The Titans end their second season with a lot of death, chaos, and destruction. Long-time fans will probably not care for this, which brings an end to their sub-par adaptation of the classic Judas Contract storyline.
With only two more episodes to go this season, the Titans need to get themselves together. They’re split off into small groups, scattered all over, and several of them aren’t in great shape.
“Jericho” might be the most uneven episode of Titans so far. There were some brilliant scenes, and some things that made no sense. We get to see the end of the tragedy that broke the Titans, but we knew at least the broad strokes of this already. There was an amazing fight scene, and one I don’t think they did really well on.
Two episodes ago, Deathstroke captured Jason Todd, the second Robin. Last episode was almost entirely a flashback, telling about the Titans’ tragedy several years ago that led to the death of Aqualad (Garth, we barely knew ye) and the start of something very dark for the young heroes. Now, we’re back in the present.
Last episode of the Titans ended with a serious cliffhanger, Jason Todd getting captured through a combination of overconfidence and poor planning. To prolong the suspense, this episode ignores that situation entirely, being set roughly five years ago.
We’ve gotten a lot of hints about a tragedy in the history of the first team of Titans in this universe. We got a lot more hints, but no real details, as the season goes on.
Deathstroke? Hey, I’m back too…
The episode “Deathstroke Returns” starts off from a different point of view. Specifically, we see Councilwoman Pollard, who only seems to exist to oppose whatever Mayor Queen is doing and generally be a pain in his ass, through a gunsight.