Review: Titans - 4x05
As the Blood Moon rises, the Titans fight to keep Sebastian from Mother Mayhem’s clutches, and an injured Conner gives rise to a venomous threat that jeopardizes the team’s plan.
Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, and Ryan Potter
All good things must come to an end, and that's exactly what Titans is building to. With what feels like a season penultimate episode, the story reaches its most exciting point yet. While this episode is nowhere near perfect, it takes the steps it needed to keep the audience entered for weeks to come.
This episode mostly felt like filler, in an attempt to extend the season there's only one major event in the entire episode. The Brother Blood storyline continues to be interesting and Sebastian's connection with Raven is really well done. You can tell that her and the Titan's genuinely want to help him which is a nice change of pace from their "kill everyone and kill the villain" mindset from season 1-3.
One character who is repeatedly getting sidelined this season is actually Dick. His only use so far is his connection to Jinx and other than that he's just a character buffer and exposition dumper. On the opposite side of that, It's great to see Tim and Gar get actual storylines this season. Tims "storyline" has definitely been hinted at this season and its nice to see that Titans isn't afraid to embrace who these characters are.
With Gar is different as hsi story isn't really on the side, mainly just there when time needs to be filed. While he did get some good action today and I definitely think that'll be a big moment for his character, it would be nice to see a character called Beast Boy become you know... any kind of animal.
Completely separate from Superboy, Tim, and Gar is Rachel, Sebastian, and Kory who definitely deal with the most important content this episode. While most of their interactions felt like set up for the future, It's nice to see Korys development and refusal to harm Sebastian and try to become a hero even if at the end of the day everything doesn't workout in her favor.
While this episode has a lot of highs, Its lack of action and overall interest makes it hard to stay focused. Titans is at its best when it balances heart and action but recently with episodes you appear to get one or the other. This season does continue however to be a major improvement than anything to come before.