Doom Patrol (TV series)

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Doom Patrol
Doom Patrol logo.jpg
GenreSuperhero[1]
Comedy-drama
Based on
Developed byJeremy Carver
Starring
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes34 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Cinematography
  • Christopher Manley
  • Noah Greenberg
  • Magdalena Gorka
  • Scott Winig
  • Scott Peck
Editors
  • Harry Jierjian
  • Brian Wessel
  • Sara Mineo
  • Brandon Hwang
  • Marc Pattavina
  • Arman Tahmizyan
  • JD Dawson
  • Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul
  • Leigh Dodson
  • Jaron Downs
Running time45–60 minutes
Production companies
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network
Picture format
Audio format
Original releaseFebruary 15, 2019 (2019-02-15) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related showsTitans
External links
Official website

Doom Patrol is an American superhero streaming television series developed by Jeremy Carver. Based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, the series features Jane (Diane Guerrero), Rita Farr (April Bowlby), Vic Stone (Joivan Wade), Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer / Matthew Zuk), Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser / Riley Shanahan), and Chief (Timothy Dalton) as the members of the eponymous Doom Patrol. Although Bowlby, Bomer, and Fraser reprise their roles from the series Titans, the two shows are set in separate continuities.

The series premiered on February 15, 2019, exclusively for the DC Universe streaming service. The second season aired on both DC Universe and HBO Max, with the two streaming services releasing episodes simultaneously on June 25, 2020. In September 2020, the series was renewed for a third season exclusively for HBO Max which premiered on September 23, 2021. In October 2021, the series was renewed for a fourth season.

Plot[edit]

Doom Patrol follows the unlikely heroes of the eponymous team who all received their powers through tragic circumstances and are generally shunned by society. Most members of the team were treated by the Chief, a medical doctor who gave them residence in his mansion to help protect them from the outside world. Their name derives from an earlier Doom Patrol team that was formed by the Chief.

The first members of the Doom Patrol to be introduced in the series are Jane, the dominant identity of a traumatized woman with dissociative identity disorder; Rita Farr, who struggles to prevent her body from turning to a gelatinous state; Larry Trainor, who has an entity of negative energy living inside of him; and Cliff Steele, whose brain was placed in a robot body following a car crash. The team is later joined by cybernetically-enhanced superhero Vic Stone.

In the first season, the Chief is captured by the malevolent Mr. Nobody, sending the Doom Patrol on a journey to rescue him. Along the way, they discover secrets about themselves and the Chief, who they eventually learn is responsible for the tragic events that gave them their powers.

The second season sees the Doom Patrol joined by Dorothy Spinner, the Chief's daughter who possesses the ability to bring her imaginary friends to life. While the members of the Doom Patrol face their own personal dilemmas and contend with the truth about the Chief, Dorothy inadvertently endangers the world when her powers threaten to unleash an ancient entity known as the Candlemaker.

In the third season, Dorothy's battle with the Candlemaker reaches its climax and the Doom Patrol suffers a tragic loss when the Chief finally dies of old age. Though the Doom Patrol's ally Willoughby Kipling salvages Chief's head stating that his time isn't over yet. In the aftermath, the team go their separate ways as they struggle with their identities when the arrival of Madame Rouge in a time machine sets them on a new path.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Diane Guerrero as Jane: The dominant identity of Kay Challis, created to protect her.[3] She and the other identities received their own unique powers from an experiment Kay was involuntarily subjected to. Inside Kay's subconsciousness, Guerrero also portrays Driver 8 and Karen, while Anna Lore portrays Penny Farthing, Stephanie Czajkowski portrays Hammerhead, Tara Lee portrays Lucy Fugue, Chelsea Alana Rivera portrays Silver Tongue, Hannah Alline portrays Pretty Polly, Jackie Goldston portrays the Secretary, Monica Louwerens voices and motion-captures the Weird Sisters, Helen Abell performs Black Annis, Sarah Borne portrays Baby Doll, Ana Aguilar portrays Balladeer, Samantha Marie Ware portrays Miranda and her imposter, Shay Mack portrays Driller Bill, and Va Liu voices Mama Pentecost. Leela Owen portrays the teenage version of the character while in her Miranda identity.
  • April Bowlby as Rita Farr: A former Hollywood actress, born Gertrude Cramp, whose cellular structure was altered into a gelatinous state after being exposed to an underwater toxic gas. Her powers allow her to change her body shape, but also cause her to struggle with maintaining a solid form.[4] Lana Jean Turner portrays Rita as a child.
  • Alan Tudyk as Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody (season 1): An omnipresent supervillain capable of traveling through dimensions and altering reality. Aware of being in a television series because of his abilities, he often breaks the fourth wall and manipulates events through his narration.[5] Ed Asner portrays Mr. Nobody in his hospital patient disguise.
  • Matt Bomer and Matthew Zuk as Larry Trainor: A former United States Air Force pilot with a negative energy entity living inside of him. Disfigured from the plane crash that ensued when he made contact with the negative spirit, he is covered in special bandages to prevent the spread of the radioactivity emitting from his body. Bomer voices the character and appears as Larry without the bandages in early flashbacks, while Matthew Zuk physically portrays him when wrapped in bandages and wearing prosthetic makeup when not in bandages.[6] Braxton Alexander portrays Larry as a child.
  • Brendan Fraser and Riley Shanahan as Cliff Steele: A cyborg and former NASCAR driver whose brain was transplanted into a robotic body after a car crash destroyed his own. Fraser voices the character and appears as the human version of Cliff in flashbacks and when he's in the Underground, while Riley Shanahan physically portrays him as a cyborg.[7] Gibson Todd portrays Cliff as a child.
  • Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder / The Chief (season 1–3): A medical doctor responsible for treating the members of the Doom Patrol and giving them residence in his mansion.[8] Abi Monterey portrays the Chief as a child.
  • Joivan Wade as Victor "Vic" Stone / Cyborg: A young, ambitious superhero who received cybernetic enhancements from his father Silas following an accident that led to his mother's death. While not a resident of Doom Manor, he joins the team because of his longtime friendship with the Chief.[9] Braelyn Rankins portrays Vic as a child.
  • Skye Roberts as Kay Challis (season 3; recurring season 1–2): The original identity of a young girl who developed Jane and other distinct identities from childhood trauma. Due to her experiences, she remains a child in her subconsciousness while her identities assume control of her body.
  • Michelle Gomez as Laura De Mille / Madame Rouge (season 3): A shapeshifter with ties to the Chief.[10]

Recurring[edit]

  • Julie McNiven as Sheryl Trainor (season 1–2), Larry's wife and the mother of his children
  • Kyle Clements as John Bowers (season 1), Larry's secret lover who also served in the Air Force. Tom Fitzpatrick portrays the character as an old man in the present.
  • Phil Morris as Silas Stone, Victor's father and a scientist who rebuilt him as a cyborg[11]
    • Morris also portrays Doctor Cowboy, the imaginary friend of Vic.
  • Bethany Anne Lind as Clara Steele, Cliff's daughter who survived a fatal accident in 1988, and was believed to be the only survivor of her family. Sydney Kowalske plays a younger Clara Steele in flashbacks.
  • Mark Sheppard as Willoughby Kipling, an occult detective, chaos magician, and member of the Knights Templar[12]
  • Curtis Armstrong as the voice of Ezekiel (season 1), a talking doomsday prophet cockroach[13]
  • Alec Mapa as Steve Larson / Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man (season 1), a tourist who undergoes Von Fuchs' enhancement procedure and is turned into a mismatched fusion of animal, vegetable and mineral
  • Charmin Lee as Elinor Stone (seasons 1, 3), Vic's mother and Silas' wife
  • Alimi Ballard as Joshua Clay (season 1), the metahuman caretaker of the original Doom Patrol
  • Tommy Snider as Ernest Franklin / Beard Hunter (season 1–2), a bounty hunter with the ability to track down individuals by consuming their facial hair
  • Jon Briddell as Darren Jones (season 1, 3), an agent of the Bureau of Normalcy, an organization which once experimented on Larry after his accident
  • Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo (season 1–2), a superhero and cereal mascot who can alter reality through his muscle flexes
  • Abi Monterey as Dorothy Spinner (season 2–present), the daughter of the Chief and a primitive woman who can bring her imaginary friends to life[14]
  • Karen Obilom as Roni Evers (season 2–present), a military veteran with a mysterious past and a genderbent version of Ron Evers who Vic meets while attending a PTSD support group[15]
  • Lex Lang as the voice of the Candlemaker (seasons 2–3), a dangerous entity who comes into contact with Dorothy and tempts her to make a wish
  • Vanessa Carter and Kat Cressida as Darling-Come-Home (season 2), one of Dorothy's imaginary friends who has a mirror-like face with glowing eyes. Carter physically portrays Darling-Come-Home and Cressida voices the character.
  • Brian T. Stevenson as the voice of Herschel (season 2), Dorothy's imaginary friend who takes the form of a giant spider
  • Jonathan Lipow as the voice of Monsieur Mallah (season 3), an intelligent gorilla who acts as the Brain's second-in-command of the Brotherhood of Evil

An uncredited actor voices Cyborg's computer system Grid. An uncredited actor voices the Brain, the leader of the Brotherhood of Evil, in season 3.

Guest[edit]

Introduced in season 1[edit]

  • Julian Richings as Heinrich Von Fuchs, the Nazi scientist whose experiments changed Morden into Mr. Nobody
  • Katie Gunderson as Kate Steele, Cliff's wife who perished in a car accident
  • Alan Heckner as Bump Weathers, one of Cliff's pit crew who has an affair with Kate, and later raises Clara after she is orphaned
  • Gabrielle Byndloss as Patty, a woman who Cyborg saved from a mugging.
  • Chantelle Barry as the voice of Baphomet, an oracle in the form of a female horse
  • Lilli Birdsell as Mother Archon, Elliot's mother and the high priestess of the lost city of Nurnheim
  • Ted Sutherland as Elliot Patterson, an 18-year-old boy who is the key to the Cult of the Unwritten Book's attempt to summon the Decreator, an interdimensional entity who will unmake the world
  • Ethan McDowell as Charles Forsythe, a member of the Bureau of Normalcy that once experimented on Larry. Ted Ferguson portrays an older Forsythe.
  • Matthew Sean Blumm and Michael Harney as R.J. Steele, the father of Cliff and the grandfather of Clara. Blumm portrayed him in season one while Harney portrayed him in season two and three.
  • Will Kemp and Dave Bielawski as Steve Dayton / Mento, leader of the original Doom Patrol. Kemp portrays the younger Mento and Bielawski portrays the older Mento.
  • Jasmine Kaur and Madhur Jaffrey as Arani Desai / Celsius, a member of the original Doom Patrol with power over fire and ice. Kaur portrays the younger Celsius while Jaffrey portrays the older Celsius.
  • Dennis Cockrum as Sydney Bloom, a film producer of Bloom Studios who Rita tries to get cast in one of his upcoming movies
  • Lesa Wilson as Rhea Jones / Lodestone, a member of the original Doom Patrol with magnetic abilities. Lesa Wilson portrays the younger Lodestone while an uncredited actress portrays the older Lodestone.
  • Alan Mingo Jr. as Morris Wilson / Maura Lee Karupt, a former agent of the Bureau of Normalcy-turned-crossdressing cabaret singer on Danny the Street.[16] Morris Wilson's drag queen-pseudonym, "Maura Lee Karupt", is a pun on the phrase, "Morally Corrupt".
  • Pisay Pao as Slava, an immortal fur-covered caveoman with whom Niles fell in love and the mother of Dorothy
  • David A. MacDonald as Daddy, Jane's sexually abusive father. MacDonald also voices and motion-captures the version of him in the Underground's Well area whose body is composed of puzzle pieces.
  • Joan Van Ark as the voice of Mrs. Franklin, the mother of Beard Hunter who is often heard off-screen.
  • Haley Strode and Susan Williams as Dolores Mentallo, Flex's wife. Strode portrays the younger Dolores while Williams portrays the older Dolores.
  • Victoria Blade as Millie, Eric Morden's ex-girlfriend

Introduced in season 2[edit]

  • Mark Ashworth as the ringmaster, the owner of a freak show that captured Dorothy
  • John Getz as Paul Trainor, Larry's son. Fletcher Hammand portrays a younger Paul.
  • Brandon Perea and Dan Martin as Doctor Tyme, a former scientist who gained the ability to manipulate time through contact with an alien element called Continuinium.[17] Perea physically portrays Doctor Tyme and Martin voices the character.
  • Roger Floyd as Red Jack, an inter-dimensional being who derives his power from the pain of others[18]
  • Michael Tourek as Kiss, the second-in-command of the SeX-Men
  • Michael Shenefelt as Cuddles, a member of the SeX-Men responsible for surveillance
  • Tracey Bonner as Torture, the leader of the SeX-Men
  • Brad Brinkley as Shadowy Mr. Evans, a sex demon
  • Irene Ziegler as Micki Harris, a community theater director and playwright
  • Mariana Klaveno as Valentina Vostok, a member of the Chief's space research team who made contact with a negative energy entity
  • Charity Cervantes as Isabel Feathers, a community theater actress who is cast as a character based on Rita in Micki's play
  • Derek Evans as Zip Callahan, the pilot for the Chief's space research team
  • Jason Burkey as Specs, one of the members in the Chief's space research team
  • Jhemma Ziegler as the Scant Queen.
  • Joshua Mikel as Imaginary Jesus, the imaginary friend of Cliff.
  • Donna Jay Fulks as the voice of Roxy, Rita's imaginary friend, a woman made of disparate facial and body features cut out of magazines

Introduced in season 3[edit]

  • Walnette Marie Santiago as Mel, the wife of Clara
  • Stephen Murphy as Garguax the Decimator, an alien warrior employed by the Brotherhood of Evil to assassinate Rita Farr.
  • Billy Boyd as Samuelson, Garguax's loyal and overzealous servant.
  • Sebastian Croft as Charles Rowland, a member of the Dead Boy Detectives who died from hypothermia in a lake after being bullied.[19]
  • Ty Tennant as Edwin Paine, a member of the Dead Boy Detectives who died in 1916 after a horrific experience.[19]
  • Madalyn Horcher as Crystal Palace, a teenage girl who was once possessed by a demon, and saved by the Dead Boy Detectives. She serves as the Detectives' medium.[20]
  • Rose Bianco as Grandma Jane, the grandmother of Kay.
  • Ruth Connell as Night Nurse, a demonic being that works for Death.
  • Erik Passoja as the voice of Shipley, the A.I. of the time machine that Madame Rouge operated.
  • Micah Joe Parker as Malcolm, a former member of the Sisterhood of Dada with a bird cage in his chest and the power of invisibility. Based on the character of Agent !.
  • Wynn Everett as Shelley Byron / The Fog, a member of the Sisterhood of Dada with the ability to alter reality in thick fog.
  • Miles Mussenden as Lloyd, an artist and member of the Sisterhood of Dada with parts of a bicycle attached to his back; based on the character of Frenzy.
  • Anita Kalathara as Holly, a narcoleptic member of the Sisterhood of Dada who plays Barry Manilow through headphones to keep awake; based on the character of Sleepwalk.
  • Gina Hiraizumi as Sachiko, a germophobic member of the Sisterhood of Dada kept in a glass case; based on the character of The Quiz.
  • Richard Gant as General Tony, the action figure that Vic once owned.
  • Nik Shriner as the voice of Puppet Harry, the puppet version of Kay's stuffed sheep.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast releasedNetwork
115February 15, 2019 (2019-02-15)May 24, 2019 (2019-05-24)DC Universe
29June 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)August 6, 2020 (2020-08-06)DC Universe / HBO Max
310September 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)November 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)HBO Max

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Pilot"Glen WinterJeremy CarverFebruary 15, 2019 (2019-02-15)
In Paraguay 1948, third-rate criminal Mr. Eric Morden takes part in an experiment run by former Nazi scientist Heinrich Von Fuchs that transforms him into a metahuman. In Florida 1988, NASCAR driver Clifford Steele is caught in a car crash, but is saved by Dr. Niles Caulder, who transfers Cliff's brain into a robotic body seven years later. Also living with Caulder are Rita Farr, a 1950s actress who was exposed to a toxin while filming that turned her into plastic, and Larry Trainor, a former United States Air Force test pilot who was exposed to negative energy in the early 1960s. In the present, the group have lived together for many years in "Doom Manor" with Jane, a young woman with 64 super-powered personalities. Jane convinces the others to go into the nearby town of Cloverton, Ohio while Caulder is away. Rita becomes upset and turns elastic, unintentionally wreaking havoc until Cliff stops her. Caulder urges them to flee with him, as their actions will attract the enemies he has been hiding from. He, Jane, Rita, and Larry leave, but they return to help Cliff protect Cloverton. Caulder is confronted by Morden, who opens a vortex in front of the team.
22"Donkey Patrol"Dermott DownsNeil Reynolds & Shoshana SachiFebruary 22, 2019 (2019-02-22)
Morden takes Caulder into the vortex, and Jane follows, after which the vortex devours Cloverton. Realizing the futility of trying to live in the regular world, Rita retires to the Manor to wait for Caulder's return, and Larry tries to leave town, but the negative energy being inside him will not let him. Victor "Vic" Stone, a half-man, half-machine friend of Caulder's as well as Detroit's well known superhero Cyborg, sees news footage of Cloverton's destruction, and travels there to investigate. Morden's donkey spits out Jane. Back at Doom Manor, Cliff is unable to interrogate Jane about her experience because she is cycling through her personalities. As Cliff learns about Jane's condition, Vic triggers one of her violent personalities and she attacks him and Cliff. Rita begrudgingly agrees to go into the gateway via the donkey's mouth, and Larry and Vic are sucked in as well. On the other side, Morden tortures them with fantasies to thwart their search for Caulder, but Larry's energy being intervenes and the team, as well as the entire town of Cloverton, are spat back out. Vic's father Silas asks him to come home, but Vic refuses and decides to join the team.
33"Puppet Patrol"Rachel TalalayTamara Becher-Wilkinson & Tom FarrellMarch 1, 2019 (2019-03-01)
Vic goads the others into a road trip to Paraguay, hoping that by learning what happened there in 1948 they can find Caulder. While trying to gain some control over the negative energy being, Larry recalls his estrangement from his wife Cheryl and lover John Bowers after his accident. The team discovers that Caulder was present when Von Fuchs changed Morden into Mr. Nobody, and that Von Fuchs is still alive, only to be killed by one of Jane's personalities. They return to Doom Manor on a jet provided by Silas. At Fuchtopia, a man named Steve undergoes Von Fuchs's enhancement procedure and is transformed into a metahuman.
44"Cult Patrol"Stefan PleszczynskiMarcus Dalzine & Chris DingessMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Occult detective Willoughby Kipling comes to Doom Manor seeking Caulder's assistance to prevent the end of the world, only to find him gone, so he convinces the team to help him instead. Guided by Kipling, they abduct a tattooed, 18-year-old man named Elliott who is the key to the Cult of the Unwritten Book's attempt to summon the Decreator, an interdimensional entity who will destroy the world. Kipling sends Cliff and Jane to a priest whose stigmata are a gateway to the lost city of Nurnheim, but before Jane can sew the wounds closed, she and Cliff are drawn through the gate and captured. The high priestess of Nurnheim sends otherworldly assassins to retrieve Elliott, and Vic, Larry, Kipling, and Rita are unable to stop them. The cult begins the ritual, and a giant glowing eye appears in the sky.
55"Paw Patrol"Larry TengShoshana SachiMarch 15, 2019 (2019-03-15)
Mr. Nobody releases Caulder from captivity so the two can work together to stop the Decreator. Mr. Nobody travels to 1977 and uses one of Jane's personalities, Dr. Harrison (whose power is persuasion), to create a Cult of the Rewritten Book, which will create a counterpart to Elliot that can oppose the Decreator. Back in the present, Cliff and present day Jane escape Nurnheim with instructions left by Dr. Harrison. Meanwhile, Caulder, Kipling, Vic, and Larry find Elliot's counterpart, a dog, which Kipling uses to summon the Recreator, who brings back everything previously disintegrated by the Decreator. Just before Caulder leaves, Mr. Nobody freezes time and self-destructs Vic's arm cannon. In the past, Caulder rescues Jane from a mental institution in which she was being tortured, and promises to keep her safe. Unbeknownst to Caulder, Mr. Nobody tells Jane to find the Doom Patrol.
66"Doom Patrol Patrol"Christopher ManleyTamara Becher-WilkinsonMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Victor's father Silas arrives to repair him. Jane's investigation leads her, Larry, and Rita to an old superhero team called the Doom Patrol; consisting of Steve Dayton / Mento, a millionaire with psychic powers whom Rita dated in 1955; Arani, a woman with elemental control of fire and ice who claims to be Caulder's wife; Rhea, a woman with electromagnetic abilities; and Joshua Clay, a man who fires kinetic energy blasts. The current team learns that Caulder assembled and led the original Doom Patrol, but they disbanded after being defeated by Mr. Nobody. Steve, Arani, and Rhea are also revealed to be old and mentally ill, with Joshua as their caretaker. A medicated Steve has projected an illusion that they are young and running a school for super-powered children. He subjects Jane, Larry, and Rita to delusions of painful events from their pasts before Rita is able to calm him down. Meanwhile, back at Doom Manor, Vic hacks into Cliff's daughter's social media account for him after Cliff discovers that she survived the crash that destroyed his body and killed his wife.
77"Therapy Patrol"Rob HardyNeil ReynoldsMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
The team struggles with their personal demons. Rita struggles to figure out her true identity. Larry's energy spirit forces him to revisit his affair with John. Vic discovers that online dating is difficult for Cyborg. Jane struggles to connect with her personalities. Cliff confronts his daughter's adoptive father Bump, only to realize the scenario is a hallucination. Cliff decides the team needs a group therapy session, and they reluctantly begin to share in turn: Rita is having an identity crisis, Larry is lonely and laments pushing John away after the accident, and Vic blames himself for his mother's death. Cliff and Jane hurt each other's feelings, and Cliff has a breakdown caused by Admiral Whiskers, a rat convinced by Mr. Nobody to seek revenge against the team, who caused his mother's death.
88"Danny Patrol"Dermott DownsTom FarrellApril 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
Cliff and Rita seek out Jane, who is under the control of Karen, a perky but unstable personality with the power to make people love her. In their search for Caulder, Larry and Vic come across a sentient, genderqueer, teleporting street named Danny, which is being hunted by the Bureau of Normalcy. Larry remembers his own experience with the Bureau, which experimented on him in the 1960s after his accident and gave him the first glimpse of his negative energy spirit. Former Bureau agent Morris Wilson has become a drag queen named Maura Lee Karupt who helps keep Danny going by sustaining a party atmosphere. She faces off with her former partner, Agent Darren Johnson, to stop the Bureau's persecution of Danny. Jane and Karen fight for control of her mind, but soon Jane snaps, leaving her catatonic while her consciousness is dragged into the Underground.
99"Jane Patrol"Harry JierjianMarcus DalzineApril 12, 2019 (2019-04-12)
A catatonic Jane is confronted by her many other personalities in the Underground, who want her to restore order and resume being the dominant personality. With the help of Driver 8, Jane chooses to remain catatonic and try to figure out what is wrong with her. Back in Doom Manor, the team argues about how to help Jane until Larry's negative spirit sends Cliff's consciousness into the Underground. He is soon subdued by two of Jane's aggressive personalities, Hammerhead and Driller Bill, and locked in a cell next to Karen. She is let go, and Penny Farthing leads Cliff through Jane's memories. Cliff and Jane face her biggest fear, revealed to be Jane's abusive father, who appears as a giant monster made of puzzle pieces. Jane's cathartic rage destroys him, and she and Cliff leave the Underground. Jane awakens in Doom Manor.
1010"Hair Patrol"Salli Richardson-WhitfieldEric DietelApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
The Bureau of Normalcy tasks the Beard Hunter to locate Caulder. In 1913, Caulder and his partner Alistair are investigating a strange creature for The Bureau of Oddities. Alistair is seemingly killed by wolves. Caulder breaks his leg while fleeing, and is rescued by a primitive woman named Slava. Caulder falls in love with her, and discovers that she is immortal and controls the creature. Caulder stays with Slava for years, but Alistair reappears and says that the Bureau of Oddities is now the Bureau of Normalcy, with the new mission of killing any oddities they find, including Slava. Caulder kills Alistair to save Slava, and returns to the Bureau claiming she does not exist. In the present, Mr. Nobody offers Caulder the chance to save the team and be released if he reveals Slava's location, but Caulder adamantly refuses. The Beard Hunter infiltrates Doom Manor and consumes some of Caulder's facial hair from the sink drain as means to track him. Vic and Rita find and interrogate him, but he is able to get free and overpower Vic. Later, the Beard Hunter tracks down an effigy of Caulder, and Slava's creature appears and attacks him.
1111"Frances Patrol"Wayne YipApril FitzsimmonsApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
The team faces their shortcomings. Jane laments that they are unable to save Caulder. Cliff, accompanied by Rita, arrives at Bump's memorial service to reconnect with his daughter Clara. There, Cliff realizes how important Clara's adoptive father had been to her while he was gone and decides to affirm his love by retrieving a watch, treasured by Clara, from Frances, the massive alligator that killed Bump. Larry and John revisit their love affair through a shared dreamscape, as the negative spirit pushes Larry to reconcile with an aged John in the real world. Vic worries about his cybernetics' operating system Grid, over which he seems to be losing control as the cybernetics are slowly expanding throughout his body. Following the clue previously left behind by Danny the Street, Vic and Jane pursue a man called the "Hero of the Beach" who goes by the name of Flex Mentallo. Vic is captured by the Bureau of Normalcy during the search.
1212"Cyborg Patrol"Carol BankerRobert Berens & Shoshana SachiMay 3, 2019 (2019-05-03)
Silas arrives looking for a missing Vic, who the team soon realizes has been taken by the Bureau of Normalcy. Determining that Vic is being held at the Ant Farm, Silas devises a plan to rescue him, and enlists the others to help. At the facility, Vic is tortured and Grid reboots twice, further disorienting him. Silas and the team infiltrate the Ant Farm with Jane and Larry posing as agents of the Bureau bringing in Cliff as a prisoner. Darren and his team surround and subdue the team with specialized weapons, Silas having tipped them off in exchange for access to his son. Vic is furious at what Silas has done, but Silas's "betrayal" is part of the rescue plan. Rita, who has been hiding in her elastic form inside Cliff, sets him and then Larry free. Karen emerges in Jane, and uses her power to escape before Jane reemerges. They free all of the Bureau's other prisoners, creating enough chaos for them to flee. Silas and a confused Vic argue, and Vic beats his father senseless. Mr. Nobody appears, having orchestrated Grid's reboots, and taunts Vic that he has just killed his own father.
1313"Flex Patrol"T.J. ScottTom Farrell & Tamara Becher-WilkinsonMay 10, 2019 (2019-05-10)
The team returns home with Flex Mentallo, who is suffering from memory loss. Silas is alive but in critical condition. In 1964, Flex is captured by the Bureau of Normalcy. Larry has a chance to help him escape, but is too afraid of the consequences. Flex is continually tortured but resists cooperating, until the Bureau threatens to harm his wife. In the present, Cliff, Jane, and Larry try to restore Flex' memories and abilities, eventually deciding to reunite Flex and his wife. When Dolores disintegrates in front of him during their reunion, Flex unleashes his powers in his agony, causing an electrical outage over a large region. Rita deals with her guilt over the suicide of a young actress who conceived a baby with a film producer after Rita arranged their meeting, and was left alone to care for it. With Rita's support, Cyborg decides to reinstall Grid, stay with his injured father, and leave the team. Larry decides to give a new chance at life to the negative spirit and releases it, but he is left slowly dying in the process. The negative spirit returns to Larry. Mr. Nobody acknowledges that the team is ready to face him.
1414"Penultimate Patrol"Rebecca RodriguezChris DingessMay 17, 2019 (2019-05-17)
In 1946, Morden's girlfriend Millie leaves him after he is fired from the Brotherhood of Evil, calling him a nobody. In the present, the team's search for the Beard Hunter brings them to Danny the Street. Though afraid of Mr. Nobody, Danny reveals that Caulder is being held in a dimension called "the White Space". Vic apologizes to a recovering Silas for his attack, but Silas confesses that he altered Vic's memories of his accident. Vic's mother also survived the explosion, but Silas could only save one of them, and chose Vic. Flex transports the team to the White Space, where they each find themselves reliving the day their respective tragedies occur. Mr. Nobody offers to let them live out their lives differently if they give up their search for Caulder. They refuse, and Vic shows up and atomizes the villain. A year later, the team has become the next Doom Patrol, but they are caught in a time loop in which they keep dying. Mr. Nobody reveals this to be an illusion, and that they are all still in the White Space. He coerces Caulder to reveal the secret that Caulder is responsible for the events which gave each of them their powers.
1515"Ezekiel Patrol"Dermott DownsTamara Becher-Wilkinson & Jeremy Carver & Shoshana SachiMay 24, 2019 (2019-05-24)
Caulder recalls the events that led to the creation of each of the Doom Patrol members and the personal toll it took on him. The team goes their separate ways and attempt to integrate into society, but are summoned to Doom Manor by Danny, who has been kidnapped by Mr. Nobody. Caulder reveals why he did what he did: he was desperately searching for the means to extend his own life so that he might protect his troubled, superpowered daughter as long as possible. The team steps through a painting to rescue Danny and Caulder's daughter, who has enlarged Ezekiel and Admiral Whiskers. The two creatures have forced Mr. Nobody out and are on a rampage. The team executes Vic's plan: Rita convinces Mr. Nobody to continue his narration, which exerts control over Ezekiel and Whiskers, and the team allow themselves to be devoured by Ezekiel. Larry unleashes a nuclear blast, killing Whiskers, trapping Mr. Nobody and the Beard Hunter in the painting and reducing Danny from a street to a brick, but the others are protected by being inside Ezekiel. Back at Doom Manor, Vic slices open Ezekiel's abdomen and they step out, including Caulder's daughter, Dorothy Spinner. The team faces a new problem: everyone except Larry has been shrunk to a tiny size.

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

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161"Fun Size Patrol"Christopher ManleyJeremy Carver & Shoshana SachiJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)
In 1927, a caged Dorothy is kept locked up in a circus as the "ape faced girl", who has to entertain the crowd with her summoned creature. When the ringleader attempts to punish her creature, the voice of the Candlemaker calls out to her, telling her to make a wish. As she blows out a candle, everyone in the circus is killed, with the exception of Niles Caulder. In the present, Larry tries in vain to restore Dorothy, Caulder, Rita, Cliff, Jane, Vic and Danny to their normal size. While the rest of the team deals with personal problems, Rita learns to use her powers. Rita suggests Caulder to call Willoughby Kipling for help; though initially against the idea, Caulder eventually gives in. Kipling agrees to help in exchange for Caulder's most valuable possession: a talisman that grants immortality. The group is returned to their normal size, minus Danny who remains the form of a brick. Afterwards, Vic leaves Doom Manor. Dorothy overhears Caulder talking to Kipling about his condition. Later, the Candlemaker calls out to her once more, telling her to make a wish to save her father, but she refuses to comply.
172"Tyme Patrol"Harry JierjianApril Fitzsimmons & Neil ReynoldsJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)
Caulder reveals to the group of his deal with Kipling, and works on finding new ways to prolong his life in order to protect Dorothy. Rita learns that Caulder wants to use Continuinium, an alien element that controls time, currently in possession of Doctor Jonathan Tyme, a scientist imbued with the power to manipulate time. Rita, Cliff and Jane travel to Tyme's dimension with Caulder's help, but fail to recover the element. In Detroit, Vic attends a PTSD therapy group meeting and meets Roni Evers, a military veteran who he bonds with over the loss of their mothers. Larry goes to attend his son Gary's funeral, and reveals himself to his other son, Paul. Larry later visits Gary's home, where he finds several mementos of him kept by Gary in a shed. As he takes a walk back home, he is captured by a flock of butterflies.
183"Pain Patrol"Samira RadsiTom Farrell & Tamara Becher-WilkinsonJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)
In 1888, a young Caulder encounters Red Jack, an interdimensional being who feeds on pain under the guise of Jack the Ripper. In the present, Red Jack delivers a letter to Caulder, along with a piece of Larry's bandage, demanding his appearance. Caulder and Rita agree to go together to save Larry. Red Jack attempts to convince Caulder to be his apprentice in exchange for immortality, but upon refusal, decides to unleash pain on him, as well as Rita and Larry. Caulder manages to kill Red Jack and escape with the others. While home alone, Dorothy accidentally breaks Danny in half while playing with her imaginary friends. Later, while attempting to fix Danny, Caulder begins drawing up a blueprint for "Robotman 2.0". Cliff and Jane go to Clara's house, where Cliff attempts to tell her the truth, but ends up causing her to call the police. While sleeping on the bus, Jane's other personalities confront her, eventually demanding that she either leave the Manor, or lose her status as the primary personality. On the way back, she ends up being locked up as the other personalities prepare to take over. After having a sexual encounter, Vic asks Roni out on a date, but the latter does not show up. She sends him an email, detailing her previous criminal records.
194"Sex Patrol"Omar MadhaEric Dietel & Tanya SteeleJuly 2, 2020 (2020-07-02)
The Dannyzens try throwing a party to revive Danny, and succeed in doing so. Vic returns to the Manor, and receives advice from Karupt about his relationship with Roni. Rita consults Flex on how to control her power; she resorts to having Flex give her an orgasm, which attracts a sex demon, The Shadowy Mr. Evans. The SeX-Men, a paranormal unit of the Pentagon, crashes the party looking for Mr. Evans. Hammerhead, after taking over Jane, learns from one of the SeX-Men that Mr. Evans intends to give birth to a baby, whose cries would result in the death of all children. In trying to save the Kay personality, Hammerhead prevents the birth of the baby, and sends Evans back to his dimension. The Candlemaker convinces Dorothy to stay up after bedtime and join the party. Upon learning that Caulder wanted Danny to keep her locked up, Dorothy intends to break Danny's brick form, but stops when she realizes Danny shares her sentiment. Jane's other personas eventually concede and allow her to take over as primary again again. Danny is given a new form, a tire, and teleports away with the rest of the Dannyzens.
205"Finger Patrol"Glen WinterChris Dingess & Shoshana SachiJuly 9, 2020 (2020-07-09)
Dorothy and Jane's identity Baby Doll become friends until Baby Doll summons Flaming Katy, who kills Dorothy's imaginary friend Manny. Larry and Rita go to visit Paul and meet the rest of his family. Cliff discovers the human upgrades that Caulder plans for him. Vic heads back to Detroit with Cliff and both ask Silas for a better design for Cliff, but he refuses the job. After receiving advice from Cliff, Vic apologizes to Roni and makes up with her. He later learns that she was formerly enhanced with cybernetics for black ops missions. Later, while alone with Larry, Paul betrays him and members of the Bureau of Normalcy arrive to arrest Larry. He releases the negative spirit, who defeats them, but Larry's grandson Dex is shot in the crossfire. After Baby Doll and Katy kill Manny, Dorothy allows the Candlemaker to infiltrate the Underground and kill them.
216"Space Patrol"Kristin WindellNeil ReynoldsJuly 16, 2020 (2020-07-16)
Caulder's old research team, a group of ageless astronauts called The Pioneers of the Uncharted, visits Doom Manor. Feeling guilty over Baby Doll's death, Dorothy steps in the Pioneers' spaceship and heads to space. Cliff finds Jane unconscious and covered in wax, and Caulder deduces Dorothy is responsible. The two pursue Dorothy in a second spaceship. After finding Dorothy, Cliff convinces her to return. Rita lands a role in a local theater production, but then learns it is based on a past event where she went berserk and attacked the town in her blob form. Larry learns that one of the Pioneers, Valentina "Moscow" Vostok, also possesses a Negative Spirit, and her two companions have long passed away, while their corpses are possessed. After helping Moscow bury her friends, Larry decides to commit to amending with his family. After examining Roni, Vic learns that her old enhancements are slowly poisoning her. In an attempt to find a cure, he finds out the tech was distributed by S.T.A.R. Labs and Caulder Robotics. In the Underground, Jane attends a funeral for Baby Doll and Katy, after which Miranda returns and takes over as Primary. While returning to Earth, Caulder opens the airlock door, blowing Cliff into space.
227"Dumb Patrol"Jessica LowreyTamara Becher-Wilkinson & Eric DietelJuly 23, 2020 (2020-07-23)
Cliff crashes on the side of the road, and starts walking back home. Caulder travels to the Northern Yukon Territory to search for Dorothy's mother, Slava. While there, he has a nightmarish encounter with the Candlemaker who tells him that Dorothy belongs with him. Vic takes Roni to Doom Manor, where she meets Larry, Rita and Miranda. In preparation for her role in a local theater production, Rita visits the Cloverton beekeeper, who later gives her advice on dealing with her childhood trauma. A mysterious package is delivered at the Manor containing the White Space painting. The painting infects Larry, Vic and Roni with Scants, small creatures who provoke their minds to do bad ideas. After Kipling appears to explain the situation, all five are sucked into the White Space, where they get captured by the Scants. The Scants take them to their Queen, but Miranda defeats her. Roni secretly takes a sample of the queen's "Uma Jelly". Cliff makes it back to the Manor and sees a pregnant Clara there waiting for him. In the Underground, Jane finds out that Scarlet Harlot's station is closed. Kipling later meets Caulder in Yukon to discuss Dorothy.
238"Dad Patrol"Amanda RowTom Farrell & April FitzsimmonsJuly 30, 2020 (2020-07-30)
Caulder takes Dorothy out of town to a fair. Kipling gets a warning about a cataclysmic event from Bunberry and contacts Caulder. While Caulder is feeling sick Dorothy has fun until she has a vision, in which she runs away from the Candlemaker in Yukon. Cliff makes breakfast for his daughter Clara and the two bond. Jane and Larry go to Arkansas to retrieve a stuffed animal that belonged to Kay, in order for Jane to prove she is capable as primary for Kay. Jane learns that Miranda kept Kay's animal in a safe spot years ago, then apologizes to her in the Underground. Miranda, however, then pushes Jane into the Well, where she finds the bodies of the missing personalities. Vic learns from local news and FBI agents that Roni committed a murder as revenge for her past experiment. He later confronts her, and learns she used the Uma Jelly to enhance herself. The two briefly fight, but Vic is unable to take Roni in. Kipling arrives at the fair and tells Caulder that Dorothy needs to be taken away, but the Candlemaker's powers begins to manifest in the real world.
249"Wax Patrol"Christopher ManleyChris Dingess & Tanya SteeleAugust 6, 2020 (2020-08-06)
In 1969, Miranda as the Primary meets a young man named John who she falls in love with. During their house warming party, she discovers that John intended to throw an orgy, betraying her trust. Miranda loses her Primary status, and as a result decides to jump into the Well, while Jane takes over and leaves John. In the present day, Herschel, Dorothy's giant spider imaginary friend, appears at Doom Manor and summons the team to help fight the Candlemaker. Rita, Vic and Cliff face off against their own imaginary friends formed by the Candlemaker. The entire team minus Miranda is defeated, and is covered by the Candlemaker's wax. Miranda is summoned to the Underground by the other personalities who question the disappearance of Jane. While Jane discovers Miranda's corpse in the Well, Kay deduces at the same time that the current Miranda is actually the Daddy personality from the Well. Slava appears and convinces Dorothy to confront the Candlemaker alone, despite Caulder's objection.

Season 3 (2021)[edit]

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251"Possibilities Patrol"Dermott DownsTamara Becher-Wilkinson & Eric Dietel & Shoshana SachiSeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
After Dorothy convinces the Candlemaker that they can be friends instead of enemies, the Doom Patrol is un-waxed and Caulder dies of old age. A week later, the group recovers from his death in varying ways: Rita quits her play, Larry confronts the Negative Spirit who convinces him to finally let go, Vic tracks down Roni planning to blow up a building and reports her to the FBI, while Cliff is confronted by Caulder's spirit, who unsuccessfully attempts to get Cliff to incinerate Caulder's body so that his spirit can move on, and convinces Cliff to go see his daughter. In the Underground, Jane finds out that Miranda is actually the manifestation of all negative emotions that the personalities have amassed over the years and attempts to fully take over Jane's physical body. With the help of Kay and other personalities, Jane uses a plane to escape the Underground and wrest control over her body. Larry leaves the Doom Patrol and heads to space. A week later, Rita is alerted to an incoming arrival, which turns out to be a mysterious woman in a time machine, who is looking for Caulder. In a mid-credit scene, at the Northern Yukon, Kipling takes Caulder's decapitated head and remarks that his time isn't over yet.
262"Vacay Patrol"Christopher ManleyTom FarrellSeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
In 1949, the Brotherhood of Evil assigns Garguax the Decimator to go undercover in Codsville Mountain Resort and wait for a signal to assassinate Rita Farr. However, Garguax and his servant Samuelson continue to wait for decades as the signal never arrives, even after learning of the Brotherhood's disbandment. In the present day, the Doom Patrol agree to go to Codsville Resort on vacation to take their minds off of Caulder's death and other personal drama. While at the resort, Garguax overhears the Doom Patrol and learns of Caulder's fate and Rita's state of mind. Realizing his mission no longer has purpose, he intends to leave the resort, much to Samuelson's dismay. As they prepare to leave, they finally receive a signal from the Brotherhood, prompting Samuelson to turn on Garguax and kill him, then the Doom Patrol. Rita attempts to escape, but is stopped by a time-traveled version of herself. Meanwhile, Larry returns to the Manor, with the Negative Spirit no longer inhabiting his body.
273"Dead Patrol"Christopher ManleyJeremy Carver & Steve YockeySeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
The Doom Patrol's corpses are shipped back to the Manor, shocking both Larry and Dorothy. Through Danny, the two make contact with the Dead Boy Detectives agency, a teenage detective trio specializing in supernatural phenomena. They learn that the Doom Patrol's souls are trapped in the underworld, prompting Larry to go rescue them. The two detectives, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, accompany Larry to the underworld, while Dorothy stays behind with the medium Crystal Palace. In the underworld, each of the Doom Patrol member encounters a family member in their afterlife: Cliff meets his father, Vic meets his mother, while Jane and Kay meet their grandmother. Eventually, Larry and the boys locate the gang and help them escape Death's servant, the Night Nurse. Rita is assisted by a masked man who she does not recognize, as the man sacrifices himself to the Night Nurse. Afterwards, Dorothy decides to join the Dead Boy Detectives on a journey. The Doom Patrol then finds the time-traveling woman casually inhabiting the Manor.
284"Undead Patrol"Kristin WindellTamara Becher-WilkinsonSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
The time-traveling woman explains to the Doom Patrol that she is looking for Caulder, though she has suffered amnesia from her journey. After searching the Manor, she finds a film reel which reveals her identity as Laura De Mille, and that she has shapeshifting powers. Meanwhile, the gang slowly turns into zombies, due to having been attacked by the Night Nurse. Kipling arrives at the Manor and reluctantly recruits Laura and the zombified Doom Patrol to help him recover Caulder's head from Darren Jones. Jones transforms into a Were-butt and summons a horde to fight the gang, but ultimately loses. Afterwards, Caulder's head volunteers to sacrifice his brain to the Doom Patrol, which would cure their affliction. Laura learns that Caulder's head requested for the Bureau of Normalcy to eliminate her, leaving her depressed; she however discovers Rita appearing in the film reel. After the gang cures themselves, they return to dealing with their personal problems: Larry finds a tumor growing in his stomach alongside signs of sickness; Vic becomes conflicted after learning from Silas about an alternative surgery using synthetic skin that could've saved his life; Jane continues to mourn Caulder's death; Cliff attempts to order medication for his brain condition; and Rita becomes concerned when she suspects Laura's involvement at Codsville. Meanwhile, a surviving Were-butt, now zombified, heads toward Cloverton.
295"Dada Patrol"Kristin WindellShoshana SachiOctober 7, 2021 (2021-10-07)
Laura assigns the Doom Patrol to find the Sisterhood of Dada, a group of metahumans who escaped the Ant Farm, believing that her time-traveling purpose is to kill them. Cliff, Larry, Vic, and Jane head out to find the Sisterhood while Rita and Laura stay at the Manor, where they discuss Rita's appearance in the film reel. The team encounters members of the Sisterhood who attempt to psychologically manipulate them, while Larry discovers Paul, who can only utter random words. The team returns to the Manor, refusing to help Laura further with pursuing the Sisterhood. Jane argues with Dr. Harrison when Kay is in need of new shoes due to her outgrowing the ones that she's been wearing. In an attempt to prove Laura wrong, Rita fixes her time machine and attempts to use it. Meanwhile, Larry's tumor mutates further, being able to move freely within his body and glowing blue.
306"1917 Patrol"Omar MadhaApril FitzsimmonsOctober 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)
Rita arrives in 1917, where she becomes amnesiac and is captured by the Bureau of Normalcy. After being given a new name Bendy, she quickly befriends the metahuman workers there, who secretly form the Sisterhood of Dada, alongside a young Laura who is also a member. She forms a romantic bond with one of their members, Malcolm. In the present day, Cliff becomes addicted to video games and online gambling, leading to him selling the others' personal belongings and eventually agreeing to sell his own blueprint design. After a self-discovery journey, Vic decides to undergo a surgery for synthetic skin. Larry nurses Paul back to health, then argues with him about his status as a Bureau member and Larry's responsibility as a father. Afterwards, his tumor begins to cause him great pain. Jane decides to let Kay take over and visit the real world to obtain some new shoes, much to the other personas' dismay. Laura continues to research about the Sisterhood until they reach out to her.
317"Bird Patrol"Omar MadhaEzra Claytan DanielsOctober 21, 2021 (2021-10-21)
In 1949, Laura attempts to betray the Sisterhood of Dada to the Bureau of Normalcy as meta weapons. In the ensuing struggle, Malcolm is killed by a Bureau member, leaving Rita distraught. In the present day, Larry's tumor grows into a blue larva, which he is unwilling to get rid of; Cliff continues to struggle with his gambling addiction; Jane is unable to talk to Kay after the other personas conspire to grief her despite leaving a new pair of shoes for her; and Vic decides to go through with the surgery after contacting Roni. The gang and Laura are then summoned by Rita and the Sisterhood to witness the birth of a bird-like creature, created in Malcolm's image. When Rita releases the creature from its cage, it splits into multiple smaller versions and teleports each Doom Patrol member away, while Laura, having recovered her memory, escapes amidst the chaos.
328"Subconscious Patrol"Rebecca RodriguezTanya SteeleOctober 28, 2021 (2021-10-28)
In 1949, Laura accepts an offer to join the Brotherhood of Evil under a new name, Madame Rouge, and is tasked to time-travel to 2021 to recover Caulder's technology. Rita plans to foil Laura and the Brotherhood's schemes by returning to the present first, recovering her old memories in the process. She time-travels to Codsville and stops her 2021 self from escaping the resort, ensuring that she would die and meet Malcolm in the underworld. In the present day, the Sisterhood's creation has enacted the Eternal Flagellation, which causes people all over the world to switch places with their subconscious selves. Rita gathers the subconscious selves of the Doom Patrol: Vic's childhood toy General Tony, Kay in adult form, and Cliff and Larry's former human selves. The Doom Patrol later manage to escape their subconscious and confront their other selves. They then are returned to their lives, as Cliff is confronted by Clara over his addiction; Larry attempts to bring the larva home; Jane discovers all the other personas have disappeared, leaving her and Kay in the Underground; and Vic completes his synthetic skin surgery, completely removing his Cyborg enhancements. Meanwhile, Laura confronts Rita.
339"Evil Patrol"Rebecca RodriguezEric DietelNovember 4, 2021 (2021-11-04)
Laura escapes Rita and locates the Brotherhood of Evil, now living in a retirement home in Florida. The Brain assigns her with another mission to earn membership. Rita attempts to convince the Doom Patrol to pursue the Brotherhood, but fails due to Vic having given up his powers, Kay/Jane having seemingly lost the other personas, Larry trying to take care of the larva, and Cliff trying to mend his relationship with Clara. Laura infiltrates the Doom Manor and manages to incapacitate Cliff, delivering him back to the Brotherhood so the Brain can steal his body. However, the Brain betrays Laura and orders Monsieur Mallah to dump her in the woods. Rita gathers the Doom Patrol to rescue Cliff, but then argues over her personal vendetta with Laura. Meanwhile in the Underground, Kay discovers a dark area where seemingly evil spirits inhabit. As she runs back to her room in horror, she lets out a scream, which causes Jane to scream in the real world, triggering Larry's larva and causing their bus to crash.
3410"Amends Patrol"Harry JierjianChris DingessNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
The Doom Patrol encounters Sisterhood member Shelley, who takes them into the Fog while Rita pursues the Brotherhood alone. In the Fog, Larry learns that the larva, named Keeg, wants to merge with him in order to stay alive. Vic helps contain Keeg's spirit until he and Larry returns to the Doom Manor, allowing Larry and Keeg to merge. Laura is left alive by Mallah who decides to part ways with the Brain, allowing her to use the discarded giant robot from the dumping grounds, with Cliff's brain operating it. The Brain is severely wounded by Laura and Cliff's rampage, and is later killed when Rita finds him and pours boiling water directly on him. Jane learns that all of the other persona have taken refuge in the Fog, but in doing so, they are slowly dying due to being separated from the Underground. She makes a deal with Dr. Harrison to seemingly hand over her status as primary, forcing the others to return. Cliff makes amends with Clara and promises to be better, before returning to the mansion, where his Parkinson's causes him to lose control of his new robot body and begin rampaging. After deciding to let a remorseful Laura live, Rita manages to stop Cliff by growing to a giant size. Afterwards, Rita rallies the team into pursuing heroic activities as a super group, and reluctantly accepts Laura's request to join them. They then use the time machine to travel to the Suez Canal, where a testicle-like monster is wreaking havoc, under the team name "Doom Force", which everyone except Cliff dislikes.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Doom Patrol was announced on May 14, 2018, as an intended spin-off of Titans for video on demand service DC Universe after co-creator and executive producer Geoff Johns revealed that Titans' fourth episode would feature and be titled after the Doom Patrol on February 10, 2018.[1] Despite the initial order and sharing characters and actors, however, Doom Patrol occupies a separate continuity from Titans.[23][24][25]

Fifteen episodes were developed for the first season, which premiered on February 15, 2019, and concluded on May 24, 2019. Jeremy Carver wrote the pilot, and served as an executive producer alongside Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter. Production companies involved with the series include Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.[26][27][28] The series is influenced by writer Grant Morrison's run of the comic.[29]

On July 20, 2019, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Doom Patrol had been renewed for a second season, which premiered on both DC Universe and WarnerMedia's video on demand service HBO Max on June 25, 2020.[30][31][32] The season was originally intended to have 10 episodes, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, production was shut down before the 10th episode could be completed and the season instead comprised nine episodes.[33] In September 2020, the series was renewed for a third season exclusively on HBO Max.[34] In October 2021, HBO Max renewed the series for a fourth season.[35]

Casting[edit]

In July 2018, it was announced that April Bowlby, Brendan Fraser, and Matt Bomer would star in Doom Patrol as Rita Farr, the voice of Cliff Steele, and the voice of Larry Trainor, respectively, after being cast as the characters for guest appearances in Titans.[4][36] Diane Guerrero was also announced to be joining Bowlby, Fraser, and Bomer as Jane.[3][4] In August 2018, Joivan Wade was cast as Victor "Vic" Stone / Cyborg,[9] Alan Tudyk was cast as Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody,[5] and Riley Shanahan was cast to physically portray the cyborg version of Cliff.[7] The next month, Timothy Dalton was cast as Niles Caulder / Chief[8] and Matthew Zuk was cast in October 2018 to physically portray the bandage-covered Larry.[6] In March 2019, Mark Sheppard was announced as Willoughby Kipling.[12][37]

In January 2020, Roger Floyd was cast as Red Jack, a malevolent entity, in the series' second season.[18] Other second-season castings that February included Abigail Shapiro as the Chief's superpowered daughter, Dorothy Spinner,[14] and Karen Obilom as Roni Evers, a military veteran with a mysterious past who Vic meets while attending a PTSD support group.[15] Samantha Marie Ware was cast as one of Jane's identities in March 2020,[38] later revealed to be the former primary identity Miranda. On March 10, 2021, Michelle Gomez was cast as Madame Rouge, a new series regular for the third season.[10] In April 2021, Sebastian Croft and Ty Tennant were cast as the Dead Boy Detectives.[19] Later that month Micah Joe Parker, Wynn Everett, Miles Mussenden, Anita Kalathara and Gina Hiraizumi were cast as members of the Sisterhood of Dada, while Madalyn Horcher was cast as a guest in connection with Sebastian Croft and Ty Tennant.[20][39]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the first season began on August 30, 2018, in Olde Town Conyers, Georgia.[40] Filming continued in Georgia throughout September 2018, in Lawrenceville and at Briarcliff Mansion.[41] Principal photography for the first season finished on April 10, 2019.[citation needed]

Filming for the second season began November 2019 in Georgia.[42]

Filming for the third season began on January 4, 2021.[43] Filming wrapped on June 6, 2021.[44]

Release[edit]

The first season of Doom Patrol premiered on DC Universe on February 15, 2019,[45] with episodes releasing until May 24, 2019.[46][22] The first season consists of 15 episodes.[47] A second season premiered on both DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25, 2020.[32] The third season premiered on September 23, 2021, exclusively on HBO Max.[48]

In the United Kingdom, the first season was released exclusively on StarzPlay on January 2, 2020.[49]

In Australia, the series is streamed on the Australian streaming service Binge.[50]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 96% approval rating based on 52 reviews, with an average rating of 8.22/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "DC Universe finds breakout material in this iteration of Doom Patrol thanks to a fully committed cast and the writing's faith in weirdness."[51] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 70 out of 100 based on reviews from 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[52]

Jesse Schedeen of IGN rated the series premiere 9.0 out of 10, stating that "Doom Patrol is the best reason yet to sign up for DC's streaming service. [Doom Patrol] offers a wicked sense of humor with heart, wit and tragedy to spare. The cast works incredibly well to form an entertaining dysfunctional family."[53]

The second season holds a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 30 reviews with an average rating of 8.33/10. Its critical consensus reads, "As entertaining as the first, but with more emotional depth, Doom Patrol's second season explores darker corners without sacrificing any of its wonderful weirdness."[54]

The third season has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 10 reviews with an average rating of 7.9/10. Its critics consensus states, "By adding strange new spices and a heaping tablespoon of unconventional plotting, Doom Patrol remains an endearing bazaar of absurd delights."[55]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2019 American Society of Cinematographers Awards Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for Television Chris Manley Nominated [56]
Golden Trailer Awards Best WildPosts for a TV/Streaming Series Doom Patrol "Character Posters", Warner Bros., WB Worldwide Television Marketing In House Nominated [57]
Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Diane Guerrero Nominated [58]
Saturn Awards Best Streaming Superhero Television Series Doom Patrol Nominated [59]
Harvey Awards Best Comics Adaptation Award Doom Patrol Nominated [60]
2021 Critics' Choice Super Awards Best Actress in a Superhero Series Diane Guerrero Nominated [61]
Best Superhero Series Doom Patrol Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Stunt Coordination Thom Williams Nominated [62]

Further media[edit]

Titans[edit]

Rita Farr, Larry Trainor, and Cliff Steele from the Doom Patrol continuity were intended to appear in the original season 1 finale of Titans. The appearances were removed after the original season finale was pulled.[63][64]

Arrowverse[edit]

The Doom Patrol incarnations of Jane, Rita Farr, Vic Stone, Larry Trainor, and Cliff Steele make cameo appearances in the Arrowverse crossover event "Crisis on Infinite Earths", which depicts the series as taking place on the world of Earth-21. Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, Matthew Zuk, and Riley Shanahan appear in their respective roles from Doom Patrol through archival footage.[65]

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