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When indigent men start disappearing from the bowery, Bruce goes undercover as lowlife Gaff Morgan to investigate. He is soon assaulted by several men, hit over the head and shanghaied, and ends up as an amnesia victim forced to work with other kidnapped men in a treacherous and remote mining camp. Despite his memory loss, Bruce's defiant nature causes trouble for his captors, who end up locking him in a sweat box. During this harrowing punishment however, his memory returns, and with newfound strength Bruce is able to escape, transform into Batman and defeat his captors once and for all. Later, as Bruce Wayne, he is also able to offer jobs to several of his kidnapped companions, thereby giving them a new lease on life.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x23
Production Number: 508
Airdate: Thursday October 08th, 1992

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Guest Stars
Richard Moll
voiced Computer
Dorian Harewood
voiced Dan Riley
George Murdock
voiced Boss Biggis
Jay Thomas
voiced Guard #1
Lorin Dreyfuss
voiced Salvo
Main Cast
Kevin Conroy
voiced Bruce Wayne / Batman
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
voiced Alfred Pennyworth
Episode Notes
This episode shows an emotional portrayal of how bad poverty and life on the streets really is.

Episode Quotes
Boss Biggis: Now get to work! Or you'll all roast.

Dan Riley: You can't give up hope. Down here, it's all we've got to hang on to.

Boss Biggis: I've never seen such lazy scum.

Dan Riley: You can't! It'll kill him!
Boss Biggis: That's the idea.

Bruce: You can't lose hope.
Dan Riley: I can't take it anymore! I've lost my family.

Alfred: Land, you bucket of bolts!
Computer: Your funeral.

Alfred: (standing at limo) Are we ready, Master Bruce?
Riley & Smith: (looking at Bruce) Master Bruce?
Bruce: Bruce Wayne...Wayne-Tech Enterprises. (as he gets into his limo) If you'd like a job, I can probably help.
Smith: (as Bruce's limo drives away) Hit me, Riley.
Riley: Hit you? Why?
Smith: Maybe I'll lose my memory and wake up a millionaire, too.

Alfred: Only vampires loath daylight more than Batman.

Bruce: (seeing the food) What is this?!
Smith: If it's moving, it's a rat. If not, it's a cooked rat.

Boss Biggis: Don't let me drown!
Batman: When you taste the prison food, you'll wish I had.

Warning: Batman: The Animated Series season 1 episode 23 guide may contain spoilers
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