The end of the second season of Titans is getting closer. I get tearing down to build up, but the team is scattered and really not looking good. Kory lost her ride home, Dick’s in prison, Hank and Dawn split up, and Gar and Conner are being held by Cadmus.
The ninth episode of Titans is called “Atonement.” That title really doesn’t seem to fit. Something along the lines of “Things Fall Completely Apart” might have worked better. There are a lot of puzzling choices in this episode, and I have to admit, I don’t follow some of the characters’ motivations at all.
The Titans’ second season is about at the halfway point, and there’s a lot left to do. They’ve done nothing effective against their big foe, Deathstroke, most of them haven’t even appeared in costume in the current era, and, even though they’re listed that way in the credits on IMDB this week, Raven and Beast Boy/Changeling (better name, always will be) haven’t taken their code names.
Last episode, “Deathstroke,” ended with Jason Todd possibly falling to his doom. Suspense is a good story-telling technique, and the folks working for the DC Universe shows know this. So, instead of resolving this almost literal cliffhanger, “Conner” focuses on Superboy.
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.
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.
The season started with the defeat of Trigon and the team both splitting and relocating. Now we see what everyone has been up to, do a three month time jump, and starting setting up for new story.