'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Episode 6: Underground just got a whole lot more complicated in 'Space Patrol'
Everything we thought we knew about Jane has been turned on its head after this explosive episode
Spoilers for 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Episode 6 'Space Patrol'
Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) has always been one of the most complex characters in DC Universe's 'Doom Patrol'. Now in Season 2 Episode 6 'Space Patrol', everything we thought we knew about Jane has been turned on its head.
Jane is technically only one among a number of alternate personalities manifested in the mind of a young girl named Kay Challis. She may be the primary personality now but before her, there was Miranda. The Underground, a psychic construct representing Kay's conscious mind, features a number of stations and a Well that we have been led to believe is where alters go to die. We thought this was the case because Miranda threw herself in the Well and was never seen again.
But now in 'Space Patrol', Miranda makes her return and reveals that the Well doesn't kill alters, it reconstitutes them, allowing them to heal and be reborn. This further complicates the Underground and proves that neither we nor Jane really knows how the construct functions. In essence, the Underground is only the conscious layer of Kay's mind. It appears the Well might be some kind of gateway to the deeper layers of the child's psyche, which would explain why that's where the alters go to be dormant and fix themselves.
Miranda's return proves that the alters are all functionally immortal and they can probably keep on living indefinitely as long as their body remains intact. However, we don't know what Miranda's intentions are except that she is more in tune with what Kay wants than Jane ever has been. We don't know yet what this might mean for the rest of the team as Jane is the one who wanted to stay at Doom Manor. For all we know, Miranda might not share Jane's attachment for the rest of the team and this could mean the end of Crazy Jane's membership, at least for now.
What's worse, the whole reason for Miranda's return was the attack by Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro). So it's a strong possibility that Miranda will try to take her revenge on the young child.
'Doom Patrol' Season 2 streams on Thursdays on HBO Max and DC Universe.