Warning: Full spoilers for Doom Patrol Season 1, Episode 5 below. If you need a refresher on where we left off, here’s our review of Season 1, Episode 4.
This latest two-episode arc on Doom Patrol has made two important things clear. First, it shows how heavily the series is willing to borrow from Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol run. As far as source material goes, you’re not going to find a better foundation. At the same time, “Paw Patrol” serves as a reminder that the series can and will blaze its own path even when it directly adapts DC Comics storylines. A series faithful top the source material is great. A series with the brains and ambition to subvert that source material is even better.