Season 3 Episode 7 – Ryan finds herself in the middle of a Bat Team stand-off between Luke and Mary; Alice finds a new sidekick.
What I Liked
1. Nice to hear Swamp Thing be acknowledged in this show given that no other show has actually ever mentioned it.
2. Marquis is definitely one of the most interesting characters this series has done so far. The character is so complex and dark I absolutely love it. I see a lot of the Joker’s qualities in him, which he proves himself as Ryan says she wishes she knew him before The Joker destroyed him, which is followed by Marcus saying “If The Joker was so bad then why was he the only one in this damn city who looked like he was having any fun”.
3. The scene Mary shared with Alice was actually extremely sweet. Alice is so sarcastic all the time it’s lovely to see her be genuine and actually show how much she cares for Mary.
4. It was very surprising to see Mary actually begin to willingly take on the Role of Poison Ivy. She seems to be enjoying it, even when her mind isn’t totally corrupted.
5. I wasn’t expecting to see Mary suited up this soon but she has totally nailed the look of Poison Ivy.
What I Disliked
The overall bar scene with Mary and Alice did go on slightly too long given the fact they were only looking for blood. It was a bit boring to watch.
The gradual freezing of Marquis was a very well-done scene. Everything about it was impressive, the effects of him slowly freezing, the emotional talk he had with Jada. Marquis then manages to break free from his restraints, and the first thing he does is go looking for Ryan. His rampage doesn’t stop there as we see him use Luke’s 18 Carrot Gold pen to stab a security guard in the neck and knock Luke unconscious.
I really struggled to choose this week between Mary and Marquis. However, I am going to let Marquis take it again this week only because Mary taking blood from strangers was a bit boring whereas Marquis managed to remain entertaining throughout all his scenes. His character is shaping up to be absolutely brutal, so much to the point where I feel slightly uncomfortable when he comes on the screen, and yet you can’t help but feel bad for him given that none of this is his fault.
It’s an amazing episode yet again this week. Amazing arcs for both Mary and Marcus. Both characters really are absolutely nailing their roles as villains and keeping me entertained weekly. I can’t wait to see what they bring to our screens next week.