As they secured Joker into his Hannibal Lecter-style restraints and loaded him into the back of the armored van, a smile crept across his twisted blood-red lips and a grim chuckle slowly built into a full-on gleeful cackle. Boles and Cash shared an uneasy glance, certain that this night had more in store for them than meets the eye.
Deep in the basement below the medical building, Dr. Quinzell had fashioned a makeshift shrine to the Joker. It was to here she ran when she saw her puddin' coming through the main gate. Taking a page out of his stylistic book, she plastered her face with white makeup, put on the harlequin-style hat she fashioned herself, and gathered up the makeshift weapons she had put together using only materials found inside the asylum and prepared to debut her very own supervillain persona.
"I never knew North to sign his letters in lipstick," remarked a curious Boles, upon reading the note. "Something doesn't seem right."
"I agree. But you'd better man the desk, though," said Cash. "The control system for the entire cell block is housed in there. I'll be fine taking this animal upstairs by myself. He hasn't made a peep all night."
"Sounds good to me," replied Boles, as he made himself comfortable at the desk. As he watched Cash take his prisoner into the secure elevator, he opened up his emergency whiskey stash and poured some into a regulation plastic polymer mug. "This is gonna be a long night," he muttered to himself.
Upstairs, Cash found the examination room empty as well. "Dr. Quinzell, I have your prisoner here!" he shouted into the office.
"Thank you, Guard Cash," replied the doctor's voice from the intercom. "You can transfer the patient to the chair. I have a strong sedative ready."
"Copy that, Dr. Quinzell," replied Cash as he began to remove the restraints. "But I'd be careful if I were you. Something doesn't seem right tonight...."
But before he could finish, Cash felt a sharp jab in the back of his neck. As the sedative began to take hold he was just able to catch a glimpse of Dr. Quinzell's face, which was hardly recognizable under the clownish makeup and domino mask that concealed the truly sinister visage of the Joker's newest minion, Harley Quinn!
Tune in next week to see what happens!