Bruce wakes up in the hospital with Alfred by his side. Against Alfred’s urging, Bruce tries to get up only to find that his foot is cuffed to bedframe. Jim Gordon appears and states that he believes Bruce knows more about the blackout then he is letting on. Bruce retorts that he knows that the Gotham City Police Department, including Gordon, is corrupt. Gordon begins to reply to the accusation but Bruce cuts him off. Bruce then begins to tell a story that was teased at the beginning. The day of his parent’s murder, he cut class to watch a matinee showing of The Mark of Zorro.
Part way through the film Jim Gordon, then a beat cop, catches Bruce and takes him to his squad car to escort him back to his parent’s house. On the ride back, the driver of the car and Jim’s partner Detective Dan Corrigan, stops at a clothing shop. Corrigan heads in and comes back out a few minutes later with two brown trench coats. The panel shows that Jim Gordon is wearing the very same style of trench coat in the present day. Bruce then says that he knows that Gordon is receiving bribes. Before Gordon can respond, Bruce slips and out of his cuffs and grabs Gordon’s handgun. He then points at him, saying that it was because of the corruption of the GCPD that he had to see that very same view. Bruce storms off.
Later, Batman crosses a stormy Gotham bay. He arrives at a facility he believes will be the key to getting the power restored. Batman begins to look around the darkened the facility when the lights are suddenly turned on. He’s surrounded by cops, who have their weapons pointed at him. Batman says that he’s not the enemy but the commander gives the order to open fire and that’s how the issues ends.