Batman Gotham Knights

Season 1 Episode 2

Sins of the Father

Aired Unknown Sep 20, 1997 on The WB
out of 10
User Rating
95 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Sins of the Father
Tim Drake's interference in one of Two-Face's schemes leads to him becoming Batman's newest partner.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • This episode was great!

    This episode was real good and exactly why I watched this show. It was my favorite episode of the whole series and the other episode were pretty hard to beat. It had the right amoun t of action and a good story to it as well. If you haven't seen this episode you haven't seen Batman.
  • The new Robin is Born...

    This being my third favorite episode of Gotham Knights I felt it was time to do a review on it. For the second Robin they went with Tim Drake who was the third robin in the comics they didn't want to use the second Robin Jason Todd from the comics because he had a violent past and was killed by the Joker so they used his past and put it with Tim drakes name. batman saves tim from twofacve and takes him to the batcave and tim discovers batmans identity and when batman goes and finds two-face tim follows and puts on the Robin costume and Robin is Born. I really liked how they brought Dick Grayson back at the end of this episode. I think that this episode shold have aired first because they had this robin in the last episode but they introduced him in this episode. later...moreless
  • for the most part this was a very good ep. not classic but good

    In this ep you get to see who the new robin is and his character delvelopment. They try to take a piece from an old ep. (robins reckoning) not sucessfully though. This robin is very eeewwww!!

    you almost want to see this kid die, Two face makes his first apearance on the vamped show and looks the same accept more sharped drawing. The story is well written for the most part accept robin seems to show no emmotion for key moments when he is supose to. Batman is ....well Batman, he is point blank honest even if he's talk'n to kids. The story see's Two face and his click trying to get Tim's dad because he has something of there's, when they can't find him they go after Tim. How Tim becomes robin is good but predictable revenge, but the way an old mate make an appearance is classic.moreless
  • Tim Drake runaway from Two-Face's gang and ran into Batman and later found himself in the Batcave and later became Robin the Boy Wonder! Robin join Batman and Batgirl to stop Two-Face before he blow Gotham City up! Will they stop him in time?moreless

    Really a great way to begin the episode on Tim Drake. This episode is right to the point. Drake has alot of great senes of humor. It was great to see Dick Grayson at the end of this episode. But this episode stay focus on Drake on how he became Robin and Help Batman and Batgirl. I have to say it's one of the best episode of the series, next to Joker's Million.moreless
  • 1st episode(chronologically)

    this was a great way to start off this series and the introducing of Tim Drake as the new Robin was great and kept in line with the comics. i didnt like the fact that they made Tim an orphan but i guess they did that for story integrity. at any rate everything else was top notch from the Robin-Two-Face connection (The original Robin in the comics had history with Two-Face), which is something played upon both on this show as well as the movies (Batman & Robin); the cherry on top i guess would be Dick Grayson's cameo at the end and his comment on Bruce's "rules"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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Robin: Its your kind of show, Puke-Face! A double feature!

    • Two Face: He stole something from me.
      Tim: Your charming good looks?

    • Bruce: If you are going to work with me, Tim, you follow the rules. Rule number one, you give me everything you have. Rule number two, then you give me more. And rule number three, I make the rules.
      Dick: (off-screen) Watch that last rule, kid - it's a killer.
      Bruce: Dick.
      Alfred: My word.
      Dick: Hey, no one can be a boy wonder forever.

  • NOTES (9)

    • This episode was adapted in comic book format for The Batman Adventures Lost Years #3. The training scene at the end appeared in #5.

    • As of the "One Year Later" storyline in the comics, Robin's costume takes on a new look nearly identical to the one introduced in this episode (red and black with no green) with the exception of having longer sleeves and a slightly different cape (the one in the comics resembles Batman's). This marks one of the few times the comics have been inspired by the animated versions of the characters, others being Supergirl's costume taking on the version seen in Superman The Animated Series, as well as the introduction of the characters Harley Quinn, Renee Montoya, and Livewire into the comics after they debuted in the animated continuity.

    • In the comics, Tim Drake's father was named Jack and both he and Tim had much different backgrounds. Their backgrounds in this episode are very similar to Jason Todd and his father.

    • Along with the new animation style, this episode and series sees a change in design for the Batmobile and Batman's suit from Batman: The Animated Series. The Batmobile gets a shorter more smooth look rather then the longer sharp angled design. The new design for Batman's suit takes on a classic/current comic look which includes a basic black bat symbol with no yellow oval around it and a pouched utility belt rather than the streamlined version of the TAS. A similar version was seen in a brief sequence from The Mask of the Phantasm and various flashback sequences from B:TAS, and has been used from this episode onwards through Justice League Unlimited.

    • According to Bruce Timm, the reason that they skipped over Jason Todd being Robin was because the storyline in which he perishes was considered too long and violent for animation. Instead they gave Tim Drake the origins of Jason Todd and Todd was never mentioned in the DC animated setting.

    • Richard Moll reprises the role of Two-Face from Batman: TAS.

    • Two-Face was one villain that the original Robin has had a special history with (Robin: Year One). It's no surprise that the debut of the new Robin involved him.

    • The display case in the Batcave with Robin's old uniform in a glass case is very similar to the display housing the dead second Robin, Jason Todd's, uniform in the comics.

    • Gordon and Bullock are absent in this episode.