A wave of kidnappings have swept over Gotham City, and of course, Batman is the only one who can stop it. Things get a bit complicated, as this isn't a few thugs grabbing one or two kids, these are armies of thugs, snatching people in mass quantities, and armed to the teeth, so much so that they can take down the Batplane. Remember that time the Batmobile got wrecked in The Dark Knight? Yeah, well, the same thing happens, as Bruce uses the remnants to give chase to the thugs, but only manages to save one woman, as the police arrive.
Bruce later returns to his home... or somewhere, with Alfred, and meets his girlfriend Natalya, who is once again, none too pleased with him, and starts talking down on him for skipping out again, all cumulating to her saying something along the lines of "I know who you are." But Bruce doesn't want to deal with it, decides to leave, and Natalya tells him not to come back. Good excuse for Bruce to go all Batman again!
Annnnd he does. First stop on his people to interrogate list is Penguin, who points out that he's not the only one who likes to cause trouble in their town, leaving with Bruce in need of more investigation.
Elsewhere, Mad Hatter is looking through a group of people outside a club he owns, I guess, trying to pick one out for something, the Tweeds not quite understanding what he's looking for. While he's doing that, Bruce investigates the scene of the kidnappings, and finds a wig with what seems to be a mind control device in it. Cut back to Hatter, who is having some guy he picked out read a line from a script, but when he doesn't do it to Hatter's liking, gets shot in the face. WHOOPS. You know what is also another big whoops? Some dude working for Hatter who suggests things are getting out of hand... which ends up with Matters thumbs in his eyeballs.