In Review: Doom Patrol (S3 – EP9) Evil Patrol

With Madame Rouge vying for her old spot in the Brotherhood of Evil, the Doom Patrol brace themselves for their impending visit.
Evil

Synopsis: With Madame Rouge vying for her old spot in the Brotherhood of Evil, the Doom Patrol brace themselves for their impending visit.

 

The Story

Picking up from where last week left off. Madame Rouge is vying for her old spot on the Brotherhood of Evil but is assigned a task in order to prove her worth. Meanwhile, the Doom Patrol has reformed only is not quite as they use to be. Cyborg has given up his powers for human skin so he can pass as normal. While Crazy Jane has lost contact with the entire Underground with the exception of Kay who is a child. Added to all of that, Larry is now babysitting for a small child version of the negative energy that he used to play host to. Thus leaving Rita and Robot Man as the only people on the team left with any powers.

 

The Acting

We get some great scenes in this episode as each member of the patrol has to come to terms with changes in circumstance. For example, we get a brilliant scene between Vic/Cyborg and his father. In which Vic’s father reveals that he made him into Cyborg as a reaction to his encounter with the naked racism of a white security guard who made his life hell. Its a rather uncomfortable scene to watch, but is brilliantly performed by both Joivan Wade and Phil Morris.

We also get a solid performance from Michelle Gomez who has some brilliant scenes as she reconnects with the Brotherhood of Evil. But she also has a great scene where we see her shapeshift into Robot Man’s grandchild and attack the doom patrol.

 

Overall

A quite funny episode where we get to see the Doom Patrol become somewhat more dysfunctional than is normal for them. We get some fun scenes with The Brain and Madam Rouge and we also get a fun plot twist concerning Robot Man, which will likely bring the Doom Patrol back into cohesion again as they need to get their crap together for next weeks finale.

9.5
Doom Patrol (S3 - EP9) Evil Patrol
  • Story
    9.5
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.6
  • Incidental Music
    9.0

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