Harley Quinn: It’s A Swamp Thing is the ultimate Ivy episode

Harley Quinn season 3. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max
Harley Quinn season 3. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max /

Despite the show being named Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy is a huge fixture in the series. While she was Harley’s best friend, her feelings have changed since Season 1.

While Seasons 1 and 2 focused a lot on Harley, Season 3 has thus far been a pretty mixed bag of character arcs. Yes, Harley is still a major player in the show, but her relationship with Ivy has taken the front seat while she’s taken the backseat.

The same can be said about the Bat Family and Selina aka Catwoman. Regardless of the additional side plots, the show at its core is about Harley and her character. However, that doesn’t mean that other characters don’t get their time in the sun, though.

However, Season 3’s “It’s a Swamp Thing” gave us an almost perfect episode solely focused on Poison Ivy.

Harley Quinn’s “It’s A Swamp Thing” is a quintessential Poison Ivy episode.

Before getting started, there will be spoilers from this point on so if you haven’t watched “It’s A Swamp Thing,” you have been warned. With that out of the way, let’s talk about how the episode gave us an amazing Poison Ivy-centric episode.

Let’s start off with the beginning of the episode. Not only does the show do an excellent job of juxtapositioning Harley and Ivy, but it’s even more evident in this episode. While Ivy is trying to concentrate and worry about saving Frank, all Harley is doing is eating chips. Obviously, this causes Ivy to lose her concentration and abort the mission at that point.

Then there’s the fact that Harley and Nora end up going with Ivy to try and communicate with Swamp Thing to try and save Frank. Obviously, things go off the rails there but what makes this episode so awesome is how much Ivy opens up. While Swamp Thing has his reasons for being upset, he really makes Ivy think about her actions and reflect on who she is and why she does what she does.

It’s especially nice to see Ivy actually display some emotion especially after losing Frank. It’s also nice to see her work things out with Swamp Thing, resulting in another ally. Overall, this episode does an excellent job of not only showing her faults in Ivy but also showing us how much she can grow and be the bigger person when she needs to be.

Honestly, this episode was pretty good, especially in comparison to last week’s. While Ivy was the major player in Harley Quinn this week, the episode did have some other highlights including Bruce and Selina breaking up, and us finding out who has Frank and Nora having a hot girl summer plus a surprise appearance from Constantine. It was honestly bonkers aside from Ivy’s storyline, but “It’s A Swamp Thing” was just plain fun.

Harley Quinn returns with a new episode on HBO Max on August 18th.

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