'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Finale: Bro Jesus is the most badass imaginary friend of all time
The finale showed the team going up against their childhood imaginary friends and the most ridiculously badass of them all is Bro Jesus
Spoilers for 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Episode 9 'Wax Patrol'
'Doom Patrol' Season 2 has finally come to an end with Episode 9 'Wax Patrol'. The finale showed the team going up against their childhood imaginary friends and the most ridiculously badass of them all is Bro Jesus (Joshua Mikel), the imaginary friend of Cliff Steele / Robotman (Brendan Fraser).
First a bit of context. With the Candlemaker (Lex Lang) on the verge of breaking through into the mortal realm, the monster is taking possession of humanity's imagination to turn it against them. So when Doom Patrol arrives on the scene, they each face demented versions of the imaginary friends they played with as children. For Rita Farr (April Bowlby), it's a lady made out of a bunch of cutouts from photographs, and for Cyborg it is a scientist/cowboy called Doctor Cowboy (Phil Morris). But the most impressive one of all is an imaginary version of Jesus Christ who was Cliff's imaginary friend for a summer when he was six years old.
Now he might be Jesus but Cliff's imaginary friend is the only one who actually engages in physical violence. Quite a lot of physical violence actually. In fact, we are a bit worried that the show might receive some backlash from Christian groups for just how much violence imaginary Bro Jesus commits in the episode. After ripping off Cliff's arm and beating him down with it, Jesus realizes that Cliff never actually meant to forsake him. Cliff simply moved on because Cliff's father promised to be a better man, a promise he failed to follow through on.
In the end, even imaginary Jesus does forgive, though unfortunately for Cliff, the Candlemaker does not. The Candlemaker uses Jesus's body to punch Cliff into pieces before freezing him in wax and leaving him for dead. That just goes to show, you should never cross an ancient being of infinite power.
Here's the synopsis for 'Wax Patrol': "Before they can save the world from The Candlemaker in the season two finale, the Doom Patrol must first confront their childhood imaginary friends. Meanwhile, Jane reflects on the first time that Miranda (guest star Samantha Marie Ware) became 'primary', and Dorothy must make a fateful choice."
The complete 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 is now available for streaming on HBO Max and DC Universe.