***Minor Spoiler Review***
What’s up everyone! Welcome to Beyond The Panel. Coming at you today with talk about the DC Universe’s Harley Quinn Season Two Finale “Something Green”! Well here we are, kicking back to another season finale of Harley Quinn. I have to admit, I agree that there should be much more episodes to this series. I love some quality over quantity, but this is the kind of animated series you want to see more of. Either way, as the season finale, this is where everything builds up to the moment everyone has been waiting for. The wedding of Ivy and Kite Man, that part of us knew was going to end in disaster. The big question of course, was how.
It didn’t take too long to figure that out either. I think we all expected the most predictable way that this was all going to turn out. I mean, we all know how these romance stories go when someone you love is about to get married, and you think the person they chose might be wrong for them. To some extent, I wouldn’t have been too surprised if this was the kind of show that decided to go through with that sort of plot. However, I was impressed that they decided to go with their own twist to it. What has made this season so captivating and compelling is the fact that they not once let you forget that this is all an experience for Harley Quinn. This all started with her finally coming to terms with what love did not look like. From there, she needed to get over the hurt of that realization. Not only that, but understand what it means to acknowledge real love and what it looks like when someone actually cares about you. This season finale right here was culmination of all that growth from Harley going above and beyond to show that she is more than what her past tries to define her as.
So with that said, the obstacle which Ivy and Kite Man faced was clever. Plenty of things could have gone wrong with their wedding, but you would not have expected that it would have been a move made on them so bold, and by the last person you would think to have it out for them. An overzealous Commissioner Gordon who can’t resist a party with all of Gotham’s biggest villains is not something you could have seen coming until that very scene where the idea was sparked. This was probably my favorite episode for Gordon because a true balance was struck between everything ridiculous about this portrayal of the character, while not failing to ignore that he isn’t someone to underestimate either. It was a good plan, with good execution, and did not disappoint reaching some level of escalation.
So while the wedding ended in disaster, there was two takeaways which mattered most from it. The first was Kite Man’s. At a point, you get it. The guy can be a fool. Especially when he is a fool in love. Though there had to come a point when even he grew to understand what was going on around him. After that real last week? That should have been the biggest red flag he ever got that maybe this wasn’t meant to be. Though apparently he needed that one last push which would send the message that there are some things which optimism just can’t turn around. Personally, I commend the fact that for everything this guy has been put through these past two seasons, he always remained the most genuine character we were introduced to. Some writers would be quick to ruin a character like him for the sake of plot, or drama. It means a lot to know that there are those out there who understand the power of people being true to themselves.
Which brings us to Ivy. Ever since Ivy’s sudden need to make the wedding a reality, you knew that there was no way this was going to end well for her. This finale was a roller coaster following this character who goes to some lengths for the sake of happiness. Particularly when that happiness was more Kite Man’s than her own. I mean it is understood from a certain perspective. When you make a decision to marry someone, how do you really pull the plug on that because of your feelings for someone else? It’s not something to take lightly. Especially when you’re someone like Ivy who takes a lot more into consideration than Harley. With that said, I liked how they put Ivy through the motions as the reception grew closer. The conflict was not something they allowed us to overlook. It was written on her face, it could be heard through her tone. Heck, even her vows were sending signals which were hard to miss. As much as this was Harley coming to terms with what it means to be a good friend, the same could be said for Ivy taking that leap of faith to be true to what she felt all that time she was trying to save Harley from herself.
All in all, the DC Universe’s Harley Quinn season two finale was both chaotic and magical. They sent us off on a note that made this adventure worthwhile, and did not fail to remind us of what we would be missing. A show that will make you laugh, cringe at the brutality, not to mention melt from the heart they put into the story and characters.