A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated... See full summary »
This marks the first appearance that Batman and Catwoman meet and also that both Bruce and Selina meet. See more »
A white dot can be seen on Batman's upper lip in the opening sequence on the close up of Batman's face. It was admitted during a commentary that it was discovered too late and could not be fixed. This is in all opening sequences. See more »
[Bruce arrives to pick up Selina for their date, but they are interrupted by a phone call with bad news]
You go down to the office! Break down the door if you have to! I want that land for the mountain lions!
[She slams the phone down and sinks into a chair]
I'm afraid I'm not going to be very good company.
Is there anything I can do?
Not really. Not unless you can get me a meeting with the Chairman of Multigon International.
[Bruce picks up the phone and starts dialing]
What time's ...
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They don't waste any time explaining the origins of Catwoman. In fact, they skip it altogether here, beginning the show with the famous villain and her pet cat steal an expensive gem in a high-rise apartment. Batman, however, is on the roof watching. After a short chase, she eludes him. It seems she can fly around the city as well as the Caped Crusader.
Soon after, at one of these auctions where a woman buys a date with a man, a new woman in town - Selina Kyle (Catwoman, in an evening gown) "purchases" Bruce Wayne for $10,000. She's not interested in a date, though, just the contribution since it's for wildlife, something she's passionate about. Bruce wants the date, though, because he's attracted to her.
Back to the action, we now witness witness a big chase scene and find out "the Red Claw," a famous terrorist, is in Gotham City. Commissioner Gordon is justifiably upset with this but has no picture of the guy. If he's so famous, there should be a picture of him somewhere, wouldn't you think. Oh, well, I don''t want to start nit-picking. This is too a show for that.
So, as you can "see," there is a lot of stuff going on in this episode. What I didn't care for was making the Catwoman, who was a common thief, into some sort of heroine because she's going to thwart, or attempt to, the terrorists. However, that's only because she's an animal-rights extremist and terrorist - under the guise of businessmen - won't build a mountain lion sanctuary for her.
This three party struggle - Batman, Catwoman and terrorists - continues with the second part and conclusion next week. (These are back-to-back on the DVD, in different order than listed here.)
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