[It doesn't take long for the news to spread throughout the more questionable portion of Gotham's population.
Jonathan Crane has been released New Arkham.
Not only has he been released, the whispers say, but he's been released without restrictions. There are no anklets tracking his location, no required check-ins to prove that he's clean. Oh, he's still doing therapy, they whisper, but Jonathan Crane is a free man.
Rumours circulate about where he's gone to now, where he's decided to come home. The truth comes from a boarding house in a neighborhood that might have been nice once upon a time, but has lost its shine and gleam in the ensuing years. Pictures surface of the decidedly younger Crane going in and out with bits and pieces of a life, a suitcase, a pile of books, a sack of groceries from the store.
Has the infamous Scarecrow gone good? Some want to believe, but the whispers still hedge towards a decidedly negative answer.]