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January 3, 2020
Episode 6 “You’re a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon”
Harley and her new crew including Dr. Psycho, Clayface, King Shark, and whats-his-name-old-guy-in-wheelchair-with-robotics pull a heist stealing King Tut, only to be one-upped by other supervillains.
Harley decides they need to up the ante and break into Bruce Wayne’s factory and steal some high tech gadgetry. That will get her crew the notoriety they deserve. Something goes wrong and Clayface loses his hand, which comically becomes Mini-Clayface.
Enter Jim Gordon, who uses the bat signal to talk about his love life problems only to be scolded by Batman for misusing his signal. He wants Gordon to redeem himself as a cop and help get back that stolen tech.
Does Harley’s crew finally get into The Legion of Doom? Does Clayface get his hand back? What’s up with Poison Ivy and her new love interest (what, no Kite Man!?!!?!)? Is there a Frank the plant sighting? You’ll have to watch the episode to learn these and other answers. Not spoiling the ending.
This is one of the more story-driven episodes so far. A lot of — maybe too much — plot unfolding in 22 minutes and we finally get to learn more about Jim Gordon, which are the funniest parts of the episode. This episode is less about Harley Quinn and provides more backstory and character depth on her crew and Jim Gordon. Batman is there, yes, but not enough.
Having watched this now multiple times, it’s just not as funny as the other episodes so far and considering this is a comedy means it doesn’t work like it should. Perhaps my (slight) disappointment is I’m most interested in Harley and this gets into some deeper emotional stuff on other character that isn’t funny.
There are some funny jokes (Poison Ivy being called a “jolly green whore!” by Gigantor), but there is also some heavier topics discussed. Not saying it can’t go in this direction for variety, but it doesn’t have the snappy, fast humor of most other episodes. Not a fan of this one, it’s just OK.
Overall episode rating: ⭐️⭐️½