'Titans' Season 3 Episode 13 Review: Of goodbyes, redemption and new beginnings

With Ras Al Ghul and the Lazarus Pit being widely discussed and featured in Season 3, is there a Talia Shire appearance in the offing?


                            'Titans' Season 3 Episode 13 Review: Of goodbyes, redemption and new beginnings
Curran Walters' Jason Todd had to be the most explored character in 'Titans' Season 3 (HBO Max)
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Spoilers for 'Titans' Season 3 Episode 13 'Purple Rain'

The lengthy epilogue in 'Purple Rain' meant that 'Titans' Season 4 is all about unpredictability. The potential death of Jonathan Crane, Donna Troy signing up with Argus, Tim Drake joining the superhero boy band as the new Robin would mean there is a world to expect in the upcoming installment. Compared to the explosive and devastating season 2 finale, the latest season comes off as a rather meek end to what started off as an absolute humdinger.

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Jason Todd (Curran Walters) has to be the breakout star this season. For a superhero with multiple layers of complexity, Walter dishes out quite the performance, and although there is a question mark over his return, and his tweet during DC Fandome all but suggesting that he will be back, there's not much to speculate as to where he fits into the Titans fold, especially when he managed to kill one of their own. However, it is safe to say, there is a redemption arc of sorts. By helping the heroes take down Crane, there's some sort of consolation for the anti-hero who always was under Dick Grayson's shadow.

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'Purple Rain' sees the heroes split up in their plans to take down Crane. His plan of blowing up the city with his hallucinogen bombs is foiled when the Titans split up with a scheme of their own. Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Tim Drake, and Gar/Beast Boy make their way to Wayne Manor to take down the evil genius. Gar gets into the manor and has Jason aiding him inside by killing all the corrupt GCPD officers on Crane's payroll. They figure out a way to get into the Batcave and stop Crane.

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Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson in 'Titans' Season 3 (HBO Max)

In the meantime, Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft), Donna Troy, Connor, Koriand'r, and Komand'r head into the city Rachel manages to absorb the contents of the pit and Koriander manages to get the powers concise in the form of a ball which is protected from exploding by Koriandr's force field. They release it in the clouds with Connor whipping up a storm, and the rain comprising the contents of the pit revives the people who had died from one of the hallucinogen explosions.

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Although much about Season 4 is still up in the air, the name drops in season 3 give an inkling of what to expect. Argus is one of the entities that may return, and now that Selina Kyle was name-dropped as the "one that got away", we just might end up seeing her as well. Season 4's villain is still under the cloud too. But with Ras Al Ghul and the Lazarus Pit being widely discussed, is there a Talia Shire appearance? Only time will tell. The introduction of ARGUS makes it all the more interesting as Troy staying back in the city would mean she would join the ranks. Tim Drake is the new Robin on the block and will start his crime-fighting career in San Francisco.

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Put simply, 'Titans' season 3 finale isn't massively entertaining, but it does leave the floor open to debate and gives the opportunity for theorists to put out some wild and wacky speculations. If there is anything that can be expected, it is probably a more muscled Jay Lycurgo as the new Titan. 

'Titans' will return with Season 4 on HBO Max.

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