Originally Posted by Cory
If they added one simple, incredibly emotional 2 minute scene where Alfred helps Bruce get "back in the game", it would be one of (if not THE) best moment in the trilogy.
It would have been, but Bruce needed to grow without Alfred. Alfred was always the crutch that enabled him to be Batman. When he was in that pit, he was alone and had to find his own strength to go on.
He only needed Lucius because he had the know-how about how to stop the bomb. Alfred couldn't do that.