clue number

I googled the cabbie’s number

Image from here.

771126 looked like a date to me, but backwards.

77/11/26 or 26th November 1977. I googled it and the very first hit was something called the Southern Television Broadcast Interruption that happened on that date. This is it:

This video is titled “alien broadcast” or something, but it’s actually real footage of a real thing that happened on 26th November 1977 (a real hoax, done by people, not aliens). It was a broadcast interruption through the Hannington transmitter of the Independent Broadcasting Authority in the UK on 26th Nov, 1977. The interruption is generally considered to be a hoax, and the hijaker remains unknown. The interruption lasted 6 minutes, and took over the sound, leaving the video signal unaltered aside from some picture distortion. The speaker claimed to be a representative of the “Intergalactic Association”. It interrupted the news, then transmission returned to normal shortly after. Southern Television later apologised for a “breakthrough in sound”.

An explanation is given for how this security breach could have happened:  “At that time, the Hannington UHF television transmitter was unusual in being one of the few transmitters which rebroadcast an off-air signal received from another transmitter (Southern Television’s Rowridge transmitter on the Isle of Wight), rather than being fed directly by a landline. As a consequence it was open to this kind of signal intrusion, as even a relatively low-powered transmission very close to the receiver could overwhelm its reception of the intended signal, resulting in the unauthorised transmission being amplified and rebroadcast across a far wider area. The IBA stated that to carry out a hoax would take “a considerable amount of technical know-how" and a spokesman for Southern Television confirmed that "A hoaxer jammed our transmitter in the wilds of North Hampshire by taking another transmitter very close to it.” However, like the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion a decade later, the identity of the intruder was never confirmed.

** Which means they had planned the HLV broadcast signal interruption story line before they even made the props for ASiP **

After all that I went on to casually start reading about Max Headroom (a weird thing I actually watched on TV in the 80s when I was little and the satire and subtext of it were beyond me) and found the British made pilot, titled “20 minutes into the future”. Weirdly, it’s very very relevant, and I don’t know if this cabbie number clue was meant to point me towards this, but it did anyway. I pointed out shortly after TLD aired that “20 minutes” had been said quite a few times in TLD, and that it was probably important (also see this and this). Also, mentions of 20 minutes in TLD and elsewhere are almost without fail a reference to something that’s going to happen in 20 minutes time, that is, 20 minutes in the future, as if it’s a countdown to something. Culverton’s life will change in exactly 20 minutes. John asks Sherlock if he will be okay by himself for 20 minutes.

To tell you the short version for now… the movie “Max Headroom: 20 minutes into the future” is about an evil television network hiding a dangerous truth from it’s viewers. People are dying because of this secret, in a most violent and terrifying way. A journalist is working to uncover the truth, and while doing so has an accident and is “brain dead” at one point before resurrecting himself from a morgue and coming back to complete his mission - *spoiler* the hero (the journalist) finally uncovers the truth! And reveals it to all via a live television transmission. 

I also like this parallel …The evil television network had taken the face of a dead man (the journalist) and used circa 1985 computer technology to animate his face so that he could continue to appear on camera in order to convince the public that he was still alive. Essentially, they turned him into a puppet.

The fact that we only see Moriarty’s head, and the unusual choice of backdrop for this shot of dummy!Jim which looks like it might possibly have been inspired by the amazing Max Headroom animation grid background..

…is all hopefully just a reference to the fact that someone was using Jim’s image to trick the public into thinking he was still alive when he wasn’t (even though in the movie he was actually still alive). Basically, the movie is about the media as a villain, hiding truths from viewers and brainwashing them, and a small band of rebel journalists (from within the evil media) who go on a mission to reveal this truth to the public. And they do reveal it, and the rebels win :) You can watch the movie here.

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Okay guys, so here is my theory. It’s long so bear with me. I hope you’re convinced with this one

In this theory, I will tell you who Uber A is. Who killed Charlotte. Who killed Jessica. How every character is involved in the story. What the initials A.D. stand for. Everything that we are yet to know at this point. 

Who is Uber A? There are two people. A twin of a character we know and her helper. We have an identical twin among us that has been behind everything that we are yet to know. Bethany Young is the twin and she is Uber A. The show is coming in full circle. She killed Jessica, Charlotte, Sara Harvey, etc. Uber A and Charlotte’s killer ARE the same person. She is not here to avenge anyone’s death like they want us to believe. She’s here for revenge for having her life ruined. 

They promoted this new A as the deadliest and most twisted A of all the As (and the one who loves the game the most). That description doesn’t fit with someone who is avenging someone’s death. 

It all starts with Bethany and Charles. The night Marion Cavanaugh died. According to Charlotte, Bethany pushed Marion Cavanaugh and blamed her. This isn’t true. Charlotte killed Marion, Bethany witnessed it, and Jessica covered it. Charlotte blamed Bethany but Jessica paid Wilden to rule it out as a suicide. Flashbacks aren’t always true. It’s visualized on what the person is saying. Jessica wouldn’t cover up the murder if Bethany did it. That’s why in Bethany’s recordings we would hear her saying to someone “she’s a bitch, she’s an evil bitch!” It’s not clear as to who was she talking about but it was definitely Charlotte or Jessica. Bethany drew pictures of Jessica with horns and the word ‘liar’ all over it

Charlotte lied in her story so Alison and the rest of the liars would feel bad for her. This is why some of the things don’t make sense. A big part of her story was a damn lie. Charlotte is the biggest liar on the show. Everything that comes out of her mouth is a lie. Bethany got payback after the time jump by murdering Charlotte and throwing her off the bell tower, just like Charlotte pushed Marion from Radley. What I love about this is that Uber ‘A’ is putting the girls through hell to find Charlotte’s killer when she is the one behind it.

Who’s Bethany’s twin? Spencer Hastings. Mary Drake had Spencer and Bethany. Both are identical twins. One was adopted by The Hastings and the other one was put into family services and was adopted by the Young family and was sent to Radley later on. Before you all say “Bethany was two years older than Spencer and the rest of the girls” Charles was supposedly older than Jason but in reality they were the same age. Jessica and Kenneth came up with that lie to keep the adoption a secret from everyone else as it was revealed in 6x20. Bethany’s information was made up to keep her a secret from everyone

Peter Hastings was responsible for this and this is why he wanted Toby to stop investigating his mom’s death and sign the papers to close Radley back in season 4. The more he was investigating the more got to the truth. 

This is why we never saw her face when she escaped Radley. She has Spencer’s face. And this is going to be the ultimate final twist the writers already talked about. Lets be real, if she was a random girl we would see her face. They could’ve casted literally any blonde for this scene and they would show us her face. We still have yet to see her face as a teenager

One of the biggest mysteries on the show are Bethany’s drawings. There is a drawing of a woman falling (Marion), the picture of a demon (Jessica) taking a kid (Charles) away. We also see pictures of her but they’re all distorted. We can’t see her face

This makes me believe that she has part of her face disfigured or doesn’t want to show her face AND this is why Uber A wears masks

I will show you proof that Mary had a third child (which is the twin) In 7x08, Spencer and Aria go visit Dr. Cochran and he tells the girls that he helped Mary delivered “Two OF her babies” as opposed to her “two babies” hinting about another child. One was adopted and the other was put in family services. Mary was giving Spencer hints about a twin in the premiere telling her how much she and Melissa looked alike. 

This is one of my favorite scenes from 7A because Mary was indirectly telling Spencer her relationship with her parents and how they met a long time ago leaving Spencer confused

What does Sara Harvey have to do with everything? Sara was killed for knowing too much. She was a girl from another town involved in all this mess. Sara ran way from her home and Charlotte kidnapped and forced her to be her accomplice. She used her as a decoy in all the stuff that she was planning to do like “The Lodge Fire”. She knew stuff about Charlotte and was going to tell the girls and run away but Uber A was outside her room waiting to kill her. Never ever underestimate “A”. It happened with Jessica, Mona and finally to Sara. 

I hate to say this but Sara wasn’t the real Black Widow. The real Black Widow is the twin Bethany. She is the ENDGAME. I have proof of this. The first time we were introduced to the Black Widow was in the season 4 premiere titled “A is for A-L-I-V-E” (the title is a clue). Her introduction was really creepy and weird. It felt like a new character that was VERY connected to the story. Whoever this person was did NOT want to be seen in public because either they’re supposed to be dead, they are secret twin of someone or they are looking for them and that’s why she was wearing a mask and we can see this at the end of the episode

In 7x01 when the girls see the fake Hanna hanging in the bell tower. There was a clue that leads back to 4x01. Caleb looks at this phone and it’s 4:01 a.m. The writers tend to use numbers as clues. The episode where we are introduced to Black Widow

Black Widow had the girls as dolls at the lair. Sara may have been bad but having the girls as their dolls is completely twisted and it doesn’t fit her with character. Sara wasn’t wearing a mask when she lifted up her veil. I’m pretty sure the writers did this on purpose so we could catch the fakeness of Charlotte’s story.

Another thing that doesn’t make sense about her story. She shot Wilden twice. Lets be real here. She would know if he was really dead after shooting him. Why would she need Sara to go and check if he was really dead? This makes absolutely no sense. Here is more proof that Bethany is the real Black Widow. Toby was getting messages to take the RV and he would know what really happened to his mom. Who would know what happened to his mom? The witness. -A was helping Toby solve his mom’s mysterious death

What I’m about to say I believe no one has said it before. Bethany was working with Mona but Mona didn’t know who she was working for. Mona created the A game so Bethany could finish it. This has always been Bethany’s game. Mona loved playing the game and the last thing she would do was to reveal herself. Someone KNEW what Mona had done that night Alison disappeared and Mona was being blackmailed about it. She had no other choice than to reveal herself. How do I know this? Easy, Mona saying to Spencer “Either you join the A-Team, or you disappear” 

And of course Mona’s monologue when she’s admitted for evaluation: “I know they’re watching me, I don’t look bad considering… I like this lipstick, what’s it called? Toffee tango? (voice changes) They think it’s over, Loser Mona is going to the nuthouse and those precious liars are going home to sleep with their windows open and their doors unlocked. Don’t they know that’s what WE want?”

Okay there’s been theories that it was Charlotte talking after Mona but it’s impossible because Charlotte was a patient at Radley and met Mona later during her stay. Whoever was talking was helping Mona all along and she was present in the season 2 finale. She was at the masquerade party. She was right in front of us wearing a red dress with a full mask. The camera focuses on her. She has been watching them all along

Now. I will talk about her helper. Her helper is Dr. Wren Kingston. Wren has been an A-team member since the beginning. Mary sent him to Rosewood check on The Hastings and the only way to continue reporting her what the Hastings were doing was to get engaged to Melissa Hastings but he fell for Spencer and everything was ruined

I will give you the biggest clue that Wren is AD’s main accomplice

In 7x01, we see Mary talking to someone on the phone and according to Mona, “It’s definitely a man. I think he has an accent. Maybe Aussie, maybe British. Note: This can’t be Rollins because Mary and Rollins were not in touch for a couple of days

This is going to sound really twisted but I don’t think Mary cared about Charlotte at all. Charlotte was looking for her and she was spending time in other countries. 

Something that hasn’t been explained is why Wren suddenly decided to volunteer in Radley when Mona was admitted there. He volunteered to continue the A game but with a new leader (Charlotte DiLaurentis). Eddie Lamb suspected and knew all along that Wren was bad news

The infamous visitor’s pass. Wren didn’t make the pass for Charlotte. it was for Bethany but under the name CeCe Drake. She used Charlotte’s “alias” when she had her out privileges. She was sneaking into Radley under that name to visit Mona wearing a Red Coat. That pass couldn’t have been for Charlotte because she was already a patient there. All she needed was to get out of her room and visit her. Why would she need a visitor’s pass?

Mona said to the liars in 3x24 “that she made a deal with the devil and she gave me a way in and out of that place”

Charlotte wasn’t giving her a way in and out of Radley because she needed Mona to get out of that place without anyone noticing as she stated in 6x10.

So who was Mona talking to? Uber A. The real Red Coat and Black Widow. 

Only someone who works or was a patient for a long time knows the exits and secret doors. Bethany escaped Radley so she would definitely know the secret exits

Uber A manipulated everyone to do her dirty work. Just like Mona, Charlotte was addicted to the A game so why would she just give herself up? Because someone was telling her what to do. And this is why they introduced us to the board game. This is how Uber A was manipulating everyone. Telling them what to do.

In 6x10, Mona tells the girls that she didn’t tell CeCe about them but somebody at Radley did start sending her riddles and twisted rhymes. More proof that someone else was seeing her. 

The last time we hear about Wren is in 6x17 in a flashback of Hanna and Melissa in a restroom. According to Melissa, he was in contact with Charlotte when she was at Welby. Melissa tells Hanna that Charlotte ruined her relationship with him because he found out that she killed the girl in the grave. Wren was blackmailing Melissa about this throughout 6B. This is why Melissa was terrified if someone else had the tape confession because someone was targeting her.

Now the last question. Who’s in the grave? A stranger that was killed and buried with the outfit. Grunwald rescued Alison and someone with a red sleeve rescued Bethany. There are two different scenes with two people wearing different clothes and rescuing someone. Whoever was identified was killed and buried with the yellow top outfit

You can follow me on twitter @boyfataie if you want to discuss it


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Voltron Theory: Lotor, Haggar and Zarkon are related

Alright so, after rewatching season one and season two of Voltron, I have a theory that connects back to the old Golion story way back in the 1980s. Now bear in mind that Dreamworks Voltron is its own beast, and a lot of what’s going on has no connection with the original Beast King Golion or the original Voltron tv series. However there are a number of clues that show that this series is taking from both of the series in their own way.

First I have to point out that in Voltron magic wasn’t directly addressed, however Golion did have this and we’ve seen that the Alteans use magic so first connection to Golion. Following this we have Shiro’s name, clearly named after Takashi Shiro from Golion as well. However Shiro himself seems to be taking more from Sven and Keith from the original Voltron. That being said as well we can then see other connections here and there: The lions possibly having spirits in them akin to Golion, while from Voltron we get more of the goofy characteristics of Lance as well as him being more of a flirt.

The new series really seems to like to play with both shows which brought me to wonder, now that they have Lotor coming in, exactly which story line would they give him? And the strange thing is, I think they’re going to merge aspects from both series into this.

Mind you this is just a theory, as we haven’t even seen Lotor, but I’m going based on what I’ve seen so far in the show, and I’m hoping I’m right on this. 

Alright so we’ve seen in the last episode Blackout that Haggar is worried about Zarkon, and seemingly has been for some time. Naturally a few people have suggested that she has feelings for him, but I don’t think it’s the case of romance. Bear in mind that in previous incarnations Zarkon was the son of Haggar and Zarkon’s father who pretty much used her as a concubine (though Haggar wasn’t an Altean in the series) and she gave birth to Zarkon who later pretty much, er…slept with Lotor’s mother who was a Altean captive of his (this was a pretty dark birth story line and later drove Lotor mad).

I do not think that the whole captive thing is going to come into play here, rather given the events that we’ve seen I highly suspect we’re going to get a rather tragic story of both love and obsession. There’s also the issue that in Golion there was a space angel, goddess of the the universe, who was the one that split apart the lions into five separate beings. In Voltron it was Haggar that did the splitting.

So, my guess based on the clues that we have, is that the whole family tree within the Golion story is going to be kind of twisty and full of turns. They wouldn’t have made Keith Galra without reason, and I suspect that a large part of it is going to come from the fact that there’s going to be connections between Keith, Zarkon, Lotor, Haggar and Allura.

I can only build the theories on the clues that have been hinted at and the two sources of the show, plus the Devils Due comic that came out several years ago. Like I said, most of this is based on the limited clues that seem to be dropped though out the two seasons.

So my theory goes something like this:

Years ago Haggar was one of a family related to Allura’s mother (who I’m guessing is going to be that Space Angel like Goddess –or she’s going to be the purple Lion again) and ended up being married to the Emperor of the Galra. During this time she had a child with the emperor who was Zarkon.

Clue’s that seem to indicate something connected to this as a possibility:

1. In the show Zarkon never calls Haggar by her name, he never addresses her as Witch Haggar, however he shows the utmost respect for her, and trusts her more than anyone else in the whole fleet. I find it odd that he doesn’t call her by her title either, not only that but she seems to be the only one that can talk to him in a less formal manner and that he will listen to.

2. In the original Haggar was Zarkon’s mother, but wasn’t able to tell him due to the way the Galra had set things up. So she could only protect her son from afar in a way.

3 In the new show we see Haggar worrying over Zarkon beyond just a loyal subject. She, at points, looks at him when he’s walking off with utter fear and worry, much like a mother would look at her child before he or she does something that they know the child will regret.

4. Zarkon and Haggar’s attitudes towards one another during the events that led up to Blackout. Zarkon’s voice sounds more like a child telling his mother that he knows what he’s doing and to but out. While Haggar seems to be operating from the shadows trying to find a way to stop Voltron before Zarkon makes a bad move.

5. Both Zarkon and Haggar seem to have the ability to harness the Quintessence.  Something we know the Galra can’t do as most of their machines run on regular crystals and energy over the magic based system that Allura seems to be using.

As the son of the Emperor Zarkon eventually took control of the Empire and because of her connections to the Alteans Haggar made it so that Zarkon could befriend Alfor easily. Keith’s mom was probably a friend of Zarkon’s who was connected to him, or possibly related to Zarkon either though the royal blood line, or directly related as his sister through a different mother.

Anyway, during the time the comet crashed and Alfor came by to help, among those that were working with him was a young Altean woman who met Zarkon and the two fell in love. This eventually lead to a romance and Zarkon and this woman had Lotor. Not sure if they were married or not, that can be left in the air, but it’s reasonable to believe that Zarkon, given the way he’s seen by a lot of people, isn’t 100% a rotten person.

Clues to this come in the form of us mostly in the fact that Lotor in past incarnations has had a Altean mother and given the fact that Zarkon and Alfor worked closely, I don’t see it as such a surprise if Zarkon did meet and fall in love with a Altean scientist.

We also saw from the space mall episode that people are living mostly normal lives under his rule, which is conflicting with what Zarkon has been doing to others. There’s also the mall cop that seems to think that Zarkon is the best.

Somehow between the point that the first group of Voltron paladin’s came about and the new group came about, something large and dangerous attacked the Galra home world and probably killed a lot of people in the wake of its destruction.  Among those that died, more than likely Zarkon’s wife.

Clues to this could be seen in his obsession to get to Voltron and building a device that will destroy worlds. One of the key differences here in the case of Voltron Legendary defender and Voltron Defender of the universe and Golion was the fact that this is the first time that the Galra home world (also called planet Doom) was destroyed. This could mean that the need for Zarkon to overpower everything probably is not coming from the need to conquer everything for the sake of just having power, but rather to build up his army to take on something more powerful than he is.

If you’ve noticed there’s the point that everything he attacks is either for finding strong warriors, finding parts for something that he’s building or gathering the lions to him for use in some giant moment. We’ve seen that he’s willing to die to get those lions back, and there has to be a connection between the use of Voltron and Zarkon’s need to gather parts for war.

Now on to Lotor in this case. If I’m right about Haggar is his grandmother, then that means that there could be a case that like that of Prince Sincline where he doesn’t know about his blood line in regard to his father’s family. However we’ve already seen that the Stranger, if he is Lotor, seems to already be as tall as Keith meaning that he knows he’s probably part Altean. The question is how is he responding to it?

As I’ve said in earlier posts I’m suspecting we’re going to see a more science based Lotor, over the flirty and mostly jerkish version from the original Voltron and Golion show. My reasoning comes from a few places:

1. We saw him grab the scaultrite meaning he knew what he was looking for when he got trapped by the Weblum, and clearly he knew where to look for it as well.

2. Is the fact that he only took enough for one person to use, which to me at least indicates that he’s going to be testing something on a smaller scale first, which is what scientist do normally when they’re trying stuff.

3. We can devise from the fact that the Galra don’t have a wormhole device that they don’t possess the magic to activate something like the Telledove and move over the course of time and through the use of the Druids magic over their own abilities.

This makes me think that Lotor, if that is Lotor, is trying to find a way to make it so that the Galra can move more efficiently without the help of the Druids. This also tells me that he probably will not have as pleasant an interaction with Haggar, as she seemed not to happy to actually be calling him in. Meaning that, like the other Galra, he’s not someone who trusts Haggar and the Druids and finds them offensive. Which also means that he’s probably going to rely more on tech over something like Haggars spells.

If Haggar is his grandmother, and given her love of robeasts and the like, we will probably see new upgraded versions of these things, if Lotor sees reason to use them. I’m also suspecting we may eventually see the robot Iron Maiden, come out of this whole thing.

Of course this is just a theory right now.

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Prompt: New York City is your own weekend mistress.

Words: 2,007

Author’s Note: This was heavily inspired by the movie ‘Before We Go’ (which is on Netflix, you should watch it!). Title taken from TL5Y, because I love that musical with all my heart. This is probably as close to angst as I will write.

Warnings: Mentions of cheating, cursing.

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You had it all planned out, too. An itinerary sat unused in your purse, your meticulously timed day was off to a late start with the first item. Checking out of your hotel.

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Silver Theory

Okay so last night I was way too tired to really post about all this, but now I’m wide awake. So let me start by saying that the things I post on here are just my theories, so don’t freak out or anything because nothing is confirmed. I know I probably confuse a lot of you because I always have different theories, but I honestly can’t help it. Silver was the very first character that I truly believed was Harley. Then I started to see Lee showing lots of characteristics of Harley, and it made me kind of doubt that Silver was. I didn’t doubt Silver because of Lee, I doubted her because she wasn’t posting about Gotham and she was no longer on the show and there were no hints of her coming back on the show or anything. I’m honestly conflicted because I truly believe either Silver or Lee is Harley. It’s a really tough choice because I absolutely love Lee (Morena), but I absolutely love Silver (Natalie) too! Honestly, I will be happy if either of the two is Harley. A lot of people wanted reasons that she could possibly be Harley, and now I’m awake enough to answer. Just be warned, this post might be a bit long.

Reason number one: She can change her personality on a whim.

When she was with Bruce she made herself appear to be kind and timid, etc. But when she was alone, or with Theo and Tabitha she was cold and self-confident. But she’s not completely heartless. She can be nice when she wants to be. Like for example, when she thought Bruce was being tortured she was screaming for them to stop. She also tried to stop Theo from killing him. So she can be manipulative but she also still has a heart. Harley is kind of the same way. She’s a bad guy but she still has a heart. If I remember correctly Harley and Ivy saved a little girl that I think was getting abused. I honestly don’t remember it that well. So both Silver and Harley can be mean, but also still have a heart.

Silver’s personality when manipulating Bruce.

Silver’s true personality.

Reason number two: Her character in the show doesn’t match the one in the comics AT ALL.

Silver in the comics isn’t related to the Galvan’s in any way. She is also supposed to be one of the first people to figure out Bruce is Batman. Silver is known to be a seductress in both the comics and the show.. well Silver in the comics seduces Bruce for sexual reasons. Silver in the show seduces Bruce to manipulate him for her Uncle. Two totally different reasons. I know in the comics she is supposed to have this off and on relationship with Bruce, but Bruce strictly told her “Silver, I don’t love you. I pity you.” And I think he even said, “I have no feelings for you what so ever.” Or something along those lines. So I don’t see them getting back together (Not that they were even really together in the first place.) Go look Silver St Cloud up, you’ll see her comic version and TV version doesn’t match at all.

Reason number three: ‘You may have already seen Harley as a person that you thought you had met and known for a long time.’

Silver hasn’t shown a crazy side yet, as far as I know, but from what I remember Harley doesn’t start acting crazy until after she meets the Joker (Jerome). Even though she wasn’t on there but seven episodes (same amount as Jerome) we still knew her character for a while. I think they could have meant this in a variety of different ways. Like maybe the character that is going to play Harley has been on the show a long time (Like Barbara and Lee), we just didn’t recognize her as Harley. Or maybe the character was shown a few times (definitely more than an extra, but maybe less than a regular) and we didn’t recognize them as Harley (Like Silver).

Reason number four: ‘The person is somehow connected to the Joker Cult World.’

Her and Jerome haven’t met yet, but I actually see this as an advantage. Both Jerome and Silver were working for Theo, but it never showed them meeting because Theo killed Jerome before they had a chance to. Silver was connected to Theo and Tabitha, as was Jerome when he was working for them, therefore she is connected to Jerome. Which would mean she’s connected to the ‘Joker Cult World’. So she is indeed connected.

Reason number five: She is still alive.

The last time we saw her was when Tabitha pushed her out the window to escape Theo. Ironic, huh? Considering Joker pushes Harley out the window in the animated series. Anyway, we don’t know where she went or what happened to her after that. All we know is she is still alive. We don’t see her anymore after that episode.. although we do see Tabitha again. She more than likely went to School somewhere, and slept her way through it like Harley did. She could be an intern right now for criminology. The point is she’s still alive. The writers could have killed her off, so why didn’t they? Most likely so they could bring her back.

Reason number six: Little Minx

Let’s not forget that Alfred called her a little minx.. and what does the Joker call Harley a lot? “You clever little minx.”

Reason number seven: Harley’s appearance in the finale.

The writers said Harley is appearing in this season’s finale and is gonna be the launching point for Season four. Once again this could be taken in different ways, but the way I took it though is Harley is gonna appear, like she’s gonna show up in Gotham. The only person we’ve seen on the show that could be Harley, that could just show up is Silver. I think it was Ken Woodruff who said Harley’s appearance in the in the finale ‘is gonna be crazy’. I’m not positive if it was Ken that said this, but I do know it was definitely one of the producers that said it. Silver coming back could be crazy.. Honestly who knows what the writers have up their sleeves.

Reason number eight:Daddy’s Little Monster.
On Harley’s shirt in Suicide Squad, it says ‘Daddy’s Little Monster.” Well it just so happens that Silver’s in an episode of Gotham called ‘Mommy’s Little Monster.’ This episode is the one that Silver’s true colors are revealed for the first time. It kind of reminds you of Jerome in a way. In his very first episode, he was acting fragile and innocent. Then he shows his dark side, his true self, in the interrogation room. Silver was acting like the sweet girl next door type, then as soon as she and Selina were alone she showed her dark side, her true self.

Harley’s Shirt in Suicide Squad.

The list of episodes Silver is in.

Jerome acting innocent.

Jerome showing his true colors.

Silver acting innocent.

Silver showing her true colors.

Reason number nine: She fits

If the show was to stick with Harley’s real appearance and the age thing and all that, Silver would match the most. She has blonde hair.. she doesn’t have blue eyes but I really don’t think that matters anyway. Also she is younger than Jerome, just like Harley is younger than Joker. I know a lot of people are dead set on Harley being younger. I think she was maybe sixteen or seventeen in Season two and Jerome was eighteen. She may be younger than that honestly. Season takes place a year after Jerome’s death. This would make her character either seventeen or eighteen, and Jerome nineteen (or twenty) give or take.

Reason number ten: Just imagine it

Seriously, just imagine it <3 I can picture her and Jerome being partners in crime like Joker and Harley, and Jerome making her distract/manipulate people with her seductiveness, while he steals or something. Silver is an excellent manipulator.. if she manipulated Bruce for her uncle due to fear, imagine what all she would do for Jerome due to love.. because we all know Harley is crazy about Joker. As I already stated above, she’s younger than him, and though I don’t think that has anything to do with it, she’s very manipulable. She proved that in season two, following her uncle’s every command. A lot of people think Harley needs to be someone who can be manipulated easily. Well Silver definitely could.

Reason number eleven: Foreshadowing or coincidence?

Like I said in a recent post, I believe that the show gives us hints and clues. Like the fact that Silver was introduced the very next episode after Jerome’s death. That once again makes me think of Joker and Harley. For me, when I think of Harley I automatically think of the Joker. And when I think of Joker, I automatically think of Harley. They’re a package deal in my eyes. But of course, I think of Joker first because he’s the leader. The more dominant one in their relationship. So for them to introduce Jerome first, and then introduce Silver the very next episode after Jerome’s death, really seems like a clue. Also in Silver’s last episode, she said: “That’s show business.” Both the Joker and Harley are famed in the Batman universe for their showbiz-style roots (Stole that, but it’s true). Also the fact that the writers decided for her true self to be revealed in the episode ‘Mommy’s Little Monster’ makes me think it’s another clue.

This picture reminds me of Jerome.

Jerome (Joker) putting on a show for his cult (followers).

A clue in my opinion.

Reason number twelve: Natalie and Cameron giving clues.

Okay, so last night Natalie posted a gif of her and Cameron at the Vanity Fair. Her caption was ‘Jerome & Silver take over? Thank you @vanityfair​ for a beautiful night xxo @cameronmonaghan @gothamonfox’. Several things caught my attention on this post. First, as far as I know Cameron and Natalie have never met before. Like I said, as far as I know.. I’m honestly not sure. Maybe they have met before and we just didn’t know it. They never posted about the other, took pictures together, or anything. It’s like they didn’t know the other existed (figure of speech). I remember stalking both their accounts a while back and if I remember correctly neither of the two were following each other on their social media accounts. Then one day out of nowhere, they’re at the same event together, and they’re taking goofy pictures with one another and mentioning the other in tweets. Natalie is now following Cam on both Instagram and Twitter. I’m not sure if Cameron is following her or not, but still. Another thing that caught my attention was she used ‘Jerome and Silver’ instead of ‘Cameron and Natalie’. So I take this as a clue. On twitter Natalie posted a gif of her and Cam at 3:52 am, where they’re both acting like she’s punching him. Her caption says the same thing as her Instagram post. Then Cameron tweeted her back at 1:21 pm,  which was another gif of them, and his caption was 'Was fun! Grats on your good news!’ This caught my attention as well. They’re all of a sudden having contact with each other, she used their character’s names instead of their real names, and now Cameron congratulated her on her 'good news’. So I decided to do some digging, which wasn’t really digging considering it was her next post. On February 18, she posted 'big news to come!!!! xxo’ Honestly I think that news is her coming back to Gotham and becoming Harley. And the fact that she told Cameron about it, someone she’s never met before and isn’t close to, makes me really think it’s Gotham related :) Also Nat is following Maggie Geha (Ivy) and we all know Harley and Ivy have an off and on romantic relationship. She’s also the right age to date Jerome, date Ivy, and be part of the sirens. I know Selina and Silver hate each other right now, but maybe over time Selina will get over what happened and them become friends. Silver only threatened her and manipulated Bruce because Theo made her, I think I remember him saying 'I need you to ensure that no one else is whispering in his ear until I make my offer.’ This was before she went to Bruce’s and threatened Selina. She was only doing what her uncle asked her because she is afraid of him, and also because her family is all she has.

Reason number thirteen: Natalie has what it takes.

From my knowledge, Natalie is very flexible. She did a back bend on the red carpet, and she also does Arial Yoga. Harley is obviously an expert gymnast, and I believe Natalie can pull that part off. A lot of people don’t want her to be Harley, because they don’t like her character, Silver, but that’s what makes her such a great actress. It’s easy for people to like characters, but it takes someone really talented to make the audience hate their character. I believe Natalie could be the perfect choice for Harley. She has the looks, she’s younger than Jerome, she’s practiced gymnastics (from what I can tell), she matches up with all the things the writers have said, and.. let’s face it, she and Jerome would look so hot together! I still love Lee with all my heart, and I will be thrilled if it is her, but honestly I think I want Silver to be Harley just a tad bit more. I swear I’m not hating, because honestly I love Lee and I also love Jerome and Lee’s chemistry <3 But Silver was the very first person I wanted to be Harley, and now that I’m seeing clues again, I’m really hoping she is.

She was wearing five inch heels while doing this.

Aerial Yoga.  

I know this post probably doesn’t make sense , but these are just a few reasons why I think she’s Harley :)  If you don’t like the idea, that’s fine, but please be respectful is all I ask. I think it’s either Silver or Lee.. I would honestly be happy with either. Oh, and please don’t stop watching the show if it doesn’t turn out who you want it to be. I understand how it could be upsetting, but this is a show, and if you liked it before, don’t let something so little make you stop watching the show. We are Gothamites, we don’t love the show because of ships.. even though they are a big bonus. If everyone was to stop watching shows because something didn’t turn out the way they wanted, then there would honestly be no shows due to low ratings. Like if Barbara was to become Harley, it would take a lot for me to get used to the fact, or at least warm up to it, but I wouldn’t stop watching the show over it. Just be reasonable guys :) <3

anonymous asked:

I hate when customers get an item without a barcode and then tell me the price and get irritated when I tell them I have to wait for the SKU. It's not that I don't trust how much you say the price was, the item still has to be taken out of inventory!! Also, I can't just type in a random number to be added to your total, that's not how this works!!!!

You know they have never worked a day in retail when they have no clue about sku numbers.-Abby

Dangerous Woman (Part 6)🌙

A/N: I’m finally back with Part 6 after what seems like forever! I’m sorry to keep everyone waiting, so I hope the moodboards I posted kept everyone satisfied last night hehehe (there’s more to be posted, not to worry!). In this part, there is a lot of emotional manipulation, so please be warned! Take everything lightly, okay, my babes? Enjoy, and please leave some feedback when you’re done! x

Pairing(s): Chanyeol x Reader

Warnings: Emotional manipulation, mentions of firearms, slight violence, asshole Chanyeol

Genre: Thriller(?)

Summary: Just Chanyeol being an asshole and Luhan freaking out.

Word Count: 6976

Soundtrack: Bad Things // MGK, Camila Cabello

Originally posted by darkcaeol

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | PART 6

Luhan is awakened by incessant meowing in his ear, accompanied by the soft pad of paws across his bare stomach. With a groan, the drug lord rolls over onto his side and buries his face further into the pillows, drowsily ignoring the meowing which just seems to increase in its volume.

Something soft and fluffy swishes across his face, tickling his nose and he emits a startling sneeze, bolting upright as a result. Rudely jolted awake from his dead-like slumber, Luhan glances around him grumpily, searching for the source of his disturbance. A ginger cat is seated on his hunches beside him, tail flicking from side to side urgently while repeated meows spill from him as he gazes up at the drug lord with murky eyes.


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that video where they ask sid to guess his nhl16 rating and he like almost definitely has no clue what like the numbers even mean and has never played the game in his life, and he guesses 87 

bridge like an ant, or


four, i’ve gone through four times
think i, uncrossed
for (four) each one one one one tile turned

( it was enigma, that wall
the mural of electric angels
touching it, 4:44am only at
threw back hidden switches
changed images
like finger number for clues
or eyes to open some hell )

were cards, portents too
(two, two & be four)

wheel made of towers
& a devil priestess high

cracking images
sepia lines on pale

( they roll tumbling
& smile tooth-sweet
all the same, the four
don’t they - don’t they )

took these godlike tiles
put them in my eyes (to open)
so i could find the doors

to further, to time, to crosses
or to the first electric angel
so she could guide me
through fingers & string

further one was
time of two
three fallen into a crooked house
& for (four winged) all, all, all

so now

it is a final thing, here
of four gone through

the tiles


she’s my insides, glowing now
i talk the fast-forward now

Llamas with Hats starter meme
  • There's a dead human in our house.
  • I do not kill people. That is- that is my LEAST favourite thing to do.
  • And I, uh, well I stabbed him 37 times in the chest.
  • Yeah, I'm in the wrong here. I suck.
  • My stomach was making the rumblies that only hands would satisfy.
  • You sunk an entire cruise ship.
  • I would think I would remember something like that.
  • Would you believe it's strawberry milkshake?
  • I will not apologize for art.
  • Looking at the trajectory of the moon and the sun, probably at the bottom of the ocean.
  • I have a problem. I have a serious problem.
  • Shh, do you hear that? That's the sound of forgiveness.
  • That is what forgiveness sounds like. Screaming and then silence.
  • I don't know about you but I am having a wonderful time here.
  • The people have spoken. Viva la resistance!
  • That was a foot. I appear to have swallowed an entire person.
  • Well, that explains why my mojito is taking so long...
  • It was horrifying. Your mouth unhinged like a snake.
  • That hurt my feelings. Now we're BOTH in the wrong.
  • Well, I'm building a meat dragon, and not just ANY meat will do.
  • I feel like I've been issued a challenge.
  • I totally don't remember your name.
  • Well, if you'll excuse me, I have some pictures to delete from my computer.
  • I'm not responsible for this. I've been jamming on the saxophone all morning.
  • Clue number 1- the imposter is a phantom.
  • What's that? It's hard to hear you over the sound of a melting city.
  • I ripped the tag off a mattress.
  • Who's laughing? Clearly not all the people who just exploded.
  • Friendship is two friends munching on a well-cooked face together.
  • You're right, it's not nearly as tasteful as I pictured in my head.
  • Probably because I'm a dangerous sociopath with a long history of violence.
  • It's a lovely day out, we're having a great time, what have you done.
  • I stepped on a ladybug by accident.
  • I may have created a crack in space-time.
  • I think I was expecting worse.
  • But this is totally fucked, bro!
  • I don't understand how or why you do anything!
  • And the payment is baby hands.
  • I'm the Henry Ford of human meat.
  • It's not a meat grinder, it's an orphan stomper.
  • It's everything. Everything you've done, ever.
  • That looks like a meat dragon.
  • Did you finish your meat dragon?
  • Now how would you feel if I called your work a monstrosity?
  • Of course I had to use faces. Anything else would be disrespecting the art.
  • I disagreed with the election results.
  • I think their bodies are still in my blood canal.
  • You're sitting. You never sit.
  • Pianos aren't supposed to bleed and scream!
  • Why can't you go horrify someone else?
  • You made a mask of my face?
  • To some, you are now known as Nikolai Sponakoff, brutal leader of the Russian opium cartel.
  • I used up the rest of my savings buying the swans.
  • I buried a large chest of dubloons once, I could go dig that up.
  • A lot of something is in a hole somewhere.
  • I'm putting on some music. I'm not listening anymore.
  • I think I would have remembered dismembering someone and putting all their bits on the ground right here.
  • You said you weren't coming back.
  • I'm kind of just freestyling it these days.
  • Oh, it's my gore pit.
  • I think my legs are broken.
  • That's probably a basilisk. It probably won't bother us. The stupid thing only eats CHIPOTLE!
  • Were you always this creepy?
  • All the hands are eaten, all the meat creatures are made, unleashed, and then also eaten...
  • Yelling. Also a felony.
  • I'm sorry if this violates your restraining order, but it's important.
  • Oh, hey. I didn't do that...

notor1ous  asked:

Hi, love your blog! The nurse mentioned that Nicole was in room 317. I know that people have looked at numbers for clues before. Any thoughts on clues from episode 3x17? Not sure what the episode was about, but maybe you've looked into possible connections!

I haven’t looked into it as I stopped looking into little easter eggs like that years ago - not once have they ever proven to be meaningful. BUT, this one might! @uberaalison did find something cool! In 317 we found out Alison was ‘pregnant’ (well she had a pregnancy scare with Wilden). And then later we found out it was just a pregnancy scare… so maybe there’s some foreshadowing here, that Ali won’t be pregnant? I mean, Sasha did say “well Ali says she is pregnant” and also Ali didn’t let Emily come to her appointment. So technically it’s possible she’s not even pregnant. 

Somewhat relevant side note - surely Wilden is Beach Hottie, and the writers put ‘Wilden’ in bed with Ali in 620 to pay homage to that. I just thought of that now!

Virgin Mary {Peter Pan Imagine}

Originally posted by pans-dreamshade-of-neverland

Originally posted by doctorwhoaddicted

Originally posted by sangsterseyes

Originally posted by dylanobrien-tbh

Peter Pan x Reader AU

Part III of here

Author: Joi A. Wade

Requested: Yes, Anonymously~”3-5-14-15-22 for Peter Pan pls?”

Warning: Swearing, OOC(out of character)

Summary: Peter, being part of the typical high school bad boy squad, has made it his dear desire to get to you, the good girl. The Virgin Mary his group called you. The only girl in school who was pure and innocent. But Peter, also known around as “Pan”, made it his own mission to change that.

“Okay, first clue…” You held the paper Mr. Holmes provided for you, walking down the empty hallway, Peter right behind you. He was supposed to be helping you with the hunt, but he was a little more focused on something else.

“Ugh…you know, we would get this done a lot faster if you helped me out, and not stare at my ass.” You turned, looking at him with an unimpressed look.

He only smirked, snatching the paper out of your hands, scanning it over. With a simply chuckle, he started to walk forward. “This hunt is a joke. Follow me, love.”

His lead led to the girl’s locker room, which confused you to no end. “What are we doing here?”

“The answer to the hunt is in there. It’s quite easy, I mean look at the final clue. ‘The victim’s belongings locked away in a cage, only she has the key to.’ Of course you would think locker room.”

“Well, if you’re so smart, then where’s the key?” You crossed your arms, only for him to pull the named object out of his pocket. “Where in the hell-?”

“It was on his desk, so to save us the trip, I took it.”

“So let me get this straight…you had the key the whole time, and didn’t say anything?!” You fumed, trying so hard not to slap that grin off his face. He was enjoying your frustration.

“I was enjoying the view. Your concentrating face is absolutely adorable, love.”

“Stop calling me that!” Peter pushed open the door, heading in, but you latched onto his arm. “Whoa, whoa, whoa! What do you think you’re doing?”

“Going to the locker room…?” He raised an eyebrow.

“But this is the girl’s locker room! You can’t just go in there, it’s against the school’s policy! W-what if someone is in there, what if you get caught-?”

“Calm down, sweetheart, I’ve been in here so many times, without being caught. You have nothing to worry about, trust me,” He winked suggestively, pulling you in with him.

You groaned in disgust at the new information he gave you, looking around for the locker with the last clue inside. Since the final clue was numbered 14, the locker number must also be 14. Turning the corner, you nearly jumped out of your skin, as a scream escaped your mouth.

Peter came rushing over to you, quick to cover up your mouth. He sighed in relief, when it was just his friends. “What the bloody hell are you guys doing here?”

“Oh, you know, just getting the last clue so we can get extra credit points. You?” Newt smirked, seeing how blush painted your face at how close Peter was holding you to his firm chest.

“I thought you were working with Candace,” Peter raised an eyebrow, his hands sliding from your mouth to your shoulders.

“He was, but she made the exception of working by herself, so that we could be a group of three. And you know how much we love having threesomes,” Felix smirked at you, making Peter’s grip on you tighten.

“And I see you’ve got the key. Well played Pan.” Thomas shook his head, arms crossed.

“Peter Pan never fails, lads.” He hands you the key, slightly shoving you to the direction of the locker. “Go get the last clue, love. I’ll wait here. I need to have a word with my friends.” He clenched his jaw, staring daggers at Felix.

“Tell me what to do again, and so help me I’ll rip your eyebrows right off your face.” You grab the key from his hand.

“Was that a threat?” Peter chuckled, “Because you’re gonna have to do better than that.”

With a slight growl, you made your way to the end of the locker room, crouching down to locker number 14. Pan signaled his friends to come closer, taking them back around another corner, so you were out of ear-range.

“What the hell what that?” Pan shoved Felix, only getting a smirk.

“What do you mean, Pan?”

“Oh, you know what I’m talking about. I saw the way you looked at her, and I want it to stop!”

“Geez, Pan, what’s your deal today? First you snap at Tommy, and now Felix? Am I next?” Newt leaned on one of the lockers.

“You will be if all of you don’t back off. I already told you, Y/n is mine. That means no flirting, no dirty looks, don’t so much as touch her!” Pan glared, feeling very territorial at the moment.

For a second, Thomas started to chuckle, grabbing Pan’s attention. “Oh, God, no.”

“What?” Pan snarled, confused on what was so funny. “What are you chuckling at?”

“Don’t tell me you’re catching feelings for this chick, dude.” Thomas asks, getting Felix and Newt to stare at Pan with wondering expressions.

“What? Fuck no, I could give two shits about her. Why are you asking?”

“I don’t know, I think I might have to agree with Thomas’s theory. Never in the years I’ve known you have you been this protective over some broad. Especially one with zero interest in you.” Felix shrugged, Newt nodding in agreement. 

“That’s not true, I’m only trying this hard to get her to trust me. I said I wanted a challenge, and you guys flirting with her is getting in the way of that. I don’t care about her feelings, or her in general. My only goal is for that purity of hers to belong to me.”

“Bet.” Thomas said.


“Bet, Pan. I bet that by the end of the month, she is still giving you the cold shoulder, and she is still the Virgin Mary we know. If you win, you’ll be our Alpha Male in the group. But if you lose…you’re kicked out.”

“What?! The end of the month, that’s in a couple of weeks! And what do you mean kicked out, you guys are my friends!”

“Hey, we can’t have that kind of status in the group. I mean, rejected by a virgin? How do you think that’s gonna make us look, Pan? And a couple of weeks should be a piece of cake for you, I’ve seen girls’ panties drop for you faster than that. So…do we have a deal, or not?” Thomas held out his hand, waiting for Pan to shake it.

He looked at his hand intensely, his jaw locking and unlocking. Peter thought about that shiny ring on your finger, just begging to be his, taunting him. With a sly smirk, he strongly shook Thomas’s hand.

“You’ve got yourself a deal, Thomas. Her virginity shall be mine by the end of the month, guaranteed.” Peter heard you cheer in excitement, at the final clue you’ve just found. You stood up, brushed yourself off, and ran back towards the group of guys, around the corner.

“Peter! I got the clue!” You showed it to him, and without thinking you hugged him. You felt his heart race just slightly, and quickly pulled away. Clearing your throat, you looked at his friends, seeing them all wearing grins on their faces. 

“Uh…so..what were you guys talking about?”

“Oh, just working some things out. Nothing you need to worry about, love. Let’s head back to class now,” Peter placed a surprisingly gentle hand on your shoulder, leading you out of the locker room. “Later, lads.”

“Good luck, Pan.” Thomas winked, earning a confused look upon your face.

Once you exited, you looked up at Peter. “What was that all about?”

“What? Oh, Thomas? Don’t worry about him, he’s always like that.” He nervously chuckled.

“What’s the matter? You seem nervous all of the sudden…”

“It’s nothing just…well…you’ll probably think I’m silly for asking but…I was wondering if you’d…like to have a little study date.” He timidly asked, which shocked you. You never thought he had a shy side. Especially the way he acted toward you this morning. 

“Study date? Or is that code for something, like to ease me into bed with you?” You glare, already feeling like you know the answer.

“No! No I’m serious, I would…really like to get to know you. And, like Mr. Holmes said, I’m really good in that class, and I could get you caught up with what we are doing, so you don’t fall behind.” Peter reasoned, lying through his teeth, but you didn’t catch it.

Thinking it over, you sighed. What the worst that could happen? It was just one study date.

"Okay…we can meet in the library after school, but NO funny business, are we clear?” You raised a pointer finger, poking at his chest to show that you meant it. 

Peter got a good look a your ring, smirking deviously, as he took your delicate hand into his.

He lifted it up, and lightly kissed your knuckles, his lips resting there for a moment. Blush darkened your cheeks, as he stared into your e/c eyes. With a final kiss to the jewelry, he nodded his head.

“You have my word, love. No funny business.”

You nod slightly, turning to head towards the class, with the clue in one hand, while your other one tingled. Peter stayed behind for a moment, licking his lips slowly, his eyes a shade darker as he watched you walk away.

“For now.”


Y’all might be interested in these Jeopardy! clues in the category “Math in Movies” (from last Friday):

  1. $400 | Dev Patel played mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan in 2016′s “The Man Who Knew” this limitless number
  2. $800 (Daily Double) | The Fibonacci sequence factors into the clues left behind by a museum curator in this 2006 film*
  3. $1200 | I have the solution! This film starred Gwyneth Paltrow as a mathematician afraid of inheriting insanity
  4. $1600 | The instrument called this type of “rule” helps rescue the crew of “Apollo 13″
  5. $2000 | Jodie Foster directed & starred in this “Little” film about a math prodigy & his mom

Correct responses below:

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* Image features a confused-looking champion Neil Uspal, who risked $2000 and did get the correct response.

Long Post (SS spoilers below)

Okay, are we all just going to ignore the fact that Harley was triggered into a legit flashback that greatly upset her????

People who interpret her character superficially will only catch the Harley/Joker kiss and “romance”, but they’ll ignore the fact that the flashback downright disturbed her, and when Deadshot pulled her out of it, she was still noticeably agitated!!!

Then! Then! She basically admits that she knows the Joker doesn’t really love her.

The flashback was about Harley declaring her love for the Joker, and him basically “declaring” it back. Afterwards, she asks Deadshot if he’d even been in love. He replies that if he was capable of feeling such love, he wouldn’t be able to kill as easily as he does (who else kills with incredible ease? The Joker). And what does Harley reply????

“Great. Just another textbook sociopath.”


She is indirectly admitting that she believes the Joker is a sociopath and that he is incapable of loving her. She is perfectly aware of what he did to her, and she is torn about how she feels about it.

Thus begins her portrayal of a woman still stuck in an abusive relationship.

Her heart is torn between what the Joker has made her feel about him, what she knows he did to her, and how he really feels about her.

In first major Harley Quinn flashback we see, Harley is terrified because of what the Joker is about to do to her, and she replies with one last inkling of strength before he electrocutes her. Every other flashback shows Harley helplessly in the Joker’s grasp.

When she sees her “Puddin’” choker, we see her pause for a second before smiling and kissing it. That’s clue number one about her internal conflict about the Joker. The second one comes after he arrives in the helicopter to rescue her. She pauses, noticeably conflicted, before standing up to go to him.

Then there’s one of the most important, subtle clues. When the Joker “dies”, her “shock” isn’t the kind of shock you’d expect from someone who lost the object of her obsession. It’s a bit more subdued, incredulous. That wouldn’t mean anything on its own (people react differently to loss, after all), but later comes the scene where she removes the “Puddin’” choker.

It’s a big, clunky thing, and the scene plays out almost like she’s removing one of those neck cuffs we see so often on prisoners in older movies. She seems free. She doesn’t kiss the choker again (this was a potential moment for a reprise of that) - instead, she throws it away. If Margot Robbie and the writers had played Harley the “romance” as non-toxic, she likely would have sobbed into it. She would have exploded with grief. But she didn’t. Not quite.

Then comes something interesting: her “desire” illusion during the Enchantress fight scene features her and the Joker in a loving marriage with kids. This threw me off at first, but then I remembered my stint in an abusive relationship.

Even when you’re just getting out of it, there’s a gross hateful part of you that still “loves” your abuser (mine wanted to stay friends, and for a while I thought I did, too). A part of Harley still wants the Joker to love her in the way she knows he doesn’t. She wants Normal and she wants Love, and at this point she still thinks she wants that Love from the Joker.

Later, we see her focus on how Rick Flag is so focused on saving June. This is meant to parallel the Joker’s focus on saving Harley. One is toxic, and the other is not. Harley is utterly captivated by June and Rick’s love - a real love. She is so focused on the concept of real love that even reads a romance novel in her cell at the end with an espresso.

Stepping back for a bit, we start seeing a small change in her during the Enchantress battle. When she stands up to Enchantress, her excuse is that she wants her to bring back “her puddin’”, but immediately afterward she stabs Enchantress in the heart for her friends. She chooses her friends over the Joker. That is a huge step for her. That, coupled with her mini revelation about real love thanks to June and Rick, she might be realising that she will never find the love she wants with the Joker.

Then, the big end scene. The Joker saves Harley from prison. Finishing the parallels between Rick’s quest to save June, the Joker succeeds in saving Harley. Here, Harley takes a mental step back from where she was before. She might interpret the Joker saving her as “proof” that he can still love her! She is blinded by love and the Joker’s hyper-effective manipulation techniues.

She thinks she wants the Joker again, and I can’t wait to see how she’s proven dead wrong in Suicide Squad 2. I can’t wait to see her start realising, accepting, and recovering when she gets her own movie. Suicide Squad laid the foundations for her character growth later on, and I really hope the writers pull through.