‘Titans’ S2, E12: “Faux-Hawk” – String Me Along Why Don’t You
“Finding himself at a new low, Hank is cage-fighting for money to support his unhealthy habits. But when he wakes to find his Hawk suit gone – and an imposter acting in his stead – he realizes how far he’s fallen… and it’s time to make a decision. Meanwhile, Donna and Dawn confront a Cadmus operative (guest star RAOUL BHANEJA) to gain information about Gar and Conner, as Cadmus initiates its Phase One plan, tapping into Gar’s lethal abilities. Back in Gotham, Rose is overcome with guilt and reveals her secret to Jason. When Dick realizes that Jericho might have somehow survived his death at his father’s hands, he escapes from jail in the hopes to rescue him. But first he’ll need a new suit to replace the Robin suit he destroyed…” – TITANS season 2, episode 12 ‘Faux-Hawk’ Synopsis
This is a non-spoiler review for the penultimate episode of TITANS Season 2, ‘Faux-Hawk’ Check out our spoiler review on our YouTube channel HERE or catch up with our review of the eleventh episode, ‘E.L._O.’, HERE.
‘Faux-Hawk’ is an enjoyable episode, with many fight sequences that are very well done. There are some pretty good character interactions, with some great character development involved for Hank. The journey to Nightwing is also what is discussed, with some stringing along and burned fruitcake. It is highly frustrating to see this keep occurring. I feel like the journey to Nightwing has been such like TITANS as a whole. It is one big metaphor that the writers keep dangling, with different twists and turns. It is episodes like ‘Faux-Hawk’ that the show dangles in front of us as a tease to the potential of the show as a whole. The comedy, the development of so many characters, this episode is very good.
As always, one thing ‘Faux-Hawk’ matches up with to previous episodes is the number of characters involved. There are numerous angles taken in order to accomplish the Rose, Deathstroke, Hawk, Kory, and Dick development. As such, it holds the momentum up in order to lead to a truly successful penultimate episode. The suit development scene is where I want TITANS to be, but right now it is a coin toss. Donna and Dawn are in this episode, but honestly I don’t remember the scenes they were in. Cut that part off and give me more Nightwing. Stop dangling the true potential of TITANS, and give us the money shot. It’s hard to stick around for a show that is so inconsistent in production. TITANS needs to produce in order to pull people in for it’s third season.
The second season of Titans is streaming on the DC Universe app now. The season 2 finale ‘Nightwing’ will be available November 29 at 9 am PST.
The show stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Chelsea Zhang as Rose Wilson/Ravager and Esai Morales as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke.