Recap / The Adventures of Batman & Robin E9 "Catwalk"

Scarface tempts Selina Kyle to become Catwoman again.


  • Being Good Sucks: Deconstructed. Selina chafes at having to play by the rules and live a boring life, whereas being Catwoman is exciting despite the possibility of being arrested. It's why she takes Scarface's offer.
  • Bourgeois Bohemian: Though usually simply an Upper-Class Twit, Bruce Wayne's (platonic) friend Veronica Vreeland also donated much of her family's fortunes to conservationist causes, sometimes at fancy public events held to promote those causes. Selina Kyle, who considers herself a true animal-rights activist, observed that Veronica could possibly be getting involved in those causes because she feels tremendous guilt about all the endangered species her ancestors shot when they were big-game hunters.
  • Chronic Villainy: Catwoman admits that she can't resist thievery and that the threat of prison is meaningless if she feels like not being able to steal is already restricting.
  • Dating Catwoman: More prevalent with Catwoman than in prior appearances.
    Catwoman: [to Batman] You know what's wrong with our relationship? You always let me get too close.
  • The Dragon: Catwoman briefly serves this role to Scarface.
  • Face–Heel Turn: While Catwoman does help out the Bat-Family for her own self-interests in later appearances, she never returns to the side of good after this episode.
  • Heartbroken Badass: The final shot of Batman is him shaking his head sadly.
  • Hope Spot: The ventriloquist shuts off the saw blade just before Scarface gets shredded up, but then Catwoman drops a ton of logs on him.
  • Ironic Echo: "I am the cat who walks by herself."
  • Never My Fault: Catwoman, called out by Batman.
    Catwoman: (after being played by the Ventriloquist) He cost me my freedom!
    Batman: No, you gave it up.
  • Properly Paranoid: Batman reveals he immediately had doubts about Catwoman's story. He stuck a transmitter on Isis's collar that allowed him to follow Catwoman to Scarface and hear everything.
  • Sadistic Choice: Catwoman forces Batman to either go after her or save a valuable museum piece. He chooses the latter, and she gets away.
  • Shout-Out: After getting the better of Catwoman at the warehouse, Scarface remarks, "I tat I taw a putty tat."
  • Split Personality: Faced with an angry Catwoman, the Ventriloquist explains this relationship with Scarface. Catwoman reasons that Scarface is still inside the Ventriloquist somewhere, so she wants to scratch away until she finds him. Oh, Crap! indeed.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Catwoman herself.