Is it really impossible to read something in a dream? Even though its pretty obvious from the title that some sort of dream is involved, this episode still maintains a great deal of suspense. Who is The Batman? Who is behind the dream? And the tragedy of Bruce actually believing his nightmare is over and his parents are alive is heart wrenching. Would Bruce choose fantasy or grim reality? You just knew this one wouldn't end well.
While the villain reveal of the Mad Hatter made complete sense, it was also totally unexpected. This very personal assault on Batman elevated the Mad Hatter to being a true threat for Batman and resulted in a really dark episode. While Mad as a Hatter was fun, the stakes for the Caped Crusader were not that high. But in round two, Hatty upped his game making this one another of the series' very finest episodes.
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