In Review: Titans (S3 – EP12) Prodigal

After Nightwing and Red Hood’s battle, Rachel and Gar try to save their friend.

Synopsis: In Prodigal. After Nightwing and Red Hood’s battle, Rachel and Gar try to save their friend. Meanwhile, Jason questions his allegiance. With Barbara behind bars, Donna leads her own resistance operation, and Conner helps Blackfire recover her ship.


The Story

Picking up from where last week. Nightwing has been beaten to death by Redhood and his followers. Having sensed Nightwing die. Raven and Gar rush to his side and rush him to the Lazarus pit in the hopes that Nightwing will resurrect. Meanwhile, Jonathon Crane aka Scarecrow moves forward with his plans to keep Gotham in a state of fear. But he is getting met with resistance from Donna Troy and Tim Drake as well as a small group of people that haven’t drunk the tainted water.

Elsewhere, Blackfire has rescued Superboy. Feeling betrayed by the Titans. The two decide to form their own crime-fighting duo. But when Starfire turns up and reveals the truth about what happened to her younger sister. Things change. As Blackfire wishes to take her rightful place as Queen of Tamaran. But she needs help to get her ship functional first.


The Acting

Ryan Potter and Teagan Croft once again remind us of why Gar aka Beastboy and Raven are such important members of the team. I really enjoyed the scene where Gar explains to Raven how fear plays a role in triggering new animals that he can shapeshift into. I also just generally enjoy the fact that these two younger characters seem to be a lot more balanced and reasonable than the older characters.

Conor Leslie takes command as Donna Troy and is pretty set on doing all she can to discourage an idealistic Tim Drake who thinks he is destined to be the next Robin. Jay Lycurgo holds his own as Tim Drake makes some convincing counterarguments. I also enjoyed Damaris Lewis’s performance as Blackfire and how she seemed to adopt a more regal posture once Starfire revealed what she saw in her visions.



Prodigal, which is likely a reference to a number of the show’s character arcs. Does what it sets out to do. Which is gradually bring the Titans back together. Indeed, the situation is now looking pretty grim with Crane having possession of his ultimate weapon. However, I think the Titans will have a few surprises in store for him in next week’s finale.

Titans (S3 - EP12) Prodigal
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  • Incidental Music

Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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