Monday, October 11, 2021

What I’m Watching: Doom Patrol

Doom Patrol: Season 3, Episode 3 “Dead Patrol” (B)

I don’t quite understand how this dead and then not being dead thing works, but trying to comprehend the logic of this show has never been a smart decision. Larry returning home to find the dead bodies of his friends delivered to the front door in boxes was a pretty horrifying opening, and that’s why it’s a good thing that being dead isn’t all that permanent on this show. Larry’s connection to Rita was helpful in establishing that they could still be brought back, and Danny the Street knowing just the people to solve this mystery came in very handy, even if their bedside manner left a bit to be desired. Dorothy’s connection with Crystal was particularly intriguing, and I like how they managed to get them back in a seamless way after they all emerged from their respective nightmares. Jane had an opportunity to dig into her identity in a positive way that was free from Daddy’s influence, while Vic connected with his mother and got to talk about how he felt about Roni, which seems like it’s going to be a theme of this season. Cliff talking to his father and finding out that he had established some sort of relationship with Clara was the most powerful exchange, one that motivated him to forge a closer connection with her so that he could be the parent he always wanted to be. Now the team is going to have to contend with Madame Rouge and more earthly problems, which are sure as usual to be considerably more complicated than they should be.

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