Doom Patrol - Therapy Patrol

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Title: Doom Patrol - Therapy Patrol

Series Identifier: Season 1, Episode 7 (DC Universe)

Format: TV/Video

Genre:

  • Superheroes

Conversation Topic:

  • Betrayal
  • Consequences
  • Difficult emotions
  • Family
  • Fear
  • Feeling alone
  • Finding Oneself/Identity Development
  • Guilt
  • Honesty/Lies
  • Leadership
  • LGBT Issues
  • Love
  • Mental Health Services
  • Resilience
  • Trust
  • Working with others

Relatable Experience:

  • Abandonment
  • Acceptance
  • Clarity/Understanding
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Foster Care/Adoption
  • Making Others Worry
  • Loss (other than death)
  • Guilt
  • Separation
  • Trauma

Insights:

  • Each member of the team is dealing with the effects of a secret they’ve kept from the rest of the group. Cliff suggests that everyone sit together and talk to each other about what they’re going through because “that’s what the Chief would do if he was here. Or he’d at least listen.”
  • During the “group therapy” session, Jane points out that this isn’t therapy. Cliff admits it may not be “therapy” but talking to each other is helpful.

Anecdotes:

  • I’ve never seen a character (Cliff) be so enthusiastic about therapy. He literally chants “therapy! therapy!” as the group comes together. - Josué Cardona

Link to Content: https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Doom_Patrol_(TV_Series)_Episode:_Therapy_Patrol