Doctor Strange in The Multiverse o Madness - The Loop
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After waking up on a mysterious train, Tim Drake teams with two familiar heroes to locate an elusive bridge back to the land of the living. Meanwhile, Rachel grapples with her own powers in a desperate attempt to resurrect Donna.
Special guest star
- Derek Moran as Charles MacFayden
- Valerie Buhagiar as Lydia
- Jonathan Kim as Malcolm
- Jasmin Geljo as Train Conductor
- Brett McCaig as Doctor
- Stephanie Herrera as Nurse
- Rachel Roth and Donna Troy both make returns in this episode, with Rachel having not been seen since ""; Donna makes her first full appearance since the aforementioned episode, having previously cameoed in "".
- Bruce Wayne and Tim Drake's full names are revealed to be Bruce Thomas Wayne and Timothy S. Drake respectively.
- This is the first episode to be in black-and-white. However, scenes in the real world (those depicting Bruce, Rachel in Themyscira and Donna and Tim post-resurrection) were all in color.
- Coincidentally, fellow HBO Max DC series Doom Patrol aired their first three episodes in conjunction with this episode, with the third ("Dead Patrol") also exploring the a place after death, though with notable differences.
- Both episodes also feature a character in the place after named "Malcolm" who assists and ultimately sacrifices himself to save the main characters from demonic entities.
- When Donna and Hank are attempting to conjure weapons against the ghouls at the bridge, Donna accidentally summons Garth's favourite orange soda while Hank summons Dick Grayson's old Birdarangs.
- The ending scene where Donna saves Bruce from an attempted suicide via fire mirrors the way in which her father died.
- Hank unfavorably compares Jason Todd's Red Hood suit to Slade Wilson's suit.
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