Synopsis: After rescuing Rachel from Dr. Niles Caulder, Dick and Kory hit the road with Rachel and Gar. But when the Nuclear Family tracks them down again, all four decide the time for running is over. For the first time, they work in unison.
Review: This latest installment sees the Titans begin to work together for the first time and it’s somewhat clear that the leadership of the team is going to be split between Dick and Kory or Robin and Starfire.
Structurally the story this week is fairly basic. We start out with the team checking into an out of the way motel, which only has one way in or out. We then get a brief training session where Dick gets Kory, Gar, and Rachel to show him what they can do. Gar provides some of the comic relief in this scene, which is super tense. So the levity is needed.
Things don’t really kick off until the Nuclear Family catch up to the Titans and they’ve got a new dad and its all thanks to their handler. The mysterious Dr. Adamson.
The inevitable fight breaks out in which all the Titans come together and from that point on they become somewhat of a team.
The episode closes with Dick going after Dr. Adamson in order to find out who is behind the plot to abduct Rachel. But finding this stuff out proves to be a little more complicated than Dick bargained for.
There are some great moments in this episode from pretty much most of the actors involved.
Brenton Thwaites and Anna Diop are starting to develop a nice chemistry as Dick and Kory and the rather awkward post coitus moment they share was both funny and truthful. It will be interesting to see how this relationship will impact the overall team dynamic as things move forward.
Melody Johnson is deliciously creepy and outright psycho as nuclear mum. The whole family is, but Johnson seems to have had more to do than the other family members.
Although the story wasn’t rocket science. It still manages to entertain and provide a handful of fun moments amid some rather tense scenes.
I thought the cliffhanger ending, which introduces another classic DC character was handled really well and sets things up wonderfully for the next episode.
The question remains as to who it is that is so set on sending people after Rachel. We now know that Adamson is only middle management in a potentially bigger scheme.
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