TV Review: ‘Titans’ Season 4, Episode 3
by Frank Martin
This episode of Titans took a rather peculiar way of unfolding. With so many characters, it’s understandable that sometimes they might break up into teams and use these smaller groups to follow different plot threats. Nevertheless, there’s still a lot left up in the air. So while some teams explore new territory, others completely ignore lingering questions that have yet to be answered. This is not necessarily a bad way of telling a story. There are plenty of episodes left and so answers may come down the line. In which case, these episodes that leave the overall plot lingering in limbo have to exist to move things forward.
Following their defeat at the hands of a new foe at the end of the previous episode, the Titans try to seek out another magical entity to help them. This happened to be a thief, named Jinx (Lisa Ambalavanar), who has a past with Dick (Brenton Thwaites). Meanwhile, Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) continues to get in touch with his inner animal side while Raven (Teagan Croft) comes to terms with losing her connection to the darkness. Also, Tim (Jay Lycurgo) begins his training and Connor (Joshua Orpin) investigates who the mystery woman is and what her plan could be.
Little happens in terms of plot development during this episode, but that’s all right given how quickly the previous two moved. The characters are starting upon their arcs for the season, so there will obviously be episodes where they need to explore their characterization. Right now, there are many moving parts, and it would be easy for the season to become too distracted by these various plot threads. Hopefully, it will do a decent job focusing on both the characters and the plot at the same time so that the season doesn’t get away from itself like seasons past.
Titans airs Thursdays on HBO Max.