'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Episode 8 Preview: The end is nigh for Dorothy and the Chief in 'Dad Patrol'
DC Universe's 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 is all set to enter into its final act with only two episodes left in the season. But before the end arrives, it's daddy-daughter time for Niles Caulder / The Chief (Timothy Dalton) and Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro). In Episode 7 'Dumb Patrol', the Chief learned that the Candlemaker (Lex Lang) isn't an imaginary being like the rest of Dorothy's creations. He is actually an ancient curse created by Dorothy's ancestors that was bestowed on her by her mother. This means that as Dorothy matures and grows stronger, so will the Candlemaker. With this revelation rattling around in his mind, the Chief finally makes a call to Willoughby Kipling (Mark Sheppard) and agrees to let the Knights Templar take Dorothy away after one day.
So that one day is what we'll be seeing in Episode 8 'Dad Patrol'. Seeing as how none of Niles's plans have ever gone off without a hitch, we're pretty sure this one will probably fail too so this might be the last moment of peace before the end arrives for the world. The other members of the team aren't doing too well either. Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) has been pretty bummed out after being demoted from the position of the primary. In the last episode, Jane discovered that her alter, Scarlet Harlot, is missing and her station in the Underground has been closed. There's clearly something going on down there and Jane is going to try her best to figure out what that is.
We also saw Roni Evers (Karen Obilom) pocket a vial of the Scants' magic bad idea juice at the end of the episode so we're guessing she's going to be making some terrible decisions as well. That's bound to cause some distress for Victor Stone / Cyborg (Joivan Wade). Surprisingly enough, the only one who is probably quite happy right now is Cliff Steele / Robotman (Brendan Fraser). His daughter Clara Steele (Bethany Anne Lind) finally reached out to Cliff at the end of 'Dumb Patrol' and unless he messes it up, Cliff might finally have a chance at happiness.
'Doom Patrol' Season 2 streams Thursdays on DC Universe and HBO Max.