As Scarecrow continues his experiments on the abducted little girl, her cries remind him of his own past, and his father's experiments. Meanwhile, Batman mounts an escape, only to be sliced down by Scarecrow's scythe. Bruce then wakes up to find that he's still locked and chined, having just hallucinated everything prior.
Scarecrow begins to regale Bruce of a tail of a great man, who lost his life, and in his wake, his son continued his father's life journey, in the light, trying to create what he has lost. Yet, Bruce on the other hand, receded into the darkness, and shut everyone out. Despite telling himself it isn't real, Bruce breaks, and demands to know how the Scarecrow knows everything. Turns out he doesn't, Crane hasn't said a word, Bruce has been talking to himself. Broken and weak, Bruce asks Crane what happened to him.
We then see that during Crane's father's experiments, he died of a heart attack, meanwhile Crane was locked in a room of towers for god knows how long until the police found him. In the present, Crane thanks Bruce for his involvement, but feels as if it's time to end, as he goes to fetch his scythe.
Though completely out of it, Bruce summons all his strength, and uses his fears brought to life as motivation to break free. By the time Scarecrow gets back, Bruce tells him it was a bad mistake to lock him in the same room as his suit.