Batman (Anthony Ruivivar) has his hands full with the mentally unbalanced Humpty Dumpty returns to town taking vengeance out on everyone he blames for attack which cost him his sanity. Targeting gangsters and city officials equally with his life-sized toy killing machines, Batman has to stop the madman before he makes Lt. Gordon (Kurtwood Smith) his latest victim.
The B-story involves Katana (Sumalee Montano) searching all over Wayne Manor for the missing Soultaker sword. Left with no other choice, Tatsu is finally forced to ask Alfred (JB Blanc) for help and let him in on her undercover assignment with the CIA as a member of the League of Assassins which led to her faking her own death and having the sword in her possession.
Although Humpty Dumpty is hardly one of Batman’s better foes (seriously, this guy makes the Toy Man look formidable), the episode is constructed in a way that plays to the villain’s strengths. “Broken” is also memorable for the first meeting between Batman and Barbara Gordon, the first mention of Ra’s al Ghul, and the first signs of the beginnings of a slow thawing of the icy relationship between Gordon and Batman.