Batman and his allies apparently have their secret identities exposed and are now are hunted by the police.


(as Yuichiro Yano)


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Episode cast overview:
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Mathew Valencia ...
Robin / Tim Drake (voice)
Alfred Pennyworth / TV Host (voice)
Batgirl / Barbara Gordon (voice) (as Tara Charendoff)
Liane Schirmer ...
Jack Ryder / The Scarecrow / Dr. Jonathan Crane / Police Officer (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)
Lawyer (voice)
Bane (voice)


Batman and his allies apparently have their secret identities exposed and are now are hunted by the police.

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23 May 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Paul Dini said that he got the inspiration for writing this episode while watching The Simpsons (1989), even though this isn't a funny episode. See more »


Bane: [Wiping blood from his jaw] You would fight to the death?
Batman: It makes no difference now.
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"Perchance to Dream" meets "A Death in the Family"
17 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Much like "Perchance to Dream", this is a great "What if" scenario. What if Barbara actually died? What if the Bat Family was broken up and on the run like this? Well thanks to Crane's fear gas, we get to see how it would play out. I'm sure people that don't like this series will say the ending is a cop-out, but again, look at "Perchance to Dream", don't say this episode is a cop-out, when the title of a similar episode in "Batman: The Animated Series" practically gives the twist away. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the darkest episode in the series. There are no funny moments, no comic relief, just mounting tension. Maybe the ending's a disappointment if you actually thought they would kill off Batgirl and have the gang break up 10 episodes into the series, but what kind of an ending would that be?

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