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"The Cat and the Claw: Part II" is the sixteenth episode of the first season of Batman: The Animated Series, and the second of a two-part episode. It first aired on September 12, 1992 on Fox Kids.


In Gotham Park, the Mob Boss Batman grilled for information arrives and tells Batman that there are rumors of a train heist, but he doesn't know if Red Claw and her terrorists are in on it. Batman goes to talk to Commissioner Gordon about it but there's nothing about it in the train schedule. However, Batman deduces that it's a military train and the information was classified. Gordon agrees and makes a call.

Elsewhere, Red Claw and her thugs attack the train and easily manage to gain access to the plague. Things are complicated, however, when Batman shows up. All the same, Red Claw makes it into the train car and obtains the canister. Batman tries to stop her, but she threatens to release the plague and kill everyone within a ten-mile radius, completely aware that she will be killed as well. Batman is forced to back off while Red Claw escapes.

The next day, Selina and Bruce go out on their date, finally, but Red Claw's men start crashing their car into Bruce's trying to force him off a bridge. Bruce takes evasive driving maneuvers and finally forces the thugs off the bridge by playing chicken. Bruce takes Selina home and urges her to tell him if she's in trouble because he really cares about her, something he hasn't felt in a very long time. Selina thanks Bruce for his concern and goes back into her apartment. Upset over the attempt on her life and knowing about the bunkers underneath the resort she "dresses up" and goes out for the night.

Back in the Batcave, Batman wonders about Ms. Kyle's connection to Red Claw but has no clues. Just then, Alfred notices a cat hair on Bruce's coat. Remembering a hair left on his coat by Isis, Batman deduces Catwoman's identity. Meanwhile, Maven is attacked by a thug in her own apartment. Just before the thug can hurt her, Batman arrives and pummels him into submission. Batman then confronts Maven about Catwoman's activities and whereabouts. Maven gives up the information and tells Batman that Catwoman is in love with him. Batman doesn't respond to this information.

Catwoman infiltrates the Multigon site. One of Red Claw's guards is patrolling the facility when he gets snagged behind a bush by Catwoman. She leaves him hogtied and gagged and proceeds to enter through the ventilation system. She then takes pictures of their weapons. Unfortunately, Red Claw's thugs catch her, but Batman saves her. Batman tries to get her to safety, but the duo is captured and left tied up in a bunker made by the government to hide officials. Red Claw leaves the plague virus with the two explaining that the virus is too dangerous to keep. She'll release a fake plague on Gotham and by the time it's realized to be a fake, she'll already have her ten-billion-dollar gold bullion ransom. She drops a bit of acid onto the canister slowly eats through the seal and evacuates the premises. Catwoman however, manages to cut the ropes with her claws and the pair manages to get free. Batman tells Catwoman to escape but he has to remain to destroy the plague. He uses a hose to spray gas from a tanker truck and tosses a grenade to set off the gas trail, thereby starting a conflagration that sets off the ammunition and destroys the facility including the newly released virus. Then, to escape, he drives the tanker truck through the garage door and crashes it into Red Claw's tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Red Claw's stranded men including Multigon chairman Stern are all then illuminated by searchlights from hovering Gotham Police Department helicopters and arrested.

Rather than making her escape in a small helicopter, an enraged Red Claw goes after Catwoman, attacking her from behind and leaving her unable to fight back. Before she can finish Catwoman off, a mountain lion pounces on Red Claw from behind, hitting her off the cliff and injuring her. Catwoman then disappears into the shadows.

Returning home, Catwoman finds that Maven is gone but Batman is there. As Batman finally admits his feelings for Catwoman, he reluctantly places her under arrest.



  • Story by S.C. Derek & L. Bright
  • Teleplay by J. Dennis & R. Mueller
  • Directed by D. Sebast
  • Supervising Composer Shirley Walker
  • Music Composed by Harvey Cohen
  • Animation Services by Akom Production Co.
  • Layout Services by NOA Animation

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