Doom Patrol Season 1 Emoji Recap a Donkey Emoji Short of Perfection

Doom Patrol fans reading this know that we're down to our "Lucky 13" days. That's the number of days left before the DC Universe and HBO Max's live-action series returns (with three episodes), on Thursday, June 25 (with single episodes releasing for six weeks after that). To get all of us up-to-speed on the first season, the fine folks at the show's Twitter account are offering up episode recaps for free. The only catch? You have to make sure your emoji-to-real words skills are on par, because personally? We'll probably only be up to the eighth episode by the time the second season starts (we're really not good at these things). Following that, another look at the second season trailer and overview.

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A look at the season poster for season 2, courtesy of HBO Max

Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot"

Season 1, Episode 2: "Donkey Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 3: "Puppet Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 4: "Cult Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 5: "Paw Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 6: "Doom Patrol Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 7: "Therapy Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 8: "Danny Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 9: "Jane Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 10: "Hair Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 11: "Frances Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 12: "Cyborg Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 13: "Flex Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 14: "Penultimate Patrol"

Season 1, Episode 15: "Ezekiel Patrol"

DC's strangest group of heroes — Cliff Steele aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Jane aka Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Victor Stone aka Cyborg (Joivan Wade) — are back again to save the world. That is, if they can find a way to grow up…both figuratively and literally.

Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody, the members now find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff's toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal by Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton), while confronting their own personal baggage. And as each member faces the challenge of growing beyond their own past traumatic experiences, they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family: Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro), Niles' daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.

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A look at the season poster for season 2, courtesy of DC Universe

The DC Universe and HBO Max series stars April Bowlby as Rita Farr / Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Kay Challis / Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone / Cyborg, Brendan Fraser and Riley Shanahan as Clifford "Cliff" Steele / Robotman, Matt Bomer and Matthew Zuk as Larry Trainor / Negative Man, Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder / The Chief, Alan Tudyk as Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody, Abigail Shapiro as Dorothy Spinner, and Karen Obilom as Roni Evers. A reimagining of the superhero DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani, the series is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Chris Dingess serving as executive producers.

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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