Synopsis: Dick finally reveals the truth to the team and, in flashback, we learn the secret behind Deathstroke’s vendetta against the Titans.
Review: This episode blows the lid off the reasons why The Titans split up after their first encounter with Deathstroke, but it also shows us a bit of backstory about Deathstroke, which includes a brief flashback to his origins.
This story is mostly told in flashback, but will most likely become relevant in next week’s episode given that Deathstroke’s daughter wants to know how Dick got hold of one of her brother’s records.
Set mostly in 2014. It has been a matter of weeks since Deathstroke killed Aqualad and the Titans are struggling to find out where he has gone, but they have learned about his son Jericho and set about befriending him in order to obtain information from him. But over time the team and the boy feel a real connection with each other. A connection which threatens Deathstroke, but also acts as a trigger point to why the Titans disbanded.
Chella Man puts in an awesome performance as Jericho who communicates with sign language for a majority of the episode. I loved the moment where he reveals his powers to the Titans having come to completely trust them. His scene with Dick and Dawn where he learns that they are the Titans also worked very well and acted as the perfect setup for the tragic ending.
When it comes to these Superhero series. You hear a lot of fans myself included complaining about always getting the origin story told over one episode or the first season of a show. The best thing about Titans to date is that it has never done that. It has always found interesting and fun ways to tease out little bits of information within its overall arc and this episode is an example of that.
In the first season of the show. We learn that Robin aka Dick has left batman and as the season moved forward we learned that he had a team called the Titans, which broke up because of a tragic decision on Dicks’s part, which broke their trust. This episode reveals what happened and also reveals why Deathstroke is so determined to take the Titans out of the picture.
I’m looking forward to seeing how the connection between the Titans and Jericho is explained to his sister Rose in next week’s episode because that is likely to be really dramatic.
Overall. A strong episode with some great performances and two fantastic fight sequences in which Deathstroke proves to be a real force to be reckoned with.
- CGI & Stunts9.5
- Incidental Music9.2