Femme Fatales/Libra

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Season 2, Episodes 13 & 14
Airdate August 10, 2012
Teleplay by Buckaroo Zang
Story by Bob Layton
Directed by Robert Meyer Burnett
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Libra is the thirteenth and fourteenth episodes of the second season of Femme Fatales, and the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth episodes overall.

Starring: Betsy Rue (Libra), Adam Huss (Max Bailey), Ilia Volok (Dimitri Uzi Olesky), Joe Sabatino (Bacardi), Jennifer Roa (Norma Swanson), Scheana Marie (Angel Tomlin), Colin Tary (Andy), Bryan Sato (Kentaro), Heidi Marie Wasner (Max's Girlfriend) Domiziano Arcangeli (Chaka)

with Jeff Fahey (Detective McAllister)

Special Appearance by: Steve Railsback (Dr. Daniel Duryea)

and Tanit Phoenix (Lilith)


Plot Overview

A wrongfully committed woman escapes from an asylum, assumes the identity of a comic-book superhero named Libra, and sets out to get revenge on the family member that betrayed her.


  • Originally aired as a 60-minute episode, but has been formatted as two 30-minute episodes in most subsequent re-airings for scheduling reasons. While many guides list it as a two-parter, its initial airing and release on DVD as one double-length episode should make this the official recognition.
  • This series finale episode includes clips from the episodes "Angel & Demons" and "16 Minutes of Fame".


The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • The movie that's playing on TV while Violet MacReady is talking to Max Bailey in the hospital is Creepshow, an anthology movie which tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Memorable Moments


  • Lilith: It could be argued that there is a fine line between fantasy and reality. Dimitri Uzi Olesky just won his war against the Ryan mob. Oh, and he paid a very heavy price to do it. But all's fair in love and war, and for now, he is the undisputed crime boss of Cuesta Verde. Ironically, boss Olesky will pay for his sins, but retribution will come from a place he least expects it, for in the end, the scales of justice always tip one way or another.
  • Max Bailey: Where am I, lady?
Libra: The name's not "Lady". It's Libra.
Max: Okay, nice to meet you, um... Libra. My name is Max–
Libra: Max Bailey. I know. I've had Olesky's place under surveillance for weeks.
Max: Are you a cop?
Libra: You never know. But mostly just a concerned citizen. Same as you.
Max: That's the first time anyone's ever called me that.
Libra: Your father worked for Olesky. They were partners until Olesky cut him out of the business. When your father started to talk, Olesky had him killed. (removes her mask) You want revenge... just like I do. But instead of wearing a mask, you're helping the police. You're looking for Olesky's mole in Special Investigations.
Max: Yeah; Do you know who that is?
Libra: (removes her utility belt and drops it on the floor) Not yet.
Max: Look, I need to report in. Tomorrow night Olesky's having a sit-down with the other bosses.
Libra: That's right. (removes her evening gloves) I plan on being there.
Max: Who are you? I mean, nobody names their kid "Libra".
Libra: We're on the same team, Max. We just wear different uniforms. (stares Max in the face) Do I frighten you?
Max: Isn't that the idea?
Libra: There's a reason you should be frightened of me. (removes her costume and reveals her body to Max) Before, I was just a woman. But gangsters aren't scared by women. They use them, exploit them, manipulate them. But Libra... she's a symbol. Someone that they can't bribe, scare or seduce. And the scales of justice always tip in Libra's favor. But right now, I'm not Libra. I'm just a woman.
Max: You're beautiful.
Libra: Thank you, Max Bailey. (kisses Max on the lips) So what do you know about Libras? Hmm?
Max: Ask me later.
Libra: Uh-huh.
Max: I'm still learning.
Libra: Yeah? Well... for one, we loathe cruelty, viciousness and vulgarity. But we believe in compassion and compromise.
Max: Doesn't sound like you.
Libra: You know what else? We like to be touched.
Max: Oh.
Libra: That leg isn't gonna give you trouble now, is it?
Max: No, I'll manage.
Libra: That's what I thought.
  • Max: You thought I wouldn't know where you were going?
Libra: You shouldn't be here.
Max: Neither should you. Being anywhere near Olesky right now is a very bad idea.
Libra: Yeah, and you need to let me be. Let me take him down.
Max: Are you trying to get yourself killed? You try and get in there, and you're dead. Libra is a fictional comic book character. Somehow, I don't think the author based his stories on your real-life exploits. You're not Libra.
Libra: He let my mother die. Some kidnappers took her for some easy score. They tried to ransom her back. $5 million. They wanted $5 million. Pocket change for my father. He told them to go screw themselves. Refused to pay a dime. Cops found her a couple of days later – raped and mutilated. We had to have a closed casket. He didn't even come to the funeral – too busy screwing one of his harlots.
Max: You're Anya Olesky?
Libra: No. I'm Libra. And these streets are mine. And tonight, Dimitri Olesky will pay for the blood that he has spilled.
  • Angel Tomlin: The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II. We are going to take this to Broadway. Shakespeare Undressed. And then... I'd like to thank the Academy. It is such an honor to accept this award on behalf of everyone involved in Shakespeare Undressed. I am especially indebted to Sir Patrick Stewart for his guidance and his support. Thank you.
  • Max: Well, you got your revenge. I guess we both did. Now what?
Libra: It's not about us anymore. There's a lot of people suffering in Cuesta Verde. People who have no one to help them. Cuesta Verde needs a symbol. A champion for the oppressed.
Max: You know anyone for the job?
Libra: I might.
Max: That was a rhetorical question.
Libra: I can't do this all by myself. I need a Robin.
Max: A Robin? Your very own Boy Wonder? I don't think so.
Libra: Ah, come on. You'd look hot in tights.
Max: We'll see, Anya.
Libra: The name's Libra, and these streets are mine.
  • Lilith: We all wear masks – sometimes for fun and other times for disguise or protection. Some masks are steel. Some are satin. Some are silk, and some are leather. They're the faces of a stranger, but we love to try them on. Hopefully, you'll find one that is a perfect fit. Anya Olesky did.