Episode 4: “Doom Patrol”
“Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora
Garfield Logan (Ryan Potter) finds Rachel on the run and decides his savior, Dr. Niles Caulder (Bruno Bichir), can help her. He takes her back to his place – the basement of Caulder’s house – which is an homage to all things retro. What better song to accompany the boy who turns into a tiger?
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“Little Thing Gone Wild” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Gar maybe the wildest thing Rachel has met, but she hasn’t seen anything yet. Robotman (Brendan Fraser) enters Gar’s room to check on him and call him up for dinner. At first, he’s just a silhouette, but then Rachel and viewers are given a taste of what’s to come in 2019’s Doom Patrol.
What’s the Hollywood shorthand for showing how cool a character is? Playing some AC/DC, of course. Rachel finds Negative Man (Matt Bomer) in the kitchen cooking up a storm while flaunting some killer dance moves. Unlike Robotman, however, he figures that Rachel’s probably hungry, so he invites her for dinner.
“Every Little Movement” by Mario Grigorov and Dwight Batteau
At first, it appears that Rita Farr/ Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby), famed 1950s starlet, will not be joining the rest of the Doom Patrol for dinner. But, the prospect of meeting new guest Rachel is enticing enough to get her out of bed and looking every bit as glamorous as the posters in her room.
Chief/ Dr. Caulder’s back is broken by Rachel’s soul-self when he refuses to stop his examination of her. As he watches Gar leave with the Titans, this hopeful song takes on a particularly sinister tone. Chief treats the Doom Patrol like subjects. Gar is lucky to get out, but will Chief find him again?
Episode 5: “Together”
“Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando
The Nuclear Family isn’t complete without a Dad, so Dr. Adamson has made them a new one at The Organization’s facility. He’s just as quirky and uncanny as the rest of them. Seems like the conjunction of his introduction with this song suggests that this new life is a kind of freedom for the poor victim.
After leaving Doom Patrol, the Titans are finally together. But, while they are stuck in a shoddy motel with little to do other than protect Rachel, things get hot and heavy between fan-favorite comic book couple –Dick Grayson and Starfire. So much for slowly developing the romance between these two!