This was another great episode. I will say, I wasn’t a fan of them having some of the personalities look like Jane and some not. I am guessing it was a logistics one… if they all looked like Jane it would be expensive and time consuming to have the actress film all the parts… plus require even more special effects and any scene of her personalities physically interacting would become tricky. But if none of them looked like Jane then it would mean hiring even more guest stars and paying them.
But I just didn’t think how they went about it worked and there was no rhyme or reason to why some looked like Jane and others didn’t. Even acknowledging we didn’t know why just came off as a lazy solution.
But that aside this was a great episode. Diane Guerrero gave another great performance, and also while it doesn’t get as much praise for this episode Brendan Fraser also hit it out of the part. He has been seen out of costume before obviously in flashbacks and the like, but nice to see him get time to act extensively rather then just voice acting. And I love how he kept the same mannerisms as he had in the robot form, a nice detail given that it is a different actor in the suit. Seriously, I was not sure how I felt about Fraser when I heard he was playing Robotman, he is not a bad actor but never really did it for me and most of what I had seen him in wasn’t the most challenging roles. But he has done amazing as Cliff Steel both when out of the costume and when voicing him in his robot form. This feels like the role he was born to play and excellent job in the casting who cast someone I initially thought was brought in just for name value, and proved he got the role he should have.
I liked how the underground was portrayed as well as seeing Jane’s various personalities play off of each other. Although Flit (I think that is her name… the one who can teleport.) Have not “seen” much of her before but a valley girl blowing bubblegum bubbles was not what I pictured at all. lol.
I also like how they handled the parts with her father. I was worried given the rating they were going to show more detail then we needed to see on that one, but thankfully they had faith we can figure out what her father did without them showing us things we don’t need to see to get it across.
All in all another great episode, while Larry is my favorite member of Doom Patrol, Cliff and Jane’s relationship is my second favorite part of this series so I was happy to see it get so much focus in one episode.
And can’t wait to find out what Rita and Cyborg were up to while the others were having their fun.