Titans – S2 Ep6 – Conner Review

Just remember that people are not what they say they’re going to do

He’s here, Superboy is finally here! And what an episode!! This whole ep is all about Conner Kent, who he is and what that means not just for himself but the world.

Being a huge Superman fan I was very interested which way they were going to going with this version of Superboy, there’s so many versions to choose from even just with clone versions of him, but this version is very much the Teen Titans version first introduced in Teen Titans #1 in 2003 where he is cloned from Superman and Lex Luthor. I did kinda assume they were doing this version as it gives the character so much depth and character arc possibilities.

So it’s clear that Conner has some issues, he doesnt just have duelling personalities inside him between Lex and Superman, but he also has some of their memories this leads to an amazing scene at a farm in Smallville……I’m not saying much more than that but, amazing. I loved how this episode explored who Conner is and who he should or shouldn’t be, I had a theory of how this episode would end and tie into the main storyline of Titans and I pretty much nailed it, though there was a twist at the end that could go a few ways. Also Joshua Orpin crushes it as Conner Kent.

This episode gives you everything a Superman fan could want, we get Metropolis, the Daily Planet, a brief glimpse of Ma Kent, Kryptonite, Mercy Graves, the symbol loud and proud and Krypto, ahh Krypto what a good boy he is, he gets involved just when you need him and is definitely the third main character of this episode.

Overall I loved this episode, introducing Superboy to the Titans is definitely going to add a new element to the team and its very exciting!

Titans – S2 Ep5 – Deathstroke Review

Boy F**cking Wonder strikes again

So first off, you cannot end an episode like that, I’m all for cliffhangers but come on!!!!

There was so much to enjoy about this weeks episode, Esai Morales as Deathstroke is awesome! sure Manu Bennett did a top notch job in Arrow but this Deathstroke is different, older, more seasoned maybe but has a lot more gravitas to him already and we have barely seen him!! But he goes full Deathstroke in this episode threatening Jason Todd’s life if he doesn’t get Rose back and having a badass fight with Dick and Kory. Talking of Kory, it’s so good to see her back with the Titans and kicking ass like only she can, Anna Diop is amazing and for shame all those people that had a go at her casting back before season 1, she brings the heart and soul to this show.

I’ll be honest I did think we might get the debut of Nightwing this episode but clearly they’re saving that, I know loads of spoilers and pictures are going around about Nightwing but so far I’ve done my best to avoid them, I want to enjoy that moment and truly geek out when I see one of my favourite characters brought to life!

I genuinely wonder where the end of this episode goes, cos I’ll be honest at this point it could go a number of ways but seeing the title of the next episode ‘Conner’ I have my theories, but i guess I’ll have to wait a week to find out!

There’s more episodes this season than last so we’re not quite halfway through yet so still so much to come! We live in a time where there is so much quality DC tv content but I think this show out of them all is my favourite and just gets better and better!

Titans – S2 Ep4 – Aqualad Review

Nice teamwork

Just doing my job

So we leave behind the current Titans this week and jump back 5 years and join the original Titans, the usual suspects are there Robin, Hawk, Dove and Wonder Girl but they are joined by Garth aka Aqualad and we begin to find out why the Titans disbanded and their reluctance to reform in present day.

Seeing the original Titans go up against bad guys and Dr Light in the episode was awesome, you can see how well they work together and what Dick is trying to achieve with the new team, the addition of Aqualad is cool, we haven’t seen anyone with his kinda powers in this show before and his costume is quality!

We also get to meet Jericho, Deathstoke’s son, in this episode, he clearly has a connection to the story and I wonder if the next episode will continue this back in time story or if we’ll jump back to present day and they’ll tease this out a bit?

Either way, great episode, gives even more back story to everything and gives this season even more gravitas, man I love this show!

Titans – S2 Ep3 – Ghosts Review

So here we are with episode 3 of Titans, this episode feels more of a set up for the season as opposed to an all out action ep, not saying there isn’t action in it, there’s tons!!

The original Titans return to the tower and clearly things didn’t go well the last time there were all together, it would seem like Deathstroke handed the asses to them and Hank, Dawn and Donna don’t seem to be in a rush for it to happen again and the news of his daughter being in the tower has not gone down well at all!

Things aren’t all hunk dory with the rest of the team either, Rachel is clearly going through some stuff and calls on Kory to help, who has her own issues with the royal guard that’s come to take her back to Tamaran. Then there’s Jason, we’ve seem his hot temper in the past and it comes to the forefront again in this episode getting himself and Gar into a lot of trouble.

Can the team all come together to defeat the new team of Deathstroke and Dr Light and where exactly does Rose stand in all of this, is she really trying to kill her dad or is that just a red herring designed to break down the Titans from the inside? I guess time will tell!

Titans – S2 Ep2 – Rose Review

If I’m Robin, who are you?

Ok so episode 2 is full of exciting stuff!!! I’m a huge Dick Grayson/Nightwing fan and we are getting so many teases of him becoming Nightwing, with Dick replying to Jason ‘that’s a good question’ giving us the hint that he’s ready to be someone new and I can’t be the only one noticing Dick wearing a blue hoodie with a black jacket over it, giving us some serious Nightwing vibes! Also Brenton Thwaites is the perfect Dick Grayson, you can just see him as Nightwing!

After the end of the last ep and us being introduced to Slade Wilson/Deathstroke this episode we get to meet Rose Wilson/Ravager being chased by the police, after escaping by throwing herself off a building and through a window, she’s rescued by Dick who takes her to Titans Tower looking to help out another possible Titan but is she good or does she follow in her fathers footsteps?

We also get introduced to other characters including Shimmer, another classic Titans enemy, Donna and Kory are on a stakeout doing some superhero crime fighting waiting for her to show up. Shimmer plus the next new character are leading in a very interesting direction! Hank and Dawn are trying to move on with their lives in the country living a normal happy life but it appears a certain Dr Light wont let them!! Now in the comics Shimmer and Dr light along with Shimmers brother Mammoth, Psimon and Gizmo join forces to become the Fearsome Five, I wonder if they’re going to bring them all together in the show, that would be amazing!

So we do get another mention of a character in this ep, which is very intriguing and thats a certain Roy Harper! Roy is a big part of the Titans so having him mentioned more than once is pretty awesome, I do wonder if once Arrow is finished they’ll be able to bring the character into Titans, probably not played by Colton Haynes but who knows what will happen come crossover time!

So many exciting things are being set up for this season and we still haven’t had any Superboy!!!! man I love this show!!