Teen Titans

Season 3 Episode 1

Deception

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Aired Weekdays 4:30 PM Aug 28, 2004 on Cartoon Network
8.3
out of 10
User Rating
169 votes
10

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Episode Summary

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School's back in session at the HIVE Academy, and Gizmo, Jinx, and Mammoth are up to something. To find out what, the Titans send Cyborg on a daring undercover mission to infiltrate the academy and blend in as one of their own.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A Solid Episode

    8.5
    I liked this episode! It was a strong episode centered around Cyborg's character development - it was interesting to see the HIVE and have Cyborg's internal conflict play out. Also, nice use of foreshadowing in terms one of the bad guy's characters... overall, not the best episode I've ever watched, but definitely not the worst!
  • Cyborg becomes a spy for the baddies. Average storyline with a twist.

    7.6
    Jinx, Gizmo and Mammoth are no longer new villains, why does Robin think of spying on them only now? Still, Cyborg certainly proves himself capable and of spy material. He is tolerant, patient and methodical, the perfect combination for a good spy. The filler scenes like the initiation and dance with Jinx were cool and not too many, and the ending was surprising but very rewarding. All in all, an interesting episode which unfortunately does not surpass itself in brilliance. Other episodes have proven better. Then again, there have been other worse episodes as well. I hope there are more episodes of Brother Blood and Cyborg clashes.moreless
  • It was ok(gets ready to dodge tomoatoes).

    7.5
    Well it's a Cyborg episode. Cyborg wants to infiltrate the HIVE and it works pretending to be Stone. He ends up teaming with other bad guys(much more Jinx, Gizmo, and Mammoth). But then Brother Blood finds them out finds him out and says that if he turns evil then he will turn Cyborg human. Cyborg really wants to be human. Then the titans come only to get defeated by Stone, Jinx, Mammoth, and Gizmo. When things look bleak as Cyborg is about to attack he really attacks Brother Blood who deflects the blast. They all escape. The reason I gave this episode such a satisfactory score is because this is the first episode of season 3, and really didn't live up to my expectations. The plot was ok but not great, and it's centered around Cyborg. So it was good, that's my review.moreless
  • This episode starts out with the titans fighting Jinx, Gizmo, and Mammoth. Then Robin sends Cyborg on a undercover mission to H.I.V.E acdemy. Cyborg (Stone) seems to be H.I.V.Es best student. Then he meets Brother Blood.moreless

    9.5
    I love this episode for one reason and one reason only. It has villians it!!Yeah!!! But so does alot of other episodes but this has H.I.V.E villians. Ya know like Jinx, Giz, etc. But, I hate Brother Blood, he's like this guy thats old. And I hate old people that are ugly that try to be evil. Kinda like punk rock et only he's not old. I think. Oh well. If you look close enough, on stone's milk carton it says "Missing" and the person under it's the Headmistress, from "Final Exam." I still hate how Robin is so bossy.moreless
  • Cyborg and his return to school... not a normal school though!

    8.0
    PLOT IN SHORT: Gizmo, Mammoth and Jinx are back! But why? It turns out that a new semester at H.I.V.E. academy is starting and the Titans need to find out what they're planning. The only way to do this is to send in Cyborg in the cover up. The thin-man is to find out what the H.I.V.E. is preparing for, but when the director will offer him something he always wanted, will our "man of steel" remain 'the good guy'?

    Even though I classified it as a filler episode, this is more of a prelude to this seaon. It's just that I couldn't find a classification fitting to it. I mean, it's pretty original and it's not like the plot is bad, but... I just had this feeling that something was missing as I watched it. It's a good episode with Cy as the main character though.moreless
Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Gizmo/Jinx

Recurring Role

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Mammoth

Recurring Role

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Brother Blood

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Cyborg needed two rings to transform (this is proven when he drops his disguise when the first ring is destroyed, when he finishes beating up the robot). Later on, in Titans Tower, though, he still has his disguise, but only with one ring on.

    • The Titans were trapped in the forcefield two times already. "Only Human" was the first time, and notice that in both times, Cyborg was not trapped in either of them, which is probably the reason he was able to stick his hand in it in the episode "Car Trouble." It might have something to do with his technology...

    • When the Titans (with the robotic Cyborg) are ambushed by the HIVE students and Brother Blood, the robot Cyborg turns around to see them. How is that possible if Beast Boy didn't use the remote control to make it move?

    • When "Stone" and the HIVE kids are in the training room, Jinx only uses her hex blade spell. What happened to her sinkhole spell, telekinesis, and martial arts abilities from "Final Exam," and the fights earlier in the episode?

    • If Cyborg didn't go, who would have used the Ion Gauntlet? Remember, Brother Blood doesn't like Gizmo, and no one else uses advanced mechanical weapons like that, so...

    • As part of his initiation, Stone must carry Jinx's books. At the end of the scene, Jinx is suddenly carrying a book, as well.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Gizmo: (to Stone) What's your name? Oh, lemme guess. Snot Man? Is it Captain Nose Picker?

    • Jinx: Quiet. The headmaster is watching.

    • Mammoth: (Trying to lift a pile of gold bars) I could use a hand here.
      Cyborg: How about a foot? (Cyborg kicks Mammoth in the face)

    • Cyborg: (To Robin via intercom) I've been really busy. I've been learning their combat techniques, weapons, armor, and we had a dance...
      Robin: A DANCE? Cyborg, you're there to find out what the H.I.V.E. is planning, not learn to tango!

    • Cyborg: (Punches table) My name is Stone. And it looks like you have to find a new table.

    • Beast Boy: Do I hear an undercover mission coming on, 'cause I'm a master of disguise! (Turns into multiple animals)
      Raven: Yeah, a green mongoose is gonna blend right in.
      Robin: Sorry, Beast Boy. I was thinking of someone with a little better disguise.
      Beast Boy: What are you going to do? Dress Cyborg up as a washing machine?
      (Hits a fake cyborg, it falls over, Beast Boy screams, turns into a lizard, and sticks to the ceiling)
      Cyborg: That isn't me. It's my fully robotic replacement. Not nearly as charming, but he can benchpress a bus.

    • Fake Cyborg: Boo-ya!
      (Punches Stone in the face)
      Stone: Boo-ya this! (Runs after fake Cyborg)

    • Robin: We're your friends.
      Cyborg: Sorry, but I have new friends... PSYCHE!!!

    • Starfire: For your thoughts, I will pay 6 Grubfars.

    • Beast Boy: Oh, Cyyyyyyboooorg!
      (All hold up a pink dress)
      Robin: You left the Titans...
      Raven: That means you have to be initiated all over again.

    • Fake Cyborg: BOO-YA!!! (Head pops up)

    • Raven: Something doesn't seem right here.
      Beast Boy: Tell me about it, I can't figure out how to make this thing burp. (Robin, Raven, & Starfire make angry faces) What? I'm just trying to make him more realistic!

    • Stone: Mmm-mmm! Sloppy joes! Just like the mad scientist who created me used to make!

    • Jinx: (Sullen) You could have been one of us...
      Cyborg: I could have been a lot of things.

    • Beast Boy: How do you get this thing to fight? Oh...
      (Selects attack mode on fake Cyborg controller)
      Fake Cyborg: Teen Titans, go! (Runs into wall)

    • Jinx: Don't bother trying to run.
      Mammoth: You won't get far. The whole school is in on it.
      Stone: In on what?
      Gizmo: Whaddaya think, pie-for-brains? (Produces a dress and unicycle) Your initiation!
      Stone: (Amused) Ha ha! That's it?
      Mammoth: Don't laugh. You gotta EAT the unicycle.

  • NOTES (26)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Stone: The Thing
      In this episode, Cyborg has a secret identity - Stone. Stone is very similar to a character known as "The Thing." In the cartoon series, The Fantastic Four, "The Thing" was actually a kid named Benjy Grimm, who used two rings to transform into his orange rocky alter-ego, "The Thing."

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