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June 5, 2020
Episode 10 – “Dye Hard”
Harley returns from the Amazonian island and realizes she is without anybody to spend time with. She tries to get Clayface and King Shark to hang out with her, but they both have plans with their own paramours.
So, Harley heads back to that bar with the Joker bartender that doesn’t realize he’s Joker. They exchange some pleasantries, but Harley is horny and bored and irritated that Joker-bartender seems too familiar to be her “one” to spend time with. Thugs break into the bar and handcuff Harley and Joker-bartender.
Soon, they run into the Riddler, who wants to kill them.
A text message to bring Clayface, King Shark and Psy also the the scene reveals the true mastermind…
He has teamed up with Riddler and with the magic helmet empowers the parademons to kill them all. Will he succeed or will the team bind together? Will Joker-bartender turn into full on Joker?
These questions and more are explored on Season 2, Episode 10: “Dye Hard”
The title made me think this episode was going to at least in part be some sort of parody of Die Hard, and there are some nods to this famous action franchise, like Harley and Joker-bartender crawling through the AC ducts (remember John McClane using his lighter and talking to himself — yup, that’s the scene steal). It would have been even cooler if they’d have had the final conflict in a Nakatomi Plaza. Go full on parody, but they didn’t.
Also, noticeably missing from this episode is Poison Ivy. Throughout the series, she has repeatedly been the one to come to Harley’s aid. In this episode, Ivy is noticeably missing in action. Was this another week that Lake Bell needed a vacation or something? Instead we get Harley talking about Ivy when she isn’t there.
Psy gets some more screen time in this episode. I’ve never cared much for his character, but kind of a cool to see what they did with him here.
This one feels a bit like a filler episode rather than advancing much story. Harley is lonely, Dr. Psycho seeks revenge and Joker-bartender is, still, a bartender. An entertaining episode, but a little thin.
Overall episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️