The BEST Episodes of The Batman
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 6, 2019
Network: The WB
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."
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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?
#3 - 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.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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 ...
#7 - 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?
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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".
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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...
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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!
#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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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?
#20 - 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.
#21 - The Laughing Bat
Season 2 - Episode 4
The Joker decides to take on the role of ""Batman"" and doses Bruce with Joker venom to create an arch-rival of his own.
#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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Seconds
Season 4 - Episode 9
The Bat Team goes up against an unstoppable thief who knows their every move.
#25 - Night and the City
Season 2 - Episode 13
Joker, Penguin, and Riddler battle over control of the city, until finally deciding to settle their differences by giving all of Gotham over to whoever is able to capture and discover the true identity of the Batman.