November - a "Note to the Editor" in Batgirl #2 contained the following message: "Don't worry, Cassandra fans; plans are afoot, in a very big way, for our favorite non-lethal assassin in 2010."
October - the second Batgirl series, starring Stephanie Brown as the new Batgirl, is launched
August 29th - a blog entry from Funnybook Babylon, which had posted a Q&A session with Dan Didio, taken during the DC Nation Toronto Fan Expo, possessed this text: Final updates - Batgirl moving into the old Batcave with Babs Gordon, big Cass Cain storyline in 2010 where she will not be a villain.
August 20th - an interview with then current Batgirl writer, Brian Q. Miller, includes this question and answer:
Q: One of the scenes was Cassandra handing over the Batgirl costume. What does that scene mean?
A: We'll get into what Cassandra has been doing at a later point. But we also didn't want to immediately start with the very muddy waters of several Batgirls right away in the first issue. But we'll get into what Cassandra did when she left. But you've got Cassandra who, in the previous Batgirl run, it's her redemption. By the end of the run, she was on the slate to be adopted by Bruce Wayne. So finally, she's put her issues with her bad dad to bed and she's on the road to recovery through Bruce Wayne. And what happens when that rug comes out from under her? What happens when you've finally found your place and your perfect father figure, and you're accepted, and then the person responsible for that is gone? That's obviously going to send you into a little bit of a tailspin. It's a curve ball.
February - Dan DiDio revealed during a convention panel that writer Adam Beechen will be writing a new Batgirl mini-series. Beechen himself states that "...the story will answer all the questions from the last few years, and will address all of the questions of why Batgirl has been acting the way she's been acting, and set the stage for new Batgirl adventures to come."