Itís a foregone conclusion that the cliffhanger that ended Episode 3
with a sting is quickly backpedaled; come on, weíd only just passed the halfway point. But thereís no going back at this point; Bruce Wayneís surprisingly lengthy stint as a man leading a triple life (as opposed to the usual double) has come to an expected but grim end. The Pact, for all intents and purposes, is done with the guy. It makes sense from a narrative standpoint: the endgame needs to get going, and letís not fool ourselves into thinking that Wayne is seriously going to consider anything more than an antagonistic relationship with the likes of Harley Quinn and Bane. Less clear, however, is his standing with Selina Kyle (because of course) and Dr. Victor Fries, who, despite the occasional murderous tendency, is less overtly evil and more prone to the natural excesses brought about by desperation.
The big question remains: what exactly does The Pact have to gain by exploiting an apparent biochemical warfare subdivision of The Agency? Without spoiling anything, it turns out they stand to gain quite a lot, and the stakes are surprisingly personal. Episode 4 Ė What Ails You features a handful of revelations that could very well compromise more than a few of us. Between her total unreliability in the field and her skittishness regarding The Agencyís involvement in the whole sordid affair, Director Amanda Waller isnít acquitting herself well. Considering Alfredís overexertion and Tiffanyís naÔvetť, itís safe to say both Bruce and Batmanís support systems are in, for lack of better words, a state of disrepair. Heís clearly in for some trauma.