Story/plot inconsistency with Harley's notebook in S2 EP3
I'm not sure if it's me who wasn't paying attention or the story writers... but I was quite baffled when I watched what I would call a HUGE inconsistency in the story. I'm curious if it's just me who's forgetting things or mixing them up, or if it's really a fault in the plot.
So in my current game, Bruce is besties with John Doe, and Batman has been "cool" with him on the rooftop and in the alley. But as the player, I don't trust John Doe, and I have no interest in giving up the Identity secret (SPOILER: Bruce = Batman) to him. I don't know if it's a choice at any point, but I never consciously told John Doe that Bruce is Batman.
So theoretically, John Doe should not be comfortable with the fact that Bruce is Batman. At least he shouldn't be so around Bruce or Batman. Or at least Bruce should notice that he is.
Here's the thing: I let John Doe give Harley's notebook to Batman. Not Bruce. John Doe and Batman meet in the alley, the whole scholar thing with the batarang goes down, John Doe gives the notebook to Batman. Not Bruce.
Yet when John Doe interrogates Bruce later, John is quite comfortable with stating that he did Bruce the favour of getting Bruce Harley's notebook. When he didn't. He got Batman the notebook. Not Bruce.
I noticed that John Doe made the occasional insinuation by using ambivalent words, like using the word "bat" when referring to the clubbing device. But theoretically, I never told him, means he shouldn't know. And if he says "I gave you the notebook" to Bruce, when Bruce (as Bruce) never got the notebook from John (since he gave it to Batman), then at least Bruce should notice.
So what am I missing?