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Episode #45 - The Breakout
Original Airdate - November 11th, 2006

When notorious crime boss Black Mask is captured, his organization works to break him of out jail. But when Batman is sidelined, Batgirl and Robin must prove they can be heroes on their own and stop Black Mask.

Reviews by The Penguin
Media by Bird Boy, Rick
Written by Alexx Van Dyne
Directed by Matt Youngberg
Music by Thomas Chase Jones
Animation by Lotto Animation

Rino Romano as The Batman/Bruce Wayne
Evan Sabara as Robin/Dick Grayson
Danielle Judovits as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon
Mitch Pileggi as Commissioner Gordon
James Remar as Black Mask
Diedrich Bader as Number 1
Jim Wise as Detective


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"Take credit for Batman's work, but that doesn't change the fact that without him, all you two are are scared little children."

Not a bad introduction for the newest villain in The Batman universe. Making the episode about breaking out rather than threatening city was a nice change from what one would typically expect to see. We got our new villain introduction, got a feel for who he was, but in a different environment.

I wasn't sure what Black Mask should sound like, but the gravel-voiced James Remar turned out to be an excellent choice. Mask had a very old school gangster feel with the three-piece suit and the pocket watch chain, but he looked a little bit like "The Mask", so I think its best the character isn't 'Green Mask.' Overall though, I liked the haunting look with the unmoving mouth and the evil red eyes.

After the initial jealously, it's great seeing Robin and Batgirl working together and having some fun with this adventure they are on. They're just kids being kids with their making fun of the criminal with the eye patch and Black Mask. On the flip side, they can defend themselves like when they outsmarted Number One as he tried to enter the police station and when they took out Mask's thugs in the elevator.

With The Batman captured and out of commission until he made the save at the end of the episode, the junior partners were left pretty much on their own and they held it together in the face of a lot. Everyone is afraid at one time or another in their lives, how we deal with that fear, shows what we are made of. Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon persevered through it all and didn't let anything stop them.


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