Episode Reviews - Titans Together


Episode #64 - Titans Together
Original Airdate - January 14th, 2006

All seems lost for young heroes across the globe: they have been spread far and wide, their lines of communication have been severed, and one by one, the Brotherhood of Evil takes them down. But as The Brain claims his victory is assured, one brave hero manages to slip thorough the Brotherhood of Evil's grasp: Beast Boy.

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Titans Writers
Written by Rob Hoegee
Directed by Matt Youngberg
Music by Michael McCuistion
Animation by Lotto Animation

Titans Voices
Greg Cipes as Beast Boy
Scott Menville as Robin
Khary Payton as Cyborg, Herald
Tara Strong as Raven, Gizmo, Jinx
Hynden Walch as Starfire, Madame Rouge
Dee Bradley Baker as Cinderblock, Gnarrk, LeBlanc
Diane Delano as Pantha
Freddy Rodriguez as Mas & Menos
Michael Rosenbaum as Kid Flash
Glenn Shadix as Brain, Monsieur Mallah

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Review

This is it folks. This is what this season has been building up to and perhaps because I was so thoroughly disappointed with what this season had done that I was quite pleased with the outcome of this episode. There’s no denying that it kicked ass and maybe if I wasn’t so pessimistic about this season, it would have been even better to me. As it stands, I can’t put aside that I thought the rest of the season sucked the big one but this one certainly almost made the mediocre Brotherhood of Evil episodes worth it.

Like the episode before it, “Titans Together” was really just one giant round house of action. Punching, kicking, diving, ducking and more punching is what went on this hectic, intense and really fast-paced episode. While the opener set up what remaining Titans were left, the second started the action and the third continued until the very end.

One of the coolest things in this episode was seeing Jericho in action. I’ve never heard of or saw Jericho before watching this episode, so who he was and what he could do was a complete mystery to me. Of course the show never said that Jericho was the son of Slade, but his power certainly came in handy. The crew wasn’t lying when they say he played a big part in getting into the Brotherhood of Evil’s base.

Animation and fight boarding was pretty strong in this episode. The sheer amount of Titans that showed up (including a new one: say hello to a reformed Jinx!) alongside the villains must’ve been hell for the boarding team, but it was a gorgeous pay off. We’ve seen all the villains before, but there was something about seeing it all pile up in this final episode.

The reappearance of Kid Flash and Jinx (voiced by Strong this time around and sounding more like Jinx than Lauren Tom did in “Lightspeed”) was also a pleasant surprise. I had hoped we’d see him again and Mas & Menos seeing him in action got the same reaction that I imagined it would. This was a very entertaining episode all around.

The ending to this episode would have been a perfect cap off to the rest of the show. The fade-to-black and then hearing only Robin yelling “Titans, Go!” was perhaps one of the best endings to a show I’ve ever seen. Of course Titans has another episode left, but this would have been the absolute perfect ending, even if the season it was in was mediocre.

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