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Season 1

    Episode 1: Titans 
  • Dick keeps a poster from his time at Haly's Circus, that shows his family’s act on it.
  • Sally, from the Soup Kitchen, wanting to help get Rachel into a youth shelter and off the streets.
  • Dick and Bruce may not be on speaking terms, but Dick is still following in his example when it comes to taking care of kids.
  • In episode one there's a moment where Dick flashes back the night at the circus when his parents died. There's a quick shot of a certain someone's hand resting his hand on Dick's shoulder saying he wants to help him.
  • A smaller moment that counts is when after Dick saves Rachel he takes her to his car, describing it as a family heirloom. When she asks if it's from the circus he just replies: "Not the one you're thinking of". On some small level at least Batman is still family to him.

    Episode 2: Hawk and Dove 
  • Dick hugs Rachel and promises her that nothing bad is going to happen to her.
  • We see a photograph of Dick, Donna, Dawn, and Hank - in this universe, they're the original Titans, and even after their falling apart, Dawn still cares about them enough to keep the picture.

    Episode 4: Doom Patrol 
  • Gar saw the damage Rachel caused, and he still thought it would be best to chase her down and bring her to his home with the (incorrect) belief that Chief could help her.
  • Gar’s reaction to Rachel wondering if her powers make her evil is to tell her that there is nothing evil about her.
  • Rachel telling Dick to stay away from her because she doesn't want him getting hurt and him refusing to leave, assuring her that she's not alone because she has him, and giving her a Cooldown Hug.
  • The Doom Patrol's relationship with each other. It’s made very clear that they are a family that care for each other deeply.

    Episode 5: Together 
  • When Rachel asks Dick to turn the mirror in her room around and she asks him if he was going to ask why, he tells her that it's enough that it had been bothering her.
  • Dick revealing to Rachel, Kori and Gar that he's Robin. He would have joined the fight as Dick Grayson the Detroit Detective, but he chose to put on the costume and fight as Robin the Boy Wonder to show he trusts them.
  • Jason Todd saving Dick from an ambush at the end. This either means that Batman has been keeping an eye on his former ward (most likely), or that Robin II saw that his predecessor was in trouble and joined in. Either way, it shows that regardless of whatever falling out Bruce and Dick had, he is always a member of the family.

    Episode 6: Jason Todd 
  • Jason's unashamed fanboyism towards Dick.
    • And not only his fanboyism, but Jason tries to present himself an "inflated" version of himself to Dick just to impress him.
  • After nearly six full episodes filled with moments of Dick expressing his anger towards Bruce and his desire to move past Robin, he acknowledges that Bruce did the best he could.

    Episode 8: Donna Troy 
  • Rachel running to catch up with Dick and give him a hug.
  • Dick and Donna have their comic counterparts' Platonic Life-Partners relationship. This includes her giving him pep talks and him gushing about her to the random guy he's trying to make small talk with at her showing.
  • Dick casually refers to Bruce as his dad.

    Episode 9: Hank and Dawn 
  • As horrible as it is Hank taking the place of his younger brother Don to prevent him from getting molested by his coach.
  • The montage of Hank and Dawn getting to know each other. It includes Dawn introducing Hank to a high-class English breakfast, and him introducing her to hot dogs.

    Episode 11: Dick Grayson 
  • In The Stinger, Superboy's first impulse after escaping his container is to go rescue one of his fellow test subjects.

Season 2

    Episode 1: Trigon 
  • How much does Bruce trust Alfred? He took him to the fucking Justice League with him! If that doesn't say trust, especially after all these years, nothing will - especially as he did not take Dick or Jason.

    Episode 2: Rose 
  • When Dick calls Bruce and asks him if he regretted taking him in, Bruce says that if he could go back, he would do everything exactly the same.

    Episode 4: Aqualad 
  • Garth's awkward attempts to ask Donna out is adorable to watch. There's also the fact that Dawn is completely supportive of the relationship, scolding Donna when she continuously pushes him away. Later on, even Jillian, Donna's Amazonian mentor, tells her to reconsider returning to Themiscyra for Garth's sake, despite the difficult relationship between Amazonians and Atlanteans.
  • Garth's Anguished Declaration of Love at Donna, who responds with her own in turn. Sadly, it's followed by a massive tearjerking moment, as Garth is murdered by Deathstroke.

    Episode 5: Deathstroke 
  • The moment between Kory and Rachel discussing the latter’s lack of control over her power.
  • Donna and Kory sharing a drink, while Kory reveals that she is next in line to the throne on her home planet and that she wants to stay on Earth but doesn’t know if she has a choice.
  • While it's also tearjerking, Hank is the person most persistent in trying to save Jason, despite their previous enmity, saying that he knew how terrifying it is to suffer in the dark at the hands of a psychopath, hoping that your friends would save you when ultimately, they don't.

    Episode 6: Conner 
  • Conner absentmindedly shielding Lionel Luthor from being shot at by the Cadmus mooks shows that, despite his abusive upbringing, Lex still has a soft spot for his father.
  • After the incident at the Luthor house, it's briefly shown that Lex calls the people on-site to confirm that his father is okay.
  • Conner saving Jason from falling to his death. Despite the fact that Eve previously asked him not to be a hero, the Superman part of Conner will always convince him to be one.

    Episode 7: Bruce Wayne 
  • The fact that Bruce serves as Dick's good conscience shows that, even though he considered him a Toxic Friend Influence in the previous season, it is more of the opposite.
  • Kory talking with the comatose Conner, saying that him being comatose means she is not in control, and she hates not being in control, so she asks him to stay alive for her.
  • Conner smiling at Kory after she successfully neutralizes his Kryptonite poisoning.
  • Conner calling Eve his mother is adorable to watch. Her kissing his forehead gently makes it even cuter.

    Episode 8: Jericho 
  • Though they don't mean well (at first), Jericho finally finds a circle of friends in the Titans after years of abandonment by his father. It's especially hard not to smile at his joy of playing with Hank.
  • Even if they hate Deathstroke for killing Garth, both Hank and Dawn ultimately refuse to use Jericho to spy on Slade, saying that he is just an innocent kid.

    Episode 9: Atonement 
  • Hank's and Dawn's duet.

    Episode 10: Fallen 
  • Rachel befriending Dani, an abused girl, at a shelter. Then when Dani's father comes to forcefully collect her, Rachel uses her powers to threaten him from abusing Dani. Dani's response?
    Dani: You're fucking awesome!
    • Rachel then moves in with Dani, who is living with other stray girls. Even though the apartment they live in is dilapidated, Rachel finally finds a place she completely fits in.
  • Luis, one of Dick's inmates at Kane County prison, is given a deadline to kill Dick in return for his unpaid rent. However, he ultimately refuses to do it, saying that he has his conscience. Though this causes another inmate to be killed, Dick is touched by the act and factors this to the decision to help Luis and his friend Rafi escape from the facility.
  • Dick helping Luis and Rafi escape prison. Double this since he previously dismissed Rafi's faith in "a bird spirit" helping them, only to end up playing the role instead.
  • Despite her animosity, Donna still reports to Dick about Rachel's disappearance. At the end of the episode, when she tries calling him again after visiting Titans Tower, his voicemail inbox is full, indicating that the other Titans, most of whom are also not on speaking terms with him, have been trying to contact him as well.

    Episode 11: E.L. .O. 
  • Bruce Wayne inviting Kory, Donna, Rachel, and Dawn to a run-down diner in Nevada to convince them to reunite the Titans. Really shows Bruce's fatherly tendencies to the younger superheroes for him to go into trouble doing it, despite being busy in heroics himself. This also means that he still looks after Dick, his former sidekick and surrogate son.
  • The episode reveals that Jason and Rose have undergone Relationship Upgrade and are living together in a mansion outside Gotham. Jason later takes Rose to see the place where he grew up before Bruce took him.
  • Rose terminating her cooperation with Slade, having grown to genuinely care for Jason and the rest of the Titans.

    Episode 12: Faux-Hawk 
  • Jericho is still alive, albeit in Slade's body. He still considers himself a friend of the Titans, and Dick in particular, and is battling his father to be able to break free.
  • Dick goes to the tailor shop where got his Robin suit to create a suit for his Nightwing persona. When he talks to the shopkeeper, he finds out that Bruce had anticipated this and helped with the design.

    Episode 13: Nightwing 
  • Dick's reunion with Jericho, especially when the latter uses sign language to communicate again, in spite of possessing Rose.
  • Dick manages to bring Conner's conscience out from Cadmus' brainwashing. They end up in the Smallville farm, in its full shining glory.
  • Dawn bonding with a little girl after the end of the fight with Conner, giving her a doll.
  • Bruce comforting Dick after Donna's funeral. Later, he attends the new Titans' dinner before their first mission, commending Dick for finally bringing the Titans back together.
  • Even though he still feels betrayed by Dick and the others, Jason is seen sending off Donna's coffin before it is taken to Themiscyra, though he quickly leaves afterward.
  • Hank convincing Dawn to work together again, not as Hank and Dawn, but as Hawk and Dove.

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