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Recap: The New Batman Adventures E22 "Chemistry"
aka: The New Batman Adventures Chemistry
Bruce Wayne found his soul mate and is considering giving up the Batman mantle for her sake. Meanwhile, Bruce's friends within Gotham elite have also found their soul mates but, is it as good as it seems?


Tropes:

  • Badass Bystander: After Ivy reveals she created all the so-called perfect husbands and wives of Gotham's millionaires and plans to leave them for dead on the sinking ship, one of the women on-board asks if they're all just going to stand around while Ivy tries to kill them and incites a riot against the plant people.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Man, Bruce just can't catch a break when it comes to women.
  • Bouquet Toss: Bruce Wayne, having caught the garter, chats up a woman who caught the bouquet and strikes up a romance with her.
  • Continuity Nod: Ivy's last appearance in the original series revealed she could make people from plants. Looks like she managed to perfect it enough that she doesn't need clones.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Veronica Vreeland marries her fourth husband after two weeks of dating. And Bruce proposes to Susan on their second meeting.
  • Gold Digger: Poison Ivy created one for each wealthy person in Gotham.
  • Love Potion: Although it was a "just to get your attention" potion.
  • Pretty in Mink: One of the would-be victims of Ivy's plan wears a fur wrap on the yacht.
  • Stepford Smiler: Susan being less jealous than Bruce expected was his first clue to something being wrong.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Bruce Wayne is briefly engaged to a woman who turns out to be a plant clone created by Poison Ivy who he has a very emotional romance with. Bruce and many other wealthy people had been subdued by their new wedding partners through the effect of pheremones and the like. However, once it was revealed that these people — who behaved like thinking, feeling, speaking creatures — were not human, Batman and Robin kill them all. Sure, they were evil, but if they'd been human con artists the story would not have ended that way. Granted, Ivy has said that her plant clones are more plant than human.
  • When She Smiles: This may be the closest point in the series that Bruce Wayne actually felt happy. He really doesn't understand what this "happiness" is.


The New Batman Adventures E21 'Mad Love"Recap/Batman: The Animated SeriesThe New Batman Adventures E23 'Beware the Creeper"

alternative title(s): The New Batman Adventures Chemistry
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