Harley Quinn attempted to steal a nuke from a train, only to have the Joker steal the score due to his goons helping him. In response, Harley decided to seek out a crew. Poison Ivy objected however, pointing out Doctor Psycho who was singlehandedly taking on Wonder Woman on live TV by himself. However, when she pushed Psycho away, he angrily exclaimed, "that really hurt, you cunt!" This prompted the entire earth to stop spinning, and Psycho ended up embroiled in a massive scandal over it, with Harley insisting that if only he'd had a crew, "they'd have told him to use the B-word instead".
Harley then tried to recruit several goons even as Psycho had a PR team cover up his swearing. Unfortunately however, Harley only had access via the Joker, and was rejected while she was alone. She then attempted to recruit in a bar, but everyone declined, and one even jumped into a "hell portal" to avoid working with her. Doctor Psycho also told her not to bother opening her "female trap", as he wouldn’t work for her either. Harley was introduced to Clayface however, a shapeshifter who seemed open to working with her, but he quickly got into a fight with Psycho. Kite Man then arrived and immediately got the entire bar to join his new heist crew.
Out of options, Harley went to see motivational speaker Maxie Zeus regarding becoming a villain. He advised getting a crew, but insisted that no villain would ever work for a woman. Ivy herself claimed there was a "glass ceiling" for supervillains, that the last time a female villain, Queen of Fables, became powerful, all of the superheroes came down on her and magically bound her to a tax book.
Harley decided then that she needed crew members who were the lowest of the low to accept her leadership. They watched Doctor Psycho's appearance on television as his wife left him, only for him to once again become enraged and use a slur. This prompted the Legion of Doom to banish him, saying Psycho "does not represent our brand of evil", so Psycho decided to join Harley, as did Clayface.
Their first scheme was to rob Maxie Zeus, with Clayface pretending to be Zeus' long lost son while Harley and Psycho snuck inside his manor. Eventually Zeus discovered the ploy and began to attack Clayface, although Harley already had stolen his gold and so revealed herself to him. She then had Psycho attack Zeus while she beat him up with a bat, ordering him to tell the world that Harley Quinn did it to him. Seeing this, the media claimed that Harley Quinn might become the Joker's competitor, much to his anger. Harley then used the gold to trade for a warhead, which she used to blackmail the city into renaming a highway after her.
Cast and Characters
- Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn
- Lake Bell as Poison Ivy
- Tony Hale as Dr. Psycho, Felix Faust
- Matt Oberg as Kite Man, KGBeast
- JB Smoove as Frank the Plant
- Alan Tudyk as The Joker, Clayface
- Giancarlo Esposito as Lex Luthor
- Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, Giganta
- Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tawny Young
- Will Sasso as Maxie Zeus
- Wanda Sykes as Queen of Fables
- Cronk (pictured)
- The Professor (pictured)
- Blaze (pictured)
- Riddler (pictured)
- Two-Face (pictured)
- Black Manta (flashback and on TV screen)
- Sinestro (flashback and on TV screen)
- Brainiac (on TV screen)
- Gorilla Grodd (flashback and on TV screen)
- Brimstone (flashback)
- Mister Mxyzptlk (flashback)
- Parasite (flashback)
- The bottom scroll during the news broadcasting of Doctor Psycho and Wonder Woman's fight reads: "Lex Luthor launches Twitter tirade against Superman" and "Court of Owls: secret society or underground sex club?"
- The scene where Maxie Zeus shows Harley Quinn his genitals is a reference to the 1992 movie Basic Instinct.
- Queen of Fables' backstory is adapted from JLA: The Queen of Fables, where the character was first introduced to the DC Universe. In the comics, Zatanna is not involved; instead, Queen of Fables retreats in what she believes is her book of tales after being confronted to reality, but Flash has switched it with the U.S. Tax Code Manual, rendering her powerless.
- While disguised as the alleged mail-man son of Maxie Zeus, Clayface makes up his backstory based off of the the titular character from the movie Forrest Gump.
- The plan of blackmailing the city into naming a highway after her which Harley executes at the end of this episode was actually first brought up in "Til Death Do Us Part".
- No one is credited for the voice of Mark despite him having lines of dialogue in the episode.