Hi guys! On this episode of Gotham, Jim and Harvey found a crystal owl that revealed the secrets of Gotham’s underworld when Jim continued his quest to find the bomb while Penguin and The Riddler worked together for a common cause to get out of a tricky situation.
The episode began with Oswald Cobblepot and Ed Nygma (he insists on The Riddler now) chatting in their prison cells. Ed was surprised to see Penguin alive and Penguin promised that he came back to life for his revenge and he would get it eventually but The Riddler had an escape plan in mind. Penguin made a shiv that Ed laughed at it because it was too thin to stab him. Later on, Ed informed Penguin that he bribed the guards to poison his coffee which Penguin tried to spit out but it was too late. Ed used his bobby-pin escape tool on the lock and managed to open his cage but Penguin used his metal lunch tray to attract the guards’ attention which got Ed beaten up and thrown back into the cage. They both agree that the only way out of there was to work together.
Remember Selina Kyle woke up last episode, so she went to the Wayne Manor and 514A was pleasantly surprised that she was alive even though he pushed her out a window. She got pissed and called him a cheap knock-off of Bruce Wayne which I think is his weak spot so he got mad and they fought, she even stabbed him in the gut. Alfred came in just in time to stop 514A from beating her to death with a fireplace poker and Selina told him before she was knocked out that this Bruce was an impostor. Alfred demanded to know where the real Bruce was and they both exchanged a few headbutts before Alfred got overpowered by fake Bruce who told him that Bruce was serving a higher purpose and so was he. Alfred was convinced that the real Bruce Wayne was still alive and tried to reach out to Jim Gordon for some help. Selina refused to help as she was still resentful against Bruce for hiding what her mother really was to spare her feelings but Alfred told her that by neglecting to help him save Bruce, she was becoming just like her mother and banned her from Wayne Manor.
The Shaman told Bruce that he was to become a weapon of protection for the entire city of Gotham and went on to inform him that the Court of Owls was only a pawn in his games which he proved by showing Bruce one of his own memories of him stabbing the Court member who had killed his parents because he was not pleased to hear that the Waynes were killed for being a threat to the Owls. Bruce had refused to let go of the pain of his parents’ deaths but after witnessing the Shaman’s memory, he was ready to do so. Weirdly, I do not believe the memory is real.
Lee dreamt that she was reunited with Mario and she told him that she thought he was infected with a virus and killed on their wedding night. They laughed it off but then he told her it was time to take her medicine and slit his wrist into a glass to serve his blood at which point she woke up then smashed a nearby glass of wine that looked like the blood she had just being poured in the dream.
Meanwhile, Jim and Harvey kept tracking Kathryn’s properties and comparing blueprints to city records when Jim discovered that one of her places has a secret 2000-square-foot lair that wasn’t reported on their files so they went to check it out. They found the secret hideaway, discovered a crystal owl that lit up with a flashlight and revealed a map of the city that has little markers for secret Court locations. Captain Barnes interrupted as kidnapped Jim to punish him for his crimes and knocked Harvey out. A witness claimed he saw Barnes drive away in a meat truck which gave the GCPD a lead on his location. Kathryn told Jim she was very disappointed in him and knew he swiped the keycard to Strange’s lab and took the virus strain sample.
Lee went to Arkham to meet with Jarvis Tetch and demanded to know why he infected Mario because he wanted to hurt Jim. He told her that he could tell that she was in love with Jim Gordon and he didn’t want him to have any sort of happiness so by infecting Mario, which led to Jim killing him, Lee would forever resent Jim which meant he would never experience happiness with her.
Penguin and the Riddler both planned to get the guards into the cage by having Ed stage an attack on Penguin and even slit his neck faking the blood with Jell-O then Oswald managed to overpower the guards on the spot and steal the cell keys. Penguin could have just ran and left Ed in his cage but chose to honor their agreement to work together and opened his cell to free him. They agreed on a six-hour ceasefire and agreed to respect that agreement but Penguin informed Ed that he has a whole army of Strange’s “monsters” running around Gotham doing his bidding.
After Kathryn left, Barnes made Gordon confess that he shot him for being infected with the Alice Tetch virus and having him locked up in Arkham Asylum then he asked for his badge as a final request before his execution. When Barnes tried to put it on Jim, he sets off one of his belt grenades which caused a distraction just in time for the GCPD to rush in and save Jim. Back at the GCPD, Alfred came to report Bruce‘s disappearance, his switch with a clone and their run in earlier in the year with the Court of Owls. Kathryn was brought in for questioning and while she was being interrogated, she managed to reveal that she was not the head of the Court (I guess the Shaman might be the head). Barnes stormed in and beheaded Kathryn when she told him to stop his nonsense and get her out of there. Jim managed to shoot off the Barnes‘ hand with the axe and later, Alfred mentioned that he too had seen a crystal owl with all the map info on it even though he broke it but it was reassembled by the GCPD’s forensics team.
Lee went into the GCPD and said it was a coincidence that she showed up to the station just as Jim was recovering from his battle with Barnes but he didn’t believe her. She snapped back and accused him of still not paying for the pain he caused but she was willing to pay for the things she had done. Jim was confused by her statement but Harvey interrupted by insisting that they have to keep moving on the Owls because Kathryn‘s death would want to make them act fast. They studied the map and realized Barnes had escaped again and the virus sample that they had stored in the fridge was stolen. The only people will the combination to the fridge were Jim, Lucius, and Lee. Lee stole it and purposely injected herself with the virus as a punishment for herself I guess. Nothing good can come out of this situation..why Lee?
Below is the trailer for the next episode; Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine…