Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
Seriously, though, that whole eight year absence is rather silly unless the last sighting isn't referring to the events of TDK and Batman remained operative for quite sometime after Dent's death.
Isn't there a scene in TDKR between Gordon and Blake that indicates it is
in reference to the events of TDK?
Just walk away, and there will be an end to the horror.