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Terra fights destiny

Terra fights back against Slade

Aftershock - Part 2 is the continuation of Aftershock - Part 1, and the season finale of Season 2. It is the 26th episode of Teen Titans series.

SynopsisEdit

Terra begins the episode by saying that she has done terrible things: having eliminated the Teen Titans, brought an entire city to it's knees, and concluding that she has no regret for it. She is patrolling the dusty, deserted city making sure it is clear of the Teen Titans and stationing swarms of Slade's robots everywhere when suddenly the Titans appear and ambush her. Terra tries to fight back but she is overwhelmed as they attack her viciously and unrelentingly from all sides. Left with no other option, Terra retreats to another part of the city. Slade berates her for fleeing and commands her to stay and fight. The Titans hone in on her location and resume the attack. Despite her best efforts, Terra is effortlessly defeated. She calls Slade for help and he sends Overload, Cinderblock and Plasmus to the scene, where they fuse into a gigantic hulking monster named Ternion. Terra runs back to Slade's hideout, thinking she is safe, but Slade begins to beat her savagely saying she has failed her mission. She realizes Slade does not care for her and tries to rip her suit off, but it is fused to her skin. She then tries to leave but the suit is fully integrated into her nervous system, giving Slade complete control over her actions.

The Titans continue to fight Ternion and Slade's minions, and they eventually bring the monster down. Beast Boy slips away during the fight to go after Terra, unaware that the rest of his team is tracking him. He arrives in Slade's underground base and witnesses Terra being tortured. She begs him to kill her, saying "Isn't that what you came for?". Slade attacks Beast Boy through Terra, who has resigned herself to his control. Terra continues to plead with Beast Boy to destroy her, while he insists that she is strong enough to take control and that Slade has never had any hold over her. Beast Boy successfully dodges Terra's attacks until she catches him in a rockslide, trapping his foot and pinning him in place.

Slade forces her to move in and finish him off. Beast Boy implores her to fight back, saying she can still do the right thing. Terra solemnly replies that it's too late. The other Titans arrive as she forms a pointed rock to finish him off. The Titans beg her not to do it and poise to attack her. Beast Boy tells her that it's never too late to change and Terra earnestly apologizes to Beast Boy for what she has done.

Terra then turns on Slade, effortlessly driving him back. They fight one on one until Terra unleashes a vicious wave of earthly energy on Slade shouting out, "You can't control me anymore!" The attack sends Slade flying backwards into a pool of lava below, ending his rule over the city. Unfortunately, the power of Terra's attack awakens a volcano powerful enough to annihilate the entire city. Beast Boy approaches her and asks her to come with them and evacuate the city before the volcano erupts, but she says that she's the only one who can stop it. Beast Boy says it's too late, but Terra smiles and quotes him by saying "It's never too late." She puts her arms around him and they share one last loving embrace. She tearfully tells Beast Boy, "You were the best friend I ever had." She then pushes him away towards the exit on a rock. The Titans escape and Terra gives a scream as she absorbs all her power and stops the volcano, but in the process turns herself to stone. The next day, the Titans visit the site where she stands as a statue and put a plaque saying "Terra. A Teen Titan. A True Friend." They all vow to bring her back one day.

TitleEdit

The title refers to the aftermath of "Terra", "Titan Rising", "Betrayal", and "Aftershock (pt.1)" and later, the events of the entire episode (Terra's "death"). An aftershock is a smaller earthquake that occurs after a previous large earthquake, in the same area of the main shock. This relates to Terra's powers to control and move the earth.

GoofsEdit

  • Throughout the episode, Terra's Slade insignia changes from black on orange to orange on black.
  • In the scene where Terra is surrounded by the Titans who are shrouded in fog, Beast Boy's wolf form growls, even though his silhouette is back to his human form.
  • Before the Titan's leave the chamber so Terra can stop the volcanic action, Raven sheilds herself from a magma burst with an energy construct. When she does this, the aura is a rippling white, similar to when she uses her healing powers.
  • Towards the beginning of the episode, when Raven takes Terra in her soul-self's claw, the bird-like soul-self's eyes are red instead of white or black.
  • Robin's left sleeve is red instead of green.

QuotesEdit

  • Slade She couldn't control herself. So now, I control her.
  • Terra It's too late.
    Beast Boy It's your life, Terra, your choice. It's never too late.
  • Terra: (To Slade) It's not too late for me to walk out the door.
    Slade: I'm afraid it is, my dear. You see, you have no control in the matter
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  • Starfire: (About Terra) She seems quite scared.
    Raven: Scared isn't the same as sorry.
  • Terra I thought I killed you!
  • Terra: Beast Boy! Stop! Aren't you even going to talk to me?
    Cyborg: There's nothing to say.
    Starfire: You attempted to annihilate us!
    Raven: Did you think we wouldn't take it personally?
    Robin: It's over, Terra!
  • Terra: You have to stop me Beast Boy. Please....I don't want to fight anymore...
    Beast Boy: Then don't let Slade control you anymore!
    Terra: I have no choice...
    Beast Boy: That's a lie! You've always had a choice! You chose to work for Slade, you chose to betray us, and now you've chosen to give him control. Slade isn't doing this Terra, you are!
  • Robin: Stop!
    Slade: Strike, Apprentice, NOW!
    Robin: Terra no!
    Slade: I gave you an order! Do it!
    Starfire: Please Terra, no!
    Cyborg: Don't do it! Don't! Do! It!
    Raven: It'll be the last thing you ever do!
    Beast Boy: It's your life Terra. Your choice. It's never too late to change...
    Terra: I'm sorry, Beast Boy....for everything I've done.
  • Terra: (to Beast Boy, crying) You were the best friend I never had.

VideoEdit

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