Ever for the reason that second season of Titans started on DC Universe, a darkish shadow has hung over the tower the place the superheroes dwell. After they returned to their previous base of operations, the skeletons started to emerge and previous sins have come to gentle. Wonder Girl, Hawk, and Dove have all been adamant that their battle with Deathstroke might consequence in extra deaths, hinting at a tragic previous. Then Deathstroke’s daughter Rose Wilson got here into the fold, and she’s admitted that she believes her father killed her brother Jericho. But earlier episodes revealed the Titans have a historical past with Jericho as properly, and Dick Grayson‘s guilt has lastly acquired the higher of him.
In this week’s episode “Bruce Wayne,” Dick admits to Jason Todd that it was he who killed Jericho, and never Deathstroke.
This may seem to be a stunning revelation to most viewers, however those that have been paying consideration for the reason that very starting. When we first see Dick in costume as Robin, he brutally assaults a gang; he breaks some legs, shoots some chests, and even drags the chief’s face throughout the shattered glass of a car window.
Earlier in the second season, Hank Hall AKA Hawk makes it clear that the youthful Dick Grayson would not have let Dr. Light escape and as a substitute would have “taken the shot,” intimating that he’s gone smooth.
And whereas everyone seems to be beneath the impression that their historical past with Deathstroke result in Jericho’s dying, in addition they imagine that it was his father Slade Wilson that killed the teenager. Dick’s admission to Jason Todd is the primary trace at what actually went down, as he appears to imagine that it is his fault Jericho died. Whether he really delivered the killing blow or just allowed the child to die stays to be seen — however this season has made it clear that the Titans’ historical past is a crucial a part of their future.
“Both the Titans historical past to the books and Titans historical past from what we predict occurred throughout the intermitting years between when the Titans first shaped, after they broke up, and the current [play into Season 2]. So there’s a variety of backstory that will get revealed that was lurking in the shadows final season.“
He added, “There’s so much about this season that’s about how families deal with the sins of the past and how unless you deal with them, they’re a cancer that eats away at you.”
New episodes of Titans premiere each Friday on DC Universe.