Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 2 Episode 16

The Last Patrol!

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Oct 08, 2010 on Cartoon Network
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After a team-up with Batgirl, Batman comes to the aid of a retired team of misfit heroes who are targeted for assassination.

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  • A lot of death and darkness lately, but this show once again proves that it can handle such material.

    The Doom Patrol, my first introduction to them was the Teen Titans season five, two-parter "Homecoming". This the old-school Doom Patrol, I guess, no Beast Boy, just a cameo on a poster. We get Negative Man, The Chief, Elasti-Girl and Robotman. The plot follows this pattern, one member is attacked by a random villain or group of villain, Batman and the Doom Patrol members rescued previously show up to help the next targeted member, defet the villain and move on to the next until the main baddie shows up, General Zahl. Look, why don't we just get this thing out of the way, "Chill of the Night" was dark, and indeed this one has more than a few dark elements, Robotman wanting to commit suicide, the sad fates of certain characters in the end and one scene in particular is probably bleaker than any scene in the aforementioned "Chill of the Night", a hostage situation in Paris where things turn very ugly, Zahl is about to destroy Paris and grabs a hostage and puts a gun to her head when the tables have turned against him, he demands the Doom Patrol to surrender...they don't as the whole of Paris, and the world is at stake, in a slow-motion sequence we see them rushing towards him, the gun fires, and we see him being taken to jail while the dead body is carried into an ambulance under white sheets. I was quite surprised, the ending not so much, other heroes have died recently, so that wasn't as unexpected as an innocent woman being shot.

    It's quite a depressing episode to watch, good thing the opening is pure BATB fun, with the introduction of Batgirl and Killer Moth in his first speaking appearance on this show, we even get a Teen Titans reference with Silky in the background. Though the main episode is a bit depressing, it's still great, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the more lighthearted episodes are generally better than the ones such as this, the next episode, which is supposed to be fun and whimsical, is the worst in my opinion, so far. I go to say, the villain who could turn into wood, diamond and a dinosaur all at once was certainly...unusual. But of course, as always he is an actual villain from the comic books, speaking of which, a lot of comic books covers are recreated here, which I'm sure will please Doom Patrol fans, I'm not so sure if they'll appreciate the ending, not to mention that they are presented as, sort of sad misfits. Anyway, I liked this episode, they're really killing characters left and right recently.moreless
Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Killer Moth/General Zahl

Guest Star

Olivia d'Abo

Olivia d'Abo


Guest Star

David K. Hill

David K. Hill

Negative Man

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Batgirl: Killer Moth, it's time someone pinned your wings back!

    • Batman: Now isn't exactly the best time for reminiscing, Batgirl.
      Batgirl: Sorry. Death traps make me nostalgic.

    • Carnival Barker: What in the name of P.T. Barnum is that?
      Negative Man: He calls himself... Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man.
      Carnival Barker: I love it! Does he have an agent?

    • Negative Man: Shut And for me, they throw tomatoes.
      Batman: Trainor, your teammates need you now, so lose the negative attitude.
      Negative Man: Shut Yeah, I...
      Batman: Someone's targeting the Doom Patrol, and they're using your deadliest foes as weapons. This is no time for navel-gazing.
      Negative Man: Shut But I...
      Batman: Look around you, man. How could a hero of your abilities be reduced to this? Where's your self-respect.
      Negative Man: Shut up already! For crying out loud, after a few months in this dump, I'm way past ready to get out.
      Batman: Good. I'm glad our little chat helped.

    • Negative Man: Hands off the tin man! He may be an obnoxious antisocial jerk... but he's our obnoxious antisocial jerk.

    • The Chief: The decision, my Doom Patrol, lies with you.
      Negative Man: Well, Chief, you taught us that all men are our brothers.
      Elasti-Girl: The Pilgrims were just ordinary men and women, too , but they longed for freedom and were willing to fight for it.
      Robotman: And the people who wouldn't bow to the Pharaoh, they were just ordinary shepherds and farmers.
      The Chief: I guess you have your answer, General.
      The Doom Patrol: Fire away!

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 8, 2011 on Teletoon

    • During the Doom Patrol's documentary, there were scenes that homage the issue covers of My Greatest Adventures #81 (where Elasti-Girl was fighting a giant octopus which turned out to be an illusion of Dr. Janus), My Greatest Adventures #82 (with Robotman melting to stop a reactor used by the Green-Headed League), Doom Patrol #88 (with Robotman, Elasti-Girl, and Negative Man captured by the Baron), Doom Patrol #92 (with Robotman and Negative Man trapped in an hourglass by Doctor Tyme), Doom Patrol #94 (with Robotman being flattened by a device used by Osra), Doom Patrol #96 (with Robotman, Elasti-Girl, and Negative Man running from the Giant Robot Jukebox built by the Cobra Syndicate), Doom Patrol #97 (with a diamond-zombie Elasti-Girl attacking the city), Doom Patrol #99 (with Robotman, Elasti-Girl, and Negative Man bounded by Bug Man), Doom Patrol #105 (with Robotman fighting Mr. 103's robot), Doom Patrol #110 (with Brain attacking the Doom Patrol with a pure light-energy body), and Doom Patrol #119 (where Great Guru tried to turn Robotman into a pacifist)

    • Character bios: The Doom Patrol, Batgirl, Killer Moth, General Zahl, Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, The Brain, Monsieur Mallah

    • Injoke: Silky, Starfire's pet from the animated Teen Titan series, can be seen in Killer Moth's lair on a table after Batgirl enters the lair.

    • Injoke: At the carnival, the various performers billed on posters are members and allies of the Doom Patrol in the comic books, including Flex Mentallo, Dorothy Spinner, Beast Boy, and Lodestone (in her one-eyed form as the Pupa). Shasta the Living Mountain is from a parody issue of Doom Patrol called Doom Force. Baboushka refers to the evolved Negative Man, Rebis, who was fascinated with baboushka dolls.