Batman Gotham Knights

Season 2 Episode 5

Old Wounds

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Aired Unknown Oct 03, 1998 on The WB
9.5
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Old Wounds
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Nightwing reveals to Robin the story of his final days working alongside Batman and what lead to the divisions between them.

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  • Revealing...

    10
    I think this is my favorite episode of batman the gotham knights. It's a flashback episode, Nightwing reaveals to robin why he stopped being robin and I have to say good story. It all began with bruce wayne missing dick graysons graduation from college and then dick is out with barbaraand he gets a call from batman. Well in case you dont know dick wasnt very happy. so then they meet up and they go to this other guys house because he might know where the joker is and he said that he didnt but batman didnt believe him and had him up agaist the wall and his family was watching Then robin says stop and batman doesnt then robin leaves. later there is a big fight seen on a building and batgirl falls and robin shows up to save her he then learns that she is barbara gordan and is angery with her for not telling him her secret. after the joker goes to jail robin starts yelling at batman then batman goes to touch him and robin turns around and punches batman. Then he takes off his mask and cape and tossess them on the ground. I cant explain all of the episode to you guys even though I already did most of it with a few details left out. This is a series classic. Later...moreless
  • The reason as to why Dick gave up being Robin and became Nightwing is revealed to us.

    10
    This is my all time favorite episode for this series. I love the whole thing with Dick and Barbara being a couple. His relationship with Bruce is justly portrayed as well as how the discovery of Barbara's secret finally sets him off. I only wish that this would have had a happier ending . . . like maybe Dick and Barbara getting back together. This episode is a MUST SEE!!!!
  • An episode describing what happened between Batman:TAS and this series.

    9.1
    I've always liked Nightwing. He's like Batman with a sense of humor and is a really enjoyable character.



    So when he showed up in this series I was both excited and confused. Because he just came along without any explaination!



    This episode really should've been shown closer to the beginning of the series to flow better with other episodes. That's my only complaint.



    It's a beautiful display of how Dick Grayson broke away from being Batman's underling and events that lead up to their falling-out. Another great installment from an already great series!moreless
  • Robin asks Nightwing what happened between him and Batman. Nightwing tells it like it was.

    9.5
    This is classic animated Dark Knight storytelling at its best. It was really the only episode in the series that gave a definitive backstory to Nightwing. Genius through and through.



    Tim Drake, current Robin, is helped by Dick Grayson, Nightwing and the first Robin (this series kind of skips over Jason Todd, but from reading some of the old comics, I didn't think he was very worthy of the title Robin anyway--crybaby prick that he was), on a mission where Tim gets sloppy for a second. While Dick is berating Tim for being sloppy, Tim mentions that he sounds just like Bruce. Of course, Dick denies this and Tim asks what happened between them. Dick tells him.



    First, he comments that Bruce was always "difficult" which is a nod to the Batman: TAS episode "Robin's Reckoning" (probably the start of Robin's turning away from Bruce). Then, Nightwing goes into the story of the last straw with Bruce. He first tells Tim about his college graduation, the one Bruce didn't make. He tells him about the time he and Barbara were at a restaurant afterwards, talking about his future, when Batman pages him to meet him.



    Considering he's out with his girl, Dick is probably pretty pissed, but he does his job in the life he leads and makes the excuse to his girlfriend that he has to "clean out the fridge," leaving the poor Miss Gordon to think that he would rather spend his time doing housework than spend it with her.



    Dick then goes to meet up with Bruce at the predetermined venue and they move in to get the bad guys (Joker and some goons). Robin ends up tailing the watchman of the group, a good guy mixed up with bad people, to his apartment where his family was waiting. As Bruce arrives, he begins to forcefully interrogate the suspect, slamming him up against the wall, in front of his family. After Dick protests and Bruce doesn't let up, he leaves dramatically.



    Out of the Robin suit, Dick shows up at Barbara's apartment, ranting about how he's had enough of Bruce, how they can't agree on anything anymore and basically how beastly the man is. Barbara attempts to comfort him, but Dick pushes her away, saying he shouldn't have come there to begin with.



    Barbara heads down to Bruce's and talks to him about Dick's strange behavior. She claims it isn't the first time she has seen him this way. AAfter Bruce realizes she really cares for him, he decides to show her the Batcave and tells her that he knows she is Batgirl. Alfred then reenters the scene and shows the two a television image of the Joker with a radar disrupter (what he was stealing before), and Bruce declares that he would need backup, with Dick not answering. Barbara says that he already has it.



    Later, we go to the Batcave, where Dick appears and asks Alfred what Barbara's car is doing outside. Alfred simply answers that she and Bruce are running an errand. Dick then asks suspiciously: "What kind of errand?"



    Barbara and Bruce confront the Joker and his boys at the top of the highest tower in Gotham, where the Joker needs to be for the radar disrupter to have maximum efficiency. While they are polishing of his goons, Dick arrives at the bottom of the tower, watching Batgirl kick ass, knowing it is Barbara. When Joker pushes her off the side, Dick ejects the seat in his Redbird (the motorcycle he uses, for those who don't read the comics) and catches her, telling her they have to talk. Barbara then tells him they have to help Bruce and he follows her back up the building.



    They finish off the initial mission save the city, as usual, then they go to another building and talk. Dick accuses Barbara of keeping the secret of Batgirl from him when she reminds him that he never told her about his nightly romps, either. Then, he accuses Batman of manipulating him and Barbara into helping him fight crime. Dick finally says, "I quit!" When Bruce tries to stop him, Dick turns around and (considering it's Batman) slugs him a pretty good, sending Bruce to the ground. Dick then takes off the mask and cape and leaps from the building.



    Cut back to Dick and Tim, and Tim asks if he's ever forgiven Bruce. Dick answers no. They then find a wallet the bad guys from the beginning stole. Dick discovers that it belongs to the man Bruce had interrogated in front of his family before. When they go to return it where the man works--Wayne Enterprises--the man at first thinks it is Batman, saying how frightened he was of him back then, and that Bruce Wayne had given him a job. The man practically praises Bruce and Nightwing agrees that Bruce is a good man.



    Afterwards, when the two of them see the signal in the sky, Tim asks if Dick is coming. He simply answers: "I guess it's about time." Tim smiles, and the two of them grapple away in the night.moreless
Loren Lester

Loren Lester

Dick Grayson / Nightwing

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Barbara Gordon / Batgirl

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Alfred Pennyworth

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Bruce Wayne / Batman

Mathew Valencia

Mathew Valencia

Tim Drake / Robin

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Voice of Geena

Guest Star

Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman

Rocco

Guest Star

Neil Ross

Neil Ross

Henshaw

Guest Star

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

the Joker

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