Batman Beyond

Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Saturday 9:00 AM May 01, 1999 on The WB
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Episode Summary


A strangely clad man with a mesmerizing eyeball prowls Gothham, altering people's perception of reality to make them commit crimes without knowing it.

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  • A man with poor taste in clothes and a shiney ball tempts young people into commiting crime

    A man with poor taste in clothes and a shiney ball tempts young people into commiting crimes.

    Terrys friends commit robberies on behalf of a masked individual .

    can our hero stop this hypno toad villian before the end of humanity?

    (okay a slight exageration

    its only theft not the end of the world as we know it)

    Not my favourite villain to be honest

    he just dint seem that menacing

    he does get better though

    the addiction allegory he appears in is great

    as is his framing of terry for mad stans murder

    but as it stands an okay ep

    no great shakes as my granddad would say

    if he were still alive of course

    not 6 feet undermoreless
  • people are entranced to commit crimes while under the control of new villan appropiately named spellbound. it's up to Terry to unmasked him and put an end to his crime spreemoreless

    not one of my faves, but it has an interesting "different approach" to the vertigo character from Batman:TAS i cant really remember much else about this episode so i'll have to pull it out again b4 i can write a full review on the episode. now i'm just trying to fill out the 50-word minimum.
Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Dana Tan

Teri Garr

Teri Garr

Mary McGinnis

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Terry McGinnis / Batman

Ryan O'Donohue

Ryan O'Donohue

Matt McGinnis

Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing

Commissioner Barbara Gordon

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Bruce Wayne

Jon Cypher

Jon Cypher


Guest Star

Omar Gooding

Omar Gooding


Guest Star

Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders

Mr. Deakins

Guest Star

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Nelson Nash

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • On the door of Billings' office at school, his name is misspelled as Billngs, as can be seen while he's asking Terry to come in. In the next shot, as Billings is closing the door, the name is correct.

    • In the library scene, Bruce is on a ladder, two shelves from the top of the book wall. In the next shot, he is at least three shelves from the top.

    • Trivia: Terry borrows Dick Grayson's tux, as it's "way retro." Terry and Dick do look like they're about the same build - makes sense. (Of course, it does raise the question of how the lean Terry fits the Batsuit designed for the muscular Bruce).

    • Bruce is getting sloppy - at one point he pulls up the three victims. (At this point, it had been one student- Chelsea - and two parents of students). He shows pictures of Chelsea, who was ensorcelled, the curator, who was ensorcelled, and Jared, whose mother was ensorcelled. Why not a picture of Jared's mother?

  • QUOTES (9)

    • News Anchor: With this second report about a spellbinder hypnotizing citizens, the police have reopened the case involving Chelsea Cunningham.
      Terry: Told you so.
      Bruce: Umm hmm.... Now suit up and get out there. Find out who this Spellbinder is.
      Terry: Actually, I was thinking of a different costume tonight. Hope you don't mind. (showing a tuxedo) Found this in the closet upstairs. Way retro. Who's DG?

    • Rick: You sure you don't want me to walk you home?
      Chelsea: It's three houses away, Rick. Besides, daddy is probably back from gun practice by now.
      Rick: Er.. you're right. Nothing ever happens around here anyway. I'll see you tomorrow?

    • Terry: Then Batman tied Doctor Billings up and disappeared.
      Barbara: And you are Mr. Wayne's new assistant? (Terry nods his head happily) Your father was Warren McGinnis? (Terry nods his head seriously) Stay out of trouble, kid.

    • Terry: I don't buy it. I mean Chelsea's flaky but she's not stupid! She's not going to make up some goofy guy with a mask and a magic eyeball. It's too crazy not to be true.
      Bruce: Leave it alone. She's just a troubled kid lashing out to daddy. Nothing for you to get involved with.
      Terry: Guess you're the expert in troubled kids--you collect them, right?

    • (Commissioner Gordon and a policeman walk past them)
      Terry: What's that about?
      Jared: Got to be Chels. You didn't hear about her and her old man last night? She bugged and tossed some pricey statue of his into the river.

    • Terry: You don't seem very excited? Your mom's wedding, big bash, lots of food then you get the house all to yourself for three weeks!
      Jared: What... ever.
      Terry: You don't like the guy?
      Jared: My mom goes through husbands like popcorn. I don't bother to get attached.
      Terry: Yikes!

    • Bruce: Telling tales in school, were we?

    • Terry: (over radio) Wayne, you alive?
      Bruce: Very funny.

    • Bruce: Terry, listen to my voice. Whatever you're seeing, it isn't real.
      (Spellbinder hits Batman with a branch)
      Batman: That sure felt real.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Shop 'Til You Drop
      In one of Terry's visions, he is on a game show called Supermarket Spree. This alludes to the extremely popular cable game show Shop 'Til You Drop (1991-2003).