Synopsis: In Souls. While Rachel struggles for a chance to use her magic to resurrect Donna on Paradise Island, Tim Drake encounters Donna in the Underworld and searches for a way back.
This episode is bookended with Bruce Wayne, who appears to be preparing to take his own life. Meanwhile, on Themyscira Rachal AKA Raven is trying to use her magic to resurrect Donna Troy, but seems to be failing miserably. However, in the Underworld, a concerned Donna encounters Tim Drake who we saw get shot in the last episode. Seeing that Tim is in need of help. Donna follows him and along the way, they both bump into Hank Hall who saves them from some wraiths. Hank tells them that he has found a way back to the living and persuades Donna and Tim to go with him.
It was nice to see a return for Teagan Croft as Raven, who is one of the founding members of this particular incarnation of Titans. I really enjoyed her scenes with the women of Themyscira. Particularly the moment where she accuses them all of being afraid of her powers. The relationship that she forms with the leader of the Themysiran’s was nicely done also.
This episode also gave us a return for Donna Troy who is perhaps my favorite of the female characters on this show. As have always kind of liked how ill at ease she seems in wearing the mantle of a hero. Conor Leslie does a brilliant job in this role and I loved the way in which she takes Tim Drake (Jay Lycurgo) under her wing. Though I did have to laugh when Tim was continually calling her Miss Troy. We also get a nice return performance from Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall aka Hawk who by the end gets reunited with the original Dove.
Since this third series got underway. I was wondering if we were going to see Raven again and thankfully got my answer with this episode. However, I wasn’t particularly expecting to see Donna Troy again as her death seemed to have a degree of finality to it in the last series. So while I was happy to see Donna return. I kind of wish that the story could have been a little better. As I kept asking myself if had seen this before while watching the episode. As it had similarities to a lot of other stuff that I had seen on shows like Buffy and Supernatural.
That minor criticism aside. I did like that all the scenes that took place in the underworld were done in Black and White as it lent more atmosphere to it.
Overall. Souls succeeds at what it sets out to do. Which is to bring Donna Troy and Tim Drake back into the show. And maybe even allow for Bruce Wayne to return to Gotham.
- CGI & Stunts9.5
- Incidental Music9.0