From his debut on DC Universe before moving on to HBO Max, Titans had mixed reviews. While some fans like to see how the series deviates from the comic book source material, others lament that there are too many characters or storylines at the same time. IMDb provides fans from all corners of the audience with a platform to rate individual episodes as well as the series as a whole to give an idea of what fans like about the series.
The top rated episodes on IMDb all range from 8.4 to 9.1, which is quite high when the show’s average score is 7.6 out of 10. Fans clearly have a preference for the first season of the show. ‘show like the majority of the best ranked episodes land there. Most of the episodes are also the ones that provide the backstory for fan favorite characters like Beast Boy and Robin.
ten “Koriand’r” (Season 1, Episode 10) – 8.4
Kory spends most of the first season not knowing as much about his Starfire identity as comic book fans. She has no recollection of who she is or how she ended up on Earth, but this episode gives audiences some much-needed backstory.
When Donna stops Kory from killing Rachel, Kory begins to find out who she is. The reveal that she’s on a mission to stop Rachel from destroying both her home planet and Earth is significant and sadly doesn’t go much further since this episode also gives audiences another big reveal. Rachel’s biological mother is busy trying to bring Trigon back, using Rachel to do so. That’s a lot of information audiences have been waiting for over the past nine episodes, so instead of feeling overwhelming, it was gratifying for audiences to finally get answers.
9 “Jason Todd” (Season 1, Episode 6) – 8.5
Jason’s introduction in the very first season really sets up his descent to become Red Hood in the third. After saving Dick Grayson from a threat, Jason teams up with the other Robin to investigate who is responsible for the murder of the members of the circus that Dick and his family performed in as a child.
This episode is a big part of why Dick and Jason have such a hard time working together. Their approach to solving a mystery is very different, and the two never quite form a partnership. Dick being bothered by the violence Jason can become also acts as a heavy foreshadowing. It’s certainly an interesting episode for fans of the Bat-Family aspect of the series as they start to get a window into how Batman and his sidekick are working beyond Dick wanting to leave that life behind.
8 “Dick Grayson” (Season 1, Episode 11) – 8.5
The Season 1 finale would not have been the finale initially, but production delays caused the season to be cut short. As a result, fans got this one-episode, cliffhanger psychological thriller to close the season.
Dick ends up experiencing events that he thinks are five years in the future, seeing some of his worst nightmares come true. In reality, Trigon is in his head and Rachel is trying to stop him. The Nightmare Fuel for Dick is quite fascinating to audiences, as he sees a family with Dawn – but also himself killing Bruce Wayne for what he did to him and the rest of the Bat-Family. The future Dick sees is pretty bleak but has a lot of fun Easter Eggs for fans.
7 “Hawk And Dove” (Season 1, Episode 2) – 8.5
Yet another episode to introduce the characters of the series, this time it’s Hank and Dawn, or Hawk and Dove. Dick takes Rachel to see her two former teammates, and the reunion is quite embarrassing, but also very entertaining for the audience.
Not only is it clear that Dawn and Hank are together, but it’s also clear that Dawn might still have feelings for Dick. While the episode is really primarily an intro, it also sets up a lot of the character dynamics that unfold throughout the rest of the series, like Rachel already seeing Dick as her family, and there’s always a slight conflict when it comes to Dick, Hank and Dawn.
6 “Deathstroke” (Season 2, Episode 5) – 8.6
Deathstroke is like a ghost haunting the Titans throughout Season 2. He’s the ghost of the original team’s past – and he kidnaps Jason Todd in revenge on them. This version of Deathstroke, however, is nothing but a villain who pretends to be fair by offering to swap Jason for his daughter Rose.
The public (and the Titans) know Deathstroke will never keep their word, but that doesn’t stop the episode from keeping them on the edge of their seats as Rachel stops Rose from running and Dick offers his own life in exchange for that. by Jason. .
5 “Doom Patrol” (Season 1, Episode 4) – 8.6
Although some believed Fate Patrol and Titans would take place in the same universe, they seem to exist in different universes. This episode, however, served to present to the public the Fate Patrol comic book characters that would appear in the other series.
Rachel finds herself escaping a dangerous situation with the help of a tiger – actually, Gar – and a trip to a mansion on the edge of the woods. The episode definitely acts as a preview of the type of “benefactor” Niles has for the people he welcomes over the course of the other series. It also hints at Gar and Rachel’s bond as the two hit it off right away.
4 “Jericho” (Season 2, Episode 8) – 8.7
This long-awaited episode of Season 2 explains exactly where the original Titans team went wrong. Most of the episode is narrated in flashback, depicting the friendship cultivated between members of the Titans and Deathstroke’s son, Jericho.
Audiences know that at the start of the episode it has to end in tragedy, as most of the Titans team are so marked by the experience. Jericho is quickly becoming a fan favorite which is why this episode is so good. The audience is emotionally destroyed by Jericho taking a blow aimed at Dick, even after Dick primarily used it to get information about Deathstroke.
3 “Together” (Season 1, Episode 5) – 8.8
In the fifth episode of the series, the four main characters in the set were introduced and the audience can see what they can do. Dick, Kory, Rachel and Gar decide to formalize their team in episode 5.
This is the episode that really cements that there is a new team of Titans, despite all the training and headquarters that would come in Season 2. It’s here that Dick decides to tell them all that he really is Robin, and it’s here that they demonstrate all their powers to each other, completely trusting each other. It’s a preview of what the series could be like.
2 “Conner” (Season 2, Episode 6) – 9.0
Conner AKA Superboy is clearly a fan favorite. His origin story episode takes him out of the Cadmus labs all the way to Kansas as he tries to figure out his origins for himself. Conner is a truly compelling member of the Titans as he has the literal DNA of comic book rivals Lex Luthor and Superman within him. As a result, he finds himself in conflict over whether to be a good guy or a bad guy.
His introductory episode does a good job of setting up this conflict, but Conner ultimately saved Jason Todd’s life in the dying moments before being captured by Cadmus. Conner saving Jason without thinking is a good indicator of who he is, but his struggle continues into next season.
1 “Hank And Dove” (Season 3, Episode 3) – 9.1
The only Season 3 episode to make the top 10 is also one of the series’ most brutal. While the show takes turns killing members of the Titans (Garth, Donna, Dick, and Jason all die at different times), the death in this episode is the only one the team runs against the clock, literally, to avoid. .
Not only does Hank embrace her death, but Dawn finds out how far she’ll go for someone she cares about. Gar and Conner both feel great guilt that they couldn’t save Hank as well. It is certainly one of the most powerful episodes of the series to date.
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