Review: ‘Titans’ Season 2 Episode 4 – “Aqualad”

by Adam Ray
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Writer: Jamie Gorenberg
Director: Glen Winter
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Drew Van Acker, Minka Kelly, Alan Ritchson, Curran Walters, Conor Leslie, Iain Glen and Esai Morales
Review by Adam Ray

In a bold choice of direction, the episode “Aqualad” takes us away from the shock departure of episode 3. The gravity of the past episode’s shock ending does warrant this, when you think about it. Many fans will know how serious a threat Deathstroke is. For those who don’t, I have to wonder how big the rock they were hiding under is. In the meantime, this episode gives one of my favorite figures in DC the history with the team and the respect he deserves.

The old-school Titans are in their element, and one of the original team member’s high spots is Aqualad. He’s characterized perfectly in this episode, and brilliantly portrayed too. We learn to see his confidence and how well he fits within the team. The rest of the ensemble cast seems all the younger, thanks to the strong performances. This is a fresher Titans line up.

Earlier episodes had us wondering exactly what went wrong, and this episode gifts us with the exact reason why they’re all so damaged.


This episode continues to hold the show’s bold trend. By now we should be seeing story pieces coming together. however, we’ve just been given more questions. The audience is left wondering what will happen, both in the present and in the past. In contrast with other shows long since lost from our screens, this isn’t confusing… not to me at least. These questions don’t wall us out, they successfully draw us in for the next round of action. I expect to hear more of the consequences of Deathstroke’s actions, both past and future, as this strong series continues.

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