In Review: Titans – Origins

After being rescued by Kory from the Nuclear family, Rachel travels with her to the convent where she was raised - a destination that might provide answers about Rachel's past and Kory's identity.

Synopsis: After being rescued by Kory from the Nuclear family, Rachel travels with her to the convent where she was raised – a destination that might provide answers about Rachel’s past and Kory’s identity. Meanwhile, Dick goes in pursuit of Rachel and Kory, the mysterious woman who rescued her – and the journey awakens memories of his own orphanhood and his unorthodox upbringing in the shadows of Bruce Wayne.

Review: This episode sees Starfire meet Raven for the first time as the two embark on a journey of discovery.

The Story

This episode picks up from where things left off and we get a brief replay of Doves dramatic fall and the nuclear family taking Rachel, but what we also get what we didn’t see last week, which was the fact that Kory was tracking them.

For those concerned about the fate of Dove. We do get a glimpse of her in the hospital with Dick and Hawk. So she could well be brought back at a later date.

The nuts and bolts of this weeks episode see Kory and Rachel sort of trying to help each other learn about their origins. Kory has no memory of her past. All she knows for sure is that there is a connection between her and Rachel. She doesn’t even know how or why she has powers.

Once Kory and Rachel get to the convent it sparks a few memories from Rachel when she sees her old room, but not much else is remembered.

When Dick eventually catches up with Kory and Rachel he seems keen to help in any way he can, but he has to try and win Rachel’s trust given that she felt like he was going to abandon her by leaving her with Hawk and Dove.

By the close of this episode, we have more clues with regards to Kory and Rachels true identities, but we do not have all the answers.

Overall

Another pretty strong episode of Titans in which we learn a little more about the titular characters and even get a brief appearance from Beast Boy, who will have a somewhat bigger role to play in next weeks episode.

I wasn’t really too sure if Dick’s backstory about his early days with Bruce Wayne were needed. But the fact that the police suspected foul play with regards to the deaths of his family could well explain why he is tending to use deadly force when he is Robin and it might well explain his harsh feelings toward Batman, which we glimpsed in the pilot episode.

9.3
Titans - Origins
  • Story
    9.0
  • Acting
    9.4
  • CGI
    9.6
  • Incidental Music
    9.0

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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