This week on BATTASS: Beyond we’re rounding out the final episode of season one, as well as taking questions from the crowd with Ascension, and a big ol’ mess of listener questions to answer!
Per DCAU WIki:“Ascension” is the thirteenth episode and first season finale of Batman Beyond. It depicts Derek Powers’ final moments as head of Wayne-Powers and the rise of his son Paxton Powers. Tired of having to hide behind the skin and running from his clients every time the skin starts to crack, Derek Powers decides to make his son, Paxton, acting chairman of the board. However, during the introductory meeting, Derek is angered to the point of shedding his skin, therefore revealing his condition to the world. Paxton calls in Batman to help him find his father, but Batman eventually learns that Derek’s exposure was not an accident.
Also, since this is the final episode of the first season of Batman Beyond, Sean and Clay get into their thoughts about the season as a whole, the ups, the downs, the ehs, the mehs, and answer the big question: Does this show work? They also dive into some listener questions as provided by you, our faithful ASS-fans! Talk of upcoming projects, potential appearances of certain characters in the White Knight universe, and much more abound!
Does Ascension work as a season finale? It definitely moves story elements forward, but is it earned? Is it enough? The first season of Batman Beyond was definitely good, but it never quite got great, and its season finale falls squarely into this bucket as well. What will season 2 hold for Terry, Bruce and Ace? What new adventures will Sean and Clay be privy to in the world of Neo Gotham? Only time will tell!
So, put on your best face, melt some handcuffs, betray your father, and join us on BATTASS: Beyond!