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Recap / Harley Quinn 2019 S 2 E 7 Theres No Place To Go But Down

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With Two-Face acting as a prosecutor and Bane the judge, Harley and Ivy get sentenced to life in Bane's prison: a giant pit in the ground. Meanwhile, Jim Gordon and Batgirl vow to take back the GCPD headquarters from Two Face.


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  • The Big Damn Kiss: After Ivy saves Harley from falling, they share their first kiss in a moment.
  • Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: Bane at least still seems to actually believe that, seeing the way he runs his prison.
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  • Face Death with Dignity: Gordon decides to let Two-Face kill him because he feels he's useless, but Batgirl saves him.
  • Funny Background Event: As Harley and Ivy are talking on-stage during the riot, the prisoners are continuously chucking junk past them, including a severed head.
  • Guns Akimbo: Gordon charges into the police station dual-wielding pistols, popping Two-Face's goons left and right.
  • Hard-Work Montage: Discussed and parodied, as Gordon asks Barbara to help him with a montage where they "skip past the hard parts of beating an alcohol addiction and cut to the part where I'm clean". As the montage ends, Barbara is neatly combing his hair — and the camera zooms out to reveal Jim still looking haggard, strung-out and unshaven, just slightly better-groomed and with a clean shirt.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Harley lets herself fall with Bane so Ivy can escape, but Ivy is having none of it and swings back down on a vine to save Harley.
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  • He's Back: Feeling inspired after finding out his daughter is Batgirl, Gordon comes out of his alcoholic slump and takes down Two-Face and his men, taking back the GCPD. Single-handedly. Because he's a damn good cop.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Before Harley lets herself fall, she tells Ivy to get married, have kids, and name them after her (the boys and girls). However, Ivy goes back and saves her.
  • Impaled Palm: Gordon blocks Two-Face from stabbing him by letting the knife go through his left hand to save himself from being killed.
  • Internal Reveal: Barbara reveals that she's Batgirl to her father.
  • Kangaroo Court: Harley and Ivy lampshade that's what Two-Face is doing to them. Two-Face disagrees, since Bane is actually impartial and he even got them a lawyer, but the lawyer is Man-Bat and he can't speak human.
    Bane: Does anyone speak bat? I want to sustain or overrule, but it's indecipherable.
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  • Mood Whiplash: When the riot starts, Zsasz says that if they put their heads together, they can find a way out of the Pit... and he'll shank anyone that doesn't contribute.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Like most everything else about this Bane, the Pit is a humorous take on the prison from The Dark Knight Rises.
    • Bane getting left falling into a flaming inferno (right after his Venom tubes get torn) happened before in animation.
  • Shout-Out: The song that plays during the DC opening is similar to the opening theme of Law & Order.
  • Silent Credits: Not counting the first few seconds (when the music that accompanied The Big Damn Kiss was still fading out), the credits are completely silent.
  • So Proud of You: Upon learning that Barbara is Batgirl, all Gordon can say is, "That's my girl."
  • Swarm of Rats: Ratcatcher sends his army of rats after Gordon.
  • Taking You with Me: Harley was planning to take Bane with her by falling to their deaths, but Ivy saves Harley at the last second.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: This is Harley and Ivy's reaction when their attorney turns out to be Man-Bat, who fumbles with his papers then enters a "Not guilty" plea with unintelligible screeching.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Gordon retakes the police station without Batgirl's help because he wants to prove he's still a damn good cop.
  • Uncertain Doom: After getting halfway out of the pit, Harley lets herself fall with Bane and pulls off the tubes from Bane's body so he ends up losing his venom. While Ivy is able to save Harley from the fall, Bane plummets to the ground where there's fire on the bottom. It's unknown if Bane survived the fall.
  • The Unintelligible:
    • Man-Bat's screeches are impossible for the characters to understand, even though we the viewers know he's actually good at his job.
    • As Bane falls back into the flaming Pit, he says something that we can only hear as gibberish.
  • Your Cheating Heart: At the end of the episode, Poison Ivy unintentionally cheats on Kite Man when she kisses Harley after saving her from making a Heroic Sacrifice. Both seem to realize as much after the fact.

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