Jan 13, 2020
Batman & Robin (1997) (part 11 of 13)
In the skies over Gotham, a red Robin Signal appears. Bruce finds Dick already changed into his costume and heading out, even though he seems well aware that Ivy’s behind the new signal. Bruce then takes the time to explain that she’s really Pamela Isley, whom he saw talking to Commissioner Gordon, which must mean Ivy’s the one who changed the signal. Which part of this didn’t Robin (or the audience) know already?
Dick says she did it “for love”, but Bruce tries to convince him that she’s “infected us with some sort of pheromone extract!” Huh? “Infected” you? With pheromones? You know, I’m just gonna let that one slide. Bruce says, “She wants to kill you, Dick!” and I’m almost 100% sure that his harsh emphasis on the word Dick was intentional. But with this movie, it’s hard to tell.
Dick says that Bruce would do “anything to keep her away from me!” So Bruce, with his head wagging around worse than Torgo, repeats what Dick said earlier about trusting your partner and throws it right back in his face. Bruce says, “Friend, partner, brother!” Lend me your ears! “Will you trust me now?” Dick just stares at him.