Episode 1 Ė Realm of Shadows
ended with a furious Bruce Wayne confronting Alfred about some incredibly unsettling information regarding his father. Given how some of these stories tend to go, I was kind of skeptical about how Telltale would choose to handle this subplot. But that skepticism was unfounded, as the thread proves to be neither a red herring nor a cop-out. Episode 2 - Children of Arkham
doesnít bother with any ambiguity; indeed, Thomas Wayne was involved with two of Gothamís most sinister figures, mob boss Carmine Falcone and the irredeemably corrupt Mayor Hamilton Hill. And with Thomas no longer alive to answer for his lack of scruples, the weight of all of his atrocities falls squarely on Bruceís shoulders.
This turns Bruce into a liability for Gotham mayoral hopeful Harvey Dent, who is forced into a terrible situation; while he very much values Bruceís friendship and relies heavily on his funding, he nevertheless has to drag the Wayne family name through the mud to save face. Combine this with the budding rivalry/romance between Bruce/Batman and Harveyís apparent squeeze Selina/Catwoman (who, for the record, know each otherís identities), and youíve got a recipe for some intense personal drama in the future.