'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Finale Preview: Candlemaker is unleashed and the world is doomed in 'Wax Patrol'
With the Candlemaker released into the world, there are no limits to the damage he can cause and it's up to our heroes to defeat him but sadly, they're not in the best shape
DC Universe's 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 has been a fun and hard-hitting ride but after all that ridiculousness and drama, it's time for things to come to an end. And this time, it might just be the end for the whole planet as well.
At the end of Episode 8 'Dad Patrol', the Candlemaker (Lex Lang) was unleashed. With this ancient curse released into the world, there are no limits to the damage he can cause and it's up to our heroes to defeat him. Unfortunately, they are not exactly in the best shape at the moment. The Chief / Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton) is practically dying and incapable of stopping the monster who is so closely tied to his daughter Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro).
And while that's happening, Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) has effectively been killed by being thrown into the Well by Miranda (Samantha Ware). Larry Trainor / Negative Man (Matt Bomer) is the only one close to her on the physical plane but whatever he might do, it's unlikely that he can be of much use to Jane in the psychic construct where she has been trapped.
Victor Stone / Cyborg (Joivan Wade) and Rita Farr/ Elasti-Woman / the Beekeeper (April Bowlby) have their own problems to deal with after failing to stop Roni Evers (Karen Obilom). That just goes to show that heartbreak can bring you down even if you are a nigh-invincible cybernetic superhero. Rita herself is probably going to be suffering from a resurgence of all her insecurities. Becoming a superhero was the only thing that she felt she had done right recently and she still froze when the time came to take action.
Surprisingly enough, Cliff Steele / Robotman (Brendan Fraser) is actually in a relatively happy place right now after having reconnected with his daughter without blowing it like we all feared he would. Though what's one brain in a robot body supposed to do against an ancient tribal curse that seeks to destroy humanity?
Ultimately, it all comes down to Dorothy. With her connection to the Candlemaker and her practically limitless power, Dorothy is the only one who can actually make a difference, provided she finds the courage to do the grown-up thing and face her demons.
'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Episode 9 'Wax Patrol', which is the season finale, will arrive on August 6 on DC Universe and HBO Max.