After a bit longer than I’d have liked, I finally got to see “The Batman.” I’ve been reading comics since the 80’s (yes, I’m old) and Batman is among my favorite characters.
Harley Quinn’s second season comes to a very bizarre end, but then, what else would you expect from this show?
After a long string of not managing to take responsibility for things she’s done (arguably running headlong from it), Harley is finally getting some self-awareness after the chaos of the “Bachelorette.”
we see the follow up to Harley and Ivy being captured, the adventures of Gotham’s newest hero, and an old ally finally starting to work up from rock bottom.
Mostly set in Arkham, we see the early days of Joker and Dr. Quinzel, before she descends into the madness of Harley. It’s a new and different take on the start of their story, and some early glimpses of some other characters.
In a really big departure, Harley and her best friend Ivy are completely absent from this episode as we focus mostly on Batman, and a bit on the hapless Commissioner Gordon, as well as Batgirl and another new hero.
There’s a new status quo, such as it is, in Gotham, and Harley is absolutely not accepting it. Echoing the major No Man’s Land story from the Batman comics, Gotham has been given up on by the government and divided up by many of Batman’s major foes.
…the former psychiatrist turned loony villain/anti-hero (depending on who’s writing her), Harley Quinn. The DC Universe streaming service went ahead with an animated series for the character, with a 13 episode first season and a roughly half hour running time per episode.