Detective 702 (Oct. 96) is a Legacy epilogue, by Dixon, Nolan and Hanna, and has more weight and emotional depth than anything from Legacy itself.
Batman makes an intentionally dorkish public appearance as Bruce Wayne, but his supercilious veneer is impossible to maintain when he comes face to face with the human cost of Legacy.
Jim Gordon and Sarah Essen try to deal with their relationship problems over the past few years, during her time as commissioner. They both acknowledge the difficulty of finding time for each other, and even their moment of reconciliation is thwarted by a nearby explosion. Some of Ra’s crazed followers are still causing problems in Gotham.
Robin finds a young plague victim, already bleeding from the eyes, and rushes him to the hospital for the cure. He arrives too late, and the boy is already dead.
As both Bruce and Tim sit in the cave, feeling the weight of the dead on their consciences, Alfred shakes them up with some harsh words. He points out that, without their actions, everyone in Gotham would be dead. It’s a good scene for him.
The story even ends on a happy, romantic note, as the Gordons find some time together.