Chemistry

   Wayne falls in love and gives up his life as Batman.
  Original Airdate: October 24, 1998
  Episode # 21
  Rating: * * 1/2



Credits Cast

Written by Stan Berkowitz
Directed by Butch Lukic
Music by Kristopher Carter
Animation by Koko/Dong Yang

Kevin Conroy as Batman
Tara Charendoff as Batgirl
Loren Lester as Nightwing
Mathew Valencia as Robin
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred
Marilu Henner as Veronica Vreeland

Mel Winkler as Lucius Fox
Diane Pershing as Poison Ivy
Ed Gilbert as Photographer
Linda Hamilton as Susan Maguire
Bruce Locke as Mr. Liu
Tim Matheson as Michael Vreelande

A beguiling premise: Bruce meets and marries the perfect woman and gives up his life as Batman to be with her. Of course, matters must not end this way, so we spend the first act wondering how things will sour. Will Susan reprise Diana Rigg's exit from On Her Majesty's Secret Service? Will things "just not work out"? Affairs of the heart are treacherously hard to pull off, especially with a character as dark and reticent as Batman. So the episode tucks tail before the end, choosing a more conventional, comic-book resolution. That Susan proves something of a Venus Flytrap is a nifty surprise, but it robs Wayne's eventual loss of all poignancy.

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   * Out of the Past
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What Others Are Saying ...
" [W]asn't too bad story wise though.  It would have seriously benefitted from an original BTAS' length of 22 to 24 minutes rather than TNBA's 18 to 20 time period.  It also would have benefitted from better animation, and better voice acting. "World's Finest


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