Beware the Batman

Season 1 Episode 2

Secrets

2
Aired Saturday 3:00 AM Jul 20, 2013 on Adult Swim
7.8
out of 10
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Magpie, a villainess with multiple personality disorder, abducts Batman and he must work out who he's dealing with to have any hope of defeating her.

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  • Another so-so episode

    6.0
    Batman goes after the mentally unstable Magpie who has a love of shiny objects and an origin tied to a prisoner experiment at Blackgate Prison.



    Although Magpie is hardly a favorite of mine, the mysteries of her origins keep the show moving pretty well. I also like the introduction of Barbara Gordon (voiced by Tara Strong no less) and her obsession with Batman. The show is certainly taking its time to tease us with Tatsu who is only beginning to suspect there's more to Bruce Wayne than meets the eye.



    You can find my full recap and review (with pics and video) at RazorFinemoreless
  • Batman faces Magpie in a strong second episode to this very promising series.

    8.0
    I was pretty excited after the premiere episode, I thought it showed that the series has real promise, and this episode, while, in my opinion not as great, is still a very strong one and shows more of what this series has to offer. I will say I didn't find Magpie very interesting from the start, her design is good and voice as well, but we didn't really get a lot of information about her, I know of course that's the point, this episode is much bigger on mystery and the villains motivation and back story is kept in the dark, speaking of dark, this show gets REALLY dark in places, not to mention violent, the PG rating is warranted, Batman didn't hold anything back when fighting Magpie, he brutally punches, kicks and in the end electrocutes her, which shocked me a bit, same with the scene where she falls to her apparent death, though it is revealed she cannot be hurt, not really. Keeping the episode a mystery did create real tension near the end, and while I didn't find earlier parts that exciting, when they get to the psychiatric ward it's all top notch stuff, I didn't see the twist coming, I'll admit that right away. Nice to see Gordon doing some detective work on his own, again, excellent action. Magpie was kind of similar to Catwoman when it came to stealing things and flirting with Batman, she tries to kiss him and later succeeds, now, that was one thing I didn't like in "Brave and the Bold" how just about every woman in that series was into Batman, I'm hoping this isn't the case here, let me just say I'm not averse to romance in animated super hero shows, not at all. I'm curious to see if Magpie will return in later episodes.moreless
JB Blanc

JB Blanc

Lunkhead

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Ian James Corlett

Ian James Corlett

Joe Braxton/Police Officer

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Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Magpie

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Kurtwood Smith

Kurtwood Smith

Lt. James Gordon

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