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Recap / Doom Patrol 2019 S 1 E 09 Jane Patrol

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As a result of the team's previous group therapy session, Jane retreats to the Underground, a treacherous place deep within her own mindspace; there, she encounters the various facets of her many personas and journeys to discover traumas of her past.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the comics, Daddy was a representation of Jane's father, though he was depicted as a giant monster made from insects, excretememt and puzzle pieces. Here, he's just a thousand living puzzle pieces in the shape of Jane's father.
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  • Adaptational Ugliness: The Sisters appeared once in a group shot of Jane's personalities in the comics, but they appeared as a group of three normal looking women. Here, they're turned into a three headed woman and all three heads look like old hags.
  • Flipping the Bird:
    • Jane does this to Silver Tongue when she asks her if she thinks her role as primary personality a joke.
    • Driver 8 does this to Cliff as he gets drag to prison by Hammerhead and Driller Bill.
    • Cliff does this to Jane's Daddy personality and tells him to fuck off when he was trying to have a conversation with Jane.
  • Foreshadowing: The episode cuts to the Negative Spirit linking Cliff and Jane at one point with Vic and Rita absent from the scene. This winds up being a hint at those two getting into something on their own, which they reveal at the end.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: during the confrontation with Daddy, Cliff is ripped in half.
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  • It's All My Fault: Cliff continues to believe that what Jane is going through is his fault for pushing her into therapy, though Rita assures it was Admiral Whiskers' fault.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Cliff ventures into "the Underground" to find Jane and wake her up.
  • Mythology Gag: Pretty Polly being called out for never manifesting refers to how she was one of the personalities that never took control of Jane's body in the comics.
  • Noodle Incident: What exactly did Jack Straw do to earn getting permanently locked up?


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