...and we cut to Helena beating the crap out of them and causing further damage to the store by smashing the thugs through display cases. "Men -- can't live with 'em, might as well beat the crap out of 'em," she says, and how annoying is it that Helena's stupid brand of reverse sexism is played for laughs, although I guess it wouldn't have been so bad if Helena were able to deliver the line with any sort of, what's the phrase I'm looking for, oh yeah, acting ability. Barbara asks Helena if she's sure she's talking about work here. "What else is there?" asks Helena. She continues to kick and punch and says, "It's not like I need some man to work with. I'm perfectly fine all by myself," so you know what this episode is going to be all about. Helena's hanging from the pipes in a corner of the ceiling, two thugs watching her, when through the window comes crashing another Matrix reject to tackle them. Helena drops to the floor, says "What the hell?" and is grabbed from behind. Man in Black comes over to help, and together they pound the rest of the hoods into submission. They fight back to back for a moment, Helena saying, "Look, I don't know who you are or what you're doing here, but judging by the outfit and the moves, I'm guessing you're in the life," and I guess "in the life" is the superhero equivalent of cops saying "on the job." New Dude says, "Well, actually," but then they kick the last punk out the window and we never find out what "Well, actually" means. Outside, Huntress lays into him: "Okay, let's get one thing straight. This is my city. I do the fighting. I don't need to be saved, I do the saving. Got it?" New Dude smiles and says, "You're welcome." Helena turns her head momentarily as she hears sirens, and when she turns back, the new guy is gone. Heh. "Guess I should have seen this one coming," she says, and here the writers are acknowledging that everyone sees their plot twists coming down a mile away.
Birds of Prey
Episode Report CardDaniel: B- | 514 USERS: B-
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Birds of Prey