"Deep Six" is the eighth episode of Season One and overall the eighth episode of the Teen Titans series.
Ships are getting attack by an unknown villain that's stealing nuclear waste. The Titans go to investigate and meet a new hero, Aqualad, who teams up to help them. Unfortunately, Beast Boy and Aqualad start a rivalry with each other.
PlotThe Teen Titans hear rumors of a criminal named Trident who sinks toxic waste ships on a regular basis. With this information, they head out on their T-Ship to the place where a ship had recently sank. The Titans get attacked from all directions by Trident, who seems to be able to be in many places at once. The T-ship gets damaged in the process. An underwater superhero, Aqualad, saves them and volunteers to look for Trident, much to the annoyance of Beast Boy. Raven and Starfire develop crushes on Aqualad while Tramm, a friend of Aqualad's, helps fix the T-Ship.
Beast Boy and Aqualad separate in a cave and they get attacked by Trident, each of them defeating Trident. However when they reunite both of them claim to have fought Trident even though they were in different places. Beast Boy then suggests that there could be more than one Trident, making Aqualad scoff at the possibility of that happening. Suddenly they discover cocoons of Trident hanging from the ceiling of the cave and an army of Tridents jump out, planning to ambush them. Before they are overwhelmed, Beast Boy figures out their weakness: since they are clones and have the same brain and personality, he challenges them to decide "which one of you is the best", since "there can't be more than one perfection". Because Trident is arrogant and thinks he is the best, so do his clones. The clones start fighting amongst each other and during this time Aqualad and Beast Boy try to escape, but not before the rest of the cocoons of Trident hatch. The newly hatched Tridents attack them en masse until they escape back into the sea, where the rest of the Titans show up, their ship repaired by Tramm. The ship collapses the mouth of the cave with its missile attack.With the Tridents sealed off in the cave, Aqualad and the Titans return to Titans Tower where Robin presents Aqualad a Titans Communicator and making him an Honorary Titan. Aqualad returns to the sea, not before having a race with Beast Boy.
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- The sunken ship is named S.S. Vargas, which may be named after A.J. Vargas, Production Manager of the episode.
- In the shot where Beast Boy was seen annoyed by Raven asking Cyborg to "accidentally" leave his microphone switched off, the background with its blue walls and panel lights looks like he is still at base rather than at the bottom of the ocean.
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