So thank you, whoever decided to archive Gotham Girls for posterity.
|"You're quite welcome."|
|0/10 WORST EPISODE!|
Although… I have to level with you all. I haven’t played this mini-game to completion. Or most of the other minigames. After all, I’m reviewing the webisodes themselves, not the cheaply-made time-waster before the webisode loads.
But lately, I’ve been trying to finish a bunch of old video games I never made it all the way through.
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.
Final Fantasy 9.
Final Fantasy Tactics.
So… I guess, by my self-imposed rules, I kind of have to finish this minigame. No matter how long it takes.
|Well, that wasted about 45 seconds of my life.|
To the surprise of no one, Catwoman starts slinking around. But before she can use her signature trick of slicing a hole in a window to get inside, it seems as though somebody else already beat her to it. When she enters, she finds a guard who has already been knocked out. She also finds a glass case that was already emptied of its loot.
Catwoman spots the other thief exiting through the skylight and gives chase. But the mysterious femme fatale seems to be a step ahead of her the whole time. After heading through most of the city, the mysterious figure taunts Catwoman, while having an eerily-familiar silhouette.
|I'd throw around the name "Carter Nichols," but that'd just be showing off.|
She barely thinks it over.
Catwoman: “Hey. Why not?”
This brings us to the interactive portion of the webisode. We can go back a billion years, forward a billion years, or back fifteen minutes.
|Come on, mystery scientist, you couldn’t have built a readout like Doc Brown did?|
|Ka-Zar called; he wants his pet back.|
|Sofa technology clearly hasn't advanced much.|
Catwoman arrives and notices that there’s no hole in the window yet, so she makes one (reusing her glass-cutting animation from the first episode of this season). Once inside, she knocks out the guard and finds the case containing the Glass Cat. She steals it and makes a quick getaway through the skylight, followed by the other thief.
After a short chase, Catwoman stands in front of the moon and taunts the other thief. She gets whipped through a skylight for the trouble, which shatters the Glass Cat. From her hiding spot, Catwoman watches as the other thief, herself, formulates a plan to use the time machine to beat “the other thief” to the Glass Cat.
Catwoman: “I was right. She is good.”
After this other Catwoman goes back, Catwoman smashes the time machine, undoing the time loop and restoring the unbroken Glass Cat to its case.
Catwoman: “But there’s only room in this town for one of us.”
And with that, the episode ends.
This was actually a really good episode. A simple story told well. And considering time travel was involved, that's kind of impressive. Actually, that time-loop made me half-expect to see Steven Moffat credited at the end.
All things considered, this is something that I could imagine being put into production as a pretty good DC Nation short. Of course, the only way to watch the DC Nation block these days is through time travel.
Next time, Batgirl sits in her apartment and eats ice cream while talking to her dad. I can only imagine it’s better than it sounds. See you then!