While it is nice to finally have her past and motivations revealed to us, I take issue with the fact that it was done in an episode she has only two minutes of screen time in.
But having said that, a new question is brought up: Where does Tatsu go from here? She's on the run from assassins the sword is too dangerous to give to the CIA, and she won't just destroy it for whatever reason. Like Bruce, she's alone in her personal quest. And like Bruce, she confides in Alfred. After a fashion.
As I said in the Recap portion, this version of Metamorpho has a SCIENCE-based origin that owes more to his Justice League incarnation than his comic counterpart.
|Whereas the design of Simon Stagg in that episode owed a lot to Uncle Sam, apparently.|
And Sapphire finds it easier to cope by abandoning him. But we as an audience have gotten so used to the happily-ever-after that this comes as a shock. It's done well. It's done beautifully. And it's absolutely heartbreaking.
Same as ever. He's a petty, jealous tyrant like he was in "Hunted." But here we see just how far that pettiness extends.
|And now there won't even be a grandson to win over his cold heart. Thanks, Sapphire.|
A real heart breaker, for Rex and the audience. And I'm sure she'll never show up in an episode that makes her seem less tragic and more like a heartless b... um, lady.
Well, I already sort of went over the plot, but I can always say more.
This was a good episode, filled with a mature grasp of the inherent horror of the episode's events. This is Beware the Batman doing a B-movie.
|Attack of the Metamorphous Man! It came for the women!|
Boy, wouldn't it be great if this entire season led up to Batman and the Outsiders? Man, the second season would be awesome! ...dangit.
See you next time.