Originally Posted by Travesty
Nah, I don't think he was confused, or it was "all in his head", because after Bruce heard the 'ol "ever dance with the devil" line, he immediately remembered his parents killer.
Are we so sure that Bruce is not just having an episode? Memory can play tricks on us, especially if it's from so long ago. Maybe it's just up to the individual viewer to decide. I think it's best that way, it gives the film more gravity.