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Harley Quinn Will Be Making Her Way to Fox’s Gotham This Season (But Will She and Ivy Be a Thing?!)

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You can’t keep a good girl (or a bad girl with a mallet) down. With her popularity skyrocketing thanks to her appearance in Suicide Squad and her popular solo comics title, Harley Quinn is finally coming to Fox’s Gotham!

According to SyFy Wire, Harley is set to appear on the show in the Season 3 finale. Gotham Executive Producer John Stephens revealed that “We might see [her] in Episode 22.” As we know that Jerome (A.K.A. Future Joker?) is coming back, it makes sense that this would be a perfect time to introduce his clowny, female counterpart. And it’s not just a gimmick either. Stephens says that Harley’s appearance is the “launching point” for Season 4’s entire story arc.


What I want to know, though, is what this means for Harley and her other love interest, Poison Ivy. On Gotham, Ivy is Ivy Pepper, a young girl who now has the body of an adult (there are SO many think-pieces to be written about the combination of a woman’s body and a child’s personality). Meanwhile, we don’t yet know how old the incoming Harley Quinn will be. If she’s there to interact with Jerome, it’s likely that she’ll be an adult.

One of the great things about Harley in the comics is that she’s not only queer, but she’s also not particularly monogamous. Her relationship with Poison Ivy in the comics doesn’t preclude her feelings about The Joker. So if Gotham felt like taking some chances, there are storylines there for Harley and Jerome AND Harley and Ivy.

Though I’ve gotta say, because Ivy is still, for all intents and purposes, a child, there will always be something weird about her being sexually involved with anyone.

Not weird enough that I don’t think it should happen with Harley, mind you! But weird.

What do you think? Can an Ivy/Harley relationship work in the world of Gotham? How would that need to happen? Let’s chat about it in the comments!

(image via DC Comics)

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