"Lost": It’s New Year's Eve, and Batman is spending it in the sewers, as he suspects that the Arkham Asylum escapees are using them as a safehouse. For the past several days, he has been leaving food in the tunnels to lure Solomon Grundy out of hiding, and Grundy has finally taken the bait.
Appearing in "Lost"
- Alfred Pennyworth
- Pino Maroni
- Umberto Maroni
- Branden (Appears only as a corpse)
- Gilda Dent (In a photograph only)
- Two-Face (Behind the scenes)
Synopsis for "Lost"
It’s New Year's Eve, and Batman is spending it in the sewers, as he suspects that the Arkham Asylum escapees are using them as a safehouse. For the past several days, he has been leaving food in the tunnels to lure Solomon Grundy out of hiding, and Grundy has finally taken the bait. Batman tells Grundy he does not want to fight, he just wants to find Two-Face.
A fourth Hangman victim, Lieutenant Branden, is found in the meat locker of Maroni’s Restaurant, with a note reading “And Justice For All” pinned to his body. The Maroni brothers insist they have no idea how the body got there, but Gordon reminds them that this is the second time a Hangman victim has been killed on their property. He arrests them for conspiracy to commit murder, illegal weapons possession, and violation of the city’s health code. When Porter asks for evidence, Gordon tells her to let him handle it.
Grundy leads Batman to an old maintenance chamber that Two-Face had been using as an office, but is now flooded and abandoned. He opens the file cabinet, only to discover it has been wired to a series of explosives. The blast destroys a section of the wall, flooding the room with water.
Selina, angered that she has been stood up twice in succession, dons her Catwoman costume and pays a Sofia a visit. She offers to help find Carmine Falcone’s body in exchange for $1 million. Sofia asks Catwoman why she would offer to do this, but Selina insists that her motives are unimportant. Sofia reluctantly agrees.
Batman swims to safety with an unconscious Grundy in tow. He sees Two-Face watching from a nearby maintenance tunnel. Batman pleads for him to not run, to remember their friendship and his devotion to the law. Two-Face flees regardless, and Batman loses him amid the maze of tunnels.
Porter walks out of the Gotham City Courthouse when she is surprised by her gentleman caller. She notes that he is all wet, and now she is too.
Bruce visits Selina’s apartment in a bid to patch things up, saying that he was stuck in Zurich after a flight delay. Selina tells him she had decided last night that they were through but on second thought, invites him in for breakfast. Alfred waits outside, congratulating Master Bruce on a job well done.
Gordon calls Barbara from his office, saying that he misses his family and asks her to consider moving back in with him. She is still too angry with him to make any promises. Porter arrives just in time to overhear the tail end of the conversation and offers to come back later. Gordon tells her that won’t be necessary, and shows her the contents of Chief O’Hara’s list. It contains the names of five officers that O’Hara personally vouched for; he’s putting together a team of elite detectives that will answer only to him. Porter tells him that this team can bend the law, but she will not let them break it. Gordon welcomes her to the Hangman investigation.
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