"Escape Therapy": Two-Face tells a blindfolded Batgirl with a sword and weighing scales in her hand, about the concept of justice, how it is blind but will come to those who call to it, while she attacks with the sword blindly. He states that one can only find justice by taking a "stab" at it, a
Synopsis for "Escape Therapy"
Two-Face tells a blindfolded Batgirl with a sword and weighing scales in her hand, about the concept of justice, how it is blind but will come to those who call to it, while she attacks with the sword blindly. He states that one can only find justice by taking a "stab" at it, a secret metaphor for Batman tied-up upside-down so she may stab him. As Batgirl nears him and warns that she will stab him, he eggs her on knowing she'll stab Batman instead. She however attacks him and reveals their cowls have radar.
Harvey runs away as Batgirl frees Batman who tells him to just do a coin toss, to decide whether he'll surrender or try to escape. The coin lands on the head side, meaning he has to surrender, but he just ignores it and is able to escape by having a giant hammer attack his enemies. This leaves Batman confused as he'd never resisted result of a coin toss before. Later at Harley Quinn's therapist office, Harvey states that he was finally successful at ignoring his urges regarding the toss. She then calls in another patient.
Catman states he's tired of being seen as related to Catwoman, but Harley states that he's deluding himslef into thinking she is keeping him down and everyone is different, which is why he needs to increase his own reputation as Catman. Meanwhile, Batman finds that Gotham's villains are acting in an unusual manner. Mad Hatter destroyed his own hideout when he was chasing him and Catman didn't confront them out of jealousy when he nabbed Catwoman. He tracks Hatter down to Harley's office, but while arresting him, gets hit by her with a bust from behind.
Batman uses a magnet to hit Harley with a lamp and knocks her out before turning her in. As she wakes up, she finds she has been imprisoned in Arkham Asylum. Nurse Nurse Roughcorn introduces herself to her during a group therapy session and states that the people at the asylum want to fix them, which would be better for them to accept rather than trying to flee. She reveals to them their new therapist, a robot called Talk-a-tron. Harley asks if it can make espresso, but it states it can't.
Harley tells Talk-a-tron she doesn't need to be mentally fixed, because she was jailed in Arkham after helping the Gotham villains get over their obsessions and not doing what was expected of her, similar to how some might see the robot as broken because they expect it to make coffee. Harley asks the Ventriloquist if he has a plan to escape, but he expects displeasure at such an idea, pointing out how Crazy Quilt has changed. Quilt states that the staff of Arkham is right about them needing treatment and feels weak ever since they disabled the vision his helmet, as now he is color-blind.
When Quilt states their is little prospect of an escape, Harley devises a plan and has the Ventriloquist steal the orderlies' keys while being taken to solitary confinement after creating trouble. He then frees Quilt and her from their cells, with Harley having Quilt peer through the walls. They find the prferlied bring called away and try to escape, but Quilt remembers that the only way to get the main doors open is through the control room.
Nurse Roughcorn reaches out to the escaping inmates through the intercom while the room they're in is flooded by sleeping gas, and states that they must be what others are. Talk-a-tron however helps them escape, having been inspired by Harley's words of not being what others expect of them, and destroys the outer wall which allows them to escape through the gates.
Appearing in "Escape Therapy"
- Harley Quinn (Flashback and main story)
- Crazy Quilt (Flashback and main story)
- Mad Hatter
- Two-Face (Flashback and main story)
- The Ventriloquist
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