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Recap / The New Batman Adventures E5 "You Scratch My Back"

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  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Batgirl and Nightwing show this in the end of the episode.
    Batgirl: You alright?
    Nightwing: You know me, always happy to have a little help.
  • Badass Normal: Enrique is able to hold his own against Batman and despite being a one-shot villain, is one of the few characters to ever draw blood from Batman.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Dick accuses Barbara of this when it comes to getting close to Catwoman.
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  • Forceful Kiss: After Catwoman offers to split the money she'll make from the Cat's Eye emerald with Nightwing and travel anywhere in the world with him, she surprises him by suddenly leaning forward and locking lips with him. It only lasts for a few moments before Nightwing pushes her off him.
  • I Know You Know I Know: Dick and Bruce have a scene like this on a rooftop as part of their con.
  • Jerkass Façade: Turns out Nightwing's aloof behavior is just to get closer to Catwoman and help Batman in setting her up.
  • Obviously Evil: Enrique El Gancho. He's bald, has a scar and a Hook Hand.
  • Out-Gambitted: Catwoman partnered up with Nightwing so he could find the Cat's Eye emerald for her. He and Batman fully expected this and played along so she could lead them to the emerald.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Subverted. Catwoman claims to be this in order to manipulate Nightwing, but it's part of her con and the heroes knew it all along.
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  • Shout-Out: A list of ships includes Andrea Doria, SS Minnow, HMS Bounty, and Poseidon.


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