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May 15, 2020
Episode 7 – “There’s No Place To Go But Down”
Bane as judge, Harley on trial for murder of the Injustice League members and their incomprehensible attorney that nobody shrieks at will, opposing attorney is Two Face Harley Dent.
A problematic drinker Jim Gordon joined by Batgirl, as they bond in the sewers looking for Ratcatcher.
Harley & Poison are sentenced and condemned to a hole known as The Pit (“for the criminally capable”) by Judge Bane, who then falls into The Pit with them. Killer Croc is down there too, knitting caps for them. They work on plan to escape the hole.
Gordon continues wallowing in his drink when Two Face comes to kill him with two goons. Batgirl appears with a not-so-surprising revelation.
Stand-up comedy moment starring George Lopez with Bane as the MC. Poison Ivy takes the microphone and is heckled by others.
Does Ivy’s stand-up routine start a riot so Harley and her can escape? Will Jim Gordon stop drinking and get his act together? Is George Lopez going to have another killer set in The Pit? To learn these answers and more, tune in!
The episode continues after Harley & Ivy’s capture and begins with an extremely short trial (would have been fun to have more of that trial explored and some Perry Mason moments).
The Gordon and Batgirl side story doesn’t have much juice in the beginning but really picks up by the end. One of those stories where they get captured and have a goofy plan to escape, yet it is missing any assistance from Harley’s crew (where are they?) And I’m feeling some real Frank The Plant withdrawal symptoms.
There is a mini-shocker at the end but something we’ve seen telegraphed. Still, it adds a star to what was going to be a sub three star rating for me. Just a little bit too much thrown at the wall and see what sticks feel to this episode although it does sort of come together by the end.
My favorite parts were the opening trial, the stand-up comedy by Poison Ivy and the last few seconds. The George Lopez cameo is under-utilized. What happens in The Pit stays in The Pit.
Overall episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️