In Review: Titans – Jericho

Dick finally reveals the truth to the team and, in flashback, we learn the secret behind Deathstroke’s vendetta against the Titans.

Synopsis: Dick finally reveals the truth to the team and, in flashback, we learn the secret behind Deathstroke’s vendetta against the Titans.

Review: This episode blows the lid off the reasons why The Titans split up after their first encounter with Deathstroke, but it also shows us a bit of backstory about Deathstroke, which includes a brief flashback to his origins.

The Story

This story is mostly told in flashback, but will most likely become relevant in next week’s episode given that Deathstroke’s daughter wants to know how Dick got hold of one of her brother’s records.

Set mostly in 2014. It has been a matter of weeks since Deathstroke killed Aqualad and the Titans are struggling to find out where he has gone, but they have learned about his son Jericho and set about befriending him in order to obtain information from him. But over time the team and the boy feel a real connection with each other. A connection which threatens Deathstroke, but also acts as a trigger point to why the Titans disbanded.

The Acting

Chella Man puts in an awesome performance as Jericho who communicates with sign language for a majority of the episode. I loved the moment where he reveals his powers to the Titans having come to completely trust them. His scene with Dick and Dawn where he learns that they are the Titans also worked very well and acted as the perfect setup for the tragic ending.

Overall

When it comes to these Superhero series. You hear a lot of fans myself included complaining about always getting the origin story told over one episode or the first season of a show. The best thing about Titans to date is that it has never done that. It has always found interesting and fun ways to tease out little bits of information within its overall arc and this episode is an example of that.

In the first season of the show. We learn that Robin aka Dick has left batman and as the season moved forward we learned that he had a team called the Titans, which broke up because of a tragic decision on Dicks’s part, which broke their trust. This episode reveals what happened and also reveals why Deathstroke is so determined to take the Titans out of the picture.

I’m looking forward to seeing how the connection between the Titans and Jericho is explained to his sister Rose in next week’s episode because that is likely to be really dramatic.

Overall. A strong episode with some great performances and two fantastic fight sequences in which Deathstroke proves to be a real force to be reckoned with.

9.6
Titans - Jericho
  • Story
    9.8
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.2

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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