Not only was Shane West as Bane the worst iteration I've ever seen, I can't decide if it was supposed to be an intentional parody. It was beyond comical. Tom Hardy's version is Oscar worthy in comparison, and I hated that one too. Worse, Bane doesn't come into existence until years after Batman has been around. It's bad enough every other villain was forced in early, but this one is beyond ludicrous. They just wanted a back breaking scene, so they took a big dump on the story and had him break Alfred instead. Pathetic writing at its worst. The entire episode was cringe inducing. They're really ending this series horribly. The writers were given a chance to wrap it up and they decided to wrap it in shit.