During a fashion show, a masked girl and her henchmen kidnap the lead designer in front of a helpless audience and leaves only a calendar marked with a specific date. The police start investigating the case and the media starts calling her the Calendar Girl.Mean Seasons is an episode of season 1 of New Batman Adventures. It premiered on April 25, 1998.
Synopsis for "Mean Seasons"
During a fashion show, a masked girl and her henchmen kidnap the lead designer in front of a helpless audience and leaves only a calendar marked with a specific date. The police start investigating the case and the media starts calling her the Calendar Girl.
Later, Bruce Wayne is his way to a motor show exhibition, although his mind is still recalling a conversation he had with Lucius Fox about the retirement age in Wayne Enterprises and the inevitable aging process. However, Bruce stops worrying about the signs of aging when he notices a strange van in front of the motor show and he tells Alfred to drive to a more private place.
Inside the motor show, Calendar Girl shows up again and kidnaps the head of Gotham Motors, but she is confronted by Batman before she could get away. Nonetheless, Calendar Girl's gadgets allow her to escape while Batman watches helpless as she drops another calendar marked with a different date.
In the Batcave, Batman and Batgirl cross-reference information related to the kidnapped victims and the dates in the calendars left behind. The Batcomputer finds a connection with Page Monroe, a former model who was fired by the kidnapped victims years ago when she turned 30. Page was fired due to the companies' shift towards a younger audience, which in return left her unemployed and without chances to start anew.
Afterwards, Batman and Batgirl visit Page's former agent, who informs them that he tried to get her to star in a sitcom, but the show was unsuccessful and Page's show was cancelled in favor of a youth oriented show. With this information, Batman and Batgirl know who will be the next victim.
The head of the WGBS' studios presents a new line of shows during an exposition, all of them youth oriented, but the ceremony is crashed by Calendar Girl and her henchmen. Batman and Batgirl arrive in time to confront them, but the criminals manage to kidnap the third victim. Batman and Batgirl chase the crooks out to the open sets of the TV studios, where Calendar Girl activates a robotic dinosaur to attack the heroes, allowing her and her gang to escape. It takes Batman and Batgirl some time to deal with the animatronic dinosaur, but they eventually manage to destroy it.
The next day, Batgirl discovers that Page Monroe still owns an abandoned club called "Faces", which she might be using as her hideout. Bruce arranges to meet Batgirl there, while he also decides to adjust the retirement policy of Wayne Enterprises, allowing employees to work as long as they can perform; which makes at least one elder employee very happy.
At Calendar Girl's hideout, the three captives are shown pictures of Page Monroe in her prime and they're all told that there is only one more holiday to celebrate—the Day of the Dead. She appears, dressed in black and carrying a scythe. Batman and Batgirl arrive and a brief fight ensues were the slide projector showing pictures of Page Monroe is damaged and this causes her to be distracted and easily beaten.
The Gotham City Police Department arrive and release the captives, while arresting Page and her gang. Harvey Bullock takes off Calendar Girl's mask and she screams in anguish, trying to hide her face from everyone's sight, claiming she is hideous and nobody should look at her. Nonetheless, Batgirl notices that Page is still beautiful, yet Batman realizes that Page can't see that anymore, as all she can see in the mirror are her flaws.
Appearing in "Mean Seasons"
- Calendar Girl (Single appearance) (Origin)
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