#1.0 Unaired Pilot
Air Date: None

WRITTEN BY Laeta Kalogridis
DIRECTED BY Brian Robbins
GUEST STARS Shawn Christian as Wade, Sherilyn Fenn as Dr. Quinzel, Chris Ellis as Ketterly, Mark Hamill as the Voice of the Joker

The Oracle and the Huntress have to deal with suicides of businessmen and meet a young runaway named Dinah. First episode of the series.

* The original version of the Birds of Prey pilot episode featured Sherilyn Fenn as Dr. Harleen Quinzel. She was replaced by Mia Sara before the episode actually aired.

* Some scenes featuring Dina Meyer and Shawn Christian from the pilot's original cut were later used in the episode "Reunion" instead. Replacing that scene in the aired pilot was a scene with Barbara and Wade that started things on a happier note.

* This version of the pilot featured flashback scenes narrated by a newscaster. The final cut featured an Alfred voiceover.

* DELETED SCENE: The Barbara/Wade scene was originally supposed to play out differently from even what aired in this version.

* Mark Hamill, who played the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, provided the character's voice in this show's premiere.

#1.1 Pilot
Air Date: October 9, 2002

WRITTEN BY Laeta Kalogridis
DIRECTED BY Brian Robbins
GUEST STARS Shawn Christian as Wade, Aaron Paul as Jerry, Chris Ellis as Ketterly, Mark Hamill as the Voice of the Joker

The Oracle and the Huntress have to deal with suicides of businessmen and meet a young runaway named Dinah. First episode of the series.

* See "The Unaired Pilot" for details on how this differed from earlier cuts.

#1.2 Slick
Air Date: October 16, 2002

WRITTEN BY Laeta Kalogridis, Melissa Rosenberg
DIRECTED BY Michael Katelman
GUEST STARS Silas Weir Mitchell as Slick, Shawn Christian as Wade

A meta has the power to turn from solids to liquids. Plus, things heat up for Reese and Helena.

* There are references to Tim Drake, Jason Todd, and Dick Grayson.... all three former Robins.

#1.3 Prey for the Hunter
Air Date: October 23, 2002

WRITTEN BY Laeta Kalogridis
DIRECTED BY Brian Robbins
GUEST STARS Joe Flanagan as Morton, Robert Patrick Benedict as Gibson, Shawn Christian as Wade

Someone's going around New Gotham killing metahumans. Can the Birds and Reese solve the case?

* This episode introduces Robert Patrick Benedict as Gibson Kafka.

#1.4 Three Birds and a Baby
Air Date: October 30, 2002

WRITTEN BY David H. Goodman, Julie Hess
DIRECTED BY Craig Zisk
GUEST STARS Riley Smith as Guy at 20, Michael Welch as Guy at 14, Bobby Edner as Guy at 9

Helena brings home a baby that ages at an incredibly rapid pace to become a programmed killer.

 
#1.5 Sins of the Mother
Air Date: November 6, 2002

WRITTEN BY Melissa Rosenberg, Hans Tobeason
DIRECTED BY Jeff Wollnough
GUEST STARS Lori Loughlin as the Black Canary/Carolyn Lance, Robert Patrick Benedict as Gibson, Stephen McHattie as Al Hawke

Former heroine the Black Canary returns, and the Birds learn that she is Dinah's mother.

* We learn in this episode that Al Hawke is Reese's father.

* If the series had continued, the Black Canary would have probably returned.

#1.6 Primal Scream
Air Date: November 13, 2002

WRITTEN BY Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Adam Armus, Kay Foster
DIRECTED BY Jim Charleston
GUEST STARS Shawn Christian as Wade

Helena takes a cue from her mom and joins a gang wearing a cat mask. Has she gone bad, or is it an undercover ruse?

 
#1.7 Split
Air Date: November 20, 2002

WRITTEN BY Adam Armus, Kay Foster, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
DIRECTED BY James Marshall
GUEST STARS Kristoffer Polaha as Darkstrike, Brian Thompson as Crawler

Helena meets a fellow hero by the name of Darkstrike who is hiding a secret of his own.

* Yeah, he does look like Nightwing.

#1.8 Lady Shiva
Air Date: November 27, 2002

WRITTEN BY Adam Armus, Kay Foster, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
DIRECTED BY John T. Kretchmer
GUEST STARS Sung Hi Lee as Lady Shiva

Lady Shiva returns to New Gotham and challenges Batgirl to a duel. Barbara tries to make it possible to confront her and stop the terror. Meanwhile, what is Shiva's connection to Helena's friend Sandra?

 
#1.9 Nature of the Beast
Air Date: December 18, 2002

WRITTEN BY Melissa Rosenberg
DIRECTED BY Shawn Levy
GUEST STARS Mitch Pileggi as Al Hawke

Reese's father, Al Hawke, is back and needs the protection of his son and the Birds, which brings out conflict for Dinah.

* Mitch Pileggi of X-Files fame takes over the role of Al Hawke.

#1.10 Gladiatrix
Air Date: January 8, 2003

WRITTEN BY David Carson
DIRECTED BY David H. Goodman

There's a series of "girl fights," Gladiator-style, underground. Yep, this one is just as bad as it sounds.

* Both "Gladiatrix" and "Reunion" aired on the same night in January 2003.

#1.11 Reunion
Air Date: January 8, 2003

WRITTEN BY Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
DIRECTED BY Chris Long
GUEST STARS Shawn Christian as Wade, Robert Patrick Benedict as Gibson

Helena runs into trouble at her five year high school reunion.

* Despite the fact that Helena's friends at the 5-year high school reunion look to be about 35 years old, this is definitely one of the best episodes of the series.

* Reese finally learns the truth about Helena - including her real first name.

* A scene between Barbara and Wade was originally shot for the unaired pilot of Birds of Prey.

#1.12 Feat of Clay
Air Date: February 19, 2003

WRITTEN BY Adam Armus, Kay Foster
DIRECTED BY Joe Napolitano
GUEST STARS Shawn Christian as Wade, Ian Reed Kessler as Chris Cassius, Kirk Baltz as Clayface

Helena has a chance to settle the score with a Bat-foe whom she believes killed her mother. She also makes the mistake of revealing the secret of the Clocktower to Dr. Quinzel.

* This episode and the series finale aired on the same night.

#1.13 Devil's Eyes
Air Date: February 19, 2003

WRITTEN BY Adam Armus, Melissa Rosenberg, Hans Tobeasin
DIRECTED BY Robert J. Wilson
GUEST STARS Robert Patrick Benedict as Gibson Kafka, Shawn Christian as Wade

Final episode. Harley learns the secrets of the Birds from Helena, and wreaks havoc on their lives and on the Clocktower. She also kills Wade, forcing Barbara to make the choice between revenge and being one of the good guys.

* This episode is another highlight of the series. Sadly, Birds of Prey ended after only 13 episodes, so this is the last we'll see of this trio.

* Barbara makes a modified version of her exoskeleton worn in "Lady Shiva."

Sorry, there are currently no plans for any more episodes of Birds of Prey beyond the February 19, 2003 series finale, "Devil's Eyes."

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