Batman

Season 1 Episode 2

Smack in the Middle

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Jan 13, 1966 on ABC
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  • The worst is yet to come!!!

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    When we enter the episode, we see Batman trying to contact Robin, but he still has no luck. The Riddler has taken Robin to his hideout, and uses Riddler wake up gas to revive an unconsious boy wonder. He then tells Robin to call up Batman on the hotline so the Riddler can deliver clues as to where he will be hiding Robin. After The Riddler is done talking to Batman, he tries to hang up the phone but Robin grabs it and warns Batman not to fall for Riddlers trap. But Riddler gives Robin a dose of knockout gas, and Robin is out cold once again. In the first episode we saw Riddler and his assistant Molly operating on Robin. They were only using his face to construct a mask for Molly. She is to be diguised as Robin, and Riddler will drop her off at the spot where he told Batman to come, and she will go with Batman to the Batcave... and finish him off!! So, they drive until they are chased by the Batmobile, and Batman uses the Bat Ray to short out the engines on Riddlers car. When the car crashes, it lands on it's side, and Molly and Riddler jump out, as the car explodes. Molly is now in her complete Robin outfit, mask and all, so Riddler tells her to lie on the ground a few feet away from the car, and make it look as if she was thrown from the car and hurt. Riddler runs off, and Batman arrive just in time to fall for the plot. Or so it seems. When they get back to the Batcave, he informs Molly that he saw through her diguise, and in an attempt to escape, she climbs onto the neuclear power generator for the Batmobile, and falls to her death! Batman finds the real Robin later on at Riddlers hideout, but when they go after him, The Riddler sets some laughing gas on fire, which causes an explosion that knocks out the Dynamic Duo, and allows the Riddler to escape. At the end of the episode we see Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson back at Wayne Manor talking, and Bruce reflects on how he regrets that he wasn't able to save Molly. But on the bright side, now he dosn't have to go to court!!
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