Birds of Prey

Season 1 Episode 14

Devil's Eyes

3
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 19, 2003 on The WB
9.3
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Harley Quinn acquires the power to hypnotize others with her eyes, and persuades Helena to reveal the secrets of the Clocktower, along with Barbara's and Dinah's true identities. She soon has all the ammunition she needs to wreak havoc on The Birds as well as the rest of New Gotham. (TV-PG,L,V)moreless

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  • Harley Quinn raises her ugly persona to the top and tries to take over New Gotham. Harley takes on the meta-human skill of hypnosis and starts to strategical take over the city. The Birds face their most perilous and clever foe and must stop her.moreless

    9.0
    The second half of The Birds of Prey finale. Not quite as good as the first half but probably the most action packed and a lot of the story is brought full circle.



    It was very painful to watch the opening sequence with Helena and Harley. Helena was giddy with emotions but she did something no super hero would ever do. She revealed to someone else others secrets she shouldn't have even to her psychiatrist.



    From there everything snowballed. Harley just had to find the right power to control New Gotham. Helena's betrayal made it complete. It is funny how the villains always seem to underestimate their foe though. While Harley was running around reeking havoc the rest of The Birds were busy coming up with a solution despite their grief. Barbara comes through and figures out a way to save Huntress and re infiltrate the Clock Tower. With the whole crew waging battle, Oracle, Huntress, Dinah, Reese, and even Alfred, Harley and her hypnotized band of police didn't stand a chance. We get to see what I would have suppose to be some of Dinah's enhance powers early in the final battle as well.



    It is a shame that we did not get to see a second season of this show and the development of the characters. The actors all matured into their roles quite well. If I had any major criticism it would be the level of violence. It seemed that a lot of people got killed in this show. The scene with Harley and Wade at the end was horrific and a little graphic for someone that one of the major characters loved. Can't make an omelet without cracking some eggs I suppose? The one thing that seems to tie these characters together besides their abilities is the tragic nature of their lives. I think that would be a pretty accurate depiction of someone that would choose this life. There is always the threat of violence against oneself and ones loved ones.



    Harley will go to jail but imagine the glorious possibilities of second season if it happened. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • The best episode of a series that should have had a second season.

    9.7
    I think this is the best episode of "Birds of Prey". This show had so much to offer and this episode showed that. In the scene that Alfred was talking to Bruce Wayne (Batman), I thought the series was going to be more impressive and revealing in the second season. For my surprise, nothing happened after this episode. The producers could at least make one more season because there were too much to explore about Batman or other villains that could come back to fight against Helena. Well, we can't change the past so let's talk about this episode. It's a very special one because finally Harley Queen showed herself and I was surprised when she killed Barbara's boyfriend and the way she killed him: "A good night kiss". It was bizarre. Her clothes were good too but I missed the Harley's hat. I think that the best moment was the fight. I loved that in Birds of Prey. The combat skills of Helena, Dinah and Barbara (without the wheelchair, of course) were incredible. The only thing that I thought strange was when Barbara jumps to go after Harley Queen. She was not a Meta human and she had special equipment connected in her spinal cord. That jump was really impressive for someone who couldn't walk. I don't like the music "All the things she said" very much but the rhythm of the song was perfect during the battle. When Dinah and Barbara crashed into the Fortress, it was perfect. And Dinah was starting to do many cool things with her powers. The way she threw the bad guys was great. The series had potential. It's a shame it ended.moreless
  • Best so far!

    9.0
    This episode was the best I've seen so far! I haven't seen the whole first season, cause I wasn't that interested at first, but I did like it in the end, it started to grow on me. I liked the song, All The Things She Said of TATU that was playing during the big fight scene, it made it really special. Some of the parts were touching, one death really moved me and this was just one of those episodes that sticks with you. If you like the show or not, this is an episode that I would have liked even if I didn't like the show.moreless
  • this episode was amazing the best ive seen so far i loved it i really thoroughly did u will love his episode if u love batman ,catwoman or birds of prey and batgirl and black canary this 1 rulesmoreless

    10
    amazing loved it it is really great all of u fans out there please watch this one it absoloutly rules http://www.petitiononline.com/bopdvd go on that and help us get the dvd!!! come on everybody u can do it if u truely love birds of prey u will do this for all of us. thanks
Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie

Alfred Pennyworth

Dina Meyer

Dina Meyer

Barbara Gordon/ Oracle

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

Jesse Reese

Mia Sara

Mia Sara

Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Skarsten

Dinah Lance

Ashley Scott

Ashley Scott

Helena Kyle/ Huntress

Robert Patrick Benedict

Robert Patrick Benedict

Gibson Kafka

Guest Star

Steve Hytner

Steve Hytner

Dr. Franklin Rominic

Guest Star

Shawn Christian

Shawn Christian

Wade Brixton

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (12)

    • During the fight between Barbara and Helena, when Helena says "Sorry. I gotta kill you now" a tongue stud or barbell is clearly, if briefly, visible. It's also very visible when Helena is being interrogated by Harley in the clocktower.

    • Trivia: At the end of the episode when Reese and Alfred are sweeping up, a Batgirl figure is seen lying on the ground and sweeped away.

    • After Oracle figures out what happened to Helena, she only tells Dinah that Helena is "compromised." Dinah somehow immediately knows and mentions she is hypnotized.

    • Dinah's hair is curled in the episode, but when you see her fighting from the side/back in the fight scene at the end, her hair is no longer curled. In other words, Rachel's stunt double didn't have the same hairstyle.

    • In the fight scene between Helena and Harley, Harley flips to kick Helena and Helena stops her. Then after they cut to Dinah and back to Helena and Harley, the same scene is shown again.

    • Gibson and Helena didn't remember anything that had happened while they were hypnotized, so how did Alfred know to say "butle this" in relation to Harley's "butle me," in which she said when he was hypnotized?

    • In the conclusion of the fight between Helena and Harley, Barbara turns her head towards the two. A moment later, the exact same scene is repeated, just from further away.

    • This is the series finale and all, but everyone seems pretty chipper considering that Harley knows all their secret identities (as well as Batman's) as well as the location of their HQ, and is still alive to tell anyone she wants. Doesn't that pretty much end their careers as crimefighters?

    • Helena has metahuman powers and Barbara is using special technology, but how did Harley manage to jump to the top part of the clocktower?

    • Reese tells Helena the doctor's name was "Rominic" but when she passes it on to Barbara, Helena pronounces it "Rownick."

    • Barbara directs Helena to No Man's Land Collectibles because the police reported a riot that trashed the store. When Helena gets there, there is no police, the place isn't trashed (until two guys fall through a window), and the riot is still in progress.

    • Reese says the hypnotic metahuman's eyes were burned out, but earlier when Rominic yanked off his hood, his eyes were fine.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Helena: I don't need help. You better not come any closer.
      Barbara: Why not?
      Helena: Then I'll have to hurt you.
      Barbara: I don't think you'd do that.
      Helena: Just goes to show, the all-knowning Oracle isn't right all the time.

    • Dinah: Helena, this isn't you. You're hypnotized, you can beat it.
      Helena: Right. (punches through wooden gate)
      Reese: I don't think you're getting through to her.

    • (Jesse sees the Birds' lair)
      Jesse: Nice crib.
      Dinah: We like to call it home.

    • Helena: Maybe I'm not Batman's little girl any more. Sometimes I feel like he's watching, looking over my shoulder, looking down on all of us.
      Dinah: Kinda like a big guardian bat.

    • Barbara: Stay back, Helena.
      Helena: Barbara, listen to me.
      Barbara: There's nothing left to say.
      Helena: Yes there is. You have saved me so many times it's my turn. When my mom died you told me something I didn't understand until right now. You told me revenge might dull the pain, but the less we felt the less we were.
      Barbara: It was a lie.
      Helena: No it wasn't. Barbara, this is my last chance to get forgiveness for what I did. If I could give my life to have Wade back, you know I would. But I can't... Barbara, we don't kill. No matter what. I can't let you do this. It makes us less... It makes us less.

    • Harley: Tell me something Helena; why didn't just kill Barbara?
      Helena: Kill her? ...I don't know.
      Gibson: Superheroes don't kill, no matter how hard they hit their Barbara. Shhpow! Incoming headless best friend!
      Helena: Maybe it's because you didn't tell me to.
      Harley: An oversight on my part, which we'll soon remedy.

    • Helena: Barbara knows.
      Harley: What happened?
      Helena: I hit her. Hard.
      Harley: That would tend to give it away.

    • Jesse: So Alfred, you worked for this Bat Guy?
      Alfred: Batman. Yes, Detective, for many years.
      Jesse: And he lived in a cave?
      Alfred: Well no, Master Bruce lived in the Manor. The BatCave was his operational headquarters, as it were.
      Jesse: Right. Well, what was up with this Robin character? What was his story?

    • Harley: We could do this all night.
      Helena: That's always been one of my two favorite sentences.

    • Gibson: Ninety newton-pounds per square inch angled at the jawline renders 50% of the female population unconscious, as defined by the obliteration of a friendship!

    • (last line of the series, to Batman on the phone)
      Alfred: Your daughter's doing rather well. You'd be most proud – most proud indeed.

    • Alfred: Oh, Mistress Harley – butle this!

    • Helena: I feel like I've been born again – only without the diapers and the crying.

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