Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
I wouldn't really call that a happy ending. Barbara takes the kids and leaves because Gordon was trying to build on a lie; that's not to say Barbara stopped loving Gordon or the other way around. The happy ending would've been Gordon and Barbara reconciling since the lie was revealed.
That's actually a very good point. I predicted Barbara and the kids not being in TDKR due to the whole "Oh Harvey Dent didn't try to kill my son, heavens no!" thing. I called that, but assumed it would allow the introduction of Sarah Essen.
Gordon reuniting with Barbara would have been the better Gordon ending, in retrospect. Thanks, Anno.
Doesn't mean I can't hope Sarah Essen shows up in the semi-inevitable reboot, though.