The show is definitely off in its own world, not connected to any other version of the DC Universe. This gives them some freedom to explore various ideas and be utterly untethered by the continuity or characterizations that have existed previously. It’s safe to say you never quite know what’s going to happen on this show, and that’s certainly the case with “Joker: The Killing Vote.”
. The Sisterhood of Dada is still around (have you noticed that almost everyone on this show has some version of not-quite-explained immortality?) and up to something ominous but obscure and weird.
We see unexpected couples counseling, two different surprise guest stars, and one very obvious one from the title. After all, if you need help with plant matters in the DC Universe, there aren’t a huge number of choices, and when you call the episode “It’s A Swamp Thing…”
Things get messy and yet another dangerous Bat-foe becomes a joke in “A Thief, A Mole, An Orgy.”
Rita’s trip back to the past comes with in-flight narration, and a really interesting take on how the amnesia that Laura suffered from comes about.
The ongoing insanity that is the Harley Quinn series continues on HBOMax (at least, they haven’t cancelled in mid-run yet. Anything’s possible over there at this point).
Caulder seems to actually be gone, although I wouldn’t bet against his return from the dead. Now, with their new mystery guest, the team has a new threat to handle in their own, bizarre way, in “Dada Patrol.”
For the third season, the idea seems to largely be Harley supporting Poison Ivy, her now official girlfriend, as Ivy pushes ahead with her eco-friendly, people-unfriendly plans.
Dying and coming back is a trope in superhero stories. The list of heroes who haven’t died and returned is probably a lot shorter than the ones that have.
They have an interesting mix of characters from the original Outsiders comics, the Judas Contract in New Teen Titans, and a few other places.