In Review: Doom Patrol (S3 – EP 7) Bird Patrol

Sensing imminent danger, Madame Rouge attempts to rally the highly distracted group.
Bird

Synopsis: In Bird Patrol. Vic consults an old friend for help with a major life change, Cliff takes his online habits too far, and Jane battles the “others” for Kay. Sensing imminent danger, Madame Rouge attempts to rally the highly distracted group.

 

The Story

Following up on events in last week’s show. Rita is still in the past and has integrated well with the sisterhood of Dada, but things are changing as Madame Rouge is getting more and more deeply ensconced in the Bureau of Normalcy and is becoming more distant from the group. Unfortunately, the Bureau is becoming a far less tolerant place and is looking to weaponize the metahumans it has. Threatening the very existence and the creative and pacifist intentions of the sisterhood. Suffice to say it doesn’t end well for the sisterhood. Hence why they are after Madame Rouge.

Meanwhile back in the present day. Vic admits to a pissed-off Jane that he sod her stuff to pay for his online habits and winds up getting into further hassle. Jane is busy trying to sort out her relationships with the various characters in the underground, which is where all of her personalities hang out. While Vic is looking to lose some of his Cyborg technology in order to have skin grafted onto himself in order to appear more human. But all this gets interrupted when the Sisterhood comes for its revenge against Madame Rouge. As various members of the Doom Patrol are used to re-enact past events. Thus the birth of the Bird Patrol.

In short. This show just gets weirder and weirder.

 

The Acting

April Bowlby once again puts in a solid performance as her character of Rita becomes more involved with the Sisterhood. Although most of her scenes are with Malcolm (Micah Joe Parker) who she has formed a romantic connection with. The scene where the Sisterhood is discussing their plan to take some sort of action against the Bureau of Normalcy is quite dramatic. Especially when Rita asks what they should do about DeMille aka Madame Rouge. That scene makes Rouge’s betrayal of the sisterhood all the crueler. Michelle Gomez does an awesome job of selling the scene in which she does the deed. 

We also get a really comedic performance from Brendan Fraser as Robot Man aka Cliff Steele. The scene where he fesses up to Jane about selling her stuff is hilarious.

 

Overall

This episode pretty much blows the plot open insofar as why Madame Rouge opted to time travel in order to escape the Sisterhood. However, we are yet to find out whether or not she has a chance for redemption.

The episode also features one of the weirdest endings to date. As we see a flock of Malcolm Birds swoop in.

 

9.4
Doom Patrol (S3 - EP 7) Bird Patrol
  • Story
    9.3
  • Acting
    9.7
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.6
  • Incidental Music
    9.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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