Finch makes more than one attempt to pursue the assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes romantically but she rejects him. To Bruce Wayne's disgust, he represents Joe Chill in his parole hearing because Chill had agreed to testify against Carmine Falcone. He is apathetic about corruption in the city until Rachel expresses that she considers this attitude unacceptable. In discovering the Microwave Emitter, he is shot and killed by a man in a police uniform working for Ra's al Ghul.