Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
Gordon deserved to know more than just Bruce's identity though. He deserved to know that before Batman was his hero, he was Batman's hero. That's a huge point of the movie and a great theme. I was really glad to see Bruce make that clear to him.
He wasn't reluctant to tell Gordon his identity, he quickly gave that up for his friend. He just wanted to make sure Gordon understood the importance of preserving the symbol. He wanted the hero to be Batman, not Bruce Wayne.
As powerful as the line was and it's significance that wasn't the time for it or the catwoman kiss. The urgency of situations and the feeling of time really being of the essence just wasn't there although complete annihilation was possible. From now on I'll reply with examples to try and convey my troubles