What the heck is going on?
Titans Season 1 Episode 5 featured the Titans realizing they could function well as part of a team, a steamy hookup, and a stunning twist that's sure to shake things up.
It was about time the Titans stopped somewhere actually to hash out a plan of action. I laughed out loud when they pulled up in the minivan outside the dingy motel, but it made sense.
The Porsche stuck out like a sore thumb, and it wasn't exactly practical for this newly formed dysfunctional family.
The chemistry between Dick and Kory was off the charts during "Together," and while I think it was a little premature to have them hooking up, I was surprisingly okay with it.
My main issue with couples on TV is the adverse effect they can have on the quality of the overall series, but there was something about this encounter that made me think it could be a one-time thing.
They were both dazed with the days of running, and everything that's happened of late, so it was natural for each of them to let their guard down.
What I liked most the whole scenario was that Kory recognized Dick was hiding a deep, dark secret and thought that tequila was the answer to get him to loosen up about his past.
The chemistry took over in a big way when Dick was shirtless and looking for some comfort. My major gripe with this plot as a whole was that it kickstarted with Kory in the liquor store and handing over $100 for the bottle.
It was like she was trying to let the Nuclear family know where she and the others were hiding out. When you're on the run, the aim of the game is laying low, so all of them should have switched up their appearances.
Dick should have known that. He's a detective and knows the lengths these people were willing to go to after his partner was murdered brutally.
I did chuckle when the Nuclear family got a new father, but they were never going to be much of a match for the Titans.
Dick had been so worried about lifting the lid on his identity as Robin, but the opportunity presented itself for him to help save Kory, Rachel, and Gar's lives without actually uttering the words about who he was.
It was an action-packed scene for sure, but it allowed the foursome to do battle with this brainwashed "family' who could swap out members without shedding a tear.
Loose lips sink ships!Nuclear Mom
I did suspect the Nuclear family was brainwashed from the get-go. There's no way anyone was as upbeat as them in this day and age. The mother seemed like a carbon copy of Bree Van De Kamp from Desperate Housewives.
She was tiring, but her one-liners were on point during "Together." It's for the best that Adamson opted to decommission the Nuclear family because there wasn't much else they could add to the story.
The biggest surprise was that Robin actually came face-to-face with Adamson. I thought for sure that would be saved for the penultimate episode of Titans Season 1.
The strong point for this series is that it never slows down. There are times it feels like it's burning through the plot too quickly, but when it's backed up by all of the action, I can't really complain.
It was obvious Adamson was going to be a part of a bigger ring of villains, but I thought he was trying to call Dick's bluff about making a swift getaway.
The final scenes had me biting my nails because I didn't want Dick's pretty face harmed. When the guards overpowered him, I thought we were in for an hour of interrogation next week.
The second Robin confused the hell out of me, but he helped get Dick the win he needed. Now that Dick has Adamson, we're probably going to find out more about this company and how it's all linked to Rachel's father.
But if Adamson was so cut-throat that he blew the Nuclear Family apart with the switch of a button, I'm inclined to believe the leader of this company is going be able to pull a similar trick on Adamson.
This probably means that Dick is being led into a trap.
Other tidbits from the episode:
- The receptionist felt like a needless character who was thrown in there for laughs, and it gave me the sense that the series is trying a little too hard.
- Can Rachel open a portal to hell and send Adamson there? That would be grand.
- I thought Robin was going to be dumb enough to eat the butterscotch on the way up to his ambush of Adamson.
That's all I got, Titans Fanatics!
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Titans continues Fridays on DC Universe.
Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.