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Recap / Titans S 2 E 9 Atonement

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In the aftermath of Dick's confession, the Titans' world is rocked to the core – and Dick’s fear that his secret would break up the Titans comes true. Abandoning Titans Tower, the heroes all go their separate ways. Hank and Dawn return to Wyoming, Jason and Rose leave together, and Donna agrees to take Rachel with her. Kory, meanwhile, is surprised to hear from Faddei, who’s returned with bad news from her home planet. Leaving Gar alone to tend to the still wounded Conner, Dick departs as well, in search of absolution for Jericho’s death.


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  • The Bad Guy Wins: Slade reveals to Dick that his endgame was breaking up the Titans, and promises to kill all of them if they re-form.
  • Boredom Montage: Gar spends at least 3 days training and looking after Conner, each day growing so bored, he loses track.
  • Darkest Hour: The Titans have been driven apart, and even the sub-groups they’ve formed (except for Jason and Rose) are split, and Deathstroke’s vowed to kill them all if they reconcile. To make matters worse, Dick intentionally gets himself arrested as penance for his actions.
  • Easily Forgiven: Massively averted. Gar and Kory are the only ones who are willing to give Dick some slack.
    • Also averted with Adeline, who refuses to forgive Dick for his role in Jericho’s death.
  • Never My Fault: Slade continues to blame Dick for roping his son into their fight and getting him killed. Sure, Slade didn't mean to kill Jericho, but he's the one who set in motion the events that led up to it by killing Aqualad and not turning himself in for it.
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  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The Titans collectively decide to disband after hearing the truth about Jericho’s death.
  • Self-Made Orphan: In her conversation with her sister, Kory realises that Blackfire murdered their parents.
  • Suicide by Cop: A non-lethal variant. After deciding that exiling himself is too lenient of a punishment, Dick attacks and disarms two airport guards and allows himself to be arrested for it.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The other Titans (except Gar and Kory) give this to Dick en masse after he reveals the truth about what happened with Jericho.

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