Henri Ducard is the real Ra's Al Ghul. He plans to destroy Gotham by contaminating the water supply with the Scarecrow's poison, then vapourising the water with the microwave emitter. The Wayne manor is razed to the ground, but Bruce and Alfred escape into the Batcave. Batman saves the day with Jim Gordon's help, while Rachel gets to know Batman's true identity (not to mention that she tasers the Scarecrow but good during the chaos). Lucius Fox is appointed head of Wayne Enterprises when Bruce takes control of most of the stock. The ending sets up the sequel, with the Joker as Batman's next opponent.