Fans of the Batman franchise within DC Comics rejoiced with the latest episode of Arrow. One of the most well-known and respected Batman villains, Harley Quinn, made her debut on the television series.
As reported by Screen Crush, there have been weeks of speculation of Harley Quinn’s possible involvement in Arrow. This included a picture of a pig-tailed blonde in one of the A.R.G.U.S. cells. With Arrow‘s latest episode, fans got a bigger treat as a “mysterious female prisoner”, in one of the A.R.G.U.S. cells, offered counseling advice to characters, Diggle and Lyla. The “mysterious female prisoner” also noted her experienced as a trained therapist. Her face, however, was shadowed, but background light, within the cell, showed she was blonde with pig-tails. Her name wasn’t mentioned but her voice may be a dead giveaway. It unmistakably belonged to actress, Tara Strong, the current voice of Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City, replacing original actress, Arleen Sorkin.
For those who haven’t been following the DC universe as of late, the latest episode was a huge foreshadowing for Harley Quinn’s appearance. The title of the episode is Suicide Squad. How the title relates to Harley Quinn is she’s one of the characters of the Suicide Squad, a group of villains who are forced to do good. The original Suicide Squad story started back in the 1950s, but was rebooted with a new continuity storyline in DC’s The New 52.
It is unknown if Harley Quinn will make further appearances in the show. As of now, Harley is only a cameo. But fans, on both Facebook and Twitter, have expressed their satisfaction for Harley Quinn’s inclusion as reported by News Max. Also, the fact that a Batman villain made a cameo in Arrow has raised another hope. Will Arrow eventually have an appearance by the dark knight, Batman?