So, why is Hank suddenly fine and, apparently, happy for Dick and Dawn in this flashback? Seeing Jericho sign to his mother is such a beautiful moment. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Review by Adam Ray. And at points, Dick and Dawn’s screen time together doesn’t even make sense — especially when you factor in Hank Hall. It doesn’t make sense. After all, they weren’t just partners in do-goodery when Hank gave Dawn her blue-and-white suit. Even their romance illustrates Donna’s growth. As she slips away quietly in the middle of the night, Dick watches her leave before revealing to Garth that she’s gone for good. facebook twitter tumblr This Titans review contains spoilers. We only mourn Garth’s death because we had to see Donna lose someone she loves. Without telling us anything about Joey’s powers or origins, his first few moments are riddled with comic accuracy, right down to the scar on his neck after being attacked by someone on Deathstroke’s bad side. Titans – Season 2 Episode 4 Recap & Review. If you want to count the forced flashbacks about Dick and Dawn’s situation, there was technically another couple featured in this episode. Click Here To Read Our Full Season Write Up And Final Score. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. However, we’re tired of seeing Dick (portrayed by Brenton Thwaites) and Dawn (portrayed by Minka Kelly) in false, demon-spawned realities and past realities. As the scene moves from Jericho’s excitement, it paints a picture of a mother and son who are running from Deathstroke. Titans — Ep. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. From the introductory moments, Slade and Joseph Wilson (Joey aka Jericho, portrayed by Chella Man) are scene-stealers this week. Slade isn’t getting any father-of-the-year mugs, but this scene implicitly shows that he cares about his ex-wife and son. Or will he reveal his name later on in the show? Even on the surface level, Dick and Dawn’s past relationship doesn’t create any tension from the real ship in the current timeline (i.e. On script, it’s a tragic love story. As night turns to day, they learn about Dr. Light’s break-in at the bank while Donna has commitment issues and decides she wants to leave the group. Speaking of, can Donna’s side arc with Jillian continue outside of these flashbacks? Not everyone can relate to every onscreen moment. (Now with Aqualad!) Their plight in “Hank and Dawn” proved that they were dating (or somewhere in that pre-DTR stage) before the birds became Titans. Flashbacks aren’t foreign to this show or to DC Universe as a platform. As the group join in the festivities and take a photo topether, Dr. Light begins his murderous rampage in the city. Did you catch Dick Grayson’s scheming smile in that final scene with Jericho? Hello there, Themyscira (and Diana) namedrop. Is Baz Luhrmann Pulling An Extended Snydercut For ’Australia’ On Hulu? After absorbing the energy from a nuclear warhead, the team battle a powered-up Dr. Light in an abandoned warehouse. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Having only been with them four months, Aqualad (Garth) celebrates his birthday. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. She was ready to defy prophecy for Garth. 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The gravity of the past episode’s shock ending does warrant this, when you think about it. His last words were his admission of love to her. Hopefully, Titans will expand on these arcs in future episodes. 204 -- “Aqualad” -- Photo Credit: Ken Woroner / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. If so, the episode succeeded. Culturess 1 year Titans Season 2 Episode 4 "Aqualad" live stream: Watch online Entertainment Weekly 1 year 'Ghostwriter' returns: Apple TV+ reveals first teaser for series reboot Culturess 1 year Titans season 2 episode 4 preview: Clinging to a cliff and we're nervous “Aqualad” Season 2 Episode 4 ‘Titans’ Review 2019-09-29 / 0 Comments / in Titans After Show / by ABTVIntern Hosts Afterbuzz Tehran Von Ghasri @IAmTehran Chauncey K Robinson @MsChaunceyKR & Jeff Williams @JeffWill_JR discuss DCs Titans Season 2 Episode 4 “Aqualad”. It makes it seem like there wasn’t really a purpose in focusing on the new team in the first season because the narrative keeps dwelling on the past. Each of them only had two scenes in “Aqualad.” Even in their limited screen time, they have more captivating narratives. If you’re a devoted comic fan, this episode will pull at the heart of your fandom. Donna’s backstory, Jericho’s debut, and Deathstroke’s (Slade Wilson, portrayed by Esai Morales) day (and night) job all propelled the story. This episode takes an interesting approach to Garth’s demise. While this season’s plot continues, we’re hopeful the series will incorporate fewer (or less lengthy) flashbacks so that the current conflict can continue. 204 — “Aqualad” — Photo Credit: Sven Frenzel / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Titans continues to make Deathstroke appear dangerous and formidable. After the first season focused on assembling a team of heroes, it’s peculiar to ignore the strides Garfield (portrayed by Ryan Potter), Rachel (portrayed by Teagan Croft), Dick, and Kory (portrayed by Anna Diop) made together. It was a playful approach to the assassination gig. We should feel devastated that Aqualad is gone and that Deathstroke killed him. With some good action and much-needed history surrounding the original Titan team, Titans does well to deliver a compelling episode of backstory, even if it does so at the expense of leaving an agonising cliffhanger hanging in the balance for another week. Witnessing a deaf person of color sign on a DC Universe show is a special moment that will forever be apart of Titans canon, and we need a moment (or several) to appreciate this. After watching Donna and Garth fall in love, it’s Wonder Girl’s reaction that pains us the most. Just before Garth blows out his candles, all the lights go out, leading Dick and Dawn to grow closer together whilst checking the monitors for what’s going on. If this season is anything to go by, Titans is shaping up to be quite the action-packed series and with the credible antagonistic threat of both Dr. Light and Deathstroke at the helm, Titans looks set for a dramatic showdown. Otherwise, “Aqualad” gives us a lackluster filler episode with sparse hints that tie it to the main continuity. Wedging a pole straight into his light source, they manage to successfully stop Dr. Light before returning home where Garth and Donna make love. Illustrating this overplayed ship serves no purpose to the plot or the emotional gravity of “Aqualad.”. 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Like Rose Wilson (aka Ravager, portrayed by Chelsea Zhang), Jericho’s first scene offers a canon debut. Titans -- Ep. Like the comics, he’s just playing dead. “Aqualad” kills off the titular character 40-ish minutes after it introduces us to him, which made his death lose its emotional appeal. The abridged love story might be an intentional way to keep us whelmed for Donna’s ongoing character development. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy. However, we might still be bitter that Bruce in being crammed into a Titans narrative at all. As she heads back to Titan Tower, Dick gathers the team and briefs them on Dr. Light before learning himself that Donna’s leaving. Following the cliffhanger ending last time out, Titans takes a detour this week as we jump back in time to showcase the original Titans tackle both Dr. Light and Deathstroke. Yet, this week’s episode is designed to give us context into these threats and the stakes presently at hand. All Rights Reserved. However, we’re more interested in Donna’s grief, vengeance, and how this love affair shaped her character development. Titans season 2 takes another trip to the past, making Deathstroke...and everyone else, quite impatient. The DC Universe has already introduced two former enemies. Given his next task, Slade gulps down his drink and prepares for the mission at hand. Marvel and Sony reach an agreement: Spider-Man is back in the MCU! As she made the first move, she paid homage to Garth’s Atlantean roots. Garth’s character, despite his involvement in the show limited, provided a solid foundation on how the team and Deathstroke became mortal enemies. Because we don’t know much about this onscreen version of the character, the only connection we have is through Donna — a character we’ve known and grown attached to since the first season.