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Recap / Teen Titans S 4 E 8 Stranded

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When being attacked by an alien in outer space, the Titans inadvertently split the T-Ship apart. Stranded and separated on several different areas of an alien planet, the Titans must now find each other again.

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  • Ambiguous Syntax: When the Shalla are pulling Raven's cloak.
    Raven: Don't! Go away!
    Shalla: Don't go away! Don't go away! Don't go away! Shalla!
  • An Aesop: When Poor Communication Kills, both parties should try to meet in the middle to understand one another.
    • Cyborg eventually learns to ease up on the Techno Babble so Beast Boy will understand what he's saying.
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    • Robin eventually realizes he needs to explain to Starfire how he feels rather than hope she'll just forget, and Starfire in turn learns to be more understanding.
    • Played for Laughs with Raven, who eventually realizes she can utilize the Shallas' devotion to her to get pampered.
  • Analogy Backfire: Oh, Cyborg...
    Cyborg: This is not rocket science... okay, maybe it is, but it's not that hard!
  • Cutaway Gag:
    Robin: You guys seen Raven?
    Starfire: I hope she is not suffering the atrocities so abundant on this planet.
    (cut to Raven being massaged and pampered by the Shallas)
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Some have pointed out that the scene where Raven is being 'massaged' by the aliens briefly looks like something else, as we only see her face while she's groaning.
    • They also appears to be humping her feet. Though it’s likely suppose to be a foot massage but Raven still has her shoes on.
  • *Drool* Hello: How they first find the alien thing that originally trashed the space station.
  • Foreshadowing: When Starfire and Robin reunite planetside, she spends a good several minutes walking or running to get away from him, hurdle obstacles, and shoot down enemies, despite how she spends the rest of the series in the air more than on the ground. This is an early indicator that she's so upset she can't fly.
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  • Grapes of Luxury: Just part of the pampering Raven receives from the Shallas.
  • Lost in Transmission: Robin says not to separate, but it was broken up by static, making everyone think he wanted them to separate.
  • Poor Communication Kills: This is the main source of all the problems in this episode. From Starfire misinterpreting what Robin meant by 'girlfriend', to Beast Boy being unable to understand Cyborg when putting him and the T-ship back together, and the aliens who don't understand what Raven is saying at all.
    • Interestingly, the start of the episode was an excellent example of how effective the team is when they work together with good communication, their attacks were extremely coordinated and all relied upon one another.
  • Ship Tease: Robin and Starfire have a moment, which lead to a lot of problems... but also some cute moments ensue when they finally do work it out.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Robin says this about Starfire, who misunderstands...
    • Although, to her credit, the misunderstanding is not about what a girlfriend is, but why Robin doesn't think she is his.
  • Stock Episode Titles: Stranded.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: That alien with the sonic voice just won't quit.
  • Techno Babble: Cyborg gets some at the beginning while fixing the space station. Later this causes problems when Beast Boy has to put him back together again.
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  • This Ain't Rocket Surgery:
    Cyborg: This is not rocket science... okay, maybe it is, but it's not that hard!
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