Originally Posted by kvz5
IMO Talia has zero (good) feelings towards Bruce. That's probably what most disappointed me with her character in the Nolanverse. I like her character better when she's torn between her love (or at least fondness) for Bruce and her loyalties to Ra's. It adds more depth and dimension to her character.
But I guess they didn't do that since there were 2 female characters in the movie. I'm still wondering if the original plan was to have only 1 female character (because didn't they say that Nolan didn't want Catwoman first and Jonah has to fight tooth and nail to convince Chris?) but they had to split the characterization when it was decided to have 2 instead.
Oh well. It is what it is.
My impression of the whole situation is that Talia not having any real feelings for Bruce in this incarnation is the same reason why someone like Selina Kyle could settle down with Bruce and vice versa; the circumstances presented in TDKR were different than that available for their comic book counterparts.
In the comics, Bruce and Talia met while Ra's was still very much alive, whereas in Nolan's world, Talia and Bruce only met after Ra's had been killed off during his battle with Bruce, thus leaving no room for any real feelings to develop as they were all engulfed by the fuel for vengeance against Bruce.
When it comes to Selina's case, in Nolan's world, she was willing to start her life afresh and didn't see stealing as a thrill but as a necessity to survive. So when she and Bruce finally got together in this film, she didn't have the temptations of wanting to live life as a criminal to break that relationship.