|The Zeta Project episode|
|Airdate:||April 7, 2001|
|Animation Services by:||Koko Enterprise Co., LTD.|
|Written by:||Hilary J. Bader|
|Teleplay by:||Rich Fogel|
|Directed by:||Tim Maltby|
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Infiltration Unit 7 resumes its search for Zeta. It tracks Zeta to a shopping mall in Diamond Springs, where Ro is trying to teach him about fun through video games while they wait for Dr. Selig to finish a genetics conference. IU7 adopts a hologram to look like Zeta, and approaches Ro to learn the whereabouts of the real Zeta. Ro realizes that IU7 is a fake, but can't stop him from attacking the real Zeta. In the ensuing fight, the mall is destroyed, but Zeta manages to prevent anyone being hurt, except for Ro. Zeta brings Ro to the Arlington Mercy hospital, where he is told that she'll be all right, but he still feels guilty.
Batman and Bruce Wayne view security footage (acquired through Wayne-Powers, which has an interest in the mall) of the mall's destruction. Based on the incomplete footage, they believe Zeta to be responsible. Shocked that Zeta has apparently regressed to his old habits, Batman tracks Zeta to the hospital, where he sees Zeta saying goodbye to an unconscious Ro while carrying his welding torch. He believes that Zeta intends to kill her, and breaks in. He nearly destroys Zeta, but is stopped by Ro, who just woke up. Batman does not believe that Zeta is innocent, until IU7 breaks in. Batman helps Zeta to fight IU7 in another destructive battle. Finally, Zeta lures IU7 to a generator that will destroy them both, but he is saved by Batman while IU7 is torn apart.
On top of the building, Batman apologizes to Zeta before he leaves, then tells them that Agent Bennet is on his way. They have to keep moving. Zeta tells Ro that he doesn't want her with him because it is too dangerous. Ro refuses to leave, and to Zeta's increasing confusion, tells him that she is having fun!
Ground Wire Gage
Zeta: This was called an egg timer. It was used to time eggs.
- This episode aired on the same day as the Batman Beyond episode "Countdown", but takes place after that episode, since Ro and Batman have already met by this time.
Home video releases
- Bruce Wayne mentions that Wayne-Powers has an interest in the Diamond Springs shopping mall. This places this episode before Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, where in that film, Wayne-Powers is deactivated and Wayne Enterprises is re-established.
- With this episode, Kevin Conroy becomes the only actor to have appeared on every television series in the DCAU: Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, and The Zeta Project (to be followed by Static Shock, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited).
|Diedrich Bader|| Zeta / Zee|
Infiltration Unit 7 (uncredited)
|Julie Nathanson||Rosalie "Ro" Rowan|
|Kevin Conroy||Bruce Wayne|
|Eli Marienthal||Kid Zee|
|Hamilton Camp||Dr. Rashad|
|Lionel Clark Smith||SWAT Captain|
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