'We never really parented her': Harley Quinn's shocking dive into the future unveils a broken legacy

    Time-travel shocker: Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy face a future dystopia, confront their daughter Neytiri and battle Lex Luthor's dark plans.

    Harley Quinn

    Harley Quinn

    In a world where supervillains and heroes continually dazzle us with their escapades, the beloved antihero Harley Quinn just gave fans a tantalizing taste of what’s to come — and it’s every bit as Gotham-esque chaotic as you'd imagine.

    A Dystopian Ride with a Side of Family Drama

    Just when we thought we'd seen it all, season 4's episode 7 of Harley Quinn throws us a curveball: Harley and her partner-in-crime, Poison Ivy, hurl themselves into the future. What's waiting for them? A Gotham that’s all but recognizable. The glitzy skyscrapers replaced by a land dominated by drones and despair. But the shocker isn't the setting; it's the revelation of their daughter, Neytiri.

    Drawing inspiration from the massive hit, Avatar, Neytiri initially seemed to be on a vendetta against Robin. Yet, in a classic Gotham twist, her real agenda emerges: she wants to add her parents, our beloved Harley and Ivy, to Robin’s prized collection. And the reason? Oh, it’s just a little family dispute: “Harley and Ivy never really parented me,” Neytiri claims. Such biting words from their own flesh and blood force Harley and Ivy to confront their issues, tearing apart layers of their relationship that fans never knew existed.

    Luthor’s Machinations and Harley-Ivy’s Redemption

    Amidst the heart-wrenching familial chaos is the ever-menacing Lex Luthor. As the story unfolds, it’s clear that he’s been the puppet master behind a lot of the mishaps this season. Killing Nightwing? Check. Messing with Harley’s psyche? Double-check. And his sinister hand in Harley's sleepwalking episodes was a genius stroke to drive a wedge between the iconic duo of Harley and Ivy. The time travel? Just the cherry on top of his devilish sundae.

    But all hope isn't lost! A surprising ally, King Shark’s offspring, swoops in, leading to a climactic confrontation and their eventual return to the past. However, with Luthor's deep-rooted manipulations, Gotham's present seems irreparably changed, setting the stage for more chaos.

    Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy (Source: Vox)

    But wait! If you’re thirsting for more action, the next dose of Gotham's wild roller-coaster is just around the corner. For those gearing up to dive into episode 8, mark your calendars for Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 3:00 a.m. ET on Max. The episode, tantalizingly titled “Il Buffone”, promises more high-octane drama, perhaps with a more intensive look at Luthor's schemes than our beloved Harley.

    So, will you be tuning in? And more importantly, with the truths of the future unveiled, what's next for the legendary Harley and Ivy duo?

    (Several parts of the text in this article, including the title, were generated with the help of an AI tool.)