I managed to free myself from the cryochamber using the EMP to shut everything off for a brief moment. Freeing myself and still keeping Nora frozen. And now, it was finally time for Batman to get back in action.
I protected Catwoman by outing myself as the rat, but it costed people's lives at the spa (and one poor man half his body). Waller made that much bluntly clear. Fighting against Bane and Freeze while Catwoman fought Harley was pretty awesome. Almost managed to keep the virus from getting out, but Harley slipped right out of my grasp with it. I do like that John helped save me with the Batarang I gave him.
With the fight done, I was able to have a good chat with Freeze and he was actually willing to help. And then Avesta and I got to talk about her conflicts with working with Waller and now I have someone on the inside of the Agency to help me. Oh, but John. Poor guy gets a black eye from Harley and got wasted from drinking. He was angry with me, but I kept trying to reassure him that I care, that we are friends.
Back in the Batcave, Alfred ends up passing out. His condition is more serious than I thought. At least now, he'll be seeing a doctor about it. Now about Tiffany. She showed pictures of a combat suit she's been working on. Not that I don't want her to fight alongside me on the rooftops, but she'll need to go through some serious training first before that happens. And then she showed her idea for a gun, clearly not knowing of Batman's code of no guns, no killing. At least now she knows. I'm not angry with Tiffany. Just a little disappointed. But I don't regret letting her in on the secret.
John came through by letting me know Harley was at the carnival. Walking down the hallway of madness was so creepy. I was even scared a bit by one of those pop-up mannequins. When I saw the bloodbath John caused, I was very worried about him at this point, that there was no going back for him of embracing his fate as Joker. Despite this, I still wanted to trust him, to keep his trust in me as his friend and that there's still hope to prevent him from becoming the clown prince of crime by showing him trust. But the real punchline was that he meant what he said the first time we met him, that he knows who Bruce really is. He outright said that he figured out Bruce Wayne is Batman.
At the Bridge, when trying to diffuse the whole hostage situation with Harley, I took every chance I could to side with John and trust him. And wouldn't you know it, he actually came through once again by double crossing Harley and letting her get taken into custody, and with that, the Pact is officially done. But Goddamn it, Waller sent him over the edge by trying to shoot him, he disappears after jumping off the bridge and now God knows what's going to happen in the finale.
(Side note: This is the only episode in the Batman telltale series to not show Gordon, unless you count the recent update in the newsfeed.)
RELATIONSHIPS - I set John down the path of being a Vigilante. I'm not giving up on John yet. I still believe I can keep him from becoming Joker. - I left Waller Livid. Yeah, certainly doesn't help that I let John stab her just to keep an agent from shooting him. - I left Avesta feeling Gratified. She's the only one in the Agency I can trust. Though, after this is over, she just might resign from her position with them. - I left Alfred feeling Proud. I did say to him we might take a vacation, but he said I can't take the batsuit. That's the tricky part. Crime doesn't take a holiday, and neither does Batman. - I left Tiffany feeling Apologetic. Now that she is thoroughly aware of Batman's code, and given enough time and experience, she'll make a fine substitute for her father. Perhaps even better.
MY CHOICES * I showed compassion and lowered the temperature for Freeze. I always empathized Freeze and his desire to cure his dying wife. * I trusted John to go find Harley by himself. At first, I was reluctant to, but I decided to let him go as a show of good faith in our friendship. * I decided that John was telling the truth and let him join me to stop Harley. I didn't think he was lying, and I wanted to keep the trust between us. * I sided with John and told Waller to stand down. It all worked out in the end... until it all blew up in our faces.
Anyways... I mercy-killed Freeze because he was a cool dude and Waller's a bitch so yee Trusted John to find Harley himself, wanted to show him that I still trusted him and he came through ONCE AGAIN. John was telling the truth, obviously and I let him join me. And John has known Bruce was Batman since Ep4 of last season, so it's nice to have that finally come to light. Sided With John, he gave up Harley and he ended up stabbing Waller. #NoRegrets
Please don't be a villain next episode John come on