Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The DC Animated Universe Weekly Review - Batman: The Animated Series

 Batman: The Animated Series

Episode 8

The Forgotten

Here’s another lackluster episode which in the grand scheme, it is okay but there are just better episodes.  In another cartoon show this could be regarded as its best episode but for BtAS it’s really lacking.  


Batman goes undercover as homeless because people keep disappearing.  He ends up getting kidnapped himself, get amnesia, is put into slave labor.  Eventually he gets his memory back, escapes, Alfred who’s been looking for him arrives around the same time.  He comes back as Batman and frees everyone.  


The episode wraps with him telling some of the guys he met at the slave labor camp he’s Bruce Wayne and offers them jobs.  Homelessness is cured? It’s a sappy happy ending for those guys but ultimately the episode just doesn’t work.  Too much going on.  


Written by
Joseph Ammendolea
“I Like To Play With Toys” Productions®