After losing his medical license, Dr. Matthew Thorne, younger brother of crime boss Rupert Thorne and a former colleague of Thomas Wayne and Leslie Tompkins, is forced to peddle his ...
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After losing his medical license, Dr. Matthew Thorne, younger brother of crime boss Rupert Thorne and a former colleague of Thomas Wayne and Leslie Tompkins, is forced to peddle his services to his brother and members of his gang. When Rupert insists that Matthew perform his heart surgery, Batman must protect both of them from assassination. Written by
Bruce Wayne, Dr. Thorne. Thomas Wayne's son. Did you get my letter?
Yes. Thomas Wayne...
I told you I can help with your legal costs, maybe even put in a good word with the judge.
Yes, but what do you get out of it?
Well, there is something you can do for me.
I knew it! I knew there'd be a catch. Sorry, Mr. Wayne. Matthew Thorne is no longer for sale!
I'm not looking for any illegal favors.
Something you know. Something only you can give me.
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Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker See more »
The "don't taze me, bro!" line is a few years old now but this episode, long before taser guns, reminded me of the device that is now used by law enforcement.
Here, the gun is a called a "medical Protype," a laser or taser-type gun which stuns Batman, and lays low for a little while with a concussion. People-wise, this episode features the story of "Matthew Thorne," the brother Of "Rupert Thorne" (John Vernon), chief bad guy of Gotham. Matthew is a good-guy and labeled "The crime doctor." In short, lost his license but still has a good heart and desire to do do the right thing and be "a respectable doctor." How gets to do that despite being under the thumb of his evil brother, is the story.
In the story, we also meet "Leslie Tompkins" (voiced by Diana Muldar). Leslie was old friend with Bruce Wayne's dad, and has been, we learn, Bruce's doctor. After that laser attack, he goes to her for help. She runs the Thomas Wayne Memorial Free Clinic but is "Leslie" is annoying, grouchy old bag or sorts and should be more likable than she's portrayed here. Whatever, the bad guys go after he and Batman has to come to the rescue.
There's more.....but while spoil things. Watch the episode: it's decent.
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