Synopsis: Five years ago, Dick, Hank, Dawn, and Garth aka Aqualad are living in Titans Tower, thriving as a superhero team, growing into a tight-knit family. But their personal feelings start to bleed more and more into their work, and the arrival of a new villain, the Titans begin to question their destiny as heroes.
Review: This weeks episode goes into the past in order to give us some insight into the Titans history with Dr. Light and Deathstroke. Though much of the focus is on Dr. Light.
Set five years in the past. This episode explores the original Titans line-up, which included Aqualad and delves into their very first encounter with Dr. Light and Deathstroke.
Much of the episode focuses on what a tight group the Titans were and even delves into their relationships. At this point in the history of the series. Dick is dating Dawn and Hank is single and basically a functioning member of the team. But the relationship that gets the most screen time is that of Aqualad and Wonder Girl given that it is essentially this relationship, which inadvertently brings the Titans into contact with Deathstroke.
Conor Leslie puts in a blinding performance as Donna aka Wonder Girl who is conflicted between her feelings for Aqualad and her duty to her Amazonian destiny, which awaits on Themyscira. The tension between the two throughout the story is fantastic television.
This was a really interesting episode, which did a lot to explain the TItans prior history with Dr. Light and Deathstroke and also explains why Donna is kind of resistant to Dick trying to get the band back together and his plans to train the new additions to the Titans team.
Overall a really good episode, which doesn’t answer every question, but provides a couple of answers while throwing a few more questions and mysteries our way.
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