Ever because the new season of Titans started on DC Universe, Dick Grayson and his previous allies made it clear that there have been rather a lot skeletons hidden of their closet. Now that Deathstroke is again with a rating to settle, he’s put a goal on the younger heroes’ backs with the intent of punishing Dick for his or her shared historical past. We’ve solely gotten teases, as Deathstroke’s daughter Rose made it clear that her brother Jericho was killed whereas Slade Wilson himself blames the Titans. In final week’s episode, Dick admitted to Jason Todd that he killed Jericho, although we study it isn’t so easy.
In this week’s flashback episode “Jericho,” we lastly get to see the circumstances that result in the demise of Deathstroke’s son.
While the Titans try and avenge the demise of their teammate Aqualad by getting near Jericho, all of them notice that the younger man has a form coronary heart. They then discover out that he has the flexibility to ship his consciousness into different folks’s our bodies, prompting Dick to bringing him into the Titans and reveal the reality to him.
They admit that they solely focused him due to his connection to Deathstroke, revealing that Jericho’s father is a killer, however that they now need to assist him in his personal heroic journey. Jericho decides to hitch the crew, understanding the kinship he shares with Robin, Wonder Girl, and Hawk & Dove.
But Deathstroke comes again into the fold and makes an attempt to restart his relationship together with his son. He asks Jericho to fulfill him at a church, the identical church the place Deathstroke lured Dick Grayson to within the current day in final week’s episode, to allow them to have a dialogue.
Jericho asks Dick if he can go alone, with a purpose to have a dialog together with his father that will not erupt in violence, and the chief of the Titans obliges — however secretly follows him to the assembly.
While Jericho and Deathstroke try and hammer out their points, Robin emerges and engages in Deathstroke in a struggle, betraying the brand new Titan’s belief within the course of. While Jericho watches on helplessly, Dick is clearly outmatched.
But proper as Deathstroke will get able to ship the killing blow, Jericho leaps in the way in which and takes the hit to save lots of his new good friend.
So sure, in reality, Deathstroke did kill Jericho, however the occasion might need been prevented if Robin merely trusted Jericho and allowed him to fulfill his father in personal — however his have to avenge Aqualad proved to be a downfall.
Now that Dick’s secret is out, we’ll see how the remainder of the Titans react — and what Rose Wilson will do — within the subsequent episode.