In other news,
Chuckie Sol, a made man in the black mask mob
was kidnapped at gunpoint by masked
assailants earlier today.
Suspicion is high that sol was
a victim of the recent turf war
raging between the mob and a new rival gang
composed of high-tech criminals
known to have crossed paths with Batman.
I don't know about any weapon shipment, Tusk.
Mask don't tell us... ahhh!
You could do better than that, Chuckie.
We ain't got all night.
Old electrocutioner here gets mighty ticked when someone lies.
When is that weapons shipment due?
Batman doesn't use guns.
But I do.
I'm just the accountant.
That's no way to treat a lady.
I could've handled these c-listers on my own.
Dressing like a bat doesn't make you a hero.
It just makes you a target.
And using a gun makes you just like them.
I want you out of here.
This wasn't a break-in. Was it, firefly?
Of course not.
They're working for someone new.
This is truly an honor, Batman.
I've waited so very long for this moment.
Though the circumstances are less than ideal.
Do I know you?
And not at all.
And you rag on me for stealing your look.
Rest well, Batman.
It's not like he punches a time clock,
but I can assure you that the Gotham police force
is more than capable of keeping this city safe.
Even without a masked hero to back us up.
You're a bad liar, Gordon.
So, are on your way?
Yeah, babe. You can't believe the traffic.
Can't wait to see you.
It's been weeks, Dick.
I've almost forgotten what you feel like.
What's all that noise?
Hold on, I think I see an opening.
Yup. All clear, Kori.
I'll be at the tower in fi...
Babe, you have no idea how sorry I am, but...
But, what about our...
Got a family emergency.
Your timing really sucks, Alfred.
Well, your trip to the rainforest seems ill-timed, Mr. Wayne.
With the world tech summit coming up...
It's not for another week, Ms. Bannister.
We're down here studying rare herbs
that could prove revolutionary for medical research.
And earn millions for our pharmaceutical interests.
All well and good.
But why did you have to lead the team?
Because it's my company.
And I can do whatever the bloody hell I want to.
You still have to answer to this board, Mr. Wayne.
I think we're done here.
If any of you have further concerns,
bring them to Lucius.
He's more than capable of handling things while I'm gone.
I'd watch those "Bloody hells," Governor.
Don't want to be giving yourself away.
It's bad manners to sneak up on a person like that.
Sneaking up on people is kind of what we do around here, Alfred.
That's a joke.
We are not amused.
I'm not exactly in a festive mood either.
How long has he been gone?
Two weeks, one day,
Wouldn't be the first time.
But he's never been gone this long
without notifying me in some way.
Last night, the signal was up for an hour.
Third time this week.
And if the police are aware of his absence,
then you can be certain the criminal class is as well.
There's already been a sharp uptick in underworld activities.
If Batman doesn't return soon...
All bloody hell's gonna break loose.
Even when you've disappeared, I can't get away from you.
Oh, Mr. Fox.
I think it's way past time we...
Apologies, Ms. Bannister.
I have an important visitor who simply can't wait.
Huh! That woman!
What's wrong, dad?
Bannister's been barking at you for years.
You never let her get under your skin.
Maybe I'm getting too old for this.
Come on. Let's get some grub.
I'm afraid I'm gonna have to cancel, Luke.
Too much on my plate right here.
Of course, if you'd finally accept mr.Wayne's offer,
- we could do lunch every day. - Dad...
With your background in physics and math...
- Dad... - You'd be an extraordinary asset.
I said no before I went into the service and it's still no.
You're the one who told me to follow my own path.
But I never thought it would take you to Afghanistan.
I thought your doctor told you to give that up.
I've decided to live dangerously.