'Titans' Season 2 Episode 3: Reckless Jason Todd's desire to prove himself leads him right into Deathstroke's trap
Jason Todd/Robin (Curran Walters) has always been a bit of a hot-head ever since he debuted in the first season of DC Universe's 'Titans'. In season 2, Bruce Wayne (Iain Glen) entrusted him to Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) hoping the older Robin might help the young hero mellow down but it looks like Jason's recklessness may have led him into a very perilous situation.
When the old Titans, Donna Troy (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson) and Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly), finally arrive at the Tower and set off to take on Doctor Arthur Light (Michael Mosley), Jason tries to convince Dick to let him join them but the veteran hero tells the youngster to stand down and wait his turn. Incensed by the big kids overlooking what he has to offer, Jason tries to pick a fight with Dick, only to be swiftly taken down by the more experienced hero.
Meanwhile, it's revealed Deathstroke/Slade Wilson (Esai Morales) was the one who broke Doctor Light out of prison. Deathstroke reveals to his metahuman ally that he plans on putting pressure on the Titans until he can find their weakest link and then use that weakness to bring them down.
Light takes on the older Titans and gets beaten by Donna, only to make good his escape using a bus full of people for cover. Jason manages to figure out where Doctor Light escaped to after his confrontation with the Titans and ropes in Gar Logan/Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) to help him track down the supervillain in the hope that he can prove himself to Dick.
They arrive at the underground train station where Light is hiding and split up to search for him, despite Gar wanting to wait for Dick and the rest of the team to arrive. Finding Doctor Light while he is recharging his powers, Jason takes him on alone and almost gets beaten until he remembers Dick's training lessons and uses them to brutally beat the villain.
But just when it seems as if the young Robin may finally have gotten his win, Deathstroke makes his appearance. By the time Gar hears his screams and swoops in for the rescue, all that's left at the scene is an ominous pool of blood.
Hopefully, Deathstroke would prefer to use the young Titan as bait for the rest of the team but Jason's encounter with the assassin is bound to cause lasting trauma. Not to mention this means the Titans are going to have to go up against Slade Wilson in the next episode if they hope to rescue their wayward teammate and, considering the skill of the enemy they're going to face, they probably don't stand a chance.
We'll see how that encounter goes in 'Aqualad', the fourth episode of 'Titans' Season 2, which will arrive on DC Universe September 27.