Kudos to Chris for dancing back and forth between the perspectives in this chapter. We have Bruce-Bat-Tommy for the first part, then Alfred for narration, then Selina-Being-Bruce for the next section; followed by a semi-Denouement.
I like the Selina-esque riff on the law enforcement at the top of the chapter.
I wonder if it's occurred to Bruce that Selina is trying to teach him, and Catwoman is mocking him; even unconsciously.
Police and FBI get the low-hanging fruit? Well, he's Batman. He gets the higher fruit. But the whole point of this exercise is that Batman doesn't understand the point of the Lesson yet, for the same reason the Police don't. The best thief in the world is the one you never catch. And Catwoman is the one thief in Gotham who never got caught. Batman knew she was just that good, but it never dawned on him that there could be others out there who are that good without wearing a Gotham-Style mask.
Selina's inner-Cat has had half a dozen breakdowns at the prospect of being domesticated since CT-01. I like that now, in the leadup to the wedding, she finally gets to put the Bat under her tutelage and explain why he never caught her. (And wedding rings don't count.) And then, after rie days, discover that if he had been playing by her rules, he would have. Got to be galling to know that he could be Cat-Worthy so fast.
The end result of which is that once this partnership mission is over, Batman will be able to take down Cat-Level criminals without Catwoman having to do it herself, and clearly the honeymoon will have to be completely redesigned.
Alfred was right, neither of them regard this as actually *being anything* but it is. The tea choice confirmed it. Whether they're Batman and Catwoman sending Robin to find some evidence, Matches and Gina, secure in an apartment, or Thomas and Sensei drinking tea, there's a moment when everyone else is not there; and it's just them being them. The reason Selina didn't get it was because she was too deep in 'Playing The Wayne'. The way Batman was watching for Catwoman all those years, Selina was expecting a chess match and got Date Night.
With all the retroactive 'Great Detective', Bruce manages a wedding gift that will appeal to the 'wow, it's been a while' that Selina is currently experiencing, by putting the Goggles back in their place. (Personally, i think that's a little too crime-fightery, but I don't think Selina minds that so much. She said herself she thought about being Robin Hood, just once, to shut them up. If it should happen to involve making Luthor look like an ape, and a stuck-up little snot suddenly have to flee Gotham for his life, that can only make it more appealing; even if crimefighting is involved.
Plus, and I know I've said this before, but she gets to live out her own long buried fantasy. The Guy Inside Batman is pulling off a master-thief heist with her.