Director: Christina Sotta
Writer: Sarah Peters
Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Ron Funches, Matt Oberg, J.B. Smoove, Alan Tudyk, Rachel Dratch, Giancarlo Esposito, Mary Holland, Jameela Jamil, Phil LaMarr, Sanaa Lathan, Phil Sasso
Review by Kendra Hale
A Rose By Any Other Name
“Bachelorette” came at us at full speed. When we last left Harley and the gang they were setting up for Ivy to get married, having made her decision. This left Harley, still reeling from her own feelings and having to keep them locked inside. The biggest shocker was Dr. Psycho’s exit from the crew.
In “Bachelorette” the girls are flying high in an invisible plane, in order to get to their Bachelorette party for Ivy at the female-only Themyscira. Harley manages to get not only Nora Freeze and a college buddy of Pam’s named Jennifer to come, but we also get Catwoman joining in on the fun too.
Harley has a clipboard and a mission; to make this the best weekend for Ivy. Harls may have had to strike some fear into the grumpy band of gal pals, but once they find out about Maxie Zeus’s Isle of Chippendale dancers… all bets are off, and so are the clothes.
Meanwhile, Kite Man’s having a day out on the ocean with the guys: Clayface, King Shark, and Frank. The band is doing a puzzle when a rogue lobster – named Samson – comes up on deck with one thing on his mind, King Shark. What follows is definitely not Disney, despite the crabs and underwater shenanigans.
More Than Friends
“Bachelorette” is a hard episode to avoid spoiling, as most of what happens is huge news. Suffice it to say that all cards are on the table and that Ivy must make a decision, one that threatens to have ramifications that will ripple throughout Gotham. The voice cast shines in this episode, and it’s quite an emotional roller coaster.
We get new cast members too, with Mary Holland coming in for the voices of Tabitha/Jennifer, and we get Jameela Jamil doing the voice of Eris. Returning actors include Phil Sasso as Maxie Zeus, Sanaa Lathan’s back as Catwoman, and Phil LaMarr, who has done several credits for previous Harley Quinn characters, returns as Samson/Shark God.
Harley has been through a lot this season, but to be fair many of the characters in this show have also faced several trials along the way. “Bachelorette” is a hard one to watch for many reasons; there are several sweet and tender moments portrayed, and the show brings us the real-life issues and emotion that we have come to expect.
While the emotional content is something that elevates this series above many other animated shows, in this case it was difficult. It does, however, give one little patience when waiting for what’s still to come. Overall it was an interesting and well made piece of television.
Seeing the whole plot against Themyscira, plus the whole story with Eris and Hippolyta, was my favorite part. That and seeing a wholly different side to Nora Freeze. I love this show for not backing down from the material they presented.
What was your favorite part of “Bachelorette”? Were there tears or laughter? Let us know in the comments, and I’ll see you for the next review!
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