[Gordon walks into the darkened interrogation room where the Joker calmly sits at a table]
Joker: [drawling mockingly] Evening, Commissioner.
Gordon: [after sitting down] Harvey Dent never made it home.
Joker: Of course not.
Gordon: What have you done with him?
Joker: [innocently] Me? I was right here! [shows handcuffs] Who did you leave him with, hm? Your people? Assuming, of course, that they are still your people...and not Maroni's. Does it depress you, Commissioner, to know just how alone you really are? Does it make you feel responsible for Harvey Dent's current predicament?
Gordon: Where is he?
Joker: What's the time?
Gordon: What difference does that make?
Joker: Well, depending on the time, he could be in one place, or several.
Gordon: [uncuffs the Joker and gets up to leave] If we're gonna play games, I'm gonna need a cup of coffee.
Joker: [sarcastically] Ah, the "good cop, bad cop" routine?
Gordon: [as he leaves the room] Not exactly. [closes the door]
[The lights suddenly turn on, revealing Batman standing behind the Joker, who gets his head smashed into the table]
Joker: Never start with the head, the victim gets all fuzzy. He can't feel the next...
[Batman cuts him off by smashing the Joker's knuckles with his fist]
Joker: [comically waiting to register the pain] See?
Batman: You wanted me? Here I am.
Joker: I wanted to see what you'd do. And you didn't disappoint. You let 5 people die. Then you let Dent take your place. Even to a guy like me, that's cold.
Batman: Where's Dent?
Joker: Those mob fools want you gone so they can get back to the way things were. But I know the truth. There's no going back. You've changed things...forever.
Batman: Then why'd you wanna kill me?
Joker: [laughs hysterically] I don't wanna kill you! What would I do without you? Go back to ripping off mob dealers? No. No...no. You...you complete me.
Batman: You're garbage who kills for money.
Joker: Don't talk like one of them, you're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them, you're just a freak–like me! They need you right now. When they don't...they'll cast you out. Like a leper. See, their morals, their code: it's a bad joke. They're dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these, uh...civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster; I'm just ahead of the curve.
[Batman grabs the Joker across the table]
Batman: Where's Dent?
Joker: You have all these rules, and you think they'll save you.
[Batman slams the Joker against the wall]
Commissioner Gordon: [Looking through the glass at Batman and the Joker] He's in control.
Batman: I have one rule.
Joker: Ooh, then that's the rule you'll have to break to know the truth.
Batman: Which is?
Joker: The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules. And tonight you're gonna break your one rule.
Batman: I'm considering it.
Joker: No. You're gonna have to play my little game if you want to save one of them.
Batman: "Them?"
Joker: You know, for a while there, I thought you really were Dent. The way you threw yourself after her...[laughs]
[This comment throws Batman into a fit of rage; he flips the Joker onto the table and wedges the chair against the door handle so no one else can get in]
Joker: [laughs] Look at you go. Does Harvey know about you and his little bunny?
[Batman smashes The Joker's head against the glass window]
Batman: WHERE ARE THEY?!
Joker: [adopts a lecturing tone] Killing is making a choice...
[Batman punches The Joker in the face]
Batman: WHERE ARE THEY?!
Joker: You choose between one life or the other. Your friend the District Attorney. Or his blushing bride to be.
[Batman punches The Joker in the face again as The Joker laughs hysterically through all of it]
Joker: You have nothing–nothing to threaten me with, nothing to do with all your strength.
[Batman picks The Joker up by his shirt]
Joker: Don't worry, I'm gonna tell you where they are. Both of 'em. And that's the point: you'll have to choose. He's at 250 52nd Street. And she's at...Avenue X at Cicero.
[Batman storms out]
Gordon: Which one of them are you going after?
Batman: RACHEL! [speeds off on the Batpod]
Gordon: We'll get Dent! [to the other police] We're going to 250 52nd Street!
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