The scene opens with a long skyline shot of Gotham City with a crescent moon shining down from a cloudless sky. The 1950’s art deco buildings, topped with their Gothic gargoyles, loom over a city of crumbling buildings and growing slums. Aside from the wind that picks up enough to flutter a few weather worn flags around the city is calm and quiet tonight.
The scene shifts to an exterior shot of the Gotham Museum. A figure stands up from the roof and the shot pulls in on a woman in a tight leather costume crawling out of a vent shaft. She unhooks a whip and ties it around her waist, letting it trail behind her like a tail. She adjusts the goggles set below a pair of decorative cat ears and then closes the grate behind her. She stands on the roof and checks the satchel on her side. She pulls out an obsidian leopard statue and smiles, "Now that I have you everyone will know I’m finally free.”
The title card comes up, a broken, rusted, and bloody Batarang in center screen with the words “Gotham Nights” written in the lower right corner. A scrolling shot along a wall features news articles from the last year. Light shines across select headlines “BANE BREAKS BAT!” with the accompanying picture of Batman laying broken in Gotham Square. “ROBIN CONFIRMED DEAD!” with a distance shot of a funeral procession including Batman, Superman, and other notable heroes. “JOKER SHOOTS BATGIRL!” with a picture of a masked woman laying in a hospital bed. The scroll picks up but other headlines can still be seen, “HAS WONDER WOMAN ABANDONED EARTH?”, “SUPERMAN DEAD”, “WHERE IS THE GREEN LANTERN?”, and “GREEN ARROW RETURNED TO METROPOLIS!” The screen fades to black and the episode title fades in, “Copycat”