'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Episode 6 Preview: With the Candlemaker released, Dorothy gets a little space
The Pioneers of the Uncharted make their way to Doom Manor and Dorothy is soon found to be missing
Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) seems to be out for the count, with the Candlemaker set loose in the Underground. Babydoll and Surge appear to have already fallen to his rampage and it's uncertain as to who may be next. The person responsible for the Candlemaker's release, Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro) is nowhere to be found, at least, nowhere on planet Earth.
On the next episode of 'Doom Patrol,' we see that Crazy Jane has not yet recovered from the Candlemaker's attack and may still be battling him deep inside the confines of her head. A wax covering over her body does not bode well. Dorothy, the only one who may be able to fix things, has gone missing thanks to an opportunity provided by the Pioneers of the Uncharted — a group of spacemen who come to visit Doom Manor at exactly the wrong time.
The Pioneers of the Uncharted are just the latest in a long line of strange folk who've been dropping by Doom Manor. They appear to be a riff of of the DC Comics team known as the Challengers of the Unknown — a team known for their explorations of the stranger side of the DC Universe, though their adventures were never quite as crazy as the Doom Patrol.
The astronauts have returned from a mission to space, another one of Niles Caulder's (Timothy Dalton) experiments in attaining immortality and Dorothy may have stolen their ship in an attempt to run away. You can watch a teaser for the episode below:
The official synopsis for the episode reads: "Larry is tasked with handling Niles' old research team when the ageless aeronauts return from space. As Niles and Cliff set out to find a missing Dorothy, a funeral in The Underground occupies Jane's mind. Meanwhile, Vic discovers a curious connection between Roni and STAR Labs and Rita finds that her role in an upcoming community theater production hits too close to home."
As always, there's a lot going on in Doom Manor, but Roni Evers' (Karen Obilom) connection to STAR Labs is worth noting. Given how much of Cyborg's (Joivan Wade) life has been subject to manipulation, his new relationship with Roni just might be tainted by the knowledge that she's got a secret connection of her own. This episode of 'Doom Patrol' airs on July 16 on DC Universe and HBO Max.