‘Titans’ Totally Forgot About This Character In Season 3

Season 3 of Titans features plenty of main players from last season but seems to have forgotten about one major character. Rose Wilson, aka Ravager, was at the center of Season 2. And many fans are wondering why the DC Comics show hasn’t addressed her absence at all this season. 

Ryan Potter, Joshua Orpin, Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop in 'Titans'
Ryan Potter, Joshua Orpin, Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop | Ben Mark Holzberg/HBO Max

Rose joined the Titans team in the Season 2 finale

Rose (Chelsea Zhang) made her Titans debut in the second season. After seeing her on TV, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) brings her to Titans Tower with hopes of recruiting her. The team soon learns that Rose is Slade Wilson (Esai Morales), aka Deathstroke’s daughter, and believes he’s trying to kill her. 

In a series of flashbacks throughout the season, we learn that Dick befriended Deathstroke’s son, Jericho (Chella Man), and used him as bait to lure the villain in. But when Dick and Slade duke it out, Jericho tries to save Dick and gets killed by his father.

By the end of the season, we find out that Deathstroke is attacking the Titans to avenge his son, and Rose is in on the plan with him. It’s on;y after she falls for Jason Todd (Curran Walters) that she comes clean. 

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After realizing how noble the Titans are, Rose decides to side with the superheroes. And in a final battle with Slade, she appears in full Ravager gear and fatally stabs her father. But just before he dies, Jericho’s soul, which had been trapped inside Slade, jumps into Rose’s body. In the final scene, she talks to her brother. And it is assumed the two will work as one alongside the Titans team. 

But where is Rose in ‘Titans’ Season 3?

Rose’s storyline took up a huge chunk of Titans Season 2. So when she was visibly absent from the first episode of Season 3, fans grew curious. But as the show continued, many realized that Rose hasn’t been mentioned at all this season. And, still, there is no explanation as to where she is or why she’s gone.

“Maybe I missed something, but where is Rose?” one Reddit user asked. ”She was with them at the end of the last episode of S2, and now where is she? No one has said s*** about her this season, almost like she never existed.”

“Wth happened to Rose and Jericho?” another Redditor wondered. “One minute they’re standing next to Deathstroke’s dead body and saying the Titans are their family, and then they’re never mentioned again.”

The showrunner suggests storylines have been minimized to make the show better

Rose isn’t the only one MIA this season. Donna (Conor Leslie) and Rachel (Teagan Croft) aren’t in the first eight episodes of Season 3. And while we know they’re in Themyscira, the two are barely mentioned. 

But according to Titans showrunner Greg Walker, there is a reason fans aren’t seeing all the characters from past seasons. He told Collider that it’s difficult to juggle that many storylines without taking away from the quality of the show. 

Well, there’s fewer people. More storylines for the people who are there. And we try to avoid having people sitting around, standing around a room talking. It’s not super dynamic. And so we were able to, by kind of divvying out and allocating stories in different blocks, focus on characters more specifically. And we’ll be doing that continually on Titans, because I mean, you can’t tell 10 huge character stories throughout the season. You can, but it’s very difficult. So the idea is to kind of spread those out and really focus on a character for a while. Give the character spotlight episodes, and then bring them in at different times.

Greg Walker, Collider

Hopefully, before Season 3 ends on Oct. 21, the show will address Rose and Jericho’s absence in some capacity. New episodes of Titans air Thursdays on HBO Max.