'Titans' season 2 episode 2 sees Deathstroke's daughter in the spotlight as the heroes gear up to battle an old threat
'Titans' fans were a little bit disappointed when Season 2's first episode 'Trigon' aired on September 6. It's not that the episode was bad per se, just that it would have been better received if it had been released as the Season 1 finale as was originally planned. However, now that that's out of the way, the second season will be starting in earnest with the second episode, 'Rose'.
Despite being a comic book adaptation, the DC Universe show has not been what you might call a typical superhero show. The first season of 'Titans' was heavily character-driven and it seems like the show will be continuing that trend in the second season as well, exploring the dynamics between our familiar heroes and the host of new characters who are joining the show this season.
Right from the title, we know that episode 2 will focus heavily on Rose Wilson/ Ravager (Chelsea Zhang), who was featured prominently in trailers for the season. We already know from the trailers that Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) will be taking the young woman under his wing, though she herself may not be willing to accept his help.
Episode 1 ended with Dick taking the young trio of Jason Todd / Robin II (Curran Walters), Rachel Roth / Raven (Teagan Croft), and Garfield Logan / Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) to his old home at Titans Tower in San Francisco. Episode 2 will likely explore the changed dynamics between the heroes, now that Dick has the added responsibility of training his younger wards.
Meanwhile, Koriand'r/Starfire (Anna Diop) chose not to leave with Dick and the kids at the end of Episode 1 and instead decided to accompany Conor Leslie's Donna Troy on her adventures. As much as Rachel and Gar might miss her, this does give us a chance to see some of the excellent chemistry between Kory and Donna, which we got a taste of in the trailer.
Though their friends are continuing to involve themselves in hero work, Alan Ritchson's Hank Hall / Hawk and Minka Kelly's Dawn Granger / Dove had decided to retire from crimefighting and live a clean, safe life. As much as we'd like the two lovebirds to finally find some happiness, leaving their old lives behind may not be as easy as they might think. After all, Hawk and Dove made a lot of enemies with their vigilante activities and some habits are harder to shake than others.
The official synopsis for the episode seems to hint at the arrival of an old enemy who will force the older Titans to come out of the woodwork once again. Though it doesn't specify whether that enemy will be Deathstroke (Esai Morales) or Doctor Light (Michael Mosley), chances are greater that it will be the latter, seeing as Deathstroke is the big bad of the season and therefore more likely to come into play much later down the line. The full synopsis reads: "While Dick trains the next generation of Titans, Donna and Kory track down a rogue metahuman. But an old threat drives the Titans – old and new – back together."
Episode 2 of 'Titans' Season 2 will be arriving on DC Universe on September 13.