathstroke’s plan to divide and conquer (an immediately already divided team) begins with the capture of Todd.

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