Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The DC Animated Universe Weekly Review - Batman: The Animated Series

 Batman: The Animated Series

Episode 5

Pretty Poison

Poison Ivy’s first appearance and it’s a wallop.  She puts Harvey Dent into a coma for driving a plant into extinction because he advocated on building a prison in Gotham.  The start of the episode has a nice ironic joke in the same vein as Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.  Dent advocates for a safer Gotham and they cut to the future of the safer Gotham and show bad guys escaping the prison.  


Dent is best friends with Bruce Wayne and they meet Pamela Isley for dinner.  Dent is on the verge of proposing, he’s so enamored with her.  She has some lame excuse to leave, kisses Harvey Dent goodbye, rushes off, he falls into a coma.   Batman does some investigating and learns Pamela Isley isn’t all she appears.  


He tracks her to her hideout to get the antidote to save Harvey Dent.  He discovers she has some wicked plants, goes by the name Poison Ivy, wears a really hot outfit.  A fight ensues Batman uses his strength and wits to win.  She goes to jail, Harvey Dent is cured, we get another classic villain added to the Rogues Gallery. 


Written by
Joseph Ammendolea
“I Like To Play With Toys” Productions®