In Review: Doom Patrol – Cyborg Patrol

Silas and the team break into the Ant Farm to rescue Victor.

Synopsis: Silas and the team break into the Ant Farm to rescue Victor.

Review: Vic learns the truth about his origin and the technology that his father used.

The Story

Vic has been captured by the Borough of Normalcy, who is slowly poking around to try and find his operating system so that they can try and exploit it.

Back at the house. Robot Man, Negative Man, Crazy Jane and Elasti-Woman are trying to figure out a way of going after Vic. Help arrives in the form of Silas Stone, Vic’s father, who hatches a plan to break his son out of the Ant Form.

The Acting

Phil Morris puts in a great performance as Vic’s father Silas who will go to the ends of the earth for his son. The scene when the two eventually reunite is intense and frightening at the same time.

Joivan Wade puts in a show-stealing performance as he is slowly driven mad by the fact that his operating system is reasserting itself and trying to reboot.

Also really good this week is April Bowlby who has one of the funnier moments of the episode, which sees Rita rescue Robot Man. She is also the one that doubts the plan will work but goes along with it anyway.

Overall

This was a fun episode with lots of action and humor, but it also had some fairly dark and edgy moments as well.

I really liked the fact that Negative Man aka Larry chooses to help on this mission by helping Silas and the team get into the Ant Farm. It is great character development for Larry who started out as the most cynical and jaded of the various characters on the show.

I also loved the more fun elements such as Rita releasing Robot Man from a giant magnet and dropping him on one of their kidnappers. Also fun was the moment when the team chooses to release everything that is contained at the Ant Farm, which brings forth a fun and freaky surprise.

Overall. This is definitely one of the most fun episodes we have had to date, but it ends in a rather dark place thanks to a well-timed appearance by Mr. Nobody.

9.6
Doom Patrol - Cyborg Patrol
  • Story
    9.5
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.7

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