THE ARKHAM SESSIONS, by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a weekly podcast dedicated to the observation and clinical analysis of the characters in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and DOOM PATROL.

Based on the 1975 Detective Comics story "The Cape and Cowl Death Trap" by Elliot S. Maggin, this episode of Batman: The Animated Series features a relatively unknown crook by the name of Wormwood. Full of grandiosity and egoism, Wormwood quickly bites the bait when he's propositioned by a colleague into getting Batman's cape and cowl. Although we see Riddler-esque trickery and brain-teasers within Wormwood's interrogations, the episode isn't really about this subpar villain. Rather, it sheds some light onto Batman's tactics and his questionable moral decisions. In this episode of The Arkham Sessions, we discuss Batman's behavior as far as his approach toward torture, manipulation and deceitfulness.


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