Ever since Cameron Monaghan's Jerome first cackled on our screens, viewers knew that it would only be a matter of time before The Joker finally appeared on Gotham, bringing his unique brand of insanity to the show. This week, we discovered that not even death could stop Mistah J from returning to reclaim his throne, but at the end of the day, it sure can get lonely at the top and what's a Clown Prince of Crime without a Clown Princess by his side?
“We might see [her] in Episode 22.”
While he didn't elaborate much further, Stephens did suggest that Harley's appearance on Gotham would become more prominent in Season 4, launching an important story line as the show moves forward.
This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. After all, Harley Quinn has always been a favorite among fans, ever since she first made her debut on the animated #Batman series, and #MargotRobbie's recent performance in #SuicideSquad sealed the deal, embedding the Clown Princess of Crime in the annals of pop culture forever.
Let's hope that Gotham incorporates some of these iconic moments from the history of Harley Quinn:
Whether that was down to one of the most charismatic roles in the history of comic book movies or those high, high hot pants is up for debate, but the real question here is do we even need another Harley Quinn right after Suicide Squad just left theatres?
It's hard to tell whether audiences will accept a new version of Harley Quinn so soon after Margot Robbie's unforgettable performance in the role, but Gotham has already impressed fans with its New 52 inspired version of The Joker. It's entirely possible that the show could create a new Harley Quinn who remains distinct from what's come before while still resonating with viewers.
Plans to incorporate Harley Quinn and the rest of the Squad into the Arrowverse failed a few years back, reportedly because Warner Bros. were worried that a TV version of these characters would draw focus from the blockbuster film, but that no longer seems to be an issue if this latest news is anything to go by.
If Harley Quinn proves to be as popular on Gotham as we think she might, then it's entirely possible that rest of the Squad will soon follow suit. Producer John Stephens has previously hinted that Killer Croc could appear on the show too and it wouldn't be much of a stretch to imagine the likes of Deadshot or Captain Boomerang following close behind. Far stranger Batman rogues have already appeared on Gotham, so members of the Suicide Squad wouldn't seem particularly out of place and their involvement would undoubtedly boost ratings.
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While rumors suggest that Barbara Kean could adopt the Harley Quinn persona, we still know very little about how the Clown Princess of Crime will eventually appear on the show and whether Gotham will retain the character's fascination with Mistah J. Regardless though, if Quinn's role proves to be successful, we're almost guaranteed to see more of her fellow Suicide Squad mates appear later down the line. Let's just hope that the critics like this version more than David Ayer's...
Should Gotham form its own version of the Suicide Squad?
[Sources — TV Guide]