'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Episode 8: Was 'Dad Patrol' the end of Crazy Jane or will she rise again?
We got what might be the death of a major lead character though whether it will last or not is a different story
Spoilers for 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Episode 8 'Dad Patrol'
With DC Universe's 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 in the final act of its tragic story, things are starting to get ugly for the team. In Episode 8 'Dad Patrol', we got what might be the death of a major lead character, though whether it will last or not is a different story.
At the end of Episode 8 'Dad Patrol', Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) finally admitted to Miranda (Samantha Ware) that Miranda deserves to be primary more than Jane herself. Under normal circumstances, that would have been a great moment for the character where she joins forces with her rival and they face their enemies together but when have things ever been normal on 'Doom Patrol'?
Instead of your cliche making up scene, Miranda betrays Jane by throwing her in the Well, where Jane finds the corpses of all the missing alters who Miranda had said had simply moved on. So it's pretty clear now that Miranda is a lot more sinister than she lets on and it's quite possible that she's eliminating her fellow alters so that she won't ever be replaced again.
The Well has always been an important part of the Underground, the psychic representation of the mind of Kay Challis (Skye Roberts). It's a symbol of suicide and it's where the alters go to die so it would appear that Jane is now truly dead. However, the true purpose of the Well has become a mystery on the show ever since Miranda came back to life despite being the first alter to kill herself. Miranda herself has suggested that the Well is actually a place of rebirth and while we're not entirely ready to believe anything she says, Miranda is proof that there is a life after the Well.
Ultimately, we're sure Jane will find a way out of this situation because after all, she's basically the heart of the show. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to what the child Kay chooses. Since this is Kay's mind, she's the one who has to make the decision to bring back Jane. Whether she will actually do it or not is something we'll have to wait and see.
'Doom Patrol' Season 2 streams on Thursdays on DC Universe and HBO Max.