Doom Patrol Season 2 Preview: Will Space End Up Their Final Frontier?

Welcome back to our weekly preview of DC Universe and HBO Max's Doom Patrol, with episode "Space Patrol" pretty much spoiling the location of one of the storylines this week in its episode title. After a visit from some "old friends" of Niles, Dorothy finds herself in space- with Niles and Cliff right behind for the rescue. Meanwhile, the team's new visitors have Larry as their "concierge," Jane attends a funeral that quickly becomes problematic, Rita's new role rings a bit too biographical, and Vic's seeing S.T.A.R.(s) in Roni's eyes in the following preview images and promo:

Doom Patrol
A scene from Doom Patrol "Space Patrol" (Image: DC Universe/HBO Max)
Doom Patrol
A scene from Doom Patrol "Space Patrol" (Image: DC Universe/HBO Max)
Doom Patrol
A scene from Doom Patrol "Space Patrol" (Image: DC Universe/HBO Max)
Doom Patrol Season 2 Preview: Will Space End Up Their Final Frontier?
A scene from Doom Patrol "Space Patrol" (Image: DC Universe/HBO Max)
Doom Patrol Season 2 Preview: Will Space End Up Their Final Frontier?
A scene from Doom Patrol "Space Patrol" (Image: DC Universe/HBO Max)

Doom Patrol season 2, episode 6 "Space Patrol": Larry is tasked with handling Niles' old research team when the ageless aeronauts return from space. As Niles and Cliff set out to find a missing Dorothy, a funeral in The Underground occupies Jane's mind. Meanwhile, Vic discovers a curious connection between Roni and S.T.A.R. Labs, and Rita finds that her role in an upcoming community theater production hits too close to home. Directed by Kristin Windell, and written by Neil Reynolds.

 

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.

This season introduces viewers to the small screen's versions of The Candlemaker (voice of Lex Lang), Red Jack (Roger Floyd), Doctor Tyme (Brandon Perea), and The SeX-Men (Michael Tourek's Kiss, Michael Shenefelt's Cuddles, and Tracey Bonner's Torture). The Candlemaker is a psychic entity "big bad" who feeds off of mankind's fear of the apocalypse; while Red Jack (Floyd) claims to have created the universe, was once Jack the Ripper, and dines on pain and suffering (you see the similarities, right?). Doctor Tyme is a time-controlled villain who eventually redeems himself and goes on to help the team. The SeX-Men is not only a "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" to Marvel's not-so-merry mutant team, but also a government-sponsored team of "Mulders" and "Scullys" who investigate supernatural situations of the more sexual kind. Captain Kiss, Lieutenant Cuddle, and Lieutenant Torture would eventually go on to work alongside our heroes.

A scene from Doom Patrol "Space Patrol" (Image: DC Universe/HBO Max)
A scene from Doom Patrol "Space Patrol" (Image: DC Universe/HBO Max)

The DC Universe and HBO Max series Doom Patrol 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, Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo, 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.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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