"Homecoming - Part 1" is the fifty-third episode of the Teen Titans series and the first episode of the Season 5.
When Beast Boy's former team The Doom Patrol is in trouble, the Titans must embark on a daring mission to save them. Beast Boy explains that this can only mean one thing: the Doom Patrol's greatest foes are back. The Brotherhood of Evil has returned. The Titans manage to find and free the Doom Patrol, largely due to Beast Boy's participation, but his willingness to save his friends has enabled the Brotherhood of Evil to claim "the most devastating power in the cosmos", endangering the entire planet, and possibly beyond, which Mento blames on Beast Boy for his disobedience.
A few years later, Beast Boy was sent a distress signal from Mento. After receiving it, Beast Boy went to rescue his old teammates.
- Throughout the episode, Beast Boy refers to the Doom Patrol by their given names rather than hero names.
- This episode implies most of Beast Boy's personality and antics are an act to mask his sadness with the Doom Patrol.
- When Beast Boy plays the tuba, he plays the first few bars of the Teen Titans theme song.
- This is one of the few episodes where Beast Boy shows a serious side.
- This episode marks the first appearance of the Doom Patrol members: Mento, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man and Robot Man.
- This episode also marks the first appearance of the Season 5 main villains, The Brotherhood of Evil: The Brain and Monsieur Mallah
- This episode shows us the first time (chronologically) Beast Boy transformed into a Tyrannosaurus.
- The Doom Patrol theme music is a homage to 1960s spy/action movies – which embodies the tone of the Doom Patrol comic book of the 1960s.
- When the Doom Patrol were introduced in the beginning of the flashback, Negative Man's belt had no buckle.
- After Beast Boy answered Cyborg's question by telling him the messenger probe has found him, his chin accidentally turned into the same color as his human skin.
- Also, his right arm turned grey instead of black.
- While the locator pod was scanning Beast Boy to make sure it's him, the four Titans aren't in the kitchen behind him.
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