Just as Laurel is about to shoot Tom, Catwoman shows up. She whips the gun from Laurel's hand and helps Tom get away, taking out two of Laurel's goons along the way. When Tom is safe, she returns for a final confrontation with Laurel, revealing her identity as Patience Phillips...the woman Laurel killed by flushing down the pipe. They begin to fight, but Catwoman is soon surprised to see that Laurel's skin is hard as marble and impervious to pain because of her use of Beau-Line, and Laurel eventually gets the upper hand, crashing Catwoman into a window and smashing her against the glass. Catwoman rallies and scratches Laurel's cheeks with her diamond claws, causing Laurel's skin to begin disintegrating. Laurel falls through the broken window but manages to grab on to a pole. As Catwoman reaches to pull her back up, Laurel's hand slips and she falls 20 stories to the ground, killing her. Catwoman is joined by Tom, who tells her that, if Patience was found in her jail cell in the morning, it would be awful hard to prove that she was Catwoman. Some days later, Tom receives a letter at work and, in a voiceover, Patience reads: 'The day I died was the day I started to live. In my old life, I longed for someone to see what was special in me. You did, and for that you will always be in my heart. But what I really needed was for me to see it. And now I do. You're a good man, Tom. You live in a world that has no place for someone like me. You see, sometimes I'm good...very good. But sometimes I'm bad, but only as bad as I want to be. Freedom IS power. To live a life untamed and unafraid is the gift that I've been given. And so my journey begins.' In the final scene, Catwoman is shown walking along roof ledges, silhouetted in the moon and whipping around her whip.