SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to be SPOILED for the ‘Titans’ Season 1 Finale, you may want to turn back now.
It seems like ‘Titans’ just began streaming on DC Universe, but the first season is already set to wrap up next week and it appears that the show is going out with a bang!
The entire season has revolved around Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) and his desire to distance himself from the darkness of Bruce Wayne/Batman’s world and in the new trailer, it looks as though he has succeeded. But is it possible that his absence from Bruce’s life has led to even greater darkness and violence?
In the clip, it appears as though Dick has settled into suburban domestic bliss, possibly with Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly). But he is about to be dragged back into his murky past when he gets a visit from an unexpected guest.
A wheelchair-bound Jason Todd (Curran Walters). It looks like Batman’s war has claimed a casualty, but unlike in the comics, Jason is only paralyzed and not dead. But there has been a fatality. Jason is there to implore Dick to return to Gotham to reign in the Batman, who looks to have been pushed over the edge by the death of… well, you’ll see.
And there isn’t just one death in this trailer. Batman takes an eye for an eye as they say. Check out the trailer below:
In what appears to be a twist on the classic ‘Death in the Family’ comic book story, The Joker kills Commissioner Gordon, leading to Batman killing him in retaliation.
All the while, Dick, possibly working with the GCPD, launches a massive manhunt for the Caped Crusader.
Batman/Bruce Wayne has only appeared in shadows or obscured. I don’t think anyone expected to actually see him in the flesh on ‘Titans’. While there isn’t a clear face shot, he is shown from behind and in action, fighting off the police.
All that said, I doubt any of this is real. For starters, why would they give so much away in the trailer? And I’m talking money shots here– the death of Gordon, The Joker’s dead body on the hood of a car, the aforementioned Batman appearances. They’d never just reveal all that.
Also, how did the main cast get where they are? Why is Dick living in the suburbs with Dove? Why is Starfire (Anna Diop) suddenly a Gotham City cop who doesn’t appear to have superpowers? Where are Beast Boy and Raven?
Most likely this is all some sort of dream sequence, either meant to torture Dick or possibly help him work through all his anger and resentment. Here’s hoping it’s the latter and that next season, we get a less tortured Grayson.
The season finale of ‘Titans’ will be available to stream next Friday on DC Universe.