I am going to be kind of hard on this episode. This was my introduction to the character of Zatanna and even though she was reimagined as a magicless illusionist for this episode, she never really seemed to fit in the world of BTAS to me. Years later after seeing her in other series like Young Justice (and even JLU), I am a little perplexed by her treatment in this series.
06 June 2014
05 June 2014
Spoiler alert. Batman didn't really die. Nevertheless this episode had a clever plot in which the spineless Sid "the Squid," a low level goon nearly, but completely by accident offed the Batman. Instantly, Sid became a target for real goons and supervillains alike trying to become king of the mountain by offing him.
04 June 2014
I remember really hating this episode, which is probably somewhat Penguin related, but it wasn't actually that bad. Granted, Batman's mechanic was an idiot. "I'll take one Batmobile fender please... whats that? why would I know Batman? Doesn't everyone have a Batmobile?" I suppose it would make sense for Batman to have a mechanic, and at least they learned their lesson about ordering parts in a more discreet manor.
03 June 2014
Before this episode, Harley was already a breakout sidekick but this was her first step in becoming a free standing star among modern day Bat villains. This also revealed another level of jerkiness to the already despicable Joker who really cares for no one but himself - which only deepens the tragedy that is Harley Quinn.
02 June 2014
Although I give the slight edge to Joker's Favor, The Laughing Fish is a strong contender for the best Joker episode as well as a one of the series best overall episodes. Like Joker's Favor, this outing demonstrates the Joker's menace by pitting him against normal everyday, semi-helpless individuals who are rendered powerless to do anything but be terrified.