Batman & Robin (1997) (part 10 of 13)

Back at Wayne Manor, Alfred is lying in bed suffering from his Movie Illness while a Movie Doctor with the prerequisite black leather bag looks him over. Movie Doctor finishes his examination and tells Dick and Barbara that it’s “Stage 1 of MacGregor’s Syndrome.” MacGregor’s Syndrome, huh? Where have I heard of that before? The doc says, “Bummer, dude”, or words to that effect, and jets out of there. Later on, Bruce comes home and creepily watches Alfred taking shallow breaths.

We cut to Bruce and Dick talking. Dick has apparently read a book or something, because he’s suddenly realized that both Alfred and Nora Fries have the same disease. Bruce knows this already, explaining that even though Freeze has the cure, they don’t know what it is. Ah, but enough of all that “my most trusted friend is dying” stuff, Bruce has got to go to a “dedication”, and after that he’s going to “go after Freeze and Ivy alone.”

Dick bristles at this, asking why Bruce doesn’t want him along. Then he pretty much answers his own question by saying, “You just want her for yourself, don’t you?” Bruce tries to talk sense into Dick, but Dick arrogantly says, “She loves me and not you! And it’s driving you crazy!” And don’t waste your time, because the doggone girl is mine!

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