When the series airs, we’ll see Francesca Root-Dodson’s Ecco visually go down the road in transforming into Harley Quinn who was hinted at in the fourth season. The new shot of the actress in makeup seems to look quite similar to Quinn, and while it could be just trying to dress to impress the potential future Clown Prince of Crime, it feels like the right evolution for her character.
In this Instagram post, actress writes “Hiya Gotham” which sounds very much in character for Harley:
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Hiya Gotham indeed. While this isn’t concrete proof that Ecco will become Harley Quinn just like we don’t have confirmation that Jeremiah Valeska will become the Joker it does feel that it is the direction the series is heading. Of course, the showrunners could just be fooling fans with a big reveal still in the works. The creative team behind the show have recently hinted that Jeremiah’s girlfriend is not only “deranged” and loved wearing colorful clothing but also is a fan of roller skates.
On the flip side, the cast and crew have been talking about introducing us to Harley Quinn since the third season so right now anything could happen. One thing which has been revealed though is that we’ve learned that the fan theory that would see Barbara Keen end up as Quinn was a plan that the showrunners had in place. While at one point they felt that turning the character into Magpie would work, we also learned from co-showrunner John Stephens that “There was a brief period where we said ‘is there a way to turn her into Harley Quinn’ but we didn’t do that either.”
It’ll be interesting to see if we’re finally getting a live-action Harley Quinn on ‘Gotham’ or if this is just more misdirection.
Are you eager to see the final season of ‘Gotham’ play out? Do you think Ecco is going to transition into Harley Quinn throughout the last season? Share your thoughts in the comments below!