The Best Episodes of The Batman

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2018

A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. He is in his mid-twenties, just finding his way as protector, defender and Caped Crusader, while balancing his public persona as billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated train tracks, this younger Batman will confront updated takes of familiar foes - meeting each member of his classic Rogue's Gallery for the first time. From the likes of Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Riddler and Man-Bat, among others, the war on crime jumps to the next level with a new arsenal at the Dark Knight's disposal, all operated and linked by an advanced remote-controlled invention he dubs the "Bat-Wave."

Bird of Prey

#1 - Bird of Prey

Season 1 - Episode 11

Penguin is jealous of Bruce Wayne's wealth and breaks into Wayne Manor. He kidnaps Alfred and ransacks the place while Bruce is doing an interview. Batman arrives to help right in time, only to get chained up by Penguin as well. Can Batman find a way out of this crazy mess?

star 8.20
54 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Steven Melching
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Artifacts

#2 - Artifacts

Season 4 - Episode 7

A thousand years into the future, the citizens of new Gotham must uncover the history of the Batman in order to stop a new Mr. Freeze.

star 8.19
47 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Greg Weisman
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Team Penguin

#3 - Team Penguin

Season 4 - Episode 2

After watching a movie about criminal masterminds, Penguin gets the idea to form a team of Gotham's greatest villains in order to finally take Batman down. Meanwhile, Batgirl and Robin must learn how to work together.

star 8.11
56 votes
Directors: Anthony Chun
Writers: Joseph Kuhr
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The Cat and the Bat

#4 - The Cat and the Bat

Season 1 - Episode 6

After ensuing in a lengthy chase with his new foe, Catwoman, Batman's utility belt gets swiped. Now, with his belt in the wrong hands, Batman must figure out how to find the cat burglar before she puts his belt to no good use.

star 8.06
78 votes
Directors: Sam Liu
Writers: Adam Beechen
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A Matter of Family

#5 - A Matter of Family

Season 4 - Episode 1

After a young circus performer named Dick Grayson loses his parents to a criminal named Tony Zucco, Bruce Wayne adopts the young boy. Once Bruce's secret is revealed, Dick joins Batman as his new sidekick, Robin. Together, they set out to find Zucco and bring him to justice.

star 8.04
51 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Michael Jelenic
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Clayfaces

#6 - Clayfaces

Season 4 - Episode 3

After the Joker's plan to make all the dogs laugh like hyenas is thwarted by Clayface (Ethan Bennett), he plans to prove himself to Batman by turning a new leaf. Meanwhile, actor Basil Karlo steals the mutagen responsible for Ethan Bennett for becoming Clayface and he becomes the new Clayface. Can Batman trust Ethan enough to help him stop Karlo?

star 8.00
42 votes
Directors: Matt Youngberg
Writers: Steven Melching
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The Big Chill

#7 - The Big Chill

Season 1 - Episode 5

Using his new ice powers, Mr. Freeze steals the most rarest and valuable diamonds all over Gotham. When him and Batman first cross paths, he tells the Bat he's the reason why he's a cryogenic monster. It's because of a much earlier chase between them, which led to a cryogenics lab. He will stop at nothing to make Gotham his own personal domain, unless the Batman can think of a way to stop this menace.

star 7.96
83 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Greg Weisman
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Thunder

#8 - Thunder

Season 3 - Episode 11

Maximillian Zeus, a millionaire who is also a Greek history fanatic, takes control of Gotham from the sky after losing to Mayor Grange in a re-election.

star 7.94
48 votes
Writers: Paul Giacoppo
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Swamped

#9 - Swamped

Season 2 - Episode 5

Killer Croc, a half-man, half reptile plans to submerge all of Gotham in water in order to facilitate his plundering of the city.

star 7.89
47 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Tom Pugsley, Greg Klein
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The Batman/Superman Story (2)

#10 - The Batman/Superman Story (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2

Batman and Robin must battle Superman, who is under Lex Luthor's mind control, as the villain plans to launch a wave of robots and take over the world's armies.

star 7.89
51 votes
Writers: Steve Cuden
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The Man Who Would Be Bat

#11 - The Man Who Would Be Bat

Season 1 - Episode 4

A flock of bats lead Yin and Bennett to Wayne Industries, where Bruce has a scientist named Dr. Langstrom working on a project related to bats. In truth, Langstrom actually develops a serum that can turn him into the ""Man-Bat"", so people will fear him. Man-Bat goes out of control and flies out into the city, feeding on animal blood.

star 7.88
89 votes
Directors: Seung Eun-Kim
Writers: Tom Pugsley, Greg Klein
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Strange New World

#12 - Strange New World

Season 4 - Episode 6

Hugo Strange infects the population of Gotham City with a virus that transforms them into zombies, and only Batman and Robin are left to find and distribute the antidote. But when Robin falls, only Batman can save the day. But not everything is at it seems ...

star 7.87
39 votes
Directors: Anthony Chun
Writers: Joseph Kuhr
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Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind

#13 - Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind

Season 3 - Episode 13

Hugo Strange creates a AI database called DAVE (Digitally Advanced Villain Emulator), encoded with the minds of Gotham's greatest criminals, in order to better predict their crimes. However, DAVE breaks free and proclaims himself to be "Gotham's ultimate criminal mastermind".

star 7.85
48 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Alexx Van Dyne
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The Apprentice

#14 - The Apprentice

Season 3 - Episode 10

Inspired by the Batman/Batgirl partnership, the Joker decides to recruit his own sidekick and gain a partner in crime.

star 7.83
42 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Steven Melching
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Batgirl Begins (2)

#15 - Batgirl Begins (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2

Continuing where we left off in the first part, Barbara Gordon becomes Batgirl in order to save the commissioner, but does Batman really want a sidekick?

star 7.83
48 votes
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The Breakout

#16 - The Breakout

Season 4 - Episode 5

After Batman apprehends Black Mask, his henchmen plan to spring him from Gotham P.D. so that Black Mask can activate his doomsday device. When Batman is captured, Batgirl and Robin must stop the villain on their own.

star 7.83
41 votes
Directors: Matt Youngberg
Writers: Alexx Van Dyne
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The Joining (2)

#17 - The Joining (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13

Martian Manhunter's prediction of an alien invasion by The Joining has come true. As Batman tries to stop them on his own, he learns that even working with a team will stop The Joining.

star 7.82
39 votes
Writers: Douglas Petrie, Jane Espenson
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Seconds

#18 - Seconds

Season 4 - Episode 9

The Bat Team goes up against an unstoppable thief who knows their every move.

star 7.81
42 votes
Directors: Matt Youngberg
Writers: Steven Melching
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The Rubberface of Comedy

#19 - The Rubberface of Comedy

Season 1 - Episode 12

Joker's back in town and has a new invention, Joker putty, that can morph anything and everything into rubber or putty. Meanwhile, Chief Rojas tells his Detectives to stop both Joker and the Batman once and for all, saying both of them have no place in Gotham.

star 7.80
55 votes
Directors: Sam Liu
Writers: Greg Weisman
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JTV

#20 - JTV

Season 2 - Episode 8

Joker pirates the airwaves of Gotham in order to broadcast his crimes on TV as entertainment. When Detective Yin's overzealous new partner tries to bring the clown prince of crime down, he merely becomes Joker's latest "co-star." Batman must find where Joker is broadcasting from before he can carry out his plan to make Gotham die of laughter!

star 7.80
44 votes
Directors: Seung Eun-Kim
Writers: Michael Jelenic
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Strange Minds

#21 - Strange Minds

Season 2 - Episode 12

Joker takes Detective Yin hostage, but once captured he refuses to tell of her whereabouts. Convinced it's the only way to learn Yin's location before she meets her demise, Batman uses a device created by Professor Hugo Strange to enter the bizarre brain of the Joker in search of an answer.

star 7.79
47 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Greg Weisman
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The Icy Depths

#22 - The Icy Depths

Season 3 - Episode 12

The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, and Alfred's old school chum are all on the trail of a sunken treasure in Gotham Harbor.

star 7.78
46 votes
Directors: Anthony Chun
Writers: Steven Melching
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Riddled

#23 - Riddled

Season 2 - Episode 2

A mysterious villain known as the Riddler challenges Yin, secretly helped by Batman, to a number of riddles. Things are not what they seem from the riddles...

star 7.77
62 votes
Directors: Seung Eun-Kim
Writers: Christopher Yost, J.D. Murray
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Ragdolls to Riches

#24 - Ragdolls to Riches

Season 2 - Episode 9

Ragdoll, a triple-jointed contortionist, crosses paths with Batman and Catwoman while continuously trying to steal priceless artifacts. Also, Selina Kyle befriends Bruce Wayne ... but what are her intentions?

star 7.74
58 votes
Directors: Seung Eun-Kim
Writers: Adam Beechen
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Pets

#25 - Pets

Season 2 - Episode 6

Penguin discovers a sonic device that allows him to turn Man-Bat into his personal slave. Meanwhile, Alfred must deal with a raccoon which has found its way into the Bat-Cave and is wreaking havoc on the electric equipment.

star 7.74
46 votes
Directors: Seung Eun-Kim
Writers: Michael Jelenic
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