'Titans' Season 2 Episode 10 'Fallen' feels like a filler even though it sets up a lot of interesting things to come down the line

Each episode of Season 2 when taken on its own feels a little cluttered with multiple storylines that more or less never intersect. Be it Rachel's struggle with her powers, Dick's guilt, or Conner's identity crisis, none of the different plotlines really tie together, at least not yet.


                            'Titans' Season 2 Episode 10 'Fallen' feels like a filler even though it sets up a lot of interesting things to come down the line

'Titans' Season 2 Episode 10 'Fallen' sets up a lot of interesting things but the problem is that there aren't that many impressive moments in the episode itself. Honestly, 'Fallen' feels more like a filler episode than a story of its own and while we're definitely looking forward to seeing how all the plotlines it starts off gets resolved, it's hard not to feel a bit frustrated.

Episode 10 has three mostly unconnected stories: one focusing on Conner Kent (Joshua Orpin) and Beast Boy/Garfield Logan (Ryan Potter), a second on Rachel Roth/Raven (Teagan Croft) and Donna Troy (Conor Leslie), and the third one on Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites). Except for Dick, no one else gets a full story and this is a problem that's been apparent throughout this season. 

Each episode of Season 2 when taken on its own feels a little cluttered with multiple storylines that more or less never intersect. Be it Rachel's struggle with her powers, Dick's guilt, or Conner's identity crisis, none of the different plotlines really tie together, at least not yet.

 

This problem would be a lot less apparent if all the episodes came out at once because it's not that the plotlines don't develop at all. In fact, when taken as a whole, the season is actually pretty good but while the show is airing weekly, it gets quite annoying how each episode feels just a little unfinished. 

That's not to say 'Fallen' doesn't have some interesting beats. Dick's time in prison was actually quite fun to watch and the show's twist on the Nightwing origin story is pretty interesting. Similarly, Rachel finding a new family of runaways to care for and Cadmus capturing Gar and Conner are both interesting storylines that we'd like to see developed further. 

The problem here isn't that the writing is bad, it's just that the way the story is told feels far too slow and cluttered. We're obviously invested in seeing where the season takes us because there are still a lot of questions that we'd like to get answers for but the fact that most (if not all) of the episodes keep leaving us hanging does get quite frustrating after a point.

'Titans' Season 2 Episode 11 'E.L._.O.' will arrive on DC Universe on November 15.

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