'Harley Quinn' Season 2 Episode 4 Preview: Mister Freeze is not an ungracious host to his hostages
It's going to be a cold day in New New Gotham, as Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) takes on Mister Freeze (Alfred Molina) - and from the teaser promo we have for the next episode, it looks like things aren't going to be going too well for her. Once again, Harley finds her life in the hands of Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) - but at least Mister Freeze knows how to treat his hostages well. With lunch!
After retrieving Firefly's supervillain-grade flamethrower, Harley believes it's time to take Mister Freeze and his icy fortress head-on. However, as the promo reveals, she is soon captured, and dependant on Poison Ivy's skills as a biochemist to set her free. It's not confirmed, but Mister Freeze's motivations have always been crystal clear - all he wants is to find a cure for his wife's condition, so he can thaw her and be reunited with his love.
There's no one more qualified in all of New New Gotham to revive her, so Harley appears to be held hostage in exchange for Ivy being able to bring Norah Fries back to life. The promo, released by DC Universe, encourages fans to catch up to the previous three episodes of 'Harley Quinn' in time to watch this episode, which suggests it might be a big one. Indeed, the title, 'Thawing Hearts,' might be a clue that the series is finally ready to progress with the Harley/Ivy romance that fans have been clamoring for since the pilot episode.
However, that relationship has gotten somewhat entangled, given Poison Ivy's acceptance of Kite-Man's (Matt Oberg) marriage proposal, but then again, when has the love life of supervillains ever been easy? At least Mister Freeze can rest comfortably knowing his wife can never leave him - that is, at least, until she thaws out and can decide on her own.
You can watch the preview for 'Thawing Hearts' below.
The synopsis for the episode simply reads, "FREEZE! We’ve got the stuff you’re looking for." From the quick glimpses of the promo, it appears that this Mister Freeze is a more cheery version than any we've seen before. True to his name, most versions of Mister Freeze are absolutely cold-hearted, with a personality that most would describe as "chilling." The news that his wife may finally be cured, however, might be just what it takes to warm Freeze's smile.
The next episode of 'Harley Quinn' airs April 24, on DC Universe.