Titans Season 2
Episode 1 “Trigon”
Broadcast Premiere: September 06, 2019
The Titans fight against Trigon in the series premiere.
The season two premiere episode follows directly after the apocalyptic events of last season’s finale. With Rachel’s father, Trigon (guest star Seamus Dever) having successfully turned Dick dark, he sets out to win the others over to his side by embracing their inner darkness. With everyone under Trigon’s control, Rachel and Gar find themselves fighting what seems like a hopeless battle against the powers of Trigon.
(Minor spoilers ahead)
If you enjoyed the tail end of last season, the season premiere is definitely for you. It’s very dark and concludes Rachel’s battle with her father. In Episode 1 of Season 2, members of the Titans are under the influence of Rachel’s father, as he sets out to use his daughter to rule the Universe. Within the season premiere you’ll also find out how Raven finally gets her trademark look. There is a really cool scene where the Robin’s stand toe to toe against each other, which was the episode’s finest moment IMO. Another scene that Batman fans should enjoy is the reunion between Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, but these two scenes are brief, as the majority of the episode is spent dealing with the confrontation between father (Trigon) and daughter (Raven).
Towards the end of the episode the Titans find a new home, while a major villain is introduced. It’s no secret that Esai Morales was casted to portray Deathstroke and for me, this is a welcome addition. Hopefully with this new rogue and new superheroes (such as Superboy), Season 2 will become stronger over time, but that’s something yet to be seen. It should also be noted that this episode, like last season, has more than its shared of excessive violence, adult language and content to merit a M.A. Only rating.
I’m still not won over by Titans, but I’m am intrigued enough to keep on watching. While some plot points are somewhat interesting, and action is fun at times, the overall experience is lacking excitement and well-crafted dialogue. It would also be nice to see the superheroes in their costumes more, since this is a series based on comic book characters … but that’s a minor gripe about a series much weaker in other areas.
Final Grade C
Mature Audience Only