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					                Batman Continues
                          By Trevor Melton
Disclaimer: I do not own Batman, its characters, aspects, or anything
else relating to it. That right belongs to Bob Kane and DC Comics. I am
claiming no right to any aspects of this sequel to Batman Begins by
David Goyer. I am making this screenplay on the assumption that the
ending of the leaked script was changed and that The Joker is no longer
the villain. Please do not sue me for I am making no profit from this
screenplay what so ever.

Cast of Characters:

Christian Bale……………Bruce Wayne/Batman
Tim Booth……………………….Victor Zsasz
Cillian Murphy……………Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow
Roselyn Sanchez……..Talia Al Ghul
Gary Oldman………………..Detective James Gordon
Morgan Freeman………….Lucius Fox
Guy Pierce…………………..Harvey Dent/Two-Face
Katie Holmes……………..Rachel Dawes
Michael Caine…………..Alfred Pennyworth
Tom Wilkinson…………..Carmine Falcone
Liam Neeson………………..Ra‟s Al Ghul
Ken Watanabe……………..Ubu
Julianne Moore.....Detective Sarah Essen
Colin McFarlane……….Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb
Barry Dowden……………..Detective Flass
Brittany Murphy....Dr. Harlene Francis Quinzel
Susan Sarandon.....Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Rutger Hauer……………..Richard Earle
Jeri Ryan..........Vicki Vale

                                        FADE IN:

EXT. GOTHAM CITY – NIGHT

The camera makes its way toward the dark gothic
city. It would almost seem like we‟re flying
right toward it. We stop on a tall building
near the center of the city. WAYNE INDUSTRIES
is stenciled on the building‟s mid area. At one
of the balconies to the building, there are a
couple of gargoyles and crouching between them
is THE BATMAN, long cape wrapped around his
costume as he looks down to the streets below.

                  BATMAN (V.O.)
            “My story is something not for the
            Weak at heart. I am Batman. I am
            What most people would call a
            Vigilante.”

INT. DARK ALLEY - NIGHT
DR. THOMAS WAYNE and MARTHA WAYNE are shot by
JOE CHILL in the alley.

                  BATMAN (V.O.)
            “The death of my parents caused a
            Sense of dread in me that no one
            Could ever fully understand.”

EXT. HIMALAYAS – ICE LAKE – DAY

BRUCE WAYNE is sword fighting with HENRI DUCARD
on the ice.

                  BATMAN (V.O.)
            “I was trained in many different
            Forms of the martial arts.”

INT. MONORAIL – TRAIN – NIGHT

Batman is fighting Ducard, now in his complete
Ra‟s Al Ghul attire inside the train.

                  BATMAN (V.O.)
            “But nothing could‟ve ever prepared
            Me for the trials that I would go
            Through when I returned to Gotham
            City.”

EXT. WAYNE INDUSTRIES – BALCONY – NIGHT

A flash of lightning strikes in the distance
revealing The Batman to us in a very haunting
light as he looks in the direction of a sudden
police siren‟s sound.

                  BATMAN (V.O.)
            “The fear that Gotham has gone
            Through continues to this day, but
            With my help, I believe that I can
            Stop the fears once and for all and
            Put an end to the corruption. Only
            Time will tell if I am really
            Making a difference.”

Batman stands up and pulls out his grappling
gun. He fires it and starts off of the building
moving at an amazing speed as he begins his
pursuit of the police car.

EXT. GOTHAM BRIDGE – NIGHT

LT. JAMES GORDON stands over a dead man‟s body.
His throat has been slashed. This man is
wearing an overcoat and has a hat lying by his
side. Gordon sighs as he walks over to
DETECTIVE FLASS who is standing off to the side
chewing some gum.

                  FLASS
            “Horrible way to go, don‟t ya
            Think?”

                  GORDON
            “You‟re just lucky that you still
            Have a job, Detective. If I was
            Commissioner...”

                  FLASS
            “But you aren‟t, Lieutenant. Loeb
            Is. You would do well not to
            Infuriate him more then you already
            Have.”

                  GORDON
            “Don‟t threaten me, Flass. Loeb
            Isn‟t your real boss in the first
            Place. He‟s in Arkham.”

                  FLASS
            “Watch what you say, Gordon. You
            Might not like the results.”

Flass moves over to a few police officers.

                  BATMAN (O.S.)
            “Having more problems?”

Gordon jumps as he hears the sudden voice from
behind him. He turns around to see Batman
standing behind him with his cape wrapped
around him as he stands in the shadows.

                  GORDON
            “I hate it when you do that. Coming
            From out of nowhere.”

                  BATMAN
            “Shouldn‟t Detective Flass have
            Been relieved of his duties?”

                  GORDON
            “I‟m afraid that no one has
            Anything on him except for your
            Accusations.”

                  BATMAN
            “He was at the drug drop the same
            Night that Dr. Crane and Falcone
            Were there.”

                  GORDON
            “Agreed, but until there‟s some
            Concrete evidence, Commissioner
            Loeb isn‟t going to budge.”

Batman comes a little closer to Gordon, but
remaining in the shadows so that the other
officers don‟t see his presence.

                  BATMAN
            “What‟s the case with this one?”

                  GORDON
            “One lone man, throat slashed, and
            Left for dead after the attack.
            From what the other officers have
            Said this guy was a common
            Criminal. I actually remember
            Seeing his face in lock up. I have
            A feeling that the victim was
            Trying to mug the killer and was in
            Turn killed himself. Our guys found
            Some hand prints on the railing and
            Boot prints on the other side of
            The bridge. It‟s possible that the
            Killer was trying to kill himself
            Before the mugger arrived.”

                  BATMAN
            “Think the prints will bring up
            Anything?”

                  GORDON
            “No telling. This city doesn‟t have
            A very good print system as no one
            Ever cared to register prints to
            Us.”

                  BATMAN
            “I‟ll see what I can do on my end.”

                  GORDON
            “You think this might be related to
            The kidnapping of Gotham University
            Students?”

                  BATMAN
            “At this point I wouldn‟t rule
            Anything out.”

Gordon turns away from Batman for a moment to
see the ambulance coming their way.

                  GORDON
            “Well, let‟s hope that something
            Comes up in...”

Gordon turns back to where Batman was, but sees
that he has disappeared.
                  GORDON (Cont‟d.)
            “...a while... I hate it when he
            Does that.”

INT. SMALL HOUSE – BATHROOM – NIGHT

A dark figure stands at the mirror in his
bathroom. There is little light in the house so
it‟s hard for anyone to make out a certain
person. A hand brings up a sharp knife that has
dried blood on it and turns the knife over in
his hand. He smiles a little before he takes
the knife and makes a long cut on his arm with
the knife, causing blood to flow out. He has no
pain on his face as he does this as if it isn‟t
even registering. This is VICTOR ZSASZ.

                  ZSASZ
            “My family should‟ve never died.
            They will be avenged. I will be
            Avenged. I should‟ve never gambled
            My money away... I know my mistake
            Now. The life at the dock...Oh,
            Yes... I only helped to end his
            Suffering... I will end all
            Suffering from all of those who
            Feel that they are so perfect...
            They have not met perfection, until
            They meet me...”

A smile creeps across Zsasz‟s face as he looks
at the knife with complete admiration.

INT. WAYNE MANOR – BATCAVE – NIGHT

Batman sits at the large computer in the
Batcave typing away. ALFRED PENNYWORTH walks
down the stairs with a tray in his hand. The
tray is holding some type of meat on it with
vegetables on the side and a glass of tea.
Batman seems to almost ignore him as he
continues to type on the computer console.

                  ALFRED
            “If I may be so bold, sir, please
            Do take some rest before you pass
            Out. You have had many restless
            Nights since the GCU students
            Started disappearing.”

                  BATMAN
            “No time to talk, Alfred.”

                  ALFRED
            “And he says I‟m stubborn.”
Batman smiles and turns to face Alfred.

                  ALFRED (Cont‟d.)
            “Sir... of all the bats in Gotham,
            Did they really need a bigger one?”

Batman just looks at Alfred.

                  BATMAN
            “Size does matter, Alfred.”

                  ALFRED
            “Very well, sir.”

Alfred sets the tray down and looks at the
screen. There are several shots of the students
that were abducted.

                  ALFRED (Cont‟d.)
            “Sir, you‟ve looked through those
            Articles and photographs a million
            Times. Please eat.”

                  BATMAN
            “Alfred, I think I‟ve made a break
            Through though.”

                  ALFRED
            “And that would be?”

                  BATMAN
            “Before Dr. Jonathan Crane started
            Working at Arkham Asylum as head
            Psychiatrist, he was actually a
            Leading Psychologist at Gotham
            University specializing in fears
            And phobias. He was fired for those
            Strange teaching methods. Now, If
            I‟ve looked at the old schedules
            Correctly it reveals that all the
            Kidnapped students had taken one of
            Professor Crane‟s classes at one
            Point.”

                  ALFRED
            “Heavens! Have you alerted Lt.
            Gordon yet?”

                  BATMAN
            “No. I just have discovered this,
            But I will make sure at our next
            Meeting. I think that the murderer
            Earlier tonight could just have
            Been Dr. Crane.”

                  ALFRED
            “But you said that the killer was
            Trying to commit suicide before he
            Killed the mugger.”

                  BATMAN
            “Exactly. Crane was hit with his
            Own gas and was infected with it.
            It‟s logical to believe that the
            Fear gas finally got the best of
            Him and he couldn‟t take the fears
            Anymore.”

                  ALFRED
            “How convenient for him.”

                  BATMAN
            “I have to find his lair, Alfred. I
            Owe it to those missing students.”

                  ALFRED
            “Just consider trying to get some
            Sleep tonight. Remember, you have
            That luncheon with D.A. Harvey Dent
            Tomorrow.”

                  BATMAN
            “That‟s right. I almost forgot.
            Thank you, Alfred. I‟ll take your
            Thoughts in mind.”

                  ALFRED
            “Good night, sir.”

                  BATMAN
            “Good night, Alfred.”

INT. D.A.‟S OFFICE – DAY

D.A. ASSISTANT RACHEL DAWES sits at her desk
writing something on a notepad. She looks up as
she hears a yelling sound coming from the next
room.

                  VOICE (O.S.)
            “I‟m telling you that you‟re making
            A mistake!”

Rachel gets up and walks to the office and
opens the door revealing DISTRICT ATTORNEY
HARVEY DENT pacing around his office with the
phone at his ear.

                  DENT
            “Carmine Falcone is not insane! He
            Is making this up in order to stay
            Away from the justice that he
            Deserves! You had better expect a
            Meeting later this afternoon. Do
            You understand me?”

Rachel leans against the door and crosses her
arms as she looks on. Dent slams the phone down
on the receiver and screams as he slams his
hand on his desk. Rachel runs over to him.

                  RACHEL
            “Harvey!”

Rachel takes Dent‟s hand into hers and looks at
it. Dent quickly moves his hand away and looks
away in anger.

                  RACHEL (Cont‟d.)
            “Harvey, what‟s wrong?”

                  DENT
            “It‟s Falcone. They still won‟t
            Release him from Arkham Asylum.”

                  RACHEL
            “Well, after what Jonathan Crane
            Did to him I wouldn‟t think so
            Either.”

Dent turns around grabbing hold of Rachel‟s
shoulders and shakes her as he says the next
lines.

                  DENT
            “That‟s not the point! We had him,
            And they‟re letting him slip
            Through our figures!”

                  RACHEL
            “Harvey, stop it!”

Dent finally stops realizing what he‟s doing.
He pulls away from her and turns around again.

                  DENT
            “I‟m sorry, Rachel. I didn‟t mean
            To lash out at you like that.”

Rachel places an arm on his shoulder.

                  RACHEL
            “It‟s alright, Harvey. Don‟t worry.
            We‟ll get him one way or another.”

Dent turns back to Rachel and places a hand on
her face.

                  DENT
            “You‟re so beautiful, Rachel. I
            Want you to know that without you I
            Don‟t think I‟d be able to get
            Anything done around here.”

                  RACHEL (Smiling.)
            “That‟s just silly, Harvey.
            Seriously, you shouldn‟t think such
            Things.”

                  DENT
            “It‟s hard to help but to say such
            Things to you. I do love you after
            All.”

                  RACHEL
            “And the feeling is of course
            Mutual, but let‟s not let our
            Feelings get in the way of our
            Duties. We do have a drug lord to
            Put away after all.”

                  DENT (Nodding.)
            “Agreed. Let‟s get on to the asylum
            And see what we can do from that
            End.”

Dent starts to walk out of the office, but
stops when Rachel turns to his exiting
direction and speaks her next line.

                  RACHEL
            “You‟re forgetting something.”

Dent turns back around and looks at her oddly.

                  DENT
            “And that would be?”

                  RACHEL
            “Your luncheon with Bruce Wayne
            Today.”

                  DENT
            “Oh, yes. Forgot all about it.
            Cancel it, will you?”

                  RACHEL
            “Sir, Bruce is a very close friend
            Of yours, and mine. I think we
            Would benefit from this meeting.
            Perhaps he may be able to help out
            As well.”

                  DENT
            “You know as well as I do that
            Bruce is a playboy. He‟s far from a
            Police officer or a lawyer.”
Rachel smiles a little to herself for she knows
better.

                  RACHEL
            “If you say so, but still, it would
            Help us a great deal to have Wayne
            Industries on our side.”

                  DENT (Nodding.)
            “You‟re right as usual. Alright,
            We‟ll keep to the meeting.”

                  RACHEL (Smiling.)
            “I was hoping you would.”

INT. RESTURANT – DAY

Bruce, Dent, and Rachel all sit together at a
table in a busy, elegant restaurant. They all
have a quick laugh as we arrive on them.

                  BRUCE
            “It was quite hilarious. The look
            On Alfred‟s face was priceless.”

                  DENT (Smiling.)
            “How is the old fellow doing?”

                  BRUCE
            “He‟s been quite well actually.
            Very happy lately.”

                  DENT
            “I‟m glad to hear it. What about
            You? Have you been able to fully
            Readjust to life in Gotham again?”

                  BRUCE
                  (Quick glance to Rachel.)
            “For the most part.”

Rachel smiles and places a hand on Dent‟s hand.
He looks to her and smiles at her. Suddenly a
cell phone rings. Dent pats his jacket pocket
and takes out the phone from his interior
breast pocket.

                  DENT
            “Just a moment.”

Dent answers the phone.

                  DENT (Cont‟d.)
            “Dent. Go.”

Dent listens in on the other line as he looks
back and forth between Bruce and Rachel.
                  DENT (Cont‟d.)
            “Alright. Hold on just a sec.”

Dent stands up and places his hand on the
phone.

                  DENT (Cont‟d.)
            “If you two would excuse me for a
            Minute. This is important.”

                  BRUCE
            “Of course.”

Dent nods and walks away from the table going
toward the restroom. Bruce and Rachel look at
each other.

                  RACHEL
            “He does that a lot.”

                  BRUCE
            “Any idea what the calls are
            About?”

                  RACHEL
            “Probably more problems with
            Putting Falcone away.”

                  BRUCE
            “Harvey‟s been working really hard
            On that hasn‟t he?”

                  RACHEL
            “Too hard. Sometimes he gets
            Violent over it.”

                  BRUCE
            “Violent?”

                  RACHEL
            “Yeah... Tell me something, Bruce.
            You‟ve known him longer then I
            Have... Has he ever had any anger
            Management problems?”

                  BRUCE
            “I wouldn‟t really know... I never
            Went to school with him. I was in
            And out of every private school you
            Could think of and well, he made
            Sure to stay in one place. Sorry I
            Can‟t really help you there... But
            I can say that he looks really
            Tense of late.”
                  RACHEL
            “Arkham Asylum won‟t release
            Falcone into police custody.”

                  BRUCE
            “And I thought the Asylum was in
            Connection with the police
            Station.”

Rachel leans forward some as she lowers her
voice.

                  RACHEL
            “Just because Gordon is a
            Lieutenant now and Falcone is in
            The Asylum doesn‟t mean that there
            Isn‟t still corruption in the
            Police department.”

                  BRUCE (Nodding.)
            “Detective Flass.”

                  RACHEL (Nods.)
            “But from what I hear, it isn‟t
            Just him. Commissioner Loeb isn‟t
            Much better. The Commissioner can
            Overthrow decisions of the Asylum
            In emergency situations, but Loeb
            Isn‟t budging when it comes to
            Falcone.”

                  BRUCE
            “I had my suspicions of him when he
            Ordered a task force after me.”

                  RACHEL
            “That did happen just after you
            Took out Falcone and Crane‟s drug
            Ring.”

                  BRUCE
            “But Loeb may have just been
            Responding to vigilantism. It is
            Illegal after all.”

                  RACHEL
            “After what I‟ve seen you do, I
            Think a lot differently about it.
            You stopped Ra‟s Al Ghul from
            Taking over Gotham City.”

                  BRUCE
            “I just hate that he died in that
            Train wreck. He deserved to rot in
            A cell for what he was trying to
            Do.”
                  RACHEL
            “You did the best you could in the
            Situation.”

                  BRUCE (Nodding.)
            “Perhaps.”

                  RACHEL
            “You do more then anyone would ever
            Ask of you. Remember that.”

                  BRUCE
            “I will.”

                  RACHEL
            “So, is there anything that you can
            Do about Carmine Falcone?”

                  BRUCE (Smiling.)
            “I‟ll see what I can do on my end.”

EXT. NARROWS – STREET – NIGHT

The TUMBLER rolls its way down the streets of
the Narrows in Gotham City.

INT. NARROWS – TUMBLER – NIGHT

Batman sits in the tumbler driving down the
road. A small screen lights up as Alfred comes
on the screen from inside the bat cave.

                  ALFRED
            “Sir, Bambi called. She said that
            She was quite sad that you decided
            To reschedule your meeting this
            Evening.”

                  BATMAN
            “She‟ll survive, Alfred. Just keep
            A watch on my vital signs if you
            Will. There‟s no telling what is
            Going on in Arkham these days. Last
            Thing I need is to end up captive
            In there.”

                  ALFRED
            “Of course, sir, oh, and don‟t
            Forget the new feature that Mr. Fox
            Added to the Tumbler for you.”

                  BATMAN
            “The shields, Alfred. Yes, I know.”

Batman switches off the screen and turns back
to his driving.
EXT. NARROWS – ALLEY – NIGHT

The Tumbler stops in an alley. Batman climbs
out of the vehicle and jumps down. He turns to
the exit of the alley seeing the entrance of
Arkham Asylum straight ahead. Batman brings up
a small electronic device.

                  BATMAN
            “Shields.”

The shields on the Tumbler come up around the
vehicle. Batman walks away from his ride and
pulls out his grappling gun. He shoots the gun
up to the roof of the Asylum. It takes hold of
a side of the building and pulls Batman up to
the roof.

EXT. ARKHAM ASYLUM – ROOF – NIGHT

Batman lands on the roof of the Asylum and
walks over to a window looking down into the
Asylum. Inside the window a single person walks
past. She has blond hair as she continues
walking down the hallway. Batman lifts up the
glass.

INT. ARKHAM ASYLUM – HALLWAY – NIGHT

The blond haired doctor, DR. HARLENE FRANCIS
QUINZEL, stops as Batman lands on the ground
from his jump above. She turns around and
shrieks a little before she realizes who is
standing there before her in the darkened
hallway.

                  DR. QUINZEL
            “Oh... It‟s you...”

                  BATMAN
            “You‟re Dr. Harlene Francis Quinzel
            Are you not?”

                  DR. QUINZEL
            “Yes... I‟m the doctor that took
            Over for Dr. Crane after his...
            Problems started... I don‟t think
            You should be here.”

                  BATMAN
            “I won‟t be here long.”

                  DR. QUINZEL
            “I don‟t think that matters,
            Batman. The point is that I don‟t
            Want you upsetting the patients.
            They were already horrified enough
            For the frightening images that
            They were witnessed to with Crane‟s
            Scarecrow mask. The last thing I
            Want is more fears from your Bat
            Costume.”

                  BATMAN
            “I won‟t be here long. I just need
            To ask Carmine Falcone some
            Questions and I‟ll be out of your
            Way.”

                  DR. QUINZEL
            “This place is not your own
            Personal little playground. I will
            Not let you make a mockery of this
            Establishment like you and Dr.
            Crane did before. Jeremiah Arkham
            Has put me in charge of keeping
            This place in order and I will not
            Let him down. I have a job to do.”

                  BATMAN
            “And so do I.”

                  DR. QUINZEL
            “Vigilantism is far from a job.”

                  BATMAN
            “Falcone is all I want and then
            I‟ll leave.”

                  DR. QUINZEL
            “This is non-negotiable. I‟m
            Calling security.”

Dr. Quinzel walks away from Batman. Not a good
idea. Batman comes right up behind her taking
her arm.

                  DR. QUINZEL (Cont‟d.)
            “Let go of my arm, you monster!”

Dr. Quinzel slaps Batman on the face with her
free hand.

                  BATMAN
            “I want Falcone!”

                  DR. QUINZEL
            “Or what? You‟ll wrap me up in one
            Of your... what do you call those
            Things? Batarangs? You do not work
            For the police. Come back here with
            Commissioner Loeb and a warrant,
            And I‟ll consider it. Otherwise,
            Get out of here!”
                  BATMAN
            “Looks like I‟ll have to do this
            The hard way then.”

INT. ARKHAM ASYLUM – DIFFERENT HALLWAY – NIGHT

Another view of the same hallway is shown.
Batman is now walking down the hallway. In the
background is Dr. Harlene Quinzel handcuffed to
a pole.

                  DR. QUINZEL
            “You won‟t get away with this,
            Vigilante! I‟ll see you in court!”

Dr. Quinzel frowns in sadness as she tries to
use her strength unsuccessfully to get the
cuffs off her hands.

INT. ARKHAM ASYLUM – CELL – NIGHT

CARMINE FALCONE sits on the cold floor of his
dark cell. His eyes are wide with fear as he
looks forward saying nothing. The entrance door
opens as Batman steps into the room. Falcone
looks up at Batman and screams.

                  FALCONE
            “No! Stay away from me!”

Batman casually shuts the   door to the room and
walks over to Falcone. He   takes something out
of his belt. It‟s a small   injection gun. He
takes it to Falcone‟s arm   as he struggles to
get away.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “”Stop it! No! Please don‟t!”

Batman injects the fluid into Falcone. He seems
to relax some as he shakes a little and then
begins to get ground of what‟s going on.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “What the devil...”

He looks up at Batman.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “You! Well, if it isn‟t the freak
            That attacked my legally abiding
            Club.”

Batman pulls Falcone to his feet and pushes him
into the wall.
                  BATMAN
            “It was illegal and you know it!”

                  FALCONE
            “Let go of me, you maniac! Where
            The hell am I anyway? Let me out of
            Here!”

                  BATMAN
            “I‟m afraid that‟s up to the good
            Doctors here at Arkham Asylum.”

                  FALCONE
            “Arkham? Why am I in Arkham?”

Batman lets go of Falcone and moves a few steps
away from him.

                  BATMAN
            “Dr. Crane betrayed you. He used
            His fear toxins on you to make you
            Crazy and unable to talk about the
            Real plans that Ra‟s Al Ghul was
            Trying to accomplish.”

                  FALCONE (Shocked.)
            “How? How did you know The Boss‟s
            Name?”

                  BATMAN
            “That doesn‟t matter, Falcone!
            Point is that he and Crane failed.
            Ra‟s is dead and Crane is out on
            The warpath. And I have a feeling
            That you might just know what he‟s
            Up to and where I can find him.”

                  FALCONE
            “What are you talking about? If
            I‟ve been in here all this time
            Under that fear toxin then how am I
            Supposed to know where he‟s at
            Now?”

Batman pushes Falcone against the wall again.

                  BATMAN
            “Because you were in on Ra‟s Al
            Ghul‟s plans!”

                  FALCONE
            “Yeah and half of the other riff
            Raff in Gotham City. Do you have
            Any idea what kind of money the
            League of Shadows will pay for good
            Services?”
                  BATMAN
            “I don‟t care if they‟ll give you a
            Back massage and a dry martini. I
            Want Jonathan Crane! He has been
            Kidnapping students from Gotham
            University probably for his fear
            Experiments. I want it stopped!”

                  FALCONE
            “The GCU students! My God! He‟s
            Started the back up plan.”

                  BATMAN
            “What backup plan, Falcone?”

                  FALCONE
            “The Boss wanted to have a fall
            Back plan in case something
            Happened to our main one. Crane
            Brought up the idea of using the
            GCU students for the experiments
            That they‟d do called phase fear
            For all.”

                  BATMAN
            “And that was?”

                  FALCONE
            “The fear toxins would be upgraded
            To a stronger formula using the
            Students as genii pigs, and then
            The stronger toxins would be
            Introduced into the air by an air
            Balloon.”

                  BATMAN
            “That‟s an absurd plan.”

                  FALCONE
            “It was Crane‟s idea not mine or
            Anyone else‟s. You‟ll find him
            Working in the same place that you
            First caught me. That very club
            That this all began. Never thought
            He‟d be there did you?”

                  BATMAN
            “Fine.”

Batman lets go of Falcone and starts to leave
the cell. He stops as Falcone talks again.

                  FALCONE
            “Hold it! I told you what I knew.
            Get me out of here!”

                  BATMAN
            “That‟s up to the staff here. I‟d
            Say that you‟ve got a few days
            Before you‟re sent to Stone Gate
            Penitentiary.”

                  FALCONE
            “No! Batman, you can‟t!”

Batman turns back to Falcone angrily. He is
reminded of something that Falcone said to him
long before he ever became Batman.

                  FALCONE (V.O.)
            “You miss your Mommy and Daddy?
            Come down here again, I send you to
            Them.”

Batman rushes forward punching Falcone in the
face. He falls to the ground.

INT. GOTHAM POLICE – GORDON‟S OFFICE – NIGHT

James Gordon sits at his desk looking over
photos of murders. A few of them is of the
mugger at the bridge. There are however
pictures of two women that we haven‟t seen
before. Gordon puts his hands on his head and
sighs.

                  BATMAN (V.O.)
            “Aspirin always helps.”

Gordon jumps from the sudden voice behind him.
He sighs again as he sees that Batman is
standing before him.

                  GORDON
            “Oh, it‟s just you.”

                  BATMAN
            “You seem more stressed then
            Usual.”

                  GORDON
            “You got that right. Two more
            Murders earlier today no less. Both
            Killed the same way as the mugger
            On the bridge. We believe it was
            The same blade used to kill the
            Mugger as well.”

                  BATMAN
            “Fear toxins?”

                  GORDON
            “Afraid not. Pardon the pun.”
                  BATMAN
            “I thought not. Crane couldn‟t be
            Committing these murders anyway.
            He‟s too busy kidnapping GCU
            Students and using them for his
            Fear experiments.”

                  GORDON
            “How could you know that?”

Batman pulls a file out of his cape and tosses
it on Gordon‟s desk. Gordon looks threw it.

                  BATMAN
            “Crane used to be a professor at
            Gotham University. Look up all the
            Students that were kidnapped and
            You‟ll see that they had all taken
            At least one of Crane‟s Psychology
            Classes.”

                  GORDON
            “My God. Any idea where he‟s
            Keeping them?”

Gordon turns around when he doesn‟t here Batman
say anything. Batman isn‟t there.

                  GORDON (Cont‟d.)
            “One of these days I‟m gonna nail
            His feet to the ground!”

INT. SMALL HOUSE – LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

Victor Zsasz comes into his living room. He
isn‟t wearing a shirt and for good reason. He
has two fresh cuts on his chest similar to the
one that he made on his arm the night before.
He sits down in the chair and closes his eyes.

                                         FLASHBACK:

EXT. SIDEWALK – DAY

Mr. Zsasz walks down the street. There is no
emotion in his eyes as he moves. The scar from
the cut on his arm is exposed as he‟s wearing a
tee-shirt. A woman walks past Zsasz, but stops
and turns back around seeing the cut on his
arm. She walks back over.

                  WOMAN
            “Hey, you have a nasty cut there.”

                  ZSASZ
            “Yes. Cut myself trying to make
            Dinner last night.”
                  WOMAN
            “I‟m a nurse. I could probably help
            You with that. I bet it still
            Hurts.”

                  ZSASZ (Smiling.)
            “Oh, yes. Horribly.”

The woman leads Zsasz onward. Another woman
comes running up to them out of breathe.

                  WOMAN 2
            “You are way too fast for me,
            Girlfriend. Oh, who‟s this?”

                  ZSASZ
            “My name‟s Victor.”

                  WOMAN 2
            “Nice to meet ya. I‟m Christy.”

                  WOMAN 1
            “She‟s a cook in the restaurant at
            The hospital. We were going to go
            To a movie later. You‟re welcome as
            Well if we get that there fixed up
            For ya.”

                  CHRISTY
            “Dang. Mindy, that wound looks
            Bad.”

                  MINDY
            “Yeah, I‟m hoping it didn‟t hit any
            Major arteries.”

                  ZSASZ
            “I would probably already be dead
            If it had.”

                  MINDY
            “True, but if you‟re willing to let
            Me I‟d like to check it anyway.”

                  ZSASZ
            ”Lead the way then ladies.”

Zsasz smiles evilly.

                                      FLASHBACK:

INT. APARTMENT – LIVING ROOM – DAY

Mindy and Christy lead Zsasz into the
apartment. Mindy sits Zsasz down in a chair.
                  MINDY
            “Christy, get me a wet washcloth,
            Will ya?”

                  CHRISTY
            “Sure.”

Zsasz smiles as he pulls the knife from the
mugger killing out of his pocket. He stands up
just as Mindy turns back around. Zsasz grabs
her and puts his hand over her mouth to keep
her from alerting Christy.

                  ZSASZ (Whispering.)
            “You‟re a nice girl. However, nice
            Has no meaning to anything anymore.
            Kindness is only skin deep. No one
            Really cares about the suffering of
            Others. Not even you.”

Zsasz slits Mindy‟s throat. She falls to the
ground in a heap. Christy starts out of the
bathroom with the wet cloth in her hands.

                  CHRISTY
            “Alright, I‟ve got it right...”

Christy stops in mid sentence. She drops the
cloth in shock. She screams as she runs toward
the bedroom and slams the door.

                  ZSASZ
            “Tisk, tisk, dear. Everybody dies.
            Why should you fear it? Come out
            And face your own destiny.”

Zsasz waits a second and runs up to the door as
fast as he can going right threw the very
poorly enforced door.

                                      FLASHBACK:

INT. APARTMENT – BEDROOM – DAY

Zsasz stands up looking at Christy as she has
dialed 911 and is talking into the receiver.

                  CHRISTY
            “I need help! This psycho just
            Killed my friend and now he‟s after
            Me!”

Zsasz runs over and takes the phone receiver.
He pushes her onto the bed and hangs up the
phone.

                  ZSASZ
            “That was foolish, dear Christy.
            You must pay for your betrayal.”

                  CHRISTY
            “Why are you doing this?”

                  ZSASZ
            “Purification.”

Zsasz brings up the knife for the kill and
slashes it down quickly.

                                    END FLASHBACK:

INT. SMALL HOUSE – LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

Mr. Zsasz opens his eyes, no affection existent
in them at all.

                  ZSASZ
            “It is far from over.”

EXT. DOCKS – NIGHT

Batman is crouched in a tree. He is looking
through a pair of binoculars at the club from a
small distance away. The club looks less active
then it ever did as it‟s broken down and there
are no customers going inside or out of the
club. Instead there are several ninja garbed
figures moving around the club slowly. Batman
pulls up a small communication device and
presses into it.

                  BATMAM
            “Alfred?”

                  ALFRED (V.O.)
            “Go ahead, sir.”

                  BATMAN
            “It‟s worse then I thought. Crane‟s
            Taken over Ra‟s Al Ghul‟s League of
            Shadows.”

INT. WAYNE MANOR – BATCAVE – NIGHT

Alfred is sitting at the large computer console
in front of him. He places his right hand to
his chin. He has a look of worry on his face.

                  ALFRED
            “Are you sure?”

                  BATMAN (V.O.)
            “There‟s no mistake.”
EXT. DOCKS – NIGHT

                  ALFRED (V.O.)
            “Then I‟d suggest extreme caution.”

                  BATMAN
            “Agreed. I‟ll keep you posted.”

                  ALFRED (V.O.)
            “Should the police be alerted?”

                  BATMAN
            “Not yet. They‟ve got worse
            Problems right now. I‟ll handle
            Crane.”

Batman turns his binoculars toward a different
part of the dock to see a cop car arrive at the
club. A single man gets out of the car. It‟s
Detective Flass! He makes his way to the
entrance, only being stopped by the shadows
long enough to be checked and then goes inside.

                  BATMAN (Cont‟d.)
            “Well, well, Detective. Still
            Working with Crane I see.”

Batman jumps down from the tree, his cape
flapping behind him as he goes.

EXT. DOCKS – FALCONE‟S CLUB – ROOF - NIGHT

Two League of Shadows members stand on the roof
watching over the perimeter. A swooshing sound
is heard behind them as a batarang wraps itself
around the two ninjas. They try to turn around
to see who did this, but are met with a boot
hitting them both square on, knocking them to
the ground. Batman looks down at the two laying
before him and moves on again.

INT. FALCONE‟S CLUB – DANCE FLOOR – NIGHT

Detective Flass makes his way onto the empty
dance floor of the completely dark club. There
is no life inside the club. Flass looks around
everywhere.

                  FLASS
            “Crane? Dr. Crane?”

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “Well, if it isn‟t the good... or
            Should I say crooked detective of
            The Gotham City Police. To what do
            We owe the honor?”
Flass looks everywhere for the source of the
voice, but can‟t see anything from the
darkness.

                  FLASS
            “It was bad enough when you were
            Kidnapping students from the
            University, but now you‟ve gone too
            Far.”

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “What are you talking about?”

                  FLASS
            “You‟ve killed three people, Crane.
            The whole department is out there
            Right now looking for you. They
            Know you did it. Well, all of them
            Except that fool Gordon.”

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “Perhaps you are the fool. Gordon
            Is right. I am not killing
            Anyone... At least not yet...”
                  (Evil laughter.)
            “By the end of this week, not even
            Those other murders will matter. A
            Massacre will cause those kinds of
            Things you know?”

                  FLASS
            “You didn‟t kill that mugger and
            The other two women?”

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “Of course not, you imbecile. I
            Have better things to do then to
            Just kill anyone that I damn well
            Please. I am a scientist. My time
            Is precious to me. Now if you‟re
            Finished, I have to get back to my
            Work.”

Suddenly an alarm sounds in the club. Flass
looks around seeing red lights flashing all
over the now partially lit club. He looks up to
a catwalk and sees a slender figure standing
before him, but he can‟t make out anything on
him.

                  FLASS
            “What‟s that?”

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “Someone‟s stepped into my trap. I
            Have a feeling that we‟ll find our
            Batty friend in the club. Find him
            And kill him, Detective. Better
            Yet, bring him to me. Take a few
            Shadows with you.”

Several ninjas come out of the darkness and
into the blaring red lights as they move over
to Flass. Flass takes out his pistol.

                  FLASS
            “The bat is yours, Crane.”

Flass and the ninjas walk off into the darkness
going toward the back rooms of the club.

INT. FALCONE‟S CLUB – BACK HALLWAY – NIGHT

Batman is in a hallway in the back area of the
club. There are many doors in this hallway.
This is more then likely the hall that Crane,
Falcone, and Flass were having their meeting in
during Batman Begins. Batman walks up to one of
the doors. He looks in to see a woman standing
in the far corner of the room with a very
frightened look on her face as she seems to be
trying to move away from an unseen force.

INT. FALCONE‟S CLUB – ROOM – POV OF WOMAN

We‟re seeing what the woman in the room is
seeing. There are rats covering the floor.
They‟re crawling up her body and up her pant
legs. She screams as she tries to swat the rats
away.

INT. FALCONE‟S CLUB – BACK HALLWAY – NIGHT

Batman tries to open the door, but it‟s locked.
He kicks the door in and walks inside.

INT. FALCONE‟S CLUB – DIFFERENT HALLWAY – NIGHT

Flass and the ninjas turn around hearing the
noise.

                  FLASS (Smiling.)
            “We‟ve got you now.”

INT. FALCONE‟S CLUB – ROOM – NIGHT

Batman has a small air gun in his hand and on
the woman‟s neck. She relaxes as the antidote
tries to take effect. However, she suddenly
looks at Batman and starts screaming again,
trying to make him move away. Batman has a look
of shock that the antidote didn‟t work.

                  FALCONE (V.O.)
            “The fear toxins would be upgraded
            To a stronger formula...”

Batman puts another antidote cartridge in the
gun and moves toward the woman again. He clicks
the gun on her neck again. This time she
finally relaxes completely and looks at Batman,
still frightened, but not frantic.

                  WOMAN
            “You‟re Batman!”

                  BATMAN
            “Very perceptive.”

                  WOMAN
            “What am I doing here? Last thing I
            Remember was... studying in my
            Dorm...”

                  BATMAN
            “There‟s no time for an
            Explanation, Ms...?”

                  WOMAN
            “Talia... My name‟s Talia.”

They both hear movement from outside the door.

                  BATMAN
            “The rest of the pleasantries will
            Have to wait.”

Batman steps in front of TALIA AL GHUL
protecting her from what will happen. A Shadow
comes in the room doing summersaults over to
Batman. The Shadow kicks Batman in the stomach
as he stops in front of the Dark Knight. Batman
grunts as he falls to the ground. Talia
screams, but out of instinct punches the Shadow
right in the face causing him to fall from the
sudden shock. The Shadow quickly gets back up
however and stares at Talia angrily.

                  SHADOW
            “You shall pay for that, girl.”

The Shadow advances toward Talia, but Batman
trips the Shadow over from the ground. He hits
the ground again, this time hitting his head.
He groans as he continues to lay there. Batman
stands back up and looks at Talia.

                  BATMAN
            “That was a nice punch.”

                  TALIA
            “We make a good team don‟t you
            Think?”

Batman starts moving toward the door with Talia
in toe.

                  BATMAN
            “We have to find the other
            Students. Dr. Crane has many of
            Them here.”

                  TALIA
            “Crane? Professor Crane? I had him
            For Psychology a few years back.”

                  BATMAN
            “I know.”

Batman and Talia come out into the hall only to
have to duck back in as several small flying
stars come right at them from different sides
of the hallway. The Shadows walk out of their
dark hiding places with Flass leading one group
of them with his gun in front of him.

                  FLASS
            “It‟s over, Batman. Come out and
            We‟ll go easy on you.”

Talia and Batman stand at the door barely
glancing out.

                  TALIA
            “What should we do?”

                  BATMAN (Into communicator)
            “Suggestions, Alfr... I mean...
            Old Friend.”

Talia looks at Batman oddly. She then smiles a
little looking at Batman‟s mouth. She raises
and eyebrow as she turns back to the hallway.

                  ALFRED (V.O.)
            “Your tear gas balls might do the
            Trick.”

                  BATMAN (Into Communicator)
            “Understood.”

Batman goes through his belt and pulls out
several grey balls. He hands a few of them to
Talia.

                  TALIA
            “Now, Batman. Not on the first
            Date.”
                  BATMAN (Smiles.)
            “Throw yours to your right and
            I‟ll through to the left.”

They both throw their balls in their respective
directions. The gas comes out quickly. Batman
runs out of the room taking Talia by the hand.
He shots his grappling gun up to the rafters of
the hallways. They both move up high as Flass
and the ninjas cough, trying to get through the
tear gas. Batman and Talia stop at the rafters
and sit from them as they look down at the
cloud of gas. Talia looks to the side and
gasps. Batman turns to what she‟s looking at.
There are three ninjas staring at them.

                  SHADOW #1
            “Theatricality and deception
            Remember? We learned the same
            Things that you learned, Wayne!”

Talia looks at Batman shocked.

                  SHADOW #2
            “Come with us. He is waiting.”

                  BATMAN
            “Well, I‟d hate to disappoint him.”

Batman takes Talia and shoots his grappling gun
again. They swing down as the ninjas jump down
trying to stop them, but they both manage to
dodge the ninja‟s attack. They continue down
through the remains of the gas and right into
Detective Flass. He screams as they crash right
into him. Batman and Talia continue to run down
the hallway and turn down different hallways as
they keep going. The ninjas try to follow suit,
but seem to be stopping as the two continue to
get closer to the main dance hall. They both
stop as they see the ninja‟s completely
disappear.

                  BATMAN
            “Something‟s wrong.”

                  TALIA
            “What do you mean?”

                  BATMAN
            “They all backed off. It‟s like
            They wanted us to go this way.”

                  TALIA
            “You realize of course this is
            Probably a trap?”
                  BATMAN
            “Naturally.”

Suddenly a gunshot rings out. They both duck as
Flass comes running their way trying to get in
a good shot at them.

                  BATMAN
            “Looks like we‟ve got no choice.
            Come on!”

Batman takes Talia‟s hand again and they both
run along.

                  TALIA
            “What about the other students?”

                  BATMAN
            “If we beat Dr. Crane, we should be
            Able to save them.”

INT. FALCONE‟S CLUB – DANCE FLOOR – NIGHT

Batman and Talia emerge from the back door into
the darkened dance floor. They stop in the
center as they look on into the darkness around
them. Flass sneaks out of the same door and
hides in the darkness smiling. The room no
longer has the flashing red lights going on and
off. Suddenly a large spotlight comes on around
the area that Batman and Talia are standing in.

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “Welcome, Batman. I was afraid that
            You‟d never come for me. You should
            Never worry someone that
            Specializes in fear. It isn‟t very
            Nice.”

                  BATMAN
            “Where are you, Crane?”

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “Oh, I‟m everywhere, Batman. You
            Should know that someone with the
            Power that I possess can do
            Whatever I choose. You‟ve reached a
            Dead end, and you‟ve also caused
            The imminent death of that student
            That you cured of my toxins. It‟s
            Amazing how easily you cured her
            Since she was hit with a much
            Stronger and different dosage of my
            Toxins. You‟re more resourceful
            Then I thought.”
                  TALIA
            “What did you do to me, you
            Monster?”

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “Now that would be telling, my
            Dear.”

                  FLASS
            “And it would make no difference.”

Flass comes a little out of the shadows
smiling. He crosses his arms and continues to
look on.

                  BATMAN
            “Crane, you‟re insane. Stop this
            Charade and release the students.”

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “You‟re no fun, Batman. Haven‟t you
            Ever wondered what fear is really
            Like?”

Suddenly a pair of red eyes light up from the
catwalk above. They all look at the glowing
eyes before them. The eyes begin to walk
further down the catwalk and toward the stairs
beyond.

                  CRANE (V.O.)
            “I experienced the fear first hand
            Thanks to you. You have no idea how
            Invigorating it was for me. It
            Truly helped me to understand fear
            In ways that I had never
            Experienced it. By showing me my
            Fears, Batman, you managed to
            Create something that the world
            Will grow to fear. Something that
            Experiences no fear. Something of
            Pure unrelenting evil.”

At this point the figure, obviously DR.
JONATHAN CRANE has made his way toward the
bottom of the steps. A light slowly seems to
fall over him. It starts at his feet. He seems
to be wearing some brown shoes of some kind.
They look almost cloth like. The light, most
likely a spotlight coming from somewhere, moves
up a little revealing a pair of brown pants
with a straw belt. Then brown gloves and a red
shirt appear to us. Finally at the neck hangs
the same noose from before. Then we come up to
the mask and the hat beyond that is holding in
some straw for hair. We are now witness to THE
SCARECROW.
                  BATMAN
            “It isn‟t Halloween, Crane.”

The Scarecrow walks forward a little and hisses
at Batman and Talia. He reaches for a small bag
at his side, hoisted over his shoulder. He
pulls out a small jack-o-lantern and throws it
at both of them. They move away as it hits the
ground and explodes, causing gas to come out of
the remains. Batman and Talia keep their
distance from the gas.

                  SCARECROW
            “Dr. Crane isn‟t available anymore,
            Batman. What you are now witness to
            Is the master of fear. I am fear
            Incarnate. I am The Scarecrow!”

                  TALIA (Laughing.)
            “If you only had a brain.”

                  SCARECROW
            “I have had enough small talk. You
            Will pay for what you did to me,
            Batman.”

                  BATMAN
            “Bring it on, Scarecrow.”

A ninja comes out of the shadows and quickly
throws a large scythe to The Scarecrow. He
catches it in one hand and stands ready to
fight.

                  SCARECROW
            “Fear is everything!”

The Scarecrow comes forward with the scythe,
slashing it toward Batman. He ducks out of the
way of the weapon having it only hit him just
barely in the side as he moves around The
Scarecrow quickly.

                  SCARECROW (Cont‟d.)
            “What‟s wrong, Batman? You‟re not
            Scared of my scythe are you?”

Talia steps forward to help Batman against The
Scarecrow, but Flass moves quickly behind her
with his gun. He grabs hold of her and points
the gun right at her head.

                  FLASS
            “Let‟s leave this a one on one
            Fight. What do ya say, love?”
Talia tosses Flass over her shoulder causing
him to crash on the ground in pain.

                  TALIA
            “Never call me that again, you
            Pig.”

Talia starts walking away from Flass again, but
Flass grabs hold of her leg suddenly causing
her to trip up and fall. Flass jumps on Talia
and tries to keep control of the situation.

The Scarecrow swings his scythe again narrowly
missing the tips of the ears on Batman‟s mask.
Batman takes a batarang and throws it at The
Scarecrow hitting his hand that holds the
scythe. He is in pain as he drops the scythe to
the ground. Batman runs toward The Scarecrow.
He hits him dead on right in the chest, sending
him to the ground. However, The Scarecrow has a
backup plan as he pulls out another jack-o-
lantern and throws it at Batman again. He
laughs evilly as he watches on with Batman
consumed in the smoke, but Batman just barely
manages to pull his cape up to block the gas.
The Scarecrow‟s laughter stops as he realizes
that Batman had the cape in the way the whole
time.

                  SCARECROW
            “Damn you, Batman!”

The Scarecrow tries to punch Batman in the
face, but he catches his hand before the punch
can be laid and twists his arm around causing
The Scarecrow to turn his body around all the
way. He screams from the pain.

                  BATMAN
            “Looks like I‟ve found your fear,
            Scarecrow. The fear of pain.”

                  FLASS (O.S.)
            “Let him go, Batman!”

Batman looks over to see Flass has control of
Talia again as she‟s on the floor pinned down
by Flass who has his gun pointed at Talia‟s
head.

                  TALIA
            “Don‟t listen to him, Batman.
            Finish The Scarecrow!”

                  FLASS
            “Let him go, or she dies!”
                  SCARECROW
            “Do I sense a fear of her death in
            You, Batman. What will you do. Will
            You secure me and let the pretty
            Lady die, or will you let go of me
            And let her live another day? The
            Fear of a decision. You do have
            Many fears in your life, Batman.
            Especially fear of exactly what you
            Are... A BAT!”

Suddenly several small sections of the walls
slide away causing many bats to come pouring
into the room. The bats fly around the room
everywhere. Batman stands up and looks at all
the bats in awe. The Scarecrow gets up at the
same time and looks on in delight.

                  SCARECROW (Cont‟d.)
            “Having The League of Shadows on
            Your side always helps when you
            Need to learn someone‟s true fears.
            Especially when it comes to you,
            Bruce Wayne.”

Batman turns to The Scarecrow in horror.

                  SCARECROW (Cont‟d.)
            “Ah, another fear. The fear of
            Being figured out by one of your
            Enemies. How saddening it is,
            Batman. The truth will soon be wide
            Known.”

Batman thinks fast and quickly removes two
things from his belt. One is an air gun and the
other is a batarang. He throws the batarang at
Flass knocking the gun out of his hand. The
second he takes to The Scarecrow‟s shoulder as
he releases the contents into his blood stream.
The Scarecrow falls to the ground. He seems to
be almost going into spasms. Talia kicks Flass
in the groan. He grunts and falls off of Talia.
She gets up and kicks him in the stomach.

                  TALIA
            “Filthy creature.”

                  BATMAN (Looking back)
            “I‟ve been called worse.”

                  TALIA
            “Not you. Him.”

Batman walks over to Talia. He takes another
vial of the same toxins and puts it in the air
gun. Talia backs away thinking that he‟s going
to inject her, but he bends down and injects
Flass. He, however, doesn‟t go into spasms like
The Scarecrow did. Talia walks over to Batman
and looks down at the trembling Scarecrow
behind him. The bats continue to move around
the large dance floor.

                  TALIA (Cont‟d.)
            “What did you do to them?”

                  BATMAN
            “Gave Scarecrow a dose of my own
            Version of the fear toxin. Flass
            Got a dose of some memory eraser
            Chemicals that only erase the past
            Few minutes of time so that he
            Won‟t remember hearing Scarecrow
            Say my real name. Hopefully they
            Won‟t remember my identity anymore
            After the effects wear off... If
            They wear off without the antidote
            In Scarecrow‟s case.”

                  TALIA
            “Amazing. You are an amazing man,
            Mr. Wayne.”

                  BATMAN
            “Make sure you keep that under your
            Hat, or I‟ll have to give you the
            Same treatment I gave Flass.”

                  TALIA
            “Oh, believe me. I promise.”

Batman picks up his communicator.

                  BATMAN
            “Alfred, now would be a good time
            To call the police. We‟ve got two
            Important people here for them.”

                  ALFRED (V.O.)
            “Understood. And what of The League
            Of Shadows?”

                  BATMAN
            “Don‟t know. Probably fled. They
            Knew that Crane wouldn‟t be able to
            Stop me. Most of them may already
            Be miles from here.”

                  ALFRED (V.O.)
            “Understood. I‟ll make the call
            Now.”

Batman puts away the communicator.
                  BATMAN
            “You were right.”

                  TALIA
            “About what?”

                  BATMAN (Smiling.)
            “We do make a good team.”

Talia smiles her beautiful smile at Batman as
she leans forward toward Batman‟s face. She
kisses him on the lips passionately. Batman
stops the kiss and looks into her eyes. There
is nothing but sincerity. Batman returns the
kiss. The bats continue to move around the
room. They break the lip lock and look into
each other‟s eyes as we FADE TO...

EXT. DOCKS – FALCONE‟S CLUB – NIGHT

Talia sits on the edge of an ambulance with a
blanket around her shoulders. Gordon walks over
to her and smiles as he leans down to her.

                  GORDON
            “Are you alright, Miss?”

                  TALIA
            “I‟m fine. The name‟s Talia.”

                  GORDON
            “Talia who?”

                  TALIA
            “Why do you want to know?”

                  GORDON
            “I‟m sorry. I don‟t want to startle
            You. I‟m a cop. I just need your
            Name for the record so we can mark
            You off as one of the missing
            Students. We‟ve already got the
            Full names for everyone else.
            You‟re the last.”

                  TALIA
            “Oh... Well in that case, my last
            Name is... Head.”

                  GORDON (Nodding.)
            “Very well, Ms. Head. You were
            Quite brave before trusting in the
            Dark knight as he‟s told me. Thanks
            To you and he, Jonathan Crane won‟t
            Bother anyone else again.”
                  TALIA
            “Are the other students alright?”

                  GORDON
            “They‟re fine. Batman‟s antidotes
            Worked well. Perhaps you should go
            Home and get some sleep. You‟ll be
            Expected back at the university
            Bright and early tomorrow after
            All.”

                  TALIA
            “Yes, of course.”

Gordon pats her shoulder and walks away. Talia
stands up and puts the blanket back in the
ambulance. She starts to walk away from the
dock, but looks up at the roof of the club.
Batman is standing there looking at her. Talia
blows a kiss Batman‟s way.

                  TALIA (Cont‟d.)
            “Till our next meeting, Dark
            Knight.”

Talia starts walking away. Batman turns away
from the edge of the roof and walks away
himself. Detective Flass is pulled out of the
club in handcuffs. Gordon notices and starts
over.

                  FLASS
            “Gordon, you‟ve got nothing on me!
            I have my rights!”

                  GORDON
            “What were you doing here if you
            Weren‟t involved in Crane‟s plans?”

                  FLASS
            “I heard you and that Bat talking
            In your office. I came down here to
            Give him backup.”

                  GORDON
            “Why is it that I don‟t believe
            You? Perhaps it‟s because you
            Thought Batman was a threat
            Yourself. Also Batman said he saw
            You down here with Falcone and
            Crane when all of this first
            Started. I think we‟ll find all the
            Evidence we need in the club anyway
            Though. I‟m sure your prints are
            Everywhere in there.”
                  FLASS
            “That proves nothing!”

                  GORDON
            “Get him out of here!”

The officers take Flass away. The Scarecrow
comes out next in a stretcher. He‟s babbling on
and on in a different language. From the roof,
Batman comes back over looking down listening
in to what The Scarecrow is screaming. The
voice language sounds so familiar to Batman.
Almost something from his past...

                                       FLASHBACK:

INT. HIMALAYAS – MONASTARY – EVENING

UBU, dressed as Ra‟s Al Ghul, sits in his chair
speaking in the language, Urdu.

                                  END FLASHBACK:

EXT. FALCONE‟S CLUB – NIGHT

Batman stands there in shock of sorts. He has a
small recorder in his hand obviously recording
what The Scarecrow is saying. COMMISSIONER
GILLIAN B. LOEB walks over to Gordon with his
hands in his pockets. He smiles a little as he
takes one hand out of his pocket and places it
on Gordon‟s shoulder. Gordon looks over at Loeb
and smiles a little himself.

                  LOEB
            “I‟m beginning to wonder if I was
            Wrong about The Batman.”

                  GORDON
            “I was a little concerned that he
            Wasn‟t true when I first saw him,
            But I came to realize myself that
            This city needs him.”

                  LOEB
            “I‟ve realized it needs sound
            Officers like you as well that can
            Trust and give his loyalty. I have
            A feeling that since Flass has
            Finally been implicated in his
            Dealings that he‟ll be spending a
            Lot of time in Stone Gate. I could
            Use a new Detective on the force
            Especially with a killer on the
            Streets.”

                  GORDON
            “Sir... are you saying that you‟re
            Going to willingly promote me to
            Detective?”

                  LOEB
            “Absolutely. You‟ve done well as a
            Lieutenant on the force. I feel
            That a small step higher is good
            For a rising star like you. Just
            Think, some day you might be
            Standing in my shoes.”

                  GORDON
            “Oh, sir. I‟m not so sure about
            Commissioner.”

                  LOEB
            “I‟m starting to have a lot more
            Faith in you, Detective. You
            Deserve this promotion. I wouldn‟t
            Give it to anyone else.”

Loeb extends his hand to Gordon. Gordon smiles
and receives the shake proudly. Batman smiles
from the roof top. Another officer walks over
to Gordon and Loeb.

                  OFFICER 1
            “Commissioner, we just got word
            From the radio operator. There‟s
            Been more murders.”

Batman narrows his eyes as he listens in.

                  LOEB
            “Where at?”

                  OFFICER 1
            “Bakers Street. You‟ll have to see
            It for yourself, sir. It‟s pretty
            Bad.”

                  LOEB
            “Alright. Gordon, let‟s move.”

Gordon and Loeb make their way over to a squad
car. They get in and the car takes off away
from the docks. Batman releases his grappling
hook and swings away.

INT. APPARTMENT – KITCHEN – NIGHT

We are looking at an extremely gruesome sight.
There is a family of four, mother, father, son,
and daughter, sitting at their kitchen table.
Food is still warm as it sits in front of the
family members who are all now dead. Their
throats have been slashed. It appears that
their hands are tied to the chairs to keep them
restrained.

                  GORDON
            “Same as before. Throats slashed
            And nothing else.”

                  LOEB
            “From the look of things nothing
            Has been stolen from the house. He
            Just wanted to kill them and leave
            As before.”

                  GORDON
            “Well, the only thing that actually
            Was stolen by this guy was the
            Knife that he used for all the
            Kills. That knife was taken from
            The first kill, the mugger on the
            Bridge.”

                  LOEB
            “How does someone get away with
            This in a building full of people?”

                  GORDON
            “No clue. I guess it‟s true what
            They say. No one in the city cares
            About the lives of other people in
            It. Even if that includes
            Children.”

The same unnamed officer from the docks comes
out of a room and over to Gordon and Loeb.

                  OFFICER 1
            “There was a baby.”

Gordon looks at the officer in shock.

                  GORDON
            “No... Don‟t tell me that he...”

                  OFFICER 1
            “I‟m afraid so.”

                  LOEB
            “Death toll is up to eight now.”

                  GORDON
            “Well, we officially have a serial
            Killer on our hands. I‟ll start
            Putting together my reports for
            What‟s going on. I‟m sure I‟ll find
            Something.”
                  LOEB
            “I know I can count on you, Gordon.
            Let‟s get the morgue people here to
            Take care of the bodies.”

Gordon walks over to the window in the kitchen.
There is a fire escape beyond the window.
Standing outside is Batman. Gordon opens the
window a ways and then turns back to look at
the bodies at the table.

                  BATMAN
            “Any leads?”

                  GORDON
            “None that I can see. It just
            Doesn‟t make any sense. None of the
            Victims are related to one another
            In any kind of pattern.”

                  BATMAN
            “That may be the point. We may just
            Have a sociopathic killer on our
            Hands. He could possibly just be
            Killing for the fun of it and not
            Care who it is that he actually
            Kills. Anything is possible when it
            Comes to a corrupt mind.”

                  GORDON
            “Agreed. I just hope we can catch
            The bastard before he does
            Anymore.”

                  BATMAN
            “He‟s been working very quickly to
            Get the death toll up. It‟s like he
            Wants to be noticed. The attention
            Is really making him continue to
            Move forward. It was just last
            Night that he killed the mugger on
            Gotham Bridge starting his rampage
            Of terror. Now the death toll is up
            To eight and it‟s only been his
            First full day. There will probably
            Be another murder first thing in
            The morning if he keeps to his
            Current schedule.”

                  GORDON
            “We‟ll be working hard at the
            Station. I hope you‟ll be able to
            Help us, friend.”

                  BATMAN
            “Don‟t worry, Jim. As usual, I‟ll
            See what I can do on my end.”
                  GORDON
            “Glad to hear it. I don‟t know what
            Gotham City would do without you.”

Gordon turns back around to see that Batman is
no longer standing there. He smiles and shuts
the window.

INT. DIFFERENT APPARTMENT – LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

Talia Head walks into her front door. She feels
a little shaky still from what she‟s been
through tonight, but walks over to the phone
anyway and begins to dial a number into the
receiver. She waits for an answer on the other
end.

                  TALIA
            “It has begun.”

INT. DARK LAIR – NIGHT

From the view that we‟re looking at, we can
only see from the nose down of the person that
we‟re looking at. He has a strange facial hair
arrangement that looks shockingly familiar.
There is a receiver to his mouth as he begins
to talk.

                  MOUTH
            “Very good, daughter. Did you take
            Care of Jonathan Crane?”

INT. APPARTMENT – LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

                  TALIA
            “He‟s been taken to Arkham Asylum.
            That is where he‟ll remain.”

INT. DARK LAIR – NIGHT

                  MOUTH
            “Very good. However we must keep in
            Mind that the detective was able to
            Cure Carmine Falcone of Crane‟s
            Toxins. I have word that he will be
            Released shortly. They will not be
            Taking him to Stone Gate
            Penitentiary like the detective
            Felt they would.”

INT. APPARTMENT – LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

                  TALIA
            “The corruption of Gotham
            Continues, father?”
INT. DARK LAIR – NIGHT

                  MOUTH
            “Yes, it does. However, your part
            Of the tale is not over. You must
            Complete the mission.”

INT. APPARTMENT – LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

                  TALIA
            “I will. I sense something about
            The Batman that is very
            Intriguing.”

INT. DARK LAIR – NIGHT

                  MOUTH
            “Do not let the detective pull the
            Wool over your eyes. He‟s very
            Intelligent. The last thing we want
            Is for him to become suspicious of
            You.”

INT. APPARTMENT – LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

                  TALIA
            “Agreed.”

There is a knock at Talia‟s front door.

                  TALIA (Cont‟d.)
            “Hold on a second, father. I have a
            Visitor.”

Talia puts the phone to her side and walks over
to the door. She opens it to find no one
standing there. She looks down at the ground
and sees a flyer laying there at her front
door. She picks it up and looks at it. It says:
“WAYNE CHARITY FOUNDATION HOLDS FIRST ANNUAL
CHAIRTY BALL FOR THE NEEDY. YOU ARE INVITED TO
JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE AT WAYNE INDUSTRIES.”
Talia puts the phone back to her ear.

                  TALIA (Cont‟d.)
            “I will be in touch, father. I have
            The next part of the plan already
            Worked out.”

Talia hangs up the phone and smiles half
happily and also half evilly.

INT. DARK LAIR – NIGHT

We move away from the mouth, downward as the
man puts the phone down on the receiver. We go
to a   back shot of the man as he stands in front
of a   wall looking at the beautiful paintings
that   decorate it. He turns around revealing
that   he is in fact RA‟S AL GHUL.

                   RA‟S AL GHUL
             “Be prepared, detective. Your fears
             Are far from over.”

INT. WAYNE MANOR – LIBRARY - NIGHT

Bruce Wayne sits at his desk in the library. He
is wearing a robe and is concentrating on the
voices from the tape recorder that are playing
at his desk. He turns the recorder off and
leans back, looking at the door as Alfred comes
in. He is carrying a tray that has a bowl of
water, a washcloth, some pain killers,
bandages, and a newspaper on it.

                   ALFRED
             “Another rough night of crime
             Fighting can always bring about the
             Nicest little bruises.”

                   BRUCE
             “Even ones that I didn‟t realize
             That I received until I got home.
             The Scarecrow managed to get one
             Good slice in me with that scythe
             Earlier.”

                   ALFRED
             “I do wish you‟d take more care for
             Yourself. I‟m very worried about
             You.”

Alfred sets some water on the table. He puts a
washcloth in the water and dabs it out.

                   ALFRED (Cont‟d.)
             “I‟ll have to clean the wound
             First.”

                   BRUCE
             “Can‟t that wait till later?”

                   ALFRED
             “Not unless you want it infected,
             Sir. I really don‟t believe that
             Would be the best idea. Do you?”

                   BRUCE
             “Fine.”

Bruce takes the robe off revealing he wasn‟t
wearing a shirt underneath. There is a gash in
his side, not a very big one, but still there.
Alfred dabs the water on the wound. Bruce
winces a little, but holds the pain in.

                  ALFRED
            “Alright. Now, just take two of
            These and they‟ll ease the pain.
            I‟ll wrap the bandages while you
            Take them.”

Alfred begins to patch up the wound as Bruce
takes the pills and puts them in his mouth. He
takes the glass of water on the desk beside him
and drinks some of the water to make the pills
go down. Bruce then looks at the newspaper and
sees a strange headline. He picks it up to read
the main headline: “CARMINE „THE ROMAN‟ FALCONE
RELEASED FROM ARKHAM ASYLUM WITH CLEAN BILL OF
HEALTH.” Bruce reads a little further and sighs
as he throws the paper down and looks away.

                  BRUCE
            “I should‟ve known that
            Commissioner Loeb wouldn‟t take
            Falcone to Stone Gate. It‟s like
            That man doesn‟t know which side to
            Be on. He releases a criminal that
            He knows is guilty, but at the same
            Time he gives Jim Gordon a
            Promotion to detective after Flass
            Was arrested. I can‟t get his angle
            In all this.”

Bruce leans back in his chair and sighs.

                  BRUCE (Cont‟d.)
            “You know, old friend, sometimes I
            Wonder if I‟m really doing any
            Good. No one really cares when it
            Comes to the crimes. I could keep
            On and on doing this same thing
            Over and over again. Going out
            Night after night and for what? I
            Capture the thief, but they won‟t
            Stay locked up long.”

Bruce stands up and moves to a bookcase. He
looks at the books as he puts his hands behind
his back and sighs again.

                  BRUCE (Cont‟d.)
            “At some point even I will go down.
            It could be The Scarecrow, Carmine
            Falcone, or just some punk that
            Gets lucky. Either way there‟ll be
            No mistaking it. I will have
            Finally failed, and there will be
            No one that cares of the legacy of
            The Batman.”

                  ALFRED
            “That‟s rubbish. After all the
            Lives you‟ve saved and the
            Criminals that you‟ve brought to
            Justice I would‟ve thought that you
            Were beyond that.”

                  BRUCE
            “It‟s much more then you could ever
            Know. No matter what I do, someone
            Will always manage to get hurt.
            There‟s a serial killer out there
            Now, Alfred. He‟s killed eight
            People in only two days and there
            Are no leads behind it. Gordon and
            The rest of the police are frazzled
            Over it and I‟m at my wits end.”

                  ALFRED
            “You can never give up, Master
            Bruce. As I‟ve told you many times
            Before, when we fall we are better
            To learn to pick ourselves up.”

Bruce turns around and smiles.

                  BRUCE
            “Yes, I remember. Your words are
            Always a comfort to me.”

                  ALFRED
            “And I would hope that they would
            Also help you to better understand
            The life that you yourself chose.”

                  BRUCE
            “Yes, of course. Thank you, Alfred.
            Will you be off to bed soon?”

                  ALFRED
            “Yes.”

Bruce turns back around, but turns to face
Alfred again when he starts talking again.

                  ALFRED (Cont‟d.)
            “I heard what you were listening to
            On the tape when I walked in. What
            Was that strange language?”

                  BRUCE
            “It‟s called Urdu. I heard it when
            I was traveling the world, before
            Returning to Gotham with you. It
            Was the language that Ra‟s Al
            Ghul‟s double was using when I
            First met the both of them in the
            Himalayas. The Scarecrow was
            Speaking it earlier tonight.”

                  ALFRED
            “Why would Professor Crane be
            Speaking in that language? I
            Remember that he was working with
            Ra‟s Al Ghul, but how and why would
            He know the language?”

                  BRUCE
            “I believe it was a clue. I haven‟t
            Figured out what he was saying yet,
            But I will find a way to translate
            It soon.”

                  ALFRED
            “Well, I should remind you that the
            Wayne Charity Foundation is having
            The charity ball tomorrow night.”

                  BRUCE
            “I remember.”

                  ALFRED
            “I take it that you‟ll be taking
            Bambi there correct?”

                  BRUCE
            “No, Alfred. I had someone else in
            Mind already.”

                  ALFRED
            “Very well, sir. I just ask that
            You get some sleep. Mr. Fox called
            Earlier. He said he wants to have a
            Meeting with you in the morning.”

                  BRUCE
            “I‟ll do that, Alfred. Thank you.”

                  ALFRED
            “Goodnight, Master Bruce.”

                  BRUCE
            “Goodnight, Alfred.”

Alfred walks out of the room. Bruce sighs as he
looks back at the desk and the tape recorder on
it. He moves back over to it and turns it on
again as we hear Crane‟s rantings some more.

                  BRUCE (Cont‟d.)
            “What does it all mean? The
            Scarecrow was using Ra‟s Al Ghul‟s
            League of Shadows for his plans...
            Flass was still working with him as
            Well... He was speaking in Urdu
            When he was being taken out of the
            Club... What is with the references
            To Ra‟s Al Ghul? He‟s dead. It
            Makes no sense.”

Bruce turns the recorder off and starts out of
the room, but turns back one last time.

                  BRUCE (Cont‟d.)
            “Ra‟s Al Ghul... Isn‟t that
            Arabic?”

Bruce walks over to the bookcase and pulls out
a book that has Arabic symbols on it. He flips
through the book and stops at a certain page.

                  BRUCE (Cont‟d.)
            “Of course! Ra‟s Al Ghul in English
            Means The Demon‟s Head...”

Bruce reads a little more in the book and then
puts it back in the shelf.

                  BRUCE (Cont‟d.)
            “I remember the rumors of him being
            Immortal. At the time he was just
            Ducard. There was nothing else
            Known about him. That‟s why I saved
            Him from dying in the fire at his
            Monastery. Then I learned that he
            Was really the real Ra‟s Al Ghul
            And that the other fellow was
            Really a stand in for him... Maybe
            A bodyguard. But I saw Ra‟s die in
            The trolley. He couldn‟t have
            Survived that crash. There‟s no way
            For it to be even remotely
            Possible. Even if he had survived,
            His body would‟ve been crushed with
            No way to have repaired his
            Skeletal structure quickly enough
            For him to ever mount any new plans
            Here. This is getting me no where.”

Bruce walks out of the room.

EXT. FALCONE MANSION – NIGHT

We see an establishing shot of the mansion of
the Falcone Family. A limo pulls up to the
mansion and out steps Carmine Falcone dressed
in his best as he walks up the steps and enters
the front door.
INT. FALCONE MANSION – FOYAR – NIGHT

Falcone looks around the mansion seeing how
dead it seems. A butler walks up to Falcone and
takes his coat.

                  BUTLER
            “Welcome home, sir.”

                  FALCONE
            “Thank you, Jeffrey.”

The butler walks away toward the closet to hang
the coat up. Falcone‟s main body guard walks up
to him with sadness in his eyes.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “What‟s wrong, Martin?”

                  MARTIN
            “Sir, everyone has left. Your wife
            Was afraid for her life as was
            Everyone else. They were all
            Fearful that the Batman was going
            To come here to start trouble with
            The family because of your capture.
            In turn, everyone left a few days
            After you were sent to the Asylum.”

                  FALCONE
            “My whole family has vanished?”

                  MARTIN
            “With no forwarding address, sir.”

                  FALCONE
            “Even my daughter, Sofia?”

                  MARTIN
            “I‟m afraid so. Christine took
            Everyone when she left. Myself, a
            Few other guards, and a couple
            Members of the staff are all that
            Is left.”

                  FALCONE
            “I bet that‟s what the Batman
            Wanted from the beginning.”

Falcone walks further into the house and makes
his way to his study.

INT. FALCONE MANSION – STUDY – NIGHT
Falcone sits down at his desk and Martin stands
in front of the desk with his hands behind his
back.

                  FALCONE
            “He wants rid of my whole family
            Because he knows of the threat that
            We have always been on Gotham City.
            Well, he wasn‟t able to completely
            Ensnare me. In fact, it was his
            Fault that I was released in the
            First place for giving me the
            Antidote to Crane‟s toxins. He
            Actually thought they would move
            Me, ME! THE ROMAN! To Stone Gate!
            That man is insane and I‟m going to
            Prove it. For I will drive him
            Insane in my own little way. I will
            Bring new meaning to the name
            Falcone. Such new meaning will have
            To bring my family back to me. I
            Will not stand for the treachery
            And the problems that the Batman
            Has caused me. And I know just how
            To deal with him.”

                  MARTIN
            “How‟s that, Mr. Falcone?”

                  FALCONE
            “Have you heard about the murders?”

                  MARTIN
            “Yeah. Eight people dead in the
            Past two days. Why?”

                  FALCONE
            “I want you and the boys to find
            This serial killer. Station
            Yourselves all over Gotham and look
            For anyone that could possibly be
            Suspicious enough to be our serial
            Killer. Bring him before me. And
            Once you do we‟ll see just how
            Intelligent he really is. He won‟t
            Deny me of my vengeance. Of that
            You can be assured of.”

INT. SMALL HOUSE – BATHROOM – NIGHT

Victor Zsasz has just finished giving himself
five new slashes on his body in different
locations. He seems to be trying to make many
multiply slashes to have four slashes in a row
so that he can put a fifth slash through the
four. He smiles wickedly as he looks at himself
in the mirror.
                  ZSASZ
            “The ending of useless life can be
            So invigorating. Eight
            Purifications there have been and
            Many more there are yet to achieve.
            Oh, yes... There will be so many
            More.”

Zsasz rubs his right hand through his blond
hair as he laughs quietly and evilly to
himself.

INT. DA‟S OFFICE – DENT‟S OFFICE NIGHT

Harvey Dent sits in his office writing
something. Rachel Dawes leans in on the door.
She has a newspaper in her hand at her side as
she looks at Dent sadly. Dent looks up at
Rachel and smiles a little.

                  DENT
            “Hey, doll. How are things?”

                  RACHEL
            “I don‟t guess you‟ve seen the
            Papers have you?”

                  DENT
            “What‟s wrong?”

                  RACHEL
            “It‟s all over the Globe, Harvey. I
            Was debating over whether or not I
            Should show you this, because I
            Knew you‟d be mad about it.”

                  DENT (Standing up.)
            “What happened, Rachel?”

Rachel walks over to Dent and hands him the
paper. He looks at the headline in shock and
suddenly begins to anger as he looks on. He
throws the paper down and turns away.

                  RACHEL
            “I know how you feel, Harv, but
            Please don‟t get mad about...”

Dent screams as he picks up his chair and
tosses it right threw the window. He then bangs
his hands on his desk in rage and falls to the
ground.

                  RACHEL (Cont‟d.)
            “Harvey!”
Rachel runs over to Dent and bends down to him.

                  RACHEL (Cont‟d.)
            “Harvey, please don‟t do this to
            Yourself.”

                  DENT
            “I can‟t believe this! Falcone was
            Mine! He was MINE!”

                  RACHEL
            “It isn‟t your fault, Harvey.”

Dent stands back up and paces around.

                  DENT
            “I‟ll tell you whose fault it is!
            It‟s Batman‟s fault! If he hadn‟t
            Given that antidote then at least
            Falcone would still be in Arkham!”

                  RACHEL
            “Batman did what he had to do. He
            Probably felt that he would be able
            To get Falcone moved to Stone Gate
            If the toxins were taken out of
            Him.”

                  DENT
            “Oh, so now you know what Batman
            Will do huh? Have you been talking
            To him? Do you like him more then
            Me? Is there something you want to
            Tell me, Rachel?”

Dent is screaming this at Rachel as he shakes
her shoulders angrily. Rachel pushes Dent off
of her. He hits the wall and looks at Rachel
very angrily.

                  DENT (Cont‟d.)
            “Don‟t you ever do that again!”

                  RACHEL
            “Harvey! You have to stop this!
            We‟ll get Falcone one way or
            Another. Please believe me.”

                  DENT
            “I can‟t believe you! You‟re having
            An affair on me with the Batman. I
            Know it!”

                  RACHEL
            “No, Harvey! I‟ve always been
            Faithful to you! I would never
            Betray you like that and you know
            It!”

Tears come to Dent‟s eyes as he slides down the
wall and back to the floor. He pulls his head
down into his arms.

                  RACHEL (Cont‟d.)
            “I‟m going to call someone for you.
            You need some help to get through
            This, Harvey. I know you‟re not
            Like this. Something has changed in
            You. Don‟t worry. I‟ll get you the
            Best. What was the name of that
            Woman that you and Bruce are such
            Good friends with?”

                  DENT (Weakly.)
            “I don‟t need a psychiatrist. I am
            Not crazy!”

                  RACHEL
            “I never said you were, but you
            Have got to get yourself some help
            And if it‟s from one of your
            Friends then she might be able to
            Help you a lot better. Now what‟s
            Her name?”

                  DENT
            “Thompkins. Dr. Leslie Thompkins.”

INT. WAYNE INDUSTRIES – HALLWAY – DAY

Bruce Wayne and LUCIUS FOX walk down a long
hallway in Wayne Industries.

                  FOX
            “...And I must tell you, Bruce, I
            Think we‟ve come a long way since
            Richard Earle was in charge of the
            Company.”

                  BRUCE
            “Let‟s not even talk about him.
            He‟s been driving me crazy for
            Months begging to be let back into
            The company.”

                  FOX
            “Well, you‟re not actually going to
            Let him are you?”

                  BRUCE
            “Not a chance. I know there are
            Certain people that you just can‟t
            Trust in this world.”
                  FOX
            “Especially in this city.”

Bruce stops and puts a hand on Fox‟s shoulder.

                  BRUCE
            “But you I know I can trust. I
            Always have.”

                  FOX
            “The feeling‟s almost mutual.”

                  BRUCE
            “Why‟s that?”

                  FOX
            “Your methods of trying to get
            Things done are a little strange
            And you know it.”

INT. WAYNE INDUSTRIES – OFFICE – DAY

Bruce and Fox walk into a large office. This is
Bruce‟s office. He goes over to his desk and
sits down making himself comfortable. Fox sits
in one of the chairs in front of his desk and
crosses his legs as he looks at Bruce smiling.

                  FOX (Cont‟d.)
            “Everything is going smoothly here,
            But your night life is the one that
            I‟m concerned about.”

                  BRUCE
            “I know you are. To tell you the
            Truth, I have been as well.”

                  FOX
            “I‟ve noticed that you were
            Wincing today just from walking
            Down the hallway...”

                  BRUCE
            “An injury from last night. Had a
            Run in with Dr. Jonathan Crane and
            A scythe.”

                  FOX
            “Bruce, I know that I shouldn‟t
            Mess in the life of your
            Alter ego... Hell, I probably
            Shouldn‟t even know about it, but I
            Just want you to know that I will
            Support your decisions till the
            End.”

                  BRUCE
“I‟m glad to hear it. This company
Would fall apart without you
Running it.”

      FOX
“Or you making sure to keep the
Greedy board members from trying to
Sale it off again. They‟re pretty
Lucky that you didn‟t fire them
Like you did with Mr. Earle.”

      BRUCE
“Yeah, well, I‟m going to settle
Things with Earle tonight. I
Invited him to come to the charity
Ball tonight so we can discuss his
Permanent disappearance.”

      FOX
“What do you mean by that?”

      BRUCE
“He‟s lucky I didn‟t have him
Thrown in jail for what he did. I
Was just being generous to him
Because I was happy that I had won
My first victory against the
Corruption in this city. I think he
Needs to see a new country perhaps.
Let him go somewhere where I‟ll
Never have to be bothered by his
Whining again.”

      FOX
“That sounds good to me.”

      BRUCE
“I was hoping it would. So, I have
A question for you. I heard that we
Were working on something for the
Gaming industry. Computer games for
Children. What has that branch come
Up with? I remember that you set up
That wing a few weeks ago.”

      FOX
“Yes, we want to try some new
Angles for the company now that
You‟ve taken over if that‟s
Alright.”

      BRUCE
“Of course. Far be it for me to
Keep you from making children‟s
Games. The kids of this city need
Something to get their minds away
From the crime that goes on in it.
            The last thing we need are more
            Kids to become criminals.”

                  FOX
            “That was my thoughts exactly. I‟ve
            Hired some good men down there.
            Real computer experts. One of them
            Has already come up with a
            Wonderful game concept that he‟s
            Going to start working on this
            Week. Mr. Edward Nygma is his name.
            He‟s going to make a game called
            The Riddle of the Minotaur.”

                  BRUCE
            “Sounds intriguing. Keep me updated
            On it.”

                  FOX
            “I‟ll make sure to do that. So who
            Are you going to be bringing to the
            Ball tonight?”

                  BRUCE
            “You‟ll just have to wait to find
            Out. She‟s a very beautiful woman.”

                  FOX
            “Interesting. How did you meet
            Her?”

                  BRUCE
            “Long story, my friend. Very long
            Story.”

INT. HOSPITAL OFFICE – DAY

Harvey Dent lies on the long chair sighing.
Sitting beside him is DR. LESLIE THOMPKINS, an
older lady wearing a dress coat and skirt.

                  LESLIE
            “Harvey, you must understand that
            You‟re anger is not only hurting
            Yourself, but your girlfriend as
            Well. Rachel is very concerned
            About you from what she‟s told me.
            She hasn‟t seen so much anger out
            Of you since she started getting to
            Know you and you were both fighting
            All the time over who was guilty in
            Your cases and who wasn‟t.”

                  DENT
            “I remember. She and I have been
            Through a lot.”
                  LESLIE
            “And you have the chance to go
            Through many more adventures in
            Your lives. Don‟t let your former
            Self return.”

Dent‟s eyes enlarge. He sits up and looks at
Leslie almost like he‟s scared.

                  DENT
            “Do you think that‟s it? Could Big
            Bad Harv be coming back?”

                  LESLIE
            “You shouldn‟t even mention his
            Name.”

                  DENT
            “Sorry. Can‟t help it.”

                  LESLIE
            “Listen, I can help you to keep him
            Down, but you‟ll need many
            Meditation treatments as well as
            Hypnosis to do so.”

                  DENT
            “I‟ll do anything, Leslie. Please
            Just help me and promise that what
            I‟m going through doesn‟t leave
            This room. I don‟t even want Bruce
            To know, ok?”

                  LESLIE
            “I promise. Remember? Doctor
            Patient confidentiality. I cannot
            Say anything to anyone.”

                  DENT
            “Glad to hear it.”

                  LESLIE
            “Come back tomorrow morning and
            We‟ll begin the treatments.”

Dent and Leslie both stand up. Dent hugs
Leslie.

                  DENT
            “It is good to get to talk to you
            Again after so long, Leslie. I‟ve
            Missed you.”

                  LESLIE
            “As have I missed you. Please tell
            Bruce tonight at the charity ball
            That I said hi and to come see me
            Soon.”

                  DENT
            “I‟ll make sure to do that.”

INT. SUBWAY STATION – DAY

Victor Zsasz is leaning up against a pillar in
the subway. He is pretending to be reading a
newspaper as he surveys the people that are
moving in an out of the trains and about the
area of the station. He sees an elderly couple
holding hands and moving toward the train.
Zsasz smiles and folds the paper as he walks
forward to get on the train.

INT. SUBWAY – TRAIN – DAY

Zsasz sits down in a seat on the far side of
the train from where the old couple is sitting.
The lady puts her head on the man‟s shoulders
as they sit there and wait. The train starts
off down the tunnel leaving the station behind.
Zsasz opens up the newspaper again and pretends
to read it as he takes glances at the couple.

A woman standing in the center of the aisle,
holding a hand hold looks over to Zsasz and
smiles a little. Just from looking at the way
she‟s dressed and how messed up her hair is, it
is easy to tell that she is a lady of the
night. She chews her gum loudly in her mouth as
it half way hangs open half the time. She walks
over to Zsasz, taking each hand hold as she
goes so that she doesn‟t fall, and sits down
beside him.

                  WOMAN
            “Hey, good lookin.”

Zsasz is not at all interested in her it seems
as he continues to take small glances at the
old couple.

                    ZSASZ
            “Hi.”

                  WOMAN
            “Whatcha reading there?”

                  ZSASZ (Glancing at paper.)
            “The Gotham Globe. It‟s an article
            By Vicki Vale.”

                  WOMAN
            “Oh, yeah.”
                  (Laughs oddly.)
            “The Bat-woman. She‟s a weird one,
            That girl. She thinks there‟s
            Something behind the Batman, but
            She just can‟t get close enough to
            Get the scoop on him.”

                  ZSASZ (Looking forward.)
            “Right...”

                  WOMAN
            “I haven‟t seen you down here
            Before. Of all the men that have
            Came on this train, not one has
            Looked as fair as you, dear sir.”

Zsasz actually looks at her for the first time.
He raises an eyebrow toward her.

                  ZSASZ
            “I am far from fair.”

                  WOMAN
            “I would disagree.”

                  ZSASZ
            “You do not know me.”

                  WOMAN
            “Nor do I ever know any man that I
            Have been with until I have been
            With him if you catch my drift.”

Zsasz turns away from the woman.

                  ZSASZ
            “I have no time for things such as
            You are asking.”

                  WOMAN
            “Surely you do. I haven‟t met a man
            Yet that didn‟t feel they had time
            To make for a lady such as myself.”

Zsasz turns back to the old couple. Then back
at the lady. He thinks of it and smiles.

                  ZSASZ
            “I could use a little fun I guess.”

                  WOMAN
            “Glad to hear it.”

Zsasz pulls a piece of paper and a pen out of
his pants pocket. He writes something on the
paper and hands it to her.
                  ZSASZ
            “That‟s my address. Can you find
            It?”

                  WOMAN
            “Oh, yeah. I‟ve been in that area
            Before.”

                  ZSASZ
            “Good. I‟ll see you say... seven?”

                  WOMAN
            “Seven would be wonderful.”

The train stops at the new station. The old
couple gets up to exit. Zsasz stands up as well
and gets off the train smiling at the woman
before he goes off in the same direction as the
old couple. Two men in suits stand in the
station looking at Zsasz as he follows the old
couple, a look of evil in Zsasz‟s eyes. They
both nod to each other and follow slowly
behind.

INT. TRAIN STATION – EVENING

Gordon and Loeb look down at the two bodies of
the old man and old woman that Zsasz was after
from before. They are in an unoccupied section
of the station that looks to be just an
abandoned part of it.

                  GORDON
            “Why would those people be here?”

                  LEOB
            “Probably just talking somewhere
            Where no one would be around to
            Hear.”

Gordon puts on a glove, bends down, and picks
up the woman‟s pocketbook. He looks inside it
and sees a brochure for Gotham City.

                  GORDON
            “They were tourists. That‟s what
            Happened. They got lost down here
            Probably trying to look for a
            Specific exit. Our perpetrator may
            Have pretended to have been just a
            Nice person and lead them back here
            To kill them.”

                  LOEB
            “Jesus. Where are they from?”
Gordon looks through the pocketbook a little
more. He pulls out a card and looks at it.
Probably the woman‟s driver‟s license.

                  GORDON
            “They‟re from Metropolis.”

                  LOEB
            “Superman wouldn‟t be happy about
            That.”

                  GORDON
            “We don‟t need Superman to take
            Care of this monster. We have
            Someone already that can defeat
            This killer.”

                  LOEB
            “I hope so for your sake,
            Detective.”

                  GORDON
            “Believe me, sir. He‟ll have it all
            Figured out, and I‟d bet soon.”

                  LOEB
            “Alright, let‟s wrap up quickly.
            We‟re both due at the Wayne
            Foundation Charity Ball before
            Seven.”

                  GORDON
            “That‟s right. Almost forgot about
            It. I have to go home and change. I
            Hope Barbara‟s ready to go.”

                  LOEB
            “I‟m sure she will be.”

                  VOICE (O.S.)
            “Commissioner!”

Gordon and Loeb turn to see a woman walking up
to the both of them. She has long red hair.
This is none other then DETECTIVE SARAH ESSEN.

                  LOEB
            “May I help you, madam?”

                  SARAH
            “I‟m Sarah Essen. We spoke a few
            Days ago over the phone.”

                  LOEB
            “Oh, yes. I remember now. Detective
            Gordon, this is your new partner.
            This is Detective Sarah Essen.
            She‟s just moved here from Chicago.
            I assure you that she‟ll be nothing
            Like Flass was.”

Gordon gets a twinkle in his eye as he looks at
Sarah‟s beauty. He can‟t help it even with
knowing that he was already married. Gordon
extends his hand and Sarah shakes it.

                  GORDON
            “It‟s a pleasure to meet you,
            Detective Essen.”

                  SARAH
            “Please just call me Sarah.”

                  GORDON
            “Then you may call me Jim.”

                  LOEB
            “Well, Detective   Essen I‟ll allow
            You to finish up   here with the
            Boys. Gordon and   I are expected
            Somewhere and we   can‟t keep our
            Wives waiting.”

Sarah looks to Gordon and seems a little
saddened to realize that Gordon has a wife. She
looks away from him. Gordon looks down in shame
himself. He starts to move off with Loeb. Sarah
sighs and turns to the men down there at the
murder scene. Sarah looks at the carnage that
occurred to the old couple and seems to show
remorse for these two people that she never
knew.

INT. WAYNE MANOR – BEDROOM – NIGHT

Bruce is looking at himself in the mirror. He
is straightening out his bowtie. He checks his
hair as well and takes a comb to it and then
turns and exits his room.

INT. WAYNE MANOR – FOYER – NIGHT

Bruce walks down the elaborate stairs just as
the doorbell rings. Alfred was already in the
foyer dusting a shelf so he just stops and
walks over to the door as Bruce slowly walks
toward the door as well. Alfred opens the door
to reveal a very beautiful Talia Head, or as we
now know her as Talia Al Ghul. She is wearing a
sparkling dress, crystal shoes, and a stunning
diamond necklace. Bruce and Alfred are both
shocked from the look of the lady before them.

                  BRUCE
            “Come in, Talia.”

                  TALIA
            “Thank you, love.”

Talia walks into the foyer and sizes its
luxurious beauty. While she‟s doing that Bruce
is busy examining her. He finally returns to
reality and walks over to her. He takes her
hand.

                  BRUCE
            “You look very beautiful tonight.”

                  TALIA
            “Oh, thank you, Bruce. You‟re not
            So bad yourself.”

                  BRUCE
            “I‟m surprised that a college
            Student could afford such lovely
            Things.”

                  TALIA
            “I can thank my father for the help
            There. He‟s a lawyer.”

                  BRUCE
            “Well, I hope he doesn‟t plan to
            Sue me for custody of your love.”

                  TALIA (Laughing.)
            “I don‟t think he could ever deny
            Me of my happiness.”

Bruce turns away from Talia and to Alfred.

                  BRUCE
            “Would you get the car ready,
            Alfred? We have to be there soon or
            We‟ll be late.”

                  ALFRED
            “Right away, sir.”

Alfred walks out the front door. Bruce turns
back to Talia and kisses her on the lips.

EXT. STREETS – EVENING

The same woman that was on the train before
talking to Zsasz is walking down the street in
a rundown neighborhood. She crosses her arms
from the cold as she continues to walk and look
at all of the numbers on the houses. She stops
looking everywhere. She sighs and takes the
little piece of paper out of her pocketbook.
She looks at it, puts it back, and then starts
walking again. Finally she discovers the house
she‟s looking for and walks up the steps of the
front porch. Not too far away from the house is
a single black car sitting there. There are two
silhouettes in the vehicle.

INT. CAR – NIGHT

The same two men from the train station sit in
the car waiting.

                  MAN 1
            “We should‟ve taken him after the
            Old couple was killed.”

                  MAN 2
            “I wanted to make sure that this
            Was the guy.”

                  MAN 1
            “What more proof did you need? He
            Killed two old people in cold
            Blood.”

                  MAN 2
            “And if he kills that woman that he
            Saw at the train station as well
            Then we‟ll know he‟s our man.”

                  MAN 1
            “Mr. Falcone will give us a
            Promotion for sure.”

                  MAN 2
            “Don‟t count on it. Martin has
            Always been his number 1. We‟ll
            Never move up that far in the
            Falcone crime business.”

                  MAN 1
            “What are we going to do about the
            Killer?”

                  MAN 2
            “We go to the windows and watch
            Them. See their reactions. We‟ll
            Strike he‟s killed her, if he kills
            Her.”

INT. SMALL HOUSE – LIVING ROOM -EVENING

Victor Zsasz sits on the floor. He has his eyes
shut. He looks as if he could be meditating,
but he doesn‟t have his legs crossed or his
hands in the position for the normal look of
meditation. He has his hands in his lap and
he‟s actually on his knees, but his face is
forward, not downward, so he can‟t be praying
either. Suddenly the doorbell rings. Zsasz
opens his eyes and looks toward the front door.
He smiles a little and stands up. He walks
toward the door and pulls on the knob. Standing
before him leaning on the doorframe is the lady
of the night from the train. She still chews
her gum with her mouth wide open as she tries
to make a smile while chewing the gum.

                  WOMAN
            “Hey, cutie pie.”

                  ZSASZ
            “You‟re early.”

                  WOMAN
            “Well, I couldn‟t resist. I wanted
            To see you again and thought we
            Might get to know one another a
            Little better.”

Zsasz moves out of the doorway and lets the
woman in the door, but he stops her short
letting out his hand in front of her face
implying to give him the gum. She spits the gum
out in his hand and he lets her in. Zsasz looks
repulsed from the gum and throws it outside on
the lawn.

                  ZSASZ
            “You have any idea how nasty that
            Stuff is? Chewing it in your wide
            Open trap. It‟s just a bunch of
            Disgusting sugar.”

Zsasz shuts the door.

                  WOMAN
            “Well, it‟s a lot better then
            Chewing tobacco don‟t you think?”

                  ZSASZ
            “True. Thankfully, not many people
            Around here are on that habit.”

                  WOMAN (Laughing.)
            “You have to go to hick country for
            That, baby.”

Zsasz nods in agreement and walks over to small
wet bar.

                  ZSASZ
            “Would you like a drink?”
                    WOMAN
              “Oh, I‟d love one.”

                    ZSASZ (Smiling evilly.)
              “Good.”

The woman   sits down on the couch as Zsasz
begins to   prepare the drinks. He takes
something   from his pocket. It‟s a couple of
pills. He   puts the pills in one of the drinks
and stirs   them in as they dissolve in the
drink. He   picks up the drinks and moves over to
the woman   and sits down beside her. She takes
her drink   and toasts his glass and she sips the
drink.

                    WOMAN
              “You never told me your name.”

                    ZSASZ
              “Nah did you tell me mine. But if
              You must know my name is Victor.”

                    WOMAN
              “A pleasure, Victor. I‟m Carla.”

Zsasz actually fakes some passion in him and
takes her hand that isn‟t holding the glass and
kisses it lightly.

                    CARLA
              “Oh, Victor, you are a tease after
              All aren‟t you?”

                    ZSASZ
              “You have no idea, my dear.”

Carla finishes her drink and sets the glass
down on the small end table beside her. She
turns to Zsasz and looks it him with lust in
her eyes.

                    CARLA
              “So what do you say we get
              Started?”

EXT. WAYNE INDUSTRIES – NIGHT

The Wayne Royals Royce pulls up to the front
entrance of the large corporate headquarters of
Wayne Industries. There are many people walking
up the steps to the entrance of the building
dressed and ready for the occasion. There are
even two spotlights on each side of the steps
to show the elegance of this party. Alfred
steps out of the car and quickly moves to the
back so that he can open the door. After the
door opens, Bruce steps out of the car followed
shortly after by Talia. There are many
reporters, one of which being VICKI VALE,
taking pictures of the couple as they make
their way up the steps to the entrance of the
building.

                  VICKI
            “Mr. Wayne what is your stand on
            The newest technology offerings
            From Wayne Industries?”

                  REPORTER 1
            “Who is your lovely friend there
            With you?”

                  REPORTER 2
            “How did you meet her?”

Bruce and Talia just keep walking and enter the
main entrance to the building. The reporters
are kept from entering by the muscle standing
at the entrance.

INT. WAYNE INDUSTRIES – HALLWAY - NIGHT

                  TALIA
            “You‟re very popular, love.”

                  BRUCE
            “You have no idea, Talia.”

                  TALIA
            “I can‟t wait to see more. Tell me,
            Will there be music and dancing?”

                  BRUCE
            “As far as I know there will. Why?”

                  TALIA (Smiling.)
            “Well, you know us College
            Students. We always love a good
            Party.”

                  BRUCE (Smiling.)
            “I can‟t wait.”

INT. SMALL HOUSE – BEDROOM – NIGHT

Zsasz falls onto the bed first as Carla comes
down on him and kisses him on the lips. She
pulls his shirt off of him and sees the slashes
on his body. She looks at him in shock.

                  ZSASZ
            “My cat did that before I threw him
            Out on the streets earlier.”
                  CARLA
            “They all look pretty recent and
            Bad. You should get checked for a
            Disease. That cat couldn‟t had
            Something.”

                  ZSASZ
            “Don‟t worry. I‟ll go tomorrow.”

                  CARLA (Smiling.)
            “Alright.”

Zsasz and Carla continue their deed as they
quickly remove their cloths and Carla mounts
Zsasz, going up and down as she screams in
delight. Zsasz basically lies there emotionless
as he continues to just lay there looking at
her. Slowly, so that Carla doesn‟t notice,
Zsasz pulls the knife from out of between the
two mattresses. He moves it to his side and
waits as this continues. Then, just as the
climax is reached Zsasz actually does react
showing that it is over and just as it ends, as
quick as that, Zsasz pulls the knife up and
slashes Carla‟s throat and tosses her off the
bed and onto the floor before she can fall on
him spilling blood on him and the bed. She lies
on the floor with the last look on her face
being shock as blood pours from neck onto the
floor.

Zsasz smiles evilly and tilts his head a little
as looks down at his eleventh kill. Zsasz takes
the knife and makes another mark near to the
other two fresh marks that have been made from
the old couple. Standing outside the nearby
window are the two goons. They walk away from
the window, but Zsasz doesn‟t notice them.

INT. WAYNE INDUSTRIES – BALLROOM – NIGHT

Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul walk into the
ballroom to see couples dancing to slow
classical music while others sit at tables
talking, drinking their wine, and eating many
delicacies. There are a few balcony areas where
people are sitting up high watching all of the
activities on the dance floor. There are small
staircases that lead up to these balcony
sections, but all of the balconies are full
already.

                  BRUCE
            “So you see we built the ballroom
            Just for the specific occasion of
            Having parties and such here. Just
            One of the many improvements since
            Lucius Fox and I took over Wayne
            Industries from Richard Earle.”

                  TALIA
            “How wonderful.”

Talia looks around the room seeing how dull it
actually is.

                  TALIA (Cont‟d.)
            “I guess my hopes of a swinging
            Party were wrong after all.”

                  BRUCE
            “What‟s wrong with this?”

                  TALIA
            “You just want to put some life
            Into the company, Bruce. All I see
            Are a bunch of old people and
            Several uptight rich snobs, no
            Offense.”

                  BRUCE
            “None taken. I do understand what
            You mean, but this is something for
            The elite of Gotham as they are
            Here to help with many important
            Charities.”

                  TALIA
            “I understand that, but it doesn‟t
            Mean that we can‟t add a little
            Life to this party.”

Talia smiles a little as she walks away from
Bruce and through the crowd on the dance floor.

                  FOX (O.S.)
            “I think you‟ve got your hands
            Full.”

Fox walks up to Bruce smiling. He shakes
Bruce‟s hand as they look on at the crowd.

                  BRUCE
            “You have no idea, Lucius.”

                  FOX
            “She looks a little familiar. Isn‟t
            She that girl that the Batman
            Rescued at the... Oh... I see where
            You picked her up now.”

                  BRUCE
            “Yes... She figured me out because
            The Scarecrow and the League of
            Shadows have big mouths and
            Mentioned my true identity. We had
            A natural attraction to one
            Another.”

                  FOX
            “What‟s her name?”

                  BRUCE
            “Talia Head.”

                  FOX
            “She has a beautiful first name...
            Can‟t say the same about the last.”

                  BRUCE (Laughing.)
            “Agreed.”

INT. SMALL HOUSE – LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

Victor Zsasz walks out of the bedroom and back
into the living room, wearing only his pants,
wiping the blood off of his hands. There is a
sudden knock at his door. Zsasz is shocked that
someone else has shown up at his house. He
creeps over to the door, but just as he‟s
getting to the door it is suddenly kicked in
and in steps Falcone‟s two muscle men.

                  MAN 1
            “You‟ve been very bad, dear sir.”

                  MAN 2
            “Afraid we‟ll have to take you to
            The boss.”

                  ZSASZ
            “I‟m not going anywhere.”

Zsasz pulls out his knife from his pants as it
was behind his back in his pants. He jumps for
the nearest man trying to slash his throat, but
the other man runs up quickly punching him in
the face. Zsasz goes right through a nearby
side table beside the couch. He stands back up
and slashes the knife again at the two men, but
they jump back a little. Zsasz spears one of
the men sending him right into the chair
toppling the chair over on its back. The other
man comes up behind Zsasz taking hold of
Zsasz‟s stomach. The other man stands up and
starts punching Zsasz in the stomach and the
face.

                  MAN 1
            “You‟re pretty tough, mister. But
            You‟re not tough enough for Carmine
            Falcone‟s muscle.”

                  MAN 2
            “The big man wants to meet you, my
            Friend. Let‟s go.”

The man that wasn‟t holding Zsasz punches him
really hard in the face knocking him out this
time.

INT. WAYNE INDUSTRIES – BALLROOM – NIGHT

Talia Al Ghul is walking around the dance floor
past all of the people slowly dancing to the
music from the band. She then notices something
and smiles. It‟s a sound system probably for a
DJ. Talia walks toward the DJ stand. On the
other side of the ballroom, Bruce and Fox are
looking out at the crowd in awe.

                  FOX
            “Looks like things are going very
            Well tonight.”

                  BRUCE (Nodding.)
            “Agreed. As long as the press stay
            Outside, I‟ll be very happy.”

                  DENT (O.S.)
            “You and me both.”

Bruce turns around to see Dent and Rachel
walking up to Bruce and Fox. They are both
dressed very elegantly and seem to make a very
beautiful couple. Bruce shakes Dent‟s hand and
gives Rachel a quick hug. Dent then shakes
Fox‟s hand, and Fox kisses Rachel‟s hand.

                  BRUCE
            “I‟m glad that you guys could join
            Us tonight. This party wouldn‟t be
            The same without its favorite
            District Attorney.”

                  DENT (Laughing.)
            “Oh, please, Bruce. You give me far
            Too much credit.”

                  BRUCE
            “The credit is greatly deserved,
            Harvey. I‟m just happy to be
            Standing here with three of the
            Most important people in my life
            Right now.”

                  DENT (Smiling.)
            “Well, I‟m happy that I could be of
            Help to you. Hunny, I‟ll go get us
            Something to drink.”

                  RACHEL
            “Thank you, Harvey.”

Dent walks away. Rachel moves a little closer
to Bruce. Fox sees that Rachel wants to talk
about something important so he excuses
himself.

                  FOX
            “Excuse me. I think I‟ll go try to
            Find my wife now.”

Fox leaves as Rachel and Bruce nod to Fox.

                  RACHEL (Cont‟d.)
            “He‟s getting worse, Bruce. His
            Anger problems. You should‟ve seen
            Him last night after he found out
            That Falcone was released. He threw
            A chair out the window for Christ
            Sake.”

                  BRUCE
            “Have you approached him about the
            Anger problem?”

                  RACHEL
            “Yes. I sent him to see Leslie
            Thompkins. She‟s trying to help him
            As much as she can.”

                  BRUCE
            “Happy to hear it. I haven‟t talked
            To Leslie in awhile. I should give
            Her a visit. I‟m sorry about what
            Happened with Falcone. I was
            Certain that he‟d be transferred.
            Leave it to the Commissioner to do
            Differently.”

                  RACHEL
            “Oh, I don‟t believe it was just
            Him. I think Jeremiah Arkham had
            Something to do with it as well.”

                  BRUCE
            “Wouldn‟t surprise me. That man is
            Just as crazy as the rest of his
            Family.”

                  RACHEL
            “Bruce if you would, please don‟t
            Tell Harvey that I told you about
            His problems and that he‟s seeing
            Leslie. He‟d be really mad at me if
            I did.”

                  BRUCE
            “Don‟t worry. I won‟t say a thing.”

Commissioner Loeb, his wife, Detective Gordon,
and his wife Barbara walk into the ballroom.
Bruce waves to them. They all wave back before
they move into the hall a little more.

                  RACHEL
            “You didn‟t invite Arkham did you?”

                  BRUCE
            “Of course not. Last person I want
            Here is him.”

                  RACHEL
            “Glad to hear it.”

Dent walks back over to both of them and hands
Rachel a glass of champagne.

                  DENT
            “This place looks fabulous, Bruce.
            You‟ve really spared no expense to
            Make everything perfect for this
            Evening. Don‟t worry. When we leave
            I‟ll make sure to drop a generous
            Donation in the box.”

                  BRUCE
            “That‟s great to know, Harvey.”

                  DENT
            “Let‟s go on out there for a dance,
            Darling.”

                  RACHEL
            “Alright, dear.”

Rachel sets her glass down and takes Dent‟s and
sets his down as well. They both start out to
the dance floor. Bruce begins to realize that
Talia is nowhere in sight. He surveys the area
trying to find her, but isn‟t being very
successful. Suddenly some bright party lights
come on around the entire ball room and they
begin to move around everywhere. The band stops
playing and everyone on the floor stops
dancing. The sound of a record being scratched
like a DJ would do is heard and everyone looks
to the DJ stand to see Talia Al Ghul standing
there. Bruce puts his hand on his head and
sighs.
                  BRUCE
            “Just great. There goes our charity
            Contributions.”

Talia pulls the microphone over to her mouth
and smiles.

                  TALIA
            “Hey everybody! Let‟s get this
            Party started up in here!”

Fox walks back over to Bruce. He places his
hand on Bruce‟s shoulder.

                  FOX
            “Oh, yes. Your hands are definitely
            Full. She is without a doubt a
            College student.”

Talia places a record on the player and lets it
begin to play as the song “Salt Shaker” by The
Yin Yang Twins and Lil John starts playing.
Talia makes her way down to the dance floor.
She starts dancing as soon as she gets to the
center of the floor. Her dancing seems almost
in a sensual way as she turns her attention to
Bruce and uses her fingers to motion for him to
come over to her.

                  FOX
            “You‟d better get over there.”

Bruce starts out to the dance floor as Talia
dances her way over to him. Bruce seems really
weirded out about this whole experience as he
makes it over to her and Talia immediately
begins to dance very seductively toward Bruce.
It takes a little bit for him to get into it,
but he is soon dancing with Talia as well.
Everyone stands off to the side in complete
shock of what they‟re seeing but no one so as
much as Dent and Rachel as their mouths are
almost wide open.

                  RACHEL
            “I‟ve known Bruce all my life and
            Never have I seen him do that.”

                  DENT
            “Guess he learned a lot traveling
            Around the world after all.”

As the song continues on everyone else actually
starts to get into it. That even includes the
old people as they are fascinated by this new
occurrence. RICHARD EARLE walks into the
building shocked at what he‟s seeing as
everyone is actually dancing to rap music. He
sees Fox and his wife and walks over to them.

                  EARLE
            “What the hell is going on here?”

                  FOX (Laughing.)
            “Well, what does it look like, Mr.
            Earle? Everyone‟s having fun is
            What it is. This place doesn‟t have
            To be all business twenty-four
            Hours a day.”

                  EARLE
            “You people have turned this
            Company into a zoo.”

                  FOX
            “And you tried to hack it apart by
            Selling it off to anybody and
            Everybody. I don‟t really know
            What‟s worse, do you?”

Earle just stands there in anger, but turns
away.

                  FOX (Cont‟d.)
            “I‟ll go get Bruce for you.”

Fox and his wife move away from Earle and over
to Bruce and Talia as the song stops.

                  TALIA
            “Now that was something else.”

                  BRUCE
            “Very invigorating actually.”

Fox and his wife move over to them.

                  FOX
            “Earle is here.”

Bruce looks over to see Earle standing near the
entrance. Bruce becomes all business again as
the next song on the tape “Get Low” also by The
Yin Yang Twins and Lil John starts playing.

                  BRUCE
            “Excuse me, Talia.”

                  TALIA
            “But this song is good as well.
            Dance with me, love.”

                  BRUCE
            “I have business, Talia. I‟m
            Sorry.”

Talia just shrugs as she starts dancing by
herself again, but moves over to Dent and
Rachel as she sees them dancing pretty good
themselves and joins them in the dance. Bruce
shakes hands with Earle as he, Fox, and Fox‟s
wife come back over to the entrance area.

                  EARLE
            “What did you want, Bruce. I know
            There‟s a reason that you wanted me
            Here. Now what is it?”

                  BRUCE
            “I want you to disappear.”

                  EARLE (Laughing.)
            “Not a chance. You‟ll never be rid
            Of me.”

                  BRUCE (Smiling.)
            “I could just send you to Stone
            Gate. That‟s where you have
            Belonged all this time for what you
            Tried to do but I was nice to you
            About it because my parents trusted
            You before and I didn‟t want
            Someone that I thought was one of
            Their friends to end up in jail
            Like a common criminal.”

                  EARLE
            “Then if you   know how important I
            Was to them,   have me back in the
            Company. I‟m   needed now more then
            Ever because   of this foundation
            Party alone.   What is with this
            Music?”

                  BRUCE
            “It‟s my girlfriend‟s thing. I
            Hired a band and if you look on the
            Other side of the ballroom you‟ll
            See a band sitting there. They may
            Be a bit confused about the music
            That‟s now playing, but they were
            Hired.”

                  EARLE
            “And apparently you wasted your
            Money hiring them if you‟re going
            To let your bimbo of the evening
            Handle this party.”
Bruce grabs hold of Earle‟s coat and tosses him
into a seat.

                  BRUCE
            “I will hear no more about Talia
            Out of you, Earle. You know nothing
            About her, and you never will. You
            Will take my offer and leave Gotham
            Or I‟ll make sure that you‟re in
            Stone Gate before tomorrow morning,
            Do you understand me?”

Earle gulps a little as he seems very
frightened of Bruce now. Fox smiles as he puts
his arm around his wife‟s side. Earle just
barely manages to get out a nod from his fear.

                  BRUCE (Cont‟d.)
            “Good. Now, I want you to get to
            Gotham International or you‟re
            Going to miss your flight. Take
            Your family and as much luggage as
            You can carry. I will arrange for
            Everything else you own to be flown
            To your new destination later.”

Bruce leans in on the chair and looks Earle
straight in the eyes. He‟s only inches away.

                  BRUCE (Cont‟d.)
            “Now, I don‟t ever want to see your
            Face in Gotham again after this
            Night. If you so much as even think
            About coming back I will make sure
            That you wind up in Stone Gate the
            Second you step off the plane. Now
            Go.”

Earle stands up and makes his way out of the
ballroom as quickly as he can.

                  FOX (Laughing.)
            “Very subtle, my friend.”

                  BRUCE (Smiling.)
            “Just one more problem taken care
            Of is all.”

                  FOX
            “And very well I might add. Now,
            Why don‟t you get back out on that
            Dance floor and show your girl a
            Good time?”

                  BRUCE
            “That‟s a good idea.”
Bruce starts back out. Another song starts,
this being “Freak-A-Leek” by Petey Pablo and
Lil John. Fox looks to his wife.

                  FOX
            “What do you say? Shall we?”

                  MRS. FOX
            “I thought you‟d never ask.”

They both walk out onto the dance floor
themselves and join in on the fun. Bruce has
joined Talia, Dent, and Rachel in the dancing
as they now dance to the new song.

INT. WAYNE INDUSTRIES – BALCONY – NIGHT

We‟re looking down upon the dance floor from
one of the many balconies in the ballroom.
There are two men standing in the balcony. They
are both looking down at Bruce, Talia, Dent,
and Rachel. We can now see who both of them are
as we are revealed to Ra‟s Al Ghul and Ubu.
Ra‟s shakes his head and sighs as he looks on.

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “My daughter can be so
            Embarrassing. I didn‟t teach her
            Dancing skills for her to show
            Herself off in this way. Especially
            In front of all these people.”

                  UBU (Speaking in Urdu.)
            “Should we take the Batman now?”

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “Oh, please talk English, Ubu.
            There‟s no reason to continue our
            Former charade of making people
            Believe you‟re really me. Besides,
            It matters not anyway. The
            Detective has no clue that I‟m
            Still alive so that works to my
            Advantage.”

                  UBU
            “Then should we attack him now?”

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “No. There are too many people here
            To mount any kind of attack and
            Even still, our plans are working
            Very smoothly anyway so no need to
            Escalate them too quickly.”

                  UBU
            “Why did we come here tonight if we
            Weren‟t going to reveal ourselves
            To him?”

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “You need to learn to be patient,
            Ubu. We will have our retribution
            Soon, but not yet. That will all
            Come in due time.”

Ra‟s narrows his eyes as he continues to watch
the dancing and smiles evilly.

INT. WAYNE INDUSTRIES – BALLROOM – NIGHT

The music changes to “Shake That Ass Girl” by
50 Cent as Detective Sarah Essen suddenly runs
into the ballroom wearing the same cloths she
was wearing from when we first saw her. She
makes her way through the crowd and over to
Gordon, Loeb, and their wives. Loeb and Gordon
stand up as they see Sarah coming over to them.

                  LOEB
            “What are you doing here,
            Detective?”

                  SARAH
            “I‟d hate to interrupt your time
            Here, but we‟ve got a problem.”

                  GORDON
            “What is it?”

                  SARAH
            “You won‟t believe it. You‟d both
            Better come with me.”

Gordon turns back to his wife.

                  GORDON
            “Stay. Enjoy the party. I‟ll be
            Home later.”

                  BARBARA
            “Alright, hunny. Be careful.”

                  LOEB (Looking at wife.)
            “You too, dear. Stay and have some
            Fun.”

Loeb and Gordon take off with Sarah as Barbara
and Mrs. Loeb sit back down in their seats and
just look at each other worried for what came
up. Talia and Bruce watch as Gordon, Loeb, and
Sarah leave.

                  TALIA
            “Go if you need to.”

                  BRUCE
            “I‟m needed here. I‟ll see what the
            Problem is after the party.”

                  TALIA
            “Are you sure?”

                  BRUCE
            “Yes. I want to stay here with you.
            This is our first date and I don‟t
            Want it ruined like I fear many
            Others will be.”

                  TALIA (Smiling.)
            “Alright.”

INT. FALCONE‟S MANSION – STUDY – NIGHT

Carmine Falcone sits at his desk reading a
book. He‟s wearing his silk robe and smoking a
cigar as he reads with his reading glasses
hanging on his nose. There is a knock at the
door.

                  FALCONE
            “Go away! I‟m busy!”

A voice comes from behind the door.

                  MARTIN (O.S.)
            “You might want to see this, boss.”

Falcone is frustrated, but he puts his book
down anyway sighing.

                  FALCONE
            “Fine. Come.”

Martin enters first followed by the two muscle
goons carrying Victor Zsasz in as he struggles
to try to get out of their grasps.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “Who‟s this? Someone that tried to
            Sneak onto the property? I don‟t
            Have time to deal with burglars.
            Just chain him in the dungeon.”

                  MARTIN
            “Sir, this is your man. The man
            That has now raised his death toll
            To eleven people as of an hour
            Ago.”

                  FALCONE (Laughing.)
            “So this is the man that has risen
            To serial killer status in only a
            Few days huh? Let him have a seat.”

The two men drag Zsasz over and force him into
one of the chairs in front of Falcone‟s desk.
They make sure to keep Zsasz restrained as they
continue to stand behind Zsasz. Falcone edges
them off.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “That won‟t be necessary. He knows
            He‟s outnumbered here. Good job,
            Boys. You‟ve cault a vicious killer
            And managed to only get a couple
            Bruises. I guess you‟re not as
            Invisible as I might‟ve originally
            Thought, Mr...?”

Zsasz remains silent. One of the two men steps
forward again and slaps Zsasz on the back of
the head. Zsasz jumps up to jump over the chair
at the goon, but Martin pulls a gun out and
points it right at Zsasz‟s head. Falcone
laughs.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “As I said before, you‟re
            Outnumbered here, and outgunned as
            Well correct?”

                  MAN 1
            “His knife is still at his house.”

                  FALCONE
            “Glad to hear it. Even less of a
            Chance that you‟ll try to attack us
            Wouldn‟t you say?”

Zsasz stands there breathing very heavily. He
looks from one man to the next and then finally
back to Falcone.

                  ZSASZ
            “Zsasz.”

                  FALCONE
            “Beg pardon?”

                  ZSASZ
            “Zsasz. My name is Zsasz. Victor
            Zsasz.”

                  FALCONE (Smiling.)
            “As in the clan Zsasz right? I‟ve
            Heard of your family. They‟re well
            Known.”
                  ZSASZ
            “You don‟t know my parents.”

                  FALCONE
            “Yes, I did. They were friends of
            Mine at one point. I was sad to
            Hear of their demise a few years
            Ago. Boating accident right?”

                  ZSASZ
            “How would you know that?”

                  FALCONE
            “I always keep tabs on everyone
            That I‟ve ever had association with
            No matter what kind of falling out
            We might have. And if I remember
            Correctly you moved on with your
            Life as a computer engineer, and
            Then you started becoming depressed
            About life and started gambling to
            Ease the pain. Last thing I heard
            About you was from a good friend of
            Mine. Have you ever heard of Oswald
            Chesterfield Cobblepot?”

Zsasz becomes even angrier then he already was.
Martin tightens his grip on his gun and is
ready to fire at any moment. Both of the other
men stand ready to pull Zsasz away from Falcone
if they have to.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “I guess my intelligence group is
            More correct then I thought. You
            Lost everything to the birdman and
            Wanted to end your life so you went
            To Gotham Bridge to take the
            Plunge, only you met one of my
            Former employees and killed him.”

Zsasz reacts to this statement.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “Oh, yes. He used to be under my
            Pay role. I guess I was the only
            One that knew that though since it
            Never came up in the police
            Reports. Terrible way to go, but he
            Was always a waste to the
            Organization in the first place.”

                  ZSASZ
            “What do you want from me,
            Falcone?”
                 FALCONE
           “I want what everyone wants,
           Especially you, my friend. Revenge.
           You‟ve been slowly seeking your
           Revenge by murdering innocent
           People that have never met you, but
           I‟m offering something much better.
           You can get your life back with my
           Help.”

                 ZSASZ
           “I‟m listening.”

                 FALCONE (Smiling.)
           “The Batman took everything from
           Me. My drug ring was destroyed, my
           Family split town, and everything
           That was promised to me by The
           Demon‟s Head was never delivered
           Because he died before that could
           Be accomplished. However, if we
           Work together to destroy the people
           That want to end the corruption
           Then we will achieve total victory
           Over this decaying city.”

                 ZSASZ
           “How do we do that?”

                 FALCONE
           “By hitting them where it hurts the
           Most. Kill Batman.”

                 ZSASZ
           “Oh, really? You think it‟s that
           Easy do you?”

                 FALCONE
           “For a man that can kill eleven
           People in a two day period and then
           Mark the kills on his body, I would
           Say so. You‟re a survivor, and this
           Is how you‟re going to survive.
           Think about your family. What would
           They have told you to do if they
           Knew that you could have the whole
           World in the palm of your hand.
           This is your chance. The future of
           Gotham City lies in the both of us.
           We can run it into the ground and
           Then build it back up again all for
           Our own wishing. What say you,
           Victor?”

Zsasz sees a pen lying on the table. He looks
at Falcone and smiles. In a flash, Zsasz grabs
hold of the pen and jumps over the seats
grabbing hold of Man 1. He thrusts the pen
right in his throat as Martin starts firing his
gun. Zsasz pulls Man 1 in his way causing
Martin to shoot his own man. Man 1 falls to the
ground as Zsasz makes a run for the exit. He
kicks the door open and runs out into the
hallway.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “Get him now!”

INT. FALCONE‟S MANSION – KITCHEN - NIGHT

Zsasz slides his way into a large kitchen. He
ducks down behind some tables. He sees a block
of knifes and takes one out of the block. He
then makes a fresh cut on his arm from killing
Man 1. He takes the other four knifes out of
the block as well and puts them in his pockets.
He moves back toward the entrance of the
kitchen and the door suddenly opens as Man 2
enters with his gun first. Zsasz strikes before
Man 2 can react slashing the man‟s throat. He
falls to the ground gagging. Zsasz makes
another cut right beside the same one that he‟d
made only seconds before and rushes out of the
kitchen.

INT. FALCONE‟S MANSION – HALLWAY – NIGHT

Zsasz emerges in the hallway only to be met by
a whole sea of bullets coming his way from
further down the hallway. Zsasz bursts right
through the next door in front of him getting
away from the gunfire being produced by Martin
and several other goons.

INT. FALCONE‟S MANSION – BEDROOM – NIGHT

Zsasz ducks behind a bed as a Martin comes into
the room and starts firing at the bed hoping to
hit Zsasz. Two more goons come into the room as
well firing their guns. Zsasz pulls out two of
his knives and flings them at the goons hitting
both of the goons between Martin right in the
throat. Martin stops firing shocked at what he
sees. During the ceasefire Zsasz jumps through
the glass in the window outside. Martin starts
firing at the window, but stops just after.

                  MARTIN
            “Shit! GET OUTSIDE PEOPLE! HE‟S ON
            THE GROUNDS! MOVE!”

EXT. FALCONE‟S MANSION – GROUNDS - NIGHT
Zsasz makes two more cuts on his arm beside the
first two fresh ones and starts running around
the side of the mansion to the front gate of
the fence that surrounds the grounds. Right as
he turns the corner he stops in shock as he
sees Falcone standing there pointing a gun
directly at him.

                  FALCONE
            “I knew I‟d find you out here so
            This is where I came to first
            Thing. Victor, I offered you the
            World. Why would you go and start
            Killing my men like that? From the
            Look of your arm you managed to get
            Four of them before coming out
            Here. Even while stressed out you
            Still managed to keep to your nasty
            Habit. I like that about you,
            Victor. You‟re nothing if not
            Persistent of it. But this game is
            Over. Join me or you will die.”

Zsasz takes the last of his extra knives and
holds both knives in his hands ready to fight.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “Haven‟t you ever heard that you
            Should never bring a knife to a
            Gunfight? Don‟t resist me, Victor.”

Zsasz hears several guns clicking behind him.
He turns his head to see Martin and several
other goons pointing their guns at him from
behind. Falcone smiles.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “As I said before, it‟s over.”

Zsasz looks down actually showing the emotion
of sadness. He drops both knives on the ground
and sighs.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “You‟ve made the right choice,
            Victor. You won‟t regret the
            Decision either. Of that you may be
            Assured.”

INT. SMALL HOUSE – BEDROOM – NIGHT

Gordon, Loeb, and Sarah all stand around the
dead body of Carla. She still has the same
exact expression left on her face from before.

                  SARAH
            “She was a hooker. Her name was
            Carla Johnson.”

                  GORDON
            “So we‟re in the house of the
            Killer... Amazing. How did he
            Manage to slip like this?”

                  LOEB
            “They all do after awhile. Serial
            Killer always manage to get sloppy.
            This one just managed to last a
            Little longer. On up to his
            Eleventh victim.”

                  SARAH
            “They had sex just before he killed
            Her. Forensics are working on a
            Match from the semen. We should
            Have a match soon.”

                  GORDON
            “If we look hard enough we might
            Find his identity somewhere in this
            House.”

Gordon begins to walk away from them, but stops
as another officer comes in the room. He has a
large knife in a bag. The knife is bloody.

                  GORDON (Cont‟d.)
            “Ah, the murder weapon. If we
            Tested enough of the DNA on it,
            We‟d probably find the remains of
            All eleven killed.”

                  LOEB (To Sarah.)
            “Now who did you say reported
            This?”

                  SARAH
            “A neighbor across the street. She
            Said that she heard fighting in
            This house. She looked outside and
            Saw two men carry another one away.
            She said the men weren‟t cops. They
            Were wearing suits and they put him
            In a black car and took off.”

                  GORDON
            “Jesus. Somebody figured him out
            Before we did and took him.”

                  SARAH
            “FBI?”

                  GORDON
            “I doubt it. They don‟t care about
            What goes on in Gotham. They think
            We‟re too far gone to care about
            What we do.”

INT. SMALL HOUSE – LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

Gordon, Loeb, and Sarah go into the living room
and look at all of the officers that are
dusting for prints and looking for information
about the killer. Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes
walk into the house suddenly and look around
everywhere as Gordon and Loeb notice them and
walk over.

                  GORDON
            “I‟m glad you both could come down.
            Sorry you had to leave the party.”

                  DENT
            “Well you guys did as well so it‟ll
            Be alright I guess. What‟s
            Happening here? Whose house is
            This?”

                  LOEB
            “The killer‟s.”

Dent looks at Loeb in disgust for the reasons
of Falcone being released. He then turns back
to Gordon.

                  DENT
            “You mean the man that has killed
            Ten people.”

                  SARAH (Walking over.)
            “Eleven actually. There is another
            One in the man‟s bedroom.”

                  GORDON
            “We thought that since we were
            Close to figuring out who the
            Killer was that it would be a good
            Idea to start involving the DA‟s
            Office so we would be able to get
            The court issues over with.”

                  DENT
            “You guys still don‟t know a name.”

                  OFFICER (O.S.)
            “I do!”

Everyone turns around to see an officer coming
forward with what looks like bills.

                  OFFICER (Cont‟d.)
            “His name is Victor Zsasz.”

                  LOEB
            “Strange name.”

                  DENT
            “That name sounds familiar to me,
            But I can‟t exactly place where
            From.”

                  GORDON
            “Well, what matters now is that
            We‟ve got a name to work from. All
            We have to do is figure out who
            Kidnapped him.”

                  DENT
            “Kidnapped?”

                  GORDON
            “He‟s been kidnapped by two men in
            A black car according to someone
            That lives across the street.”

Dent looks over at Loeb and suddenly has a look
of suspicion.

                  DENT
            “You know something.”

                  LOEB
            “What are you talking about?”

Dent pushes Loeb up against the nearby wall.

                  RACHEL
            “Harvey!”

                  DENT
            “No, Rachel! This man released
            Carmine Falcone for no reason other
            Then the fact that he is working
            With Falcone. Everyone knows that
            There has always been corruption in
            The police force here. Except it
            Wasn‟t just Detective Flass that
            Was the problem. You are too, Loeb
            And you can‟t lie to me about it
            Either! I want the truth! Did
            Falcone catch up to Zsasz or not?”

Gordon and Sarah pull Dent away from Loeb. He
straightens his shirt out and looks at Dent
full of rage.

                  LOEB
            “I can‟t believe the people of
Gotham elected you in the first
Place. You had no right to lay your
Hands on me. I‟ll have you removed
From office by tomorrow morning if
I have to. Point of fact is, Dent,
That I have had nothing to do with
Falcone‟s release. That was all
Jeremiah Arkham and the rest of the
Staff at Arkham Asylum.”

      DENT
“Your name‟s all over the paper as
The man that pardoned Falcone.
You‟re just a Commissioner, Loeb.
You‟re not the fucking President of
The United States. Falcone deserved
To fry and you let him go to
Terrorize Gotham for another day,
And now he‟s got a serial killer
Probably on his pay roll. You made
The mistake Loeb, and I‟ll see you
Burn for it.”

      LOEB
“Not before I see you burn, Dent.”

      GORDON
“That‟s enough! The last thing we
Need is fighting here. What‟s done
Is done. We‟ll settle things with
You too later. However, if Falcone
Has enlisted the aid of Victor
Zsasz then we‟ve got our work cut
Out for us. Let‟s go hunt ourselves
A serial killer and drop all of
This before I have both of you put
In lock up for the night.”

      LOEB
“You don‟t have the authority,
Gordon.”

      GORDON
“When lives are at stake, I‟ll make
It mine.”

      SARAH
“Alright people, let‟s get out of
Here. I want three men to remain
And keep watch in case Mr. Zsasz
Returns. You are to radio in
Immediately. No one tries to be a
Hero. Call us back here as soon as
You have him in sight. There should
Be no mistakes if we keep cool and
Follow the laws by the book and
That goes for everyone.”
EXT. WAYNE MANOR – GROUNDS – NIGHT

The Royals Royce pulls up to the front door of
the mansion. Alfred does the same routine that
he did at Wayne Industries, getting out of the
car, making his way to the back, and opening
the door. Bruce and Talia step out of the car
and Alfred shuts the door.

                  ALFRED
            “I‟ll just pull the car around and
            Be inside myself, sir.”

                  BRUCE
            “Alright, Alfred.”

Bruce and Talia turn to go inside the house,
but Bruce takes a quick look to the sky and
sees that the Batsignal is light and shinning
brightly on the night sky.

                  TALIA (Sighing.)
            “I guess our date is over now.”

                  BRUCE
            “No. I won‟t be long. Go talk to
            Alfred for awhile. Help him watch
            My vitals as I‟m out there and I
            Promise you I‟ll be home soon so we
            Can continue our night.”

                  TALIA (Smiling a little.)
            “Alright. Watch yourself.”

Alfred returns from the garage looking at the
sky.

                  ALFRED
            “I take it a change in attire is
            What the doctor ordered.”

They all three walk into the mansions as
quickly as they can.

EXT. STREETS – NIGHT

The tumbler rolls down the street at fast
speeds as it makes its way toward police
headquarters.

EXT. POLICE HEADQUARTERS – ROOF – NIGHT

Detective James Gordon stands beside the
Batsignal. He continues to look into the sky as
Detective Sarah Essen walks forward and crosses
her arms.
                  SARAH
            “This is a waste of time. I don‟t
            See why you trust him.”

                  GORDON
            “He‟s a good man, Sarah. You
            Weren‟t here when he first showed
            Up and saved us all from an
            Invasion of ninjas.”

                  SARAH
            “Ninjas? Jim, you‟re a strange man
            To trust him. He‟s a vigilante.
            Isn‟t what he‟s doing supposed to
            Be illegal?”

                  GORDON
            “You‟ve seen the corruption here.
            It was a lot worse before he showed
            Up. He‟s like a savoir to this
            City.”

                  SARAH
            “Savior? He‟s not God.”

                  GORDON
            “No... But at least he‟s willing to
            Help us.”

Batman lands on the roof and walks over to the
two detectives.

                  BATMAN
            “You called?”

                  GORDON
            “First off, Batman, I‟d like for
            You to meet the newest edition to
            The force straight from Chicago.
            This is Detective Sarah Essen, my
            Partner.”

                  BATMAN (Nodding.)
            “Detective.”

Sarah just simple turns away.

                  BATMAN (Cont‟d.)
            “Have I done something wrong?”

                  GORDON
            “She‟s not used to seeing someone
            Like you.”

                  SARAH
            “I don‟t like the fact that you‟re
            Trying to uphold the law. That job
            Belongs to an officer of the
            Police. If you want to help, get
            Rid of the Halloween costume and
            Put on a badge. That is a symbol of
            True justice.”

                  BATMAN
            “My Batsymbol is a symbol that
            Represents that same justice in
            This city. I‟m only trying to
            Help.”

Sarah removes herself from the discussion
completely as she starts toward the stairs and
goes back downstairs.

                  GORDON
            “Sorry, Batman. She‟s a tough
            Person for anyone to get along
            With. I heard from Loeb that she
            Gave a lot of people a hard time in
            Chicago before coming here, but at
            Least she gets the job done.”

                  BATMAN
            “Fair enough. What was the reason
            For the call?”

                  GORDON
            “We have a name for the killer now.
            Victor Zsasz. We think he‟s been
            Kidnapped by Carmine Falcone. Half
            The department‟s out looking for
            Him and I‟m going to go out with
            Detective Essen shortly to join the
            Search. I was hoping we‟d have your
            Support as well.”

                  BATMAN
            “You can count on it.”

                  GORDON
            “Glad to hear it. Good luck to you.
            We‟re all going to need it.”

Batman walks to the edge of the roof and looks
down.

                  BATMAN
            “Watch yourself out there, Jim.”

Gordon looks at Batman in shock. He is
surprised that Batman is showing so much care
for Gordon. Batman jumps off the roof. Gordon
smiles a little to himself and walks for the
stairs.
INT. WAYNE MANOR – BATCAVE – NIGHT

Alfred sits at the Batcomputer as Talia paces
around behind him.

                  ALFRED
            “I tell you, he‟ll be quite
            Alright, Ms. Head.”

                  TALIA
            “I know, Alfred. I‟m just really
            Worried about him right now.”

                  ALFRED
            “I understand. I myself have found
            Myself in your same position from
            Time to time. However, I came to
            Realize that he has gone through
            Extensive training over the years
            And even I understand that he does
            What he must do to help make things
            Better.”

Talia stops pacing and looks at Alfred.

                  TALIA
            “What kind of training has he had?”

                  ALFRED (Sighing.)
            “He hasn‟t told me much about the
            Traveling that he did. All I know
            For sure was that he trained in the
            Martial arts by a man that we both
            Know to be dead now.”

                  TALIA
                  (Trying to be interested.)
            “Who was that?”

                  ALFRED
            “His name was Ra‟s Al Ghul.”

                  TALIA (Fake surprise.)
            “I‟ve heard of him. Isn‟t he known
            To be immortal?”

                  ALFRED
            “All lies. He died a few months ago
            When he tried to take over Gotham.”

                  VOICE (V.O.)
            “So certain you seem to be,
            Butler.”

Alfred and Talia look around the whole Batcave
looking for the location of the voice.
                  TALIA
            “Who was that?”

                  ALFRED
            “I‟m more worried about why the
            Alarm hasn‟t gone off.”

                  VOICE (V.O.)
            “After all you have watched the
            Detective go through you still are
            So naive to what is really going on
            Around you. The detective himself
            Hasn‟t even put it all together.
            Also, your little security devices
            Around the estate are easily
            Discovered and easily disarmed so
            That is how I have managed to join
            You now.”

                  TALIA
            “Don‟t worry, Alfred. I‟ll protect
            You.”

                  VOICE (V.O.)
            “A useless effort.”

Suddenly Ubu comes out of the shadows taking
hold of Talia.

                  ALFRED
            “Talia!”

Talia pulls Ubu over her shoulders and causes
him to crash on the unforgiving ground. Talia
takes Alfred‟s hand and leads him toward the
stairs. However, just as they reach the stairs,
Ra‟s Al Ghul walks down them.

                  ALFRED (Cont‟d.)
            “Ra‟s Al Ghul!”

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “In the flesh, Mr. Pennyworth.”

Talia moves Alfred behind her to protect him.

                  TALIA
            “Stay behind me!”

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “Oh, I don‟t believe that‟s going
            To help him or yourself, my dear.”

Ubu comes up behind Alfred and puts his hands
on his shoulders. Alfred looks back to see Ubu
has hold of him. Talia stands there with a
small smile on her face, but then removes the
smile as she turns back to Alfred.

                  TALIA
            “Please don‟t hurt him!”

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “Oh, you have no need to worry. I
            Have no intentions of hurting the
            Detective‟s surrogate father or his
            Beautiful girlfriend. I have other
            Plans for you then hurting you. You
            Will both come with us now.”

                  ALFRED
            “How can you still be alive?”

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “It will all be explained in due
            Time, old man. In the meantime, we
            Must make our exit. Follow me.”

Ubu pushes Alfred and Talia forward up the
steps to the exit of the Batcave.

EXT. FALCONE‟S MANISON – NIGHT

A car pulls up to the entrance gate of the
mansion. The car then goes into the shadows
further away from the gate and into the bushes.
Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes step out of the
bushes seconds later and sneak over to the
fence surrounding the estate.

                  DENT
            “Rachel, I really don‟t want you
            Going in there. This is going to be
            Very dangerous.”

                  RACHEL
            “I don‟t care, Harvey. I‟m going
            With you. You‟ll need help in
            There. If you won‟t call the police
            For help, then I‟m going with you.”

                  DENT
            “Loeb won‟t help us. He doesn‟t
            Believe that Falcone‟s behind
            Zsasz‟s capture.”

                  RACHEL
            “But Gordon and Essen do. Call them
            For help.”

                  DENT
            “It‟s too late for that now. We
            Have to go now or not at all. I
            Won‟t let Falcone get away with his
            Crimes any longer.”

                  RACHEL
            “Then I refuse for you to go alone
            If you won‟t call for help.”

                  DENT
            “Alright. Just make sure to stay
            Close to me and keep quiet.”

Dent walks over to the fence and begins to
climb it. Rachel follows suit and climbs right
beside him.

EXT. FALCONE‟S MANSION – ESTATE – NIGHT

Dent and Rachel drop into the estate and creep
around the grounds making sure that there
aren‟t any goons patrolling around outside.
Suddenly a goon actually does come around to
the front of the house. They both drop down
behind a large bush beside the Mansion and hide
while the good walks around the area.

                  RACHEL (Whispering.)
            “This is suicide.”

                  DENT (Whispering.)
            “I take it you‟ve never lived
            Dangerously before.”

                  RACHEL (Whispering.)
            “You‟ve forgot my meeting with
            Jonathan Crane in Arkham Asylum.”

                  DENT (Whispering.)
            “Good point.”

Dent looks out from the bush and sees the goon
going around the other side of the house.

                  DENT (Cont‟d.)
            “Come on.”

Dent and Rachel make their way out of the bush
and move over toward the front door of the
mansion. Dent starts to make his way for the
door. Rachel stops him short.

                  RACHEL (Whispering.)
            “Are you crazy? You can‟t just
            Waltz in the front door. That would
            Be suicide.”

                  DENT (Whispering.)
            “Then what do you suggest?”
                  RACHEL (Whispering.)
            “This is a big mansion. There has
            To be more then one entrance to
            This place.”

                  DENT (Pondering.)
            “I guess you‟re right. Come on.”

They both start off in the same direction that
the goon had went and to their surprise run
right into him as he‟s just been standing there
the whole time. Rachel screams and takes Dent‟s
hand for them to start running. The goon, who
is actually Martin now that we see him in a
little more light, pulls his gun up and cocks
it. They both stop in their tracks.

                  MARTIN
            “Hello, Mr. Dent... Ms. Dawes...
            Mr. Falcone will be very pleased to
            See you both.”

                  DENT
            “You knew we were here the whole
            Time didn‟t you?”

                  MARTIN
            “I have very acute hearing, Mr.
            Dent. You may have been whispering,
            But I heard everything that you
            Both were saying. Also, I saw your
            Car go by. No one ever drives by
            This estate except someone that is
            Here to see Mr. Falcone, and of
            Course, I was right. Come with me.”

INT. FALCONE‟S MANSION – STUDY – NIGHT

Carmine Falcone stands at his fireplace
drinking an alcoholic beverage. He uses his
poker to stir the fire a little. Standing in
the background between to armed men is Victor
Zsasz. He is in handcuffs and has been stripped
down to only his pants. He‟s not even wearing
shoes now. Falcone turns around and looks at
Zsasz. He‟s shaking very terribly as he stands
there in a cold sweat and anger all over his
entire face. Falcone smiles a little at the way
Zsasz is acting.

                  FALCONE
            “You‟re not looking so hot. Could
            It be because you haven‟t killed
            Anyone since killing four of my
            Men?”
Zsasz lowers his head as he continues to shake
uncontrollably.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “By George, I think I‟ve finally
            Figured you out, Victor. Killing to
            You is like drugs. Everyone has to
            Get their high or they go insane
            From it, not that I‟m saying you
            Weren‟t already insane that is.”

Falcone walks over to Zsasz and puts the poker
in his face.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “I bet you could turn this into a
            Weapon of pain if you wanted. You
            Would kill me in an instant with
            This poker and you‟d feel all
            Better wouldn‟t you? Of course that
            Wouldn‟t last for long. You‟d need
            To get your high again and again
            And again until there‟s no one
            Left. What will you do when the
            Whole world‟s population is dead,
            Victor? You‟ll be even worse then
            Wouldn‟t you? I may be no
            Psychiatrist, but even I can tell
            When someone‟s a junkie. You my
            Friend are the first killing junkie
            That I think I‟ve ever seen. If I
            Had my way, I‟d kill you now, but
            As I‟ve told you before, I need you
            For my plans. You will help me or
            At least die trying. You‟re the
            Only one that can kill the Batman
            And you‟ll prove that theory to me
            Tonight. I have a feeling that
            Batman will be coming for us soon,
            Victor. Can you feel him coming? I
            Have left you cut and dry like this
            Because it will cause you to feel
            More evil within you. You need your
            Fix badly, Victor, and I tell you
            Now Batman will give you such a
            Fix. His fix will be the ultimate
            Fix for you that could last longer
            Then any other kill that you could
            Ever make. Now doesn‟t that sound
            Good to you?”

Zsasz just continues to look down at the ground
not responding at all.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “Before this is over you‟ll think
            Of me as a father.”
Dent and Rachel are lead in at gunpoint by
Martin. Falcone turns to them and smiles.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “Well, well, well, this is a
            Surprise. It must be my birthday.
            Hello, Harvey. It‟s always good to
            See an old friend.”

                  DENT
            “You‟ve never been my friend,
            Falcone.”

                  FALCONE
            “Oh, please, call me Carmine,
            Harvey.”

                  DENT
            “You may call me, Mr. Dent.”

Rachel grabs hold of Dent‟s hand and holds it
tightly as in saying to stop. Falcone turns to
Rachel and smiles.

                  FALCONE
            “Ah. Rachel Dawes. The girlfriend.
            How sweet. Now you can both die
            Together.”

A tear comes to Rachel‟s eye as she looks down.
Dent is furious.

                  DENT
            “Leave her out of this, Falcone.
            This is between you and me.”

                  FALCONE
            “Indeed it is, but you see I have a
            Serial killer here that is just
            Dying to get his hands on
            Someone... Especially young
            Beautiful girls like her. Isn‟t
            That right, Victor?”

Zsasz slowly starts to turn around as he
continues to stand there in a drenching sweet
and shakes continuously. He looks to both Dent
and Rachel, but focuses on Rachel.

                  DENT (Looking at Zsasz.)
            “You touch her and I‟ll kill you!”

Zsasz smiles a little before he turns his
attention back to his pain.

                  FALCONE
            “But I‟m about to let Victor have
            The greatest kill of them all...
            The Batman. But I don‟t personally
            Like the fact of my mansion being
            Destroyed in the process. I say we
            Move to somewhere else for the
            Finale. What do you say, Victor.”

Zsasz barely nods before pulling his head down.

EXT. FALCONE‟S MANSION – NIGHT

A limo pulls away from the mansion just seconds
before the Tumbler makes its stop at the
mansion. Batman jumps out and uses his
grappling gun on the fence. He pulls himself up
and over the fence and to the other side where
he lands gracefully. Batman makes his way to
the front door and kicks the door right in as
he starts looking around the inside for
movement as he continues to stand outside to
make sure that no one is in there waiting to
fire. Suddenly the sound of police sirens can
be heard as several cruisers stop in front of
the mansion. Batman sees a button panel beside
the front door and presses the button for the
gate to open electronically allowing the police
to come inside.

INT. FALCONE‟S MANSION – FOYER – NIGHT

Batman enters the main foyer and looks around
the place. It looks as if there are bullet
holes everywhere in the walls from some kind of
attack. Gordon, Sarah, and Loeb enter the foyer
with several other cops. The many unnamed cops
make their way through the mansion with their
guns raised.

                  SARAH
            “So Gordon wasn‟t lying when he
            Told me that you drive a tank.”

                  BATMAN
            “That‟s right. It gets me where I
            Need to go within minutes. Probably
            The fastest one in the world.
            Military didn‟t want anything to do
            With it.”

                  GORDON
            “Just where do you get these
            Wonderful toys of yours anyway?”

                  BATMAN
            “That is my little secret, Jim.”
Suddenly two of the unnamed officers come into
the foyer.

                  OFFICER 1
            “Several hallways are all shot up,
            Sir. There‟s a dead body or two in
            Different places. One in the
            Kitchen. Blood everywhere.”

                  BATMAN
            “Mr. Zsasz was here.”

                  GORDON
            “Agreed. Any sign of Falcone?”

                  OFFICER 2
            “None, sir.”

                  LOEB
            “Where could they have gone to?”

                  BATMAN
            “Falcone was bound to have left
            Some sort of clue. I have a feeling
            That he wants revenge for what
            Happened to him and he believes he
            Can get it by having Zsasz kill me.
            I‟m sure they wouldn‟t leave
            Without helping me to figure out
            Where they were.”

                  LOEB
            “Alright people, look for anything
            Suspicious.”

Everyone spreads out as they continue to search
the mansion. Gordon and Sarah follow Batman as
they enter the study.

INT. FALCONE MANSION – STUDY – NIGHT

Batman, Gordon, and Sarah walk over to
Falcone‟s desk. They can see that a majority of
the mess in the house happened in this room.
The fire in the fireplace is still burning, but
slowly dying away.

                  BATMAN
            “Struggling. I‟m getting that out
            Of most of this. I think Zsasz was
            Struggling to get away. That‟s
            Probably the reason for the mess
            Here and the dead guards. I don‟t
            Believe Zsasz was up to Falcone‟s
            Plans.”

                  GORDON
            “Is he still not up to them?”

                  BATMAN
            “I would say so. Falcone is
            Actually trying to force a maniac
            To do his bidding. That may seal
            His own fait. You should never try
            To use a psychopathic killer as
            Your pawn in a higher battle.
            Falcone‟s in over his head this
            Time.”

                  SARAH
            “Is there anything that can give us
            A location?”

Batman looks at everything on the desk. He
spreads some of the papers around, reading them
to himself. He then turns to the wall and sees
something written in blood.

                  BATMAN
            “Get the light.”

Sarah walks over to the light switch at the
door and turns the light on. They now see
written in blood “Harvey... Rachel... They will
die the building‟s beginning.”

                  GORDON
            “My God. They have the district
            Attorney!”

                  BATMAN
            “And his girlfriend.”

                  SARAH
            “Building‟s beginning? What‟s that
            Supposed to mean?”

                  BATMAN
            “The construction site.”

                  GORDON
            “Of course. The new bank that‟s
            Being built.”

                  BATMAN
            “That site is very dangerous.
            They‟ve only begun to lay down the
            Main structures of the building.”

                  GORDON
            “You‟re going to be walking into a
            Trap. Let‟s all go. Take backup and
            Stop them with numbers.”
                  BATMAN
            “I will not risk more life. I will
            Go alone.”

Batman starts for the large window behind the
desk.

                  GORDON
            “You can‟t, Batman. You‟ll be
            Killed.”

Batman turns back to Gordon and smiles a little
at him before turning back.

                  BATMAN
            “Thank you for the concern. But I
            Can handle it.”

Batman opens the window and jumps out. Gordon
and Sarah watch on as Batman makes his way back
to the Tumbler.

                  SARAH
            “What are we going to do?”

                  GORDON
            “We‟re going to go help him. Loeb
            And the other officers will
            Probably go back to the station,
            But I‟m going to go help him.
            You‟re welcome to join me if you
            Like.”

                  SARAH
            “I will. I won‟t let you go in
            There alone. We have to save the
            District attorney. Batman can‟t
            Save him, Rachel, and take care of
            Falcone and Zsasz all by himself.”

                  GORDON
            “That‟s why we must go. Come on.”

Gordon and Sarah rush toward the exit of the
study.

EXT. CONSTRUCTION SITE – NIGHT

The long black limo pulls up to the
construction site and stops. Martin is the
first out of the car pointing his gun in the
door as Victor Zsasz gets out next. He‟s still
wearing the handcuffs and is shaking horribly
as sweat continues to pour down his face.
Martin pulls Zsasz to the side as Dent and
Rachel step out followed shortly by Falcone and
two other guards all holding guns.
                  FALCONE
            “Here it shall end. All of my
            Problems will finally be taken care
            Of for good. Mr. Dent, you and your
            Lovely little girlfriend will have
            Five minutes to get in the site and
            Find yourselves a nice little
            Hiding place. After that, Mr. Zsasz
            Will be allowed to have his way
            With you. Good luck to you both.
            You‟ll need it.”

Dent takes Rachel‟s hand and they both run into
the site as Falcone stands there smiling. He
turns back to Zsasz who is looking at him with
pure hatred in his eyes.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “Come on, son. You can‟t stay mad
            At dear old dad for too long now.
            Besides I‟m giving you what you
            Want. Two living specimens are just
            Waiting in there for you to hack
            Them to bits. And then the main
            Event. Oh, yes. The Batman will be
            Yours, Victor.”

                  ZSASZ
            “You too will be purified, old
            Man.”

                  FALCONE (Laughing.)
            “I highly doubt it, Victor. I
            Offered you my hand in partnership
            As we would take over Gotham
            Together, but you‟ve forced my hand
            And I will see you rot in my
            Dungeon if you continue this
            Treachery. Time?”

                  MARTIN (Looking at watch.)
            “Three minutes.”

                  FALCONE
            “Just two more minutes, dear
            Victor, and you‟ll finally have
            Your drugs.”

INT. CONSTRUCTION SITE – NIGHT

Dent and Rachel are running through the
construction site trying to find a good place
to hide. Rachel trips over some boards and
falls. Dent runs back over and helps her to her
feet.
                  RACHEL
            “This is futile! He‟s going to kill
            Us anyway!”

                  DENT
            “Not if I have anything to say
            About it. He won‟t lay one hand on
            You. I‟m trying to find some kind
            Of back exit to this place. Maybe
            If we can get back on the main road
            Then we‟ll be able to make a dash
            For the police station or
            Something.”

                  RACHEL
            “I wish the Batman were here. He‟d
            Save us.”

                  DENT (Showing anger.)
            “We don‟t need him. We can survive
            Without him.”

                  RACHEL
            “Stop being so pigheaded, Harvey.
            He‟s a savior of the people here.”

                  DENT
            “He‟s an outlaw and I don‟t want to
            Hear anymore about it.”

                  FALCONE (V.O.)
            “Time‟s up, friends!”

                  RACHEL
            “Oh, no!”

Dent grabs Rachel‟s hand again.

                  DENT
            “Come on!”

EXT. CONSTRUCTION SITE – NIGHT

Martin takes the handcuffs off of Zsasz‟s
hands. Zsasz lunges for Martin, but Falcone
cocks his gun, as does the other two goons.

                  FALCONE
            “You should no better then to try
            That, Victor. Give him his toys.”

One of the two other goons takes out two large
knives. He hands them to Zsasz. He looks at the
knives and sighs as he walks toward the
construction site and enters.

INT. CONSTRUCTION SITE – NIGHT
Dent and Rachel are crouched down on the second
floor of the building. They are behind several
crates in the room. Dent has an electric drill
in his hand ready to attack. Rachel is shaking
as she holds her hammer. Dent places his free
hand on her shoulder trying to calm her down.

                  DENT (Whispering.)
            “Don‟t worry. There‟s one of him
            And two of us. He doesn‟t stand a
            Chance.”

                  RACHEL (Whispering.)
            “I wouldn‟t count on it.”

They can both hear the sound of footsteps as
they crouch there looking at each other. The
sound of the movement seems to be making the
sound of coming up. The steps seem to get
louder as the gravel under the feet crunch.
Suddenly the steps stop as there is no noise at
all. Dent and Rachel try not to breathe
heavily, but are having a hard time not to from
their panicking. Suddenly a head peeks around
the site of the crates showing his bright blond
hair first.

                  ZSASZ
            “Boo!”

Rachel screams as she and Dent both jump up.
Rachel moves behind Dent and stands there just
barely gripping her hammer. Dent turns on the
drill and stands there frightened himself.
Zsasz just laughs at what he‟s seeing.

                  ZSASZ
            “You‟re both so pathetic. I have
            Never seen such scared rats in my
            Entire life. You shall both die,
            And die such a horrible death at
            That. I will enjoy every...
            Single... second of it as well. I
            Think I will start with the darling
            Girlfriend, Harvey. You shall
            Watch as I slaughter her right in
            Front of your helpless form,
            Because there is nothing that you
            Can do.”

Dent‟s face of terror suddenly turns to that of
rage. He takes a stronger hold on the drill.

                  ZSASZ (Cont‟d.)
            “Harvey, you then will die yourself
            As you‟ll realize that you have
            Nothing left to live for as your
            True love has just died in front of
            You and the only thing that will
            Remain is your own pain and grief.
            Harvey Dent will be no more.”

Dent walks over to Zsasz and stands in front of
him now seeming calm.

                  DENT
            “There‟s just one problem with
            That...”

                  ZSASZ (Confused.)
            “And that would be?”

                  BIG BAD HARV
            “You‟re talking to the wrong
            Harvey.”

Zsasz face turns to shock as Big Bad Harv picks
up Zsasz by the shoulders and tosses him right
into the crates. The knives fall to the ground
a few feet away from all the action. Rachel
screams as she watches on and looks at Dent in
shock for his actions.

EXT. CONSTRUCTION SITE – NIGHT

Falcone, Martin, and the other two guards stand
by the limo listening to the fighting going on
in the construction site.

                  FALCONE
            “Someone‟s getting their ass handed
            To them.”

                  BATMAN (O.S.)
            “And that‟s about to be you!”

Batman suddenly swings in from out of nowhere
on a Batrope and kicks Falcone right in the
stomach as he lands right on top of him. Martin
and the other two guards pull up their guns to
fire, but Batman jumps away going into the
shadows before they can. Falcone looks up in
shock as he sees his men are pointing guns at
him.

                  FALCONE
            “Don‟t shoot me, you idiots!”

Batman throws out a batarang at the goons and
it wraps around all three goons‟ legs sending
them all crashing to the ground as the struggle
to get out of the rope. Falcone stands up and
looks on in fright as Batman comes out of the
shadows looking at him in rage.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “Come on, Batman. You don‟t want to
            Fight me.”

                  BATMAN
            “Think again.”

                  FALCONE
            “Well, see you have bigger problems
            In the construction site, dark
            Knight. Fact is that our little
            Killer friend is in there killing
            The district attorney and his
            Little woman. I bet you would just
            Hate for them to be harmed wouldn‟t
            You?”

Batman looks up in shock hearing the fighting
going on the construction site. He launches his
grappling gun and ascends to the second floor
of the building. Falcone smiles as he walks to
the driver‟s door of the limo. The driver rolls
down his window.

                  FALCONE
            “I think it‟s time that we get out
            Of here.”

                  DRIVER
            “Agreed, sir. What about your men?”

                  FALCONE (Nodding.)
            “I‟ll untie them and we‟ll get out
            Of here. Stand by.”

Falcone moves over to the other side of the
car. Just as he bends down to help his goons a
cop car starts blazing up to the site with the
sirens blaring. Falcone is in shock as he
completely stops what he‟s doing and runs to
the car. He opens the door and takes a small
case out of it.

                  FALCONE
            “Gordon shouldn‟t have gotten
            Involved. He‟ll have to pay now.”

Falcone then runs into the construction site
just as the cop car stops. Gordon and Sarah
jump out of the car with their guns raised.
They move over to the open door.

                  SARAH
            “Was that Falcone.”
                  GORDON (Nodding.)
            “Batman‟s already here. Those goons
            Are wrapped up and ready to go to
            The station. Come on. Let‟s see if
            We can help.”

Sarah nods as the two detectives go into the
site.

INT. CONSTRUCTION SITE – NIGHT

Batman lands in the second story and is shocked
to see Harvey Dent knocking around Zsasz. He
moves over to Rachel quickly as he sees her
standing by herself with her arms crossed,
scared out of her mind.

                  BATMAN
            “Are you alright?”

                  RACHEL
            “I‟ll live.”

                  BATMAN
            “Harvey‟s anger has got the best of
            Him again.”

                  RACHEL
            “Yes, but this time I‟m thankful
            That it did.”

                  BATMAN
            “Me too. I was very worried about
            Both of you.”

                  RACHEL
            “I‟m glad to hear it.”

Zsasz takes a shot at Big Bad Harv right to the
mouth and then turns right around and
roundhouse kicks Dent right in the mouth
sending him to the ground. Batman makes his
move to help Dent, but stops suddenly as
Falcone comes in with a gun pointed his way.

                  FALCONE
            “Not any further, Batman.”

Zsasz and Big Bad Harv stop their fighting as
well as they look to Falcone. Falcone looks at
both Dent and Zsasz as they are both a bloody
mess.

                  FALCONE (Cont‟d.)
            “Things obviously didn‟t turn out
            The way they should‟ve. I‟m very
            Disappointed in you, Victor. I
            Thought you could handle a simple
            Lawyer.”

                  BIG BAD HARV
            “You‟re going to pay, Falcone!”

                  FALCONE (Shocked.)
            “My... I‟ve never seen you so
            Angry, Harvey. I do hope you don‟t
            Need anger management. That
            Wouldn‟t look too highly on the
            Voters come election time.”

Zsasz screams at Falcone as he suddenly runs
right toward him and knocks him to the ground.
A shot rings out from Falcone‟s gun that hits
the top of the building at nowhere in
particular. Big Bad Harv gets into it as well
as he takes hold of Falcone after Zsasz pulls
him up and head butts him, sending the crime
boss back to the ground. Zsasz sees his knives
lying on the other side of the room and runs
for them. Batman notices and takes off for the
knives as well, but Zsasz already has them in
his hands before Batman can ever get to them.

                  ZSASZ
            “Falcone said I‟d be fixed if I
            Killed you.”

                  BATMAN
            “Do you believe everything that
            Falcone says?”

                  ZSASZ
            “Enough! You will die now!”

Zsasz springs toward Batman with the knives
outstretched. Batman jumps out of the way as
Zsasz runs right into a hammer from Rachel‟s
hand. Zsasz stumbles from the sudden hit by the
hammer. Batman is shocked.

                  BATMAN
            “Nice job.”

Rachel pushes her hair out of her eyes with her
hands and smiles a little.

                  RACHEL
            “Naturally.”

Rachel backs away   as Batman picks up Zsasz and
hits him right in   the face, but Zsasz is still
half way awake as   he takes the two knives and
slashes at Batman   with them, ripping a few
slashes into the armor of Batman‟s suit. Batman
winces as he backs away.

                  ZSASZ (Laughing.)
            “So you‟re not invincible. You are
            Human after all, Batman. Very
            Good.”

Gordon and Sarah come into the room with their
guns raised as Big Bad Harv picks up Falcone
and starts chocking him on the wall. Gordon and
Sarah try to pry him off of Falcone, but Big
Bad Harv just pushes them both off of him.

                  GORDON
            “Harvey, stop this!”

                  BIG BAD HARV
            “Stay out of this, cop! This is
            Between him and me!”

                  FALCONE (Gasping.)
            “Help me, Gordon... I‟ll see you...
            Loose your badge if... you
            Don‟t...”

                  GORDON
            “Let him go, Harvey. It isn‟t worth
            It.”

                  RACHEL (Moving over quickly.)
            “Please listen to him, Harvey.
            Please just let him go.”

Dent suddenly relaxes a little as he hears
Rachel‟s voice trying to get him to snap out of
his current state.

                  RACHEL (Cont‟d.)
            “Harvey, I love you. Don‟t give in
            To this anger anymore. Don‟t kill
            Him. You‟ll ruin your life. Please
            Stop it.”

Dent lets go of Falcone. He falls to the ground
gasping. However, he sees the little case that
he brought in here and slowly grabs it so no
one notices him. Dent and Rachel hug. Sarah
turns to help Batman, but Gordon stops her
shaking his head.

                  GORDON
            “He can handle him.”

Batman continues to try to move away from Zsasz
as the blood continues to pour down his suit.
Zsasz takes in the smell of his blood.
                  ZSASZ
            “I‟ve never tasted the blood of a
            Bat before. Tell me, are you a
            Vampire, Batman? Is that why you
            Only come out at night? Does the
            Criminals not strike during the
            Day, or is it just that you stay in
            Your coffin during the day?”

Falcone pulls out a vial of some chemical. He
opens the top of vial and stands up looking on
evilly.

                  FALCONE
            “Hey, Gordon!”

Gordon, Sarah, Dent, and Rachel all turn around
to see Falcone throwing the chemical right
toward Gordon. However Dent suddenly jumps in
front of Gordon as the chemical goes right
toward Dent‟s face. He tries to pull his face
away, but the chemical manages to hit the left
side of his face as well as his left hand as it
was also in the path of the chemical. His flesh
burns as he screams from the pain. Sarah runs
over to Falcone and punches him right in the
face. Falcone falls to the ground as she takes
out the cuffs and cuffs Falcone‟s hands behind
his back. Rachel falls to the ground crying as
she rips the sleeves of her coat off and tries
to save Dent‟s face and hand. Gordon stands
there in shock for what just happened. Batman
kicks Zsasz in the stomach suddenly as he tries
to slash at Batman again. Zsasz is surprised
from the sudden kick and drops the knives in
the process. Batman takes Zsasz by his golden
blond hair and rams his head right into a
nearby board. Zsasz steps back a few steps,
looks at Batman smiling, and falls to the
ground out cold. Batman takes out the Batcuffs
and cuffs Zsasz‟s hands behind his back. He
picks up Zsasz and moves over to everyone else.
Sarah takes Zsasz away from Batman‟s custody as
Batman looks on in shock as he sees Rachel
knelling over the form of Harvey Dent. He is in
horror at what Dent‟s face and hand looks like
now.

                  BATMAN
            “Harvey... NO!”

Batman falls to the ground as well. Rachel
takes his hand as they both look on at the
injured form before them. Gordon looks down
saddened. Sarah places a hand on Gordon‟s
shoulder.
                  SARAH
            “There‟s nothing more we can do,
            Jim. We have to get Zsasz and
            Falcone to jail.”

                  GORDON (Nodding.)
            “I know... Let‟s go.”

Sarah and Gordon take the barely conscious
Zsasz and Falcone down the steps and away from
everything else. Batman tries to get his focus
back. He stands up and picks Dent up into his
arms. Rachel stands as well, trying to wipe the
tears away.

                  BATMAN
            “I‟ll take him to Gotham Memorial.
            Pray that they can cure him.”

                  RACHEL
            “I will... I‟ll make my way there.
            You just hurry and get him there.”

                  BATMAN
            “Don‟t worry. He‟ll be ok.”

Batman takes off with Dent‟s body as he shoots
his grappling gun and they both go down toward
the street below. Rachel starts crying again as
she turns and starts walking toward the steps.

                                          FADE TO:

INT. WAYNE MANOR – BATCAVE – NIGHT

The Tumbler rolls into the Batcave and stops at
its normal resting place. Batman steps out of
the Tumbler and makes his way over to the
Batcomputer. He looks around not seeing Alfred
or Talia anywhere.

                  BATMAN
            “Alfred? Talia? Where are you two
            At? I never heard anything from
            Either of you while I was out
            Earlier. You guys here? Alfred!
            Talia!”

Batman runs up the steps to exit the Batcave.

INT. WAYNE MANOR – STUDY – NIGHT

Batman runs out the clock entrance to the
Batcave in a frenzy as he looks for Alfred and
Talia. He moves to the exit of that room.
INT. WAYNE MANOR – PARLOR – NIGHT

Batman emerges into the parlor looking for
them, but still sees nothing. However, as he
starts to exit the parlor, he turns to the
fireplace and sees a note pinned to the wall.
He moves over to the note and yanks it from the
wall. It reads: “THOSE YOU HOLD DEAR ARE NOW
MINE. YOU WILL NEVER FIND THEM AS THIS IS THE
PUNISHMENT FOR YOUR BETRAYAL. HAVE A
WONDERFULLY MISERABLE LIFE WITHOUT THEM,
DETECTIVE. REGARDS, A FRIEND.” Batman crumples
the note and throws it into the open fire. He
flings things off the mantelpiece above the
fireplace and falls to the floor.

                   BATMAN
            “Alfred... Talia... Who could‟ve
            Done this? Why would they do this?
            I will find you both... I swear
            It... I won‟t let those I care for
            Die...”

Batman looks up into the air and screams in
pain. Lightning flashes through the room from
the outside as he continues to scream.

                                         FADE TO:

INT. GOTHAM MEMORIAL – ROOM – NIGHT - STORMY

Harvey Dent lies bandaged up in a bed. We
cannot see the extent of the injuries, but we
know it‟s bad. A doctor and a nurse come into
the room as the doctor turns on the light.
Harvey stirs and awakens as he looks at them.

                  DOCTOR
            “It‟s time to see the extent of the
            Damage.”

The doctor slowly takes the bandages off of
Harvey‟s face as he sits there breathing
slowly. The doctor finally removes the last of
the bandages. The nurse is in shock as is the
doctor as they look on.

                  DENT
            “Give me a mirror.”

They both just keep standing there in shock.

                  DENT (Cont‟d.)
            “I said give me a mirror!”

The nurse hands the mirror to the doctor and he
gives it to Dent. Dent looks at himself in
horror and drops the mirror on the ground as it
breaks into a million pieces.

                  DOCTOR
            “Now, Harvey, we can repair this.
            With multiple surgeries, we may be
            Able to repair the damage.”

Dent grabs hold of the doctor‟s coat. We can‟t
see his left side, only his right.

                  DENT
            “May be able to! I don‟t believe
            You!”

Dent slings the doctor right into the nurse as
they both fall to the ground. Dent jumps up out
of the bed and runs out the door.

INT. GOTHAM MEMORIAL – HALLWAY – NIGHT - STORMY

Rachel is carrying some flowers toward the
Dent‟s room as Dent suddenly comes rushing out
the door. Rachel stops in shock.

                  RACHEL
            “Harvey!”

Dent has his hands over his face, but looks up
in shock as he turns his full head to see
Rachel. Lightning flashes as we now get to see
TWO-FACE in his full form. Even his hand is the
same ugly color and texture that his face is.
His lips on the left side are gone completely
revealing his teeth as well as his eyelids
completely revealing his full eye. His left ear
is no longer there only leaving a hole where
the ear used to be.

                  RACHEL (Cont‟d.)
            “My God! Harvey!”

Rachel suddenly faints from the sight before
her, falling to the ground. Two-Face walks over
to Rachel. A tear comes to his right eye and
falls off splashing right on Rachel‟s right
cheek.

                  TWO-FACE
            “Goodbye, Rachel.”

Two-Face walks over to the large window at the
end of the hall and opens it. He turns back to
Rachel one last time before he climbs out the
window into the pouring rain.

INT. STONE GATE PENITENTIARY – NIGHT – STORMY
Carmine Falcone sits in a cell, wearing the
standard orange attire. He has pure anger on
his face as he looks forward.

                  FALCONE
            “They haven‟t seen the last of
            Me... Oh, no. The Roman will rise
            Again. Next time, Batman, you‟re
            Ass is mine.”

Lightening flashes behind Falcone as his evil
face appears to be even more evil as he looks
forward smiling.

INT. ARKHAM ASYLUM – HALLWAY – NIGHT

Dr. Harlene Quinzel makes her way down the
hallway, her heels clicking as she goes. She
writes something on a clipboard as she moves
on. She looks in a small slot at a cell door
and sees Dr. Jonathan Crane sitting there with
a straight jacket on and his Scarecrow costume
sitting beside him. He is full of fear as he
looks forward.

                  CRANE
            “No! Stay away from me! Go away!”

Dr. Quinzel walks away from the cell and makes
her way over to another one and looks in.
Inside sits Victor Zsasz staring forward,
smiling directly at her.

                  ZSASZ
            “Well hello, Dr. Quinzel. You look
            Very scrumptious tonight.”

                  DR. QUINZEL
            “Get some sleep, Mr. Zsasz. You
            Won‟t be killing anyone tonight, or
            Ever again for that matter. You are
            In good hands here. We will find a
            Way to help you.”

                  ZSASZ
            “A useless effect. The
            Purifications will continue. I will
            Bring this world into a much better
            Light then it has ever been. You
            Wait and see! I will not fail, Dr.
            Quinzel! I WILL NOT FAIL!”

Dr. Quinzel moves away from Zsasz‟s cell and
further down the hallway. We can see from Dr.
Quinzel‟s shadow that her shadow looks a lot
different from what it should be. Her shadow
seems to be wearing a strange jester‟s hat and
costume. Her shadow is also skipping along on
the walls instead of walking. A soft laughing
sound is heard in the background. The laughing
is actually the sound of a girl‟s laughing.
It‟s Dr. Quinzel‟s shadow that is laughing. The
future of Dr. Quinzel is before us as we see
what she will become. Lightning flashes again
as the laughing continues.

EXT. ATLANTIC OCEAN – JET – MORNING

We see an establishing shot of a jet moving
over the Atlantic Ocean as dawn is upon us.

INT. ATLANTIC OCEAN – JET – MORNING

Ra‟s Al Ghul stands at one of the small windows
in the jet looking out. His hands are crossed
as his cloak billows behind him.

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “Ah... Another beautiful day is
            Upon us, Ubu.”

Ra‟s turns around and moves over to Ubu.

                  RA‟S AL GHUL (Cont‟d.)
            “This day will mark the beginning
            Of our retribution. Nothing will
            Stop us from completing my plans of
            World domination.”

Alfred and Talia sit in sets tied up and with
gags in their mouths. Alfred is struggling to
try to say something. Ra‟s nods to Ubu. Ubu
goes over Alfred and takes the gag out of his
mouth.

                  ALFRED
            “How can you be so cruel?”

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “It‟s called revenge, old man. Your
            Master deserves everything that is
            Coming his way. There will be no
            Dawn for the detective once I‟m
            Through with him. Retribution will
            Strike its ugly head upon him and
            I will once and for all complete my
            Ultimate mission of world
            Domination.”

                  ALFRED
            “You are nothing but a terrorist.”
Ra‟s is angered by this and slaps Alfred across
the face.

                  RA‟S AL GHUL
            “I am an environmentalist. The
            Things that people do to their
            Earth is beyond even me. However,
            They will all pay for the treachery
            That they have caused this planet,
            And it will start with the
            Detective and those that he deems
            Friends and loved ones. Namely the
            Both of you.”

EXT. ATLANTIC OCEAN – JET – MORNING

The jet continues to move across the ocean as
Ra‟s Al Ghul laughs evilly.

                                       FADE OUT:

END CREDITS ROLL AS “SAVIOR” BY SKILLET PLAYS

				
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