The Mighty Monkey of Mim wrote:
What's inventing something out of thin air is suggesting that Alfred is hallucinating seeing Bruce and Selena at the cafe and ignoring the other evidence of Batman surviving because..."it looked like he didn't have time to escape!" Of course it looked like that, it was supposed to, if it didn't there wouldn't be tension and there wouldn't be a surprise. Theatricality and deception.
Has anybody else been watching the old Green Hornet serial on TCM? Every episode ends with the Hornet apparently dying in a fiery plane crash or something, with no apparent escape.
So clearly Chapters 2 through 13 are fantasies or "open to interpretation."