List of Batman Beyond Episodes - Season One: 1999

Season One: 1999

# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
1 "Rebirth, Part 1" Curt Geda Alan Burnett & Paul Dini
Story by Alan Burnett
January 10, 1999 (1999-01-10)
Bruce Wayne, the original Batman, retires due to failing health when his rescue of a kidnapped woman nearly goes wrong and he must resort to almost using a gun—the ultimate sin in his eyes. Twenty years later, Terrence "Terry" McGinnis discovers the Batman's identity after the aging Bruce Wayne helps him fight off a gang of Jokerz (street punks enamored of the original Clown Prince of Crime). After Terry's father is murdered, Terry seeks Bruce's help to avenge him.
2 "Rebirth, Part 2" Curt Geda Stan Berkowitz
Story by Alan Burnett
January 10, 1999 (1999-01-10)
Terry steals the Batsuit to pursue his father's killer, a professional bodyguard named Mister Fixx (George Takei) whose employer Derek Powers (Sherman Howard), the current CEO of Wayne-Powers, is secretly using the company's resources to develop a biological weapon. Bruce Wayne, discovering the theft, deactivates the suit, but when seeing the now-helpless Terry being punched out reactivates it so he can continue pursuing Fixx, and in the end Wayne appears at Terry's house to hire him as a "special consultant."
3 "Black Out" Dan Riba Robert Goodman January 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)
Terry, having just started to work for Bruce Wayne, faces off against Inque, a notorious mercenary who is sabotaging FoxTeca, a company formed by Lucius Fox's son.
4 "Golem" Butch Lukic Hilary J. Bader February 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)
Willie Watt, a high school nerd who has been picked on one too many times, steals a construction robot from his father to scare his chief tormentor, Nelson Nash. But when Batman tries to stop the robot, it becomes bonded to Willie mentally, giving him more power than he ever dreamed of.
5 "The Winning Edge" Yukio Suzuki Rich Fogel April 10, 1999 (1999-04-10)
"Slappers", illegal steroid patches, are all the rage with Hill High School's athletes, and Bruce suspects that one of his old enemies, Bane, may have a hand in their production.
6 "Dead Man's Hand" Dan Riba Stan Berkowitz March 20, 1999 (1999-03-20)
Terry must deal with both his rejection by his girlfriend, Dana, and a group of Bruce's old enemies, the Royal Flush Gang, who pattern themselves after playing card ranks. Things look up for Terry when he meets a girl named Melanie who seems to share his problems. This episode makes reference to Catwoman when Bruce says to Terry, "Let me tell you about a woman named Selina Kyle."
7 "Meltdown" Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader & Alan Burnett
Story by Hilary J. Bader
February 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)
Looking for a cure for his mutation into Blight, Derek Powers tests an experimental procedure to create a new body for him to inhabit. His test subject: Mr. Freeze, still alive after all these years. Freeze's essence is transmuted into a new organic body by Wayne-Powers scientist Stephanie Lake (Linda Hamilton), and the reborn Victor Fries is attacked by the son of a family who were killed years earlier by Mr. Freeze. Batman stops the would-be assassin, but Victor vows to atone for his wicked ways of the past. When he begins suffering sickness in warm weather (relapsing into the form that made him Mr. Freeze to begin with), Stephanie Lake tries to kill him so his DNA can be reexamined, but Fries escapes to go after Stephanie; in the ensuing melee at Wayne-Powers Batman and Freeze encounter Powers as he completes his mutation into Blight.
8 "Heroes" Butch Lukic Rich Fogel February 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)
The Terrific Trio, a group of scientists who became superheroes after gaining powers in an experiment gone awry, make their way into Gotham and become media sensations. But Magma, Freon, and 2-D Man soon learn that the accident that gave them their powers was not an accident.
9 "Spellbound" Butch Lukic Robert Goodman May 1, 1999 (1999-05-01)
A villain known as Spellbinder uses hypnotic technology to orchestrate a string of robberies, turning his victims into his unwitting accomplices.
10 "Shriek" Curt Geda Stan Berkowitz March 13, 1999 (1999-03-13)
Derek Powers hires Shriek, a former sound engineer-turned-supervillain, as part of an elaborate scheme to run Bruce Wayne out of his shared control over Wayne-Powers.
11 "A Touch of Curaré" Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)
A deadly assassin named Curare is sent after D.A. Sam Young, husband of Commissioner Barbara Gordon. Batman's attempts to protect Young lead to conflicts with Gordon, and some surprising revelations about the past.
12 "Disappearing Inque" Curt Geda Stan Berkowitz May 8, 1999 (1999-05-08)
Inque is freed by a lovesick worker at the cryogenics plant where she is being held. Trapped in her mutated form, she seeks to attain the chemicals that will allow her to once again regain her human shape, and get revenge on Batman and the "mysterious old man" who aids him.
13 "Ascension" Yukio Suzuki Robert Goodman May 22, 1999 (1999-05-22)
As Derek Powers' Blight persona slowly destroys what was left of his normal life, he turns to his son for help. Paxton Powers seems willing to help Batman bring his father in, but unfortunately, deception and greed run in the family.

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