Last week’s episode of Titans on DC Universe ended with a large cliffhanger as Dick Grayson and Starfire went up in opposition to Deathstroke, all whereas the destiny of the present Robin Jason Todd hung in the steadiness. And simply when it appeared like they have been about to save lots of him, Deathstroke despatched Robin plummeting to his loss of life whereas Dick might solely watch, and the episode reduce to black. This week’s episode of Titans was a significant detour, specializing in the debut of Superboy as a younger clone freshly escaped from the science facility that created him.
So when the finale of the episode noticed these storylines collide, it was a significant shock to see simply how Superboy’s debut affected Jason’s final destiny.
Spoiler warning for Titans episode “Conner” under:
The episode jumps again months earlier than the battle over Robin’s destiny, starting in Metropolis with Superboy’s escape from Cadmus Labs. But it reveals his eventual arrival in San Francisco, with the Kryptonian clone strolling down the road together with his canine Krypto and taking place upon the battle happening.
As Jason Todd plummets towards sure doom, Superboy simply occurs to be strolling by the commotion when he appears up and sees the physique falling. He springs into motion, utilizing that talent of “leaping tall buildings in a single bound” to intercept Jason earlier than his fall, and taking the brunt of the affect.
Throughout the episode, Conner is confronted with exhausting truths about his existence. It is defined that he has the emotional intelligence of a two-year-old youngster, so all of his experiences are occurring for the primary time. But he additionally has genetic recollections, so he is ready to recall a number of the occasions that passed off each of his mother and father lives — these being Lex Luthor and Superman.
Because of this, he is continually scuffling with Luthor’s inherited darkness, whereas additionally burning with a want to do what’s proper from Superman. So that is what compels him to save lots of Jason Todd from sure loss of life.
However, in this second he places his guard down, and brokers employed by Lex Luthor wound Superboy by capturing him with Kryptonite bullets. As he lay there on the verge of loss of life, Jason Todd informs Dick and Starfire that this mysterious new metahuman saved his life.
While we do not suppose Titans would simply introduce Superboy and kill him straight away, successfully making him a plot system to save lots of Robin’s life, it is exhausting to place something off the desk in relation to this present. We’ll study Superboy’s destiny when the following episode of Titans debuts subsequent Friday on DC Universe.