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Doom Patrol Season 3 Episode 9 Recap & Review

Doom Patrol Season 3 Episode 9 sets up for a finale which is sure to see an epic showdown with the Doom Patrol versus the Brotherhood of Evil.

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Warning, this recap and review of Doom Patrol Season 3 Episode 9 will contain spoilers. So if you have not yet watched this episode on HBO Max and would like to remain in the dark, please come back at a later time.  If you missed our Doom Patrol Season 3 Episode 8 recap, check it out.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead for Doom Patrol Season 3 Episode 9
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At the start of Doom Patrol season 3 Episode 9 viewers see Rita in the past, and how much she was bonding with Laura. The two of them had quite the friendship which is what makes her betrayal even harder on Rita. 

In the present, Laura AKA Madame Rogue, goes to the Brotherhood of Evil to explain what happened during her mission, and that she wants to take her rightful spot beside them as they all try to take down the Doom Patrol. The explain that they are retired, and living in a retirement home now, but she persists.

Once The Brain hears her mention the Brotherhood, he says to let her in. There they discuss what happened during her mission, and that she was a brief member, but lost her spot when she never returned. Laura wants to make it up to them, and decides to go to the mansion and see what she can do.

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Meanwhile, the team is shocked by Vic’s new appearance now that his tech is all removed, and even say they will need to find a new role for him on the team. He has a conversation with Kay, who is now completely in control of her body, about how the two of them are the same.

They were always letting others make their decisions and it is time for them to do it. She mentions that all of her personalities were interviewed by Niles, but she never was. Vic interviews her for the camera, allowing her that moments she always wanted.

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Because of her shape shifting abilities, she is able to sneak in. Cliff’s daughter, Clara, comes with her baby to the house to check on her father after seeing the pills that he was taking, and learning about the side effects.

She wants to make him an appointment with a real doctor, and this is where Madame Rogue gets her in. She shapeshifts into the baby, and viewers get quite the hilarious chase and fight scene with half baby, half adult Madame Rogue.

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Madame Rogue is able to kidnap Cliff and bring him to The Brain and the Brotherhood of Evil — which was his original plan. The Brain explains that he has been trying to create a body like Cliff’s for a long time, but he was never able to do it.

They divulge their plan to Cliff, as most villains love to do so that the viewer knows what is going on, and this one is a doozey. They are going to replace Cliff’s brain with The Brain’s so that he can infiltrate the Doom Patrol. 

After this is done, The Brain knocks out Madame Rogue and says that his plans have changed. At this point he just wants to use the body to live a little. 

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While the group is on the road to Florida to save Cliff, Rita opens up about what actually happened. When she went to the past she forgot everyone, she made friends, she fell in love.

Upon her return she used the time machine to lock the door and ensure that the Doom Patrol all died, instead of saving them and altering the timeline. Of course, they are quite upset about this.

In the final moments of Doom Patrol Season 3 Episode 9, a lot goes down. Of course this is all set up for the finale of season 3 next week. The Brain is seen dancing in Cliff’s body and fully enjoying his life. 

Kay has been breaking down all episode, and even though she thinks she wants to be the one in control, it is a lot for her. As things get scarier she locks herself in her room in the Underground and screams.

Visible sound waves emit themselves from her mouth in the Underground, but also in the real world. This causes the bus to flip over and crash. 

About Doom Patrol Season 3 Episode 9

With Madame Rogue vying for her old spot in the Brotherhood of Evil, the Doom Patrol brace themselves for their impending visit. 

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About Doom Patrol Season 3

DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of superheroes:

  • Robotman aka Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser)
  • Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer)
  • Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (April Bowlby)
  • Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero)

All led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured.

Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Season three opens on the culmination of Dorothy’s (Abi Monterey) confrontation with the Candlemaker that leads to a devastating loss.

The Doom Patrol is at a difficult crossroads and each member struggles to face who they are and who they want to be. And things get a whole lot more complicated when Madame Rouge (Michelle Gomez) arrives in a time machine with a very specific mission, if only she could remember it.

The first three episodes of Doom Patrol season 3 will debut THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
with subsequent episodes launching weekly every Thursday through November 11 on HBO Max.