The Fourth and Final Season
review by Bobby Blakey
Through the years the Teen Titans have had numerous animated takes on TV including Teen Titans, Young Justice and Teen Titans, Go! In 2018 they made their live action debut in the more adult driven series Titans that debuted on the DC Universe streaming platform and eventually transferring onto HBO MMAX now known only as MAX. The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Kory Anders/Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth/Raven, Ryan Potter as Gar Logan/Beast Boy, Joshua Orpin as Connor Kent/Superboy, Jay Lycurgo as Tim Drake with Franka Potente as May Bennett/Mother Mayhem and Joseph Morgan as Sebastian Sanger/Brother Blood. and is now bringing its fourth and final season home.
Titans follows Titans follows a team of young superheroes who combat evil and other perils from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in the world. In season four after having saved Gotham, the Titans hit the road to head back to San Francisco. But after a stop in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with powers unlike anything they’ve faced before.
While there was some hesitation with the first season, I really ended up digging it and was made all the better in season two with the bigger expansion into the DC universe complete with the addition of my personal favorite Deathstroke. Heading into season three it felt even more like an actual Titans series than the first one did and continued to pull no punches. Each character continued to get their time to shine, but the evolution from the second season’s finale and the characters changes gets you invested right away. Now in this final season it dived right in with them being a more cohesive team and
initially felt like it was going to stay that way, but quickly threw a wrench in the plans.
I loved some elements to this season,, but also felt it was so all over the place that it lost some of what made last season so good. The supernatural aspects of bringing in Brother Blood could have been great, but it just didn’t work all that great for me. I still enjoyed this season just felt that it was missing something. The next level direction for Connor Kent aka Superboy was interesting, but at times felt too rushed and think it should have taken a bit
more time to get where it was going. Of course with it being the final season didn’t have all that much choice. There are some cooler moments in the finale episodes of the season that stepped things up a bit including some cameos and creatures.
The action felt fewer and far between his time around, but as usual what is here delivers. For a show about the Titans they spend very little time in uniform or doing Titan things which is kind of a bummer because it works so well. I do love this cast in their roles with the exception of Lycurgo as Tim Drake aka Robin. He does a fine job, but just doesn’t bring the character to life in the way he exists in the comic in anyway. Maybe had he had more time to develop beyond this season it would work, but sadly just never works.
The final episode does bring everything together as much as it can with what the story was doing and offered up some of the best action of the season. Everyone gets a time to shine and wraps some various loose ends as well as keeps some new elements open. They have a decent ending to the series with everyone having their own personal new directions while keeping it in a position that anyone could be brought back should the option present itself, but unlikely given the new direction of the DC Cinematic Universe.
This release not only includes all 12 episodes from the final season, but also numerous special features taking fans behind bringing this show to life. Join the fight one last time with Titans: The Complete Fourth and Final Season as well as Titans: The Complete Series available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.