DC Universe exclusive
May 1, 2020
Episode 5 – “Batman’s Back Man”
Hilarious opening scene with two random trolls bashing Harley’s show on their TV, lamenting the fact that there isn’t enough Batman. One is wearing a shirt that says “Release The Snyder Cut” and the other’s says, “The Last Jedi is not cannon”
Ex-commissioner Gordon visits Bruce Wayne begging Batman to come back and restore order to the city. He shows video of the wannabe heroes trying to take over in Batman’s absence, including Batgirl.
Meanwhile, Two-Face and Bane are chatting about Harley Quinn becoming an additional threat to them and wondering if they should maybe join forces with her to help stave off external forces (like Batman).
Will Batman come back and restore order?
The biggest miss in this episode is a show with Harley Quinn not having any, I mean zero seconds of, Harley. Yes, it’s great for Batman fans seeing him and Batgirl, but no Harley or Ivy in a show with her name is taking a big risk.
Didn’t work for me.
Mediocre episode after the awesome opening sequence. If I want to watch Batman, I’ll check out plenty of other animated Batman. I’m watching this show for Harley Quinn! Never was that much into Batgirl. Bane gets some good screentime, but this episode seems like it was designed to give Harley and Ivy a vacation.
Didn’t work for me. My least favorite episode of the series to date — both seasons. Here’s to hoping next week we get back to Harley on her own show.
Overall episode rating: ⭐️⭐️