In Review: Titans – Asylum

The Titans set out to rescue Rachel's birth mother from a mysterious psychiatric facility, but find confronting their deepest vulnerabilities and fears. 

Synopsis: The Titans set out to rescue Rachel’s birth mother from a mysterious psychiatric facility, but find themselves confronting their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.

Review: This week sees a breakthrough for Raven and a pretty dark moment for Gar as well as a few more ghosts from Dicks past.

The Story

When Dick and Kori force a confession out of Dr. Adamson they learn that Ravens movie is being kept in a hight security off-book psychiatric facility. Armed with this information Dick and Kori begin to formulate a plan in hopes of springing Ravan’s mother, but Raven and Gar go on ahead, which forces Dick and Kori to move things forward, which leads to them all being captured.

While in the asylum. Dick, Kori, and Gar are tested to their absolute limits. Gar is tortured and Kori is subjected to inhumane experiments while Dick is subjected to dark reflections of his past via drug therapy.

The one person having a seemingly easy ride of it all is Raven who is in the company of a now freed Dr. Adamson who is filling her in about her father and the true nature of what she really is.

The Acting

Reed Birney puts in another solid performance as Dr. Adamson who does his best to try and manipulate Raven and stop her from going after her team and rescuing her mother who is played by Rachel Nichols.

Also, really strong this week is Teagan Croft who puts in a great performance showing us Raven as she comes to terms with her powers and becomes less afraid of them.


This was a great episode, which saw a lot of character development for Raven and a little development for Gar who up until now has not killed when he has taken on an animal form.

The closing scene where we see Dick burning his Robin costume is really powerful and it makes me wonder when we’ll see the new Nightwing costume.

Titans - Asylum
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Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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