Ooooh, I didn’t know that! I mean, from that other comic! That’s so awesome. Even as it was already within just 2×06, I loved it! I think I started to actually annoy my friend a bit how many times I was like, but, see, THAT’s the VERY THING, that HE and then SHE–BUT THEN IT WAS ACTUALLY HER STORY ALL ALONG and my friend was very patiently like, yes 🙂 you said, already, a few times, indeed. Like, s2 did do a lot of things so well, and that was one of them, showing that first meeting between seemingly Harley and Joker but pivoting to Harley and Ivy, including that very story. That kind of deliberate setup is something I’m always going to adore about canon stories.
But looking up this Mad Love comic, wow, so it’s even more iconic and a bigger and deeper tie-in than I was thinking! Something from 1994 used to reinforce Harlivy…like, that’s plain soulmate evidence. Thanks so much for telling me! Man, I’m starting to get pretty interested in these two beyond just the show, just to see callbacks like this and Rose Bud and Harley’s immunity, these historical references starting to take new meaning and shaping their new canon future. It’s so cool to see it happening right in front of us.