'Titans' Season 2 Episode 11 'E.L._.O.' tells a tight story with plenty of impressive moments and no unnecessary distractions
As a whole, the episode was a surreal, action-packed hour and the reveal at the end, while somewhat expected, was still quite powerful. This episode was exactly what fans have wanted from 'Titans' all this while and we hope there're more such stories both in this season and the seasons to come.
As of Episode 10, the Titans have fallen on hard times. The team has gone their separate ways, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) is in prison, and both Garfield Logan / Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Conner Kent (Joshua Orpin) are now being held by the nefarious Mercy Graves (Natalie Gumede).
Episode 11 'E.L._.O.' finally begins with the team's rise back to the light and it's one of the best episodes of the season. In fact, the entire season has felt like a build-up to something big and now we're finally entering into the real juicy part of 'Titans' Season 2.
Since the very first episode, Season 2 has been a slow-moving story with a lot of different plotlines that didn't intersect for the most part but no more. The episode was clean, streamlined, and full of very enjoyable moments from the twisted experiments being conducted on Gar to the mysterious meeting in Elko, Nevada that gives the episode its name.
As always, Dick's journey was the best part of the episode and his 'Fight Club'-esque battle gave us literal goosebumps. He's really spent far too much time feeling sorry for himself and seeing him ready to finally stop running and embrace his destiny made us very happy indeed.
While Dick's Bruce Wayne (Iain Glen) hallucination was as fun as ever, the real Bruce was also quite impressive, even with the whole mansplaining thing. It's still a bit confusing how Bruce actually managed to get all the female Titans together in Elko's Diner (or why he reached out to just them and not the whole team) but then again, he is Batman after all.
As a whole, the episode was a surreal, well-written story with a lot of great moments and the reveal at the end, while somewhat expected, was still quite powerful. This episode was exactly what fans have wanted from 'Titans' all this while and we hope there are more such episodes both in this season and all the seasons to come.
'Titans' Season 2 Episode 12 'Faux-Hawk' will arrive on DC Universe on November 22.