While The Riddler's men escort King Boris and his statue back to Gotham, Batman manages to get his blowtorch from his utility belt and burn the armature, causing the reactor to short circuit and deactivate. The Dynamic Duo free themselves and returns to The Batcave. Believing he has spun The Duo to their deaths, The Riddler proceeds with his blackmail scheme: to use King Boris as an unwitting pawn by his placing the statue inside the museum, and inform Commissioner Gordon that, unless he's paid a million dollars he'll destroy The Queen Of Freedom Monument!
Meanwhile, one of The Riddler's men by the name of Whitney, dresses up as Batman and pays a visit to Commissioner Gordon's office and Bruce Wayne, Batman and Robin have solved the last of The Prince of Puzzler's riddles, figuring out his scheme, and they set a trap for him inside the museum. The Riddler and The River Rats arrive to collect their cash -- only to find to their dismay that not only the statue containing the bomb isn't there, the satchel of money is phony! Suddenly, The Dynamic Duo appear from a balcony above, informing The King Of Criminal Conundrums that they've already deactivated the bomb, and then deactivate The Riddler and The River Rats themselves!