Harley Quinn: Season 3 Finale Features a Huge Change for Harley
The third season of Harley Quinn has already reached a conclusion, however it was as of late announced that the show will get a fourth season. In the penultimate episode of Season 3, “Climax as Jazzapajizza,” Harley stopped Poison Ivy from killing everybody in Gotham by hopping before one of Ivy’s regurgitation spewing plant zombies. This forced Ivy to halt her takeover plan to save Harley. In the finale episode, “The Horse and the Sparrow,” Harley has to grapple with the fact that she stopped Ivy’s plot and what it means for her own character. Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
At the start of the season three finale, Harley is welcomed with thanks from the citizens of Gotham, however she’s unhappy that her decision thwarted Ivy’s plans. She apologizes to Ivy and promises to support her future endeavors. Later, Ivy gets a proposition from Lex Luthor to turn into the new leader of the Army of Destruction, however she has to kill the Joker, who is presently Gotham’s mayor. Harley agrees to help, however it becomes clear to Ivy that she doesn’t want to kill Joker, who actually has some smart thoughts for Gotham. Ivy assures Harley that it’s okay for them to take various paths and that it won’t hurt their relationship. Harley slowly accepts that she isn’t a villain anymore, yet isn’t sure assuming that she’s ready to be a hero.
After Harley and Ivy let Joker go, his next step as mayor is to arrest Bruce Wayne for tax evasion. Bruce goes to jail, which leaves Nightwing, Batgirl, and Robin to take care of Gotham all alone. Now that Harley knows Bruce is Batman, she decides to aid the “Bat Family” as they attempt to safeguard the city without their leader. The episode ends with Harley Quinn embarking on her new excursion as a hero of Gotham.
After the news of a fourth season renewal dropped, it was also announced that Sarah Peters (Workaholics, Master of None, Nathan For You), who has composed on Harley Quinn since the first season and serves as a consulting maker, will be elevated to executive maker and serve as showrunner for the fourth season. As of late, Peters along with current showrunners Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern spoke with The A.V. Club about these in the background changes.
Halpern and Schumaker will be “taking all the more an elevated perspective of the series,” Schumacker explained. “We will keep on acting as advisers and facilitators, and will still say something regarding the season arc, episode outlines, scripts, voice records, and giving feedback on designs, and cuts. We’re extremely aware of what Sarah has in store for season four, and we’re excited with what she and the team have planned.” Schumaker described Peters as an “amazingly influential voice on Harley since season two.”