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"Yoo hoo. Any pig-tailed pains in the ass down here?"
Cliff Steele
"Space Patrol"
Series Doom Patrol
Season 2, Episode 6
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Air date July 16th, 2020
Writers Neil Reynolds
Director Kristin Windell
Producers Gideon Amir; Tamara Becher-Wilkinson; Greg Berlanti; Jeremy Carver; Chris Dingess; April Fitzsimmons; Geoff Johns; Jennifer Lence; Chris Manley; Carl Ogawa; Neil Reynolds; Sarah Schechter; Joanie L. Woehler
Starring Diane Guerrero; April Bowlby; Joivan Wade; Matt Bomer; Brendan Fraser; Timothy Dalton
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"Space Patrol" is the sixth episode of season two of the Doom Patrol live action television series, which is based on characters featured in comic books published by DC Comics. It is the twenty-first episode of the series in total. It was directed by Kristin Windell with a script written by Neil Reynolds. It premiered simultaneously on the DC Universe streaming service and on HBO Max on July 16th, 2020.

Plot[]

Crazy Jane is in a coma covered in wax following an assault by the Candlemaker, who was summoned by Dorothy Spinner. Cliff finds Jane's body, but the Chief is preoccupied, for it appears that Dorothy has gone missing. Despite Cliff's protestations, Niles Caulder insists that securing his daughter takes priority over Jane's current state.

Rita Farr attends a reading of "Our House" by the Cloverton Players, not realizing that the plot of the play centers around her own adventures as a member of the Doom Patrol. She meets Isabel Feathers, an actress, who plays the role of "The Blob Lady" from the play.

Meanwhile, Victor Stone and Ronni Evers spend post-coital time in bed at Ronni's apartment. Vic convinces her to let him do a biometric scan on her spine. He finds trace elements of cybernetic components and contacts his father, Silas Stone, at S.T.A.R. Labs.

Later, Rita leaves the theater and meets up with Larry Trainor, who is coming to terms with recent family troubles. Larry returns to Doom Manor just as a space ship is touching down in the front yard. The occupants of the vessel are the Pioneers of the Uncharted, who went into space in 1955 under the orders of the "benign genius" Niles Caulder. The members of the group include Captain Zip Callahan, his first mate Specs, and Russian cosmonaut Valentina Vostok. Zip and Specs act like effeminate goof balls out of a 1950s sitcom show.

Dorothy Spinner steals their space ship and places herself into self-imposed exile so that she can no longer be a threat to Earth. The Chief convinces Cliff to accompany him on a second vessel, which they take into outer space to pursue her. The ship is powered by a goat, who serves as the engine, with apples as the ship's fuel.

Back at Doom Manor, Larry discovers that Valentina has bonded to a radioactive energy being just like the Negative Man. She indicates that it only took her five years to completely master control over the being - a feat that Larry has yet to accomplish. Valentina also reveals that Zip and Specs died decades ago when a spaceborne spore infected their bodies. They are basically undead husks constantly repeating the same conversation over and again. Larry and Valentina decide that it is time to finally put these souls to rest and they bury them.

In The Underground, the alternate personalities of Crazy Jane prepare a funeral service for Baby Doll and Flaming Katy, who were both killed by the Candlemaker. Jane is unconvinced that her personalities can even be killed and tries to stop the procession. She is too late however, and the bodies of Baby Doll and Flaming Katy are cast into the pit. From their proverbial ashes however, a new personality emerges - Miranda.

In outer space, Caulder tracks Dorothy to an unidentified planet, and Cliff goes out to have a heart to heart with her. He convinces Dorothy to return to Earth with them. On their way back, Caulder jettisons Cliff out of the ship into outer space.

Cast[]

Starring[]

Also Starring[]

Guest Starring[]

Co-Starring[]

Appearances[]

Characters[]

The Doom Patrol

The Pioneers of the Uncharted

Crazy Jane's Alts

  • Baby Doll
  • Balladeer, The
  • Driller Bill
  • Flaming Katy
  • Hammerhead
  • Mama Pentecost
  • Miranda
  • Pretty Polly
  • Scarlet Harlot
  • Secretary, The

Others

Organizations[]

Races & Animals[]

Locations[]

  • Greensboro
  • Doom Patrol Headquarters
  • Roni Evers' apartment
  • Underground, The
  • The Pit

Items[]

Vehicles[]

  • Space shuttle Icarus
  • Space shuttle Icarus II

Powers[]

Miscellaneous[]

Notes & Trivia[]

  • The Doom Patrol was created by writers Arnold Drake & Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani. They first appeared in My Greatest Adventure #80 in June, 1963, which was a comic book adventure anthology series published by DC Comics. This issue introduced the characters of Niles Caulder, Cliff Steele, Rita Farr, and Larry Trainor. The television series was developed by Jeremy Carver and took most of its cues from Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol, Volume 2 from the late 1980s, which saw a major tonal shift in terms of characterization and storytelling.
  • This episode is production code number T50.10306.
  • This is the first appearance of Miranda, who appears to be another one of Crazy Jane's alternate personalities.
  • This is the first appearance of The Balladeer, who appears to be another one of Crazy Jane's alternate personalities.
  • This episode represents the "deaths" of two of Crazy Jane's alts, Baby Doll and Flaming Katy.

Allusions[]

  • Reference is made to the Bureau of Normalcy in this episode.
  • Reference is made to Larry Trainor's sons, Paul and Gary Trainor in this episode.
  • Cliff Steele makes reference to his daughter, Clara Steele in this episode, as well as a reference to the death of his wife, Kate Steele.
  • This is the first appearance of Valentina Vostok. She is based on the DC Comics character of the same name who first appeared in Showcase #94 in September, 1977. She became a member of the second iteration of the Doom Patrol and used the code name Negative Woman.
  • The Pioneers of the Uncharted is a pastiche of the DC Comics adventure team, the Challengers of the Unknown.

Quotes[]

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  • Victor Stone: Yeah, I'm skipping over a pocket universe and a donkey. A world-ending cult, a world-saving cult, a secret government branch that housed a pack of flesh-eating butts...

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  • Larry Trainor: First, I'm not in a time of need. I'm in a time of regret and self-loathing.

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  • Valentina Vostok: If you ever need a new perspective on Earth, I highly recommend space.

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  • Cliff Steele: So her imaginary friends took out two of Jane's imaginary selves. Do we need to have an imaginary intervention?

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