Doom Patrol Season 3 Review: Madness meets Maternity
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Perspective into Review
Masked with clarity and swimming in humanity, Doom Patrol’s third wave offers us more chaos and candy. We start off as the finale to the second season’s cliffhanger, which changes the tone of the show as it starts abruptly compared to the fresh start it would have received otherwise. But funnily enough such a dramatic transition only adds more flavor to the drastic changes we see in this season.
There’s a lot more humanity in this Doom Patrol season as the team tries to find their place without Niles. They hated him, but he was their father, and now they all feel lost without him.
Without having their fatherly figure, the cast is consumed with blame and guilty, only using their owns selves to express the mental wounds Niles left upon them. But it eventually results in the feast of forgiveness.
There’s a very personal, familial story which each character follows, one which is deeply connected to their rebirth. Yet after following their own paths, they converge together as a team. It was never truly about Niles, but it was their synergy and chemistry as a team that truly fueled their crusades.
This season revolves around Rita Farr a lot more than the other characters, especially compared to previous seasons. Her battle is against the Brotherhood of Evil’s Laura De Mille (aka the DC villain Madame Rouge), who is a fantastic antagonist this arc. She completely fits into the team as another eccentric personality trying to figure who she is, both figuratively and literally.