Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
There were far to many characters in this story that didnt help Waynes journey. Blake and Foley among them.
Blake is integral to Bruce's choice to fake his own death at the end of the movie. From the start, Bruce has known that he can't be Batman for ever and with the appearance of Blake, Bruce now has the heir he needs to fully move on.
Without Blake, Bruce either dies at the end or survives and continues as Batman.
Some say that his ghost haunts Gambon turn and that, if you listen closely, you can still hear the screams from his watery Jaguar grave.
All we know is, he's not The Stig but he is The Stig's undead predecessor!