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"Hank and Dawn" is the ninth episode of the first season of Titans, and the ninth episode overall.[2] It premiered December 7th, 2018 on DC Universe.[1]


The origin story of Hank Hall and Dawn Granger’s relationship and the loss in each of their pasts that brings them together as vigilante Super Heroes Hawk and Dove.[3]



Guest starring[]


  • Imali Perera as Counselor
  • Kenny Wong as Father of Victim
  • Jayden Greig as Football Kid #1
  • Ethan Hwang as Football Kid #2
  • Bas Reitsma as Dwayne Wainwright
  • Mishu Vellani as Dr. Kimberly Kraft
  • Arlene Duncan as Dean Kesse
  • Orphée Ladouceur-Nguyen as Cute Girl
  • Nathaniel Shuker as Student
  • Taylor Gill as Dawn Dance Double


  • Teagan Croft is the only regular cast member to appear in this episode.
  • Hank's Jersey number is 84. Fans think it is an easter egg for Alan Ritchson’s year of birth in 1984.
  • Kesel University is an easter egg referring to Barbara and Karl Kesel, co-writers of the 1988 Hawk & Dove comic book miniseries. The series is notable for the introduction of Dawn Granger as the new Dove after the death of Hank's brother Don, the original Dove. The comic was illustrated by Rob Leifeld and inked by Karl Kesel.[4]


Promotional images[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Titans on DC Universe: Premiere Date Announced" - TitansTV
  2. "Titans: Season 1 Titles Updated" - TitansTV
  3. Johns, G. (Writer), & Goldsman, A. (Director). (2018, December 7). Hank and Dawn [Television series episode]. In Titans. DC Universe.
  4. Hawk and Dove Vol 2