Season 4 of Doom Patrol is well underway on HBO Max and it’s a season that has found its reluctant heroes in an interesting place not just as a team but personally as well. The season thus far has seen them come together as a real time just in time to discover that they might be the catalyst for an apocalyptic event — one that involves carnivorous zombie butts no less — but also sees them each dealing with major changes to their own status quos. For Jane, that means the disappearance of Kay and a disconnect between herself and the other personas. It’s the start of a new journey for Jane and according to star Diane Guerrero, it’s an interesting place for Jane to be and for fans, the path she’s on will be like watching her learn to walk almost — starting to come into her own over the course of the season.
“She’s in a very interesting place in her life. She’s just found out that Kay has completely disappeared, and Jane has no contact with her or the other personas and she kind of just witnessed Dr. Harrison disappear. And there’s always been this debate, it’s like, where do the personalities go? Do they die? Do they actually die in the well or how do they disappear or how do they move on? So, I think that Jane is kind of tackling her own sense of mortality and her usefulness,” Guerrero told ComicBook.com. “For her entire existence she’s been focusing on protecting kay and she recently finds out that kay doesn’t need her protection and she finds out that Kay actually wants her to find her own purpose. Now she’s just struggling with what the hell is my purpose if it isn’t to protect you? You’ll see through the season, she’s kind of dipping her feet into what it’s like to self-discover, to experiment and to find out what makes you happy.”
She’s kind of going through it right now,” she continued. “But at the same time, there is some levity there. I think the audience is going to be surprised with Jane this season. I think they’re going to see a new side of her. When someone is so focused on just one thing being their thing, like protecting someone else, there’s not much room for yourself. So, it’s kind of like, you’re just going to be witnessing her learning how to walk almost. So, I’m excited for that.”