Recap / Teen Titans S 1 E 3 Final Exam

Big Bad Slade sets his new henchmen, a trio of HIVE graduates, on the Titans as their final exam. They defeat the team with a well-thought out strategy and kick them out of their own house, but the Titans manage to defeat them in a rematch.


  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The HIVE graduates take over Titans Tower.
  • Anachronic Order: Aired as the series premiere in North America, possibly because Divide and Conquer didn't actually name Slade onscreen, whereas this does. Aside from Greg Cipes' voice having cracked, though, it's not readily apparent. It does make the mention of Slade a little weird, since Divide and Conquer which aired later clearly hints at Slade but doesn't name him.
  • Arc Words: Robins question at the end of the episode becomes sort of a Catch-Phrase for him.
  • Attack Pattern Alpha: The HIVE gradutes actually use an "Attack Pattern Alpha" against the Titans.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The HIVE graduates, with Mammoth being the largest, Jinx being painfully skinny, and Gizmo being the shortest character in the series.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Happens both ways with the Titans getting stomped first and later the HIVE.
  • It Came from the Fridge: Starfire finds some odd blue fungus in the fridge. Later played with when Mammoth just eats it.
  • Lost The TV Remote: Cyborg and Beast Boy come onto the scene scouring the living room for it.
  • The Unreveal: We never find out Starfire's secret to travelling at the speed of light.