Gotham ended with an action packed mid season finale in Lovecraft and Alfred Pennyworth proved just how tough and resilient he really is. After Harvey Dent put the wind up tycoon businessman Lovecraft by telling him about Selina Kyle knowing who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents someone put a contract out on the future Cat Woman. At the beginning of this week’s episode a young black female assassin heads into Wayne Manor to take out the young street kid and the butler puts up such a fight that Bruce and Kyle escape, Alfred also kills one of the woman’s colleagues.
Gotham: The Mask begins with two men fighting in what appears to be an abandoned office. Using whatever they can find as weapons, the two fight until one is dead and the other loses a thumb. The entire battle is caught on the room’s cctv. The body of the loser is found at the docks the next day. Enigma asks if he should run all the prints as he pulls the winner’s thumb out of the dead man’s mouth.
The latest episode of Gotham: Penguin’s Umbrella reveals a great many things behind the scenes in the hometown of Bruce Wayne, not least of which being that the entire police department requires shooting lessons. It also shows what forces are behind what players. Jim Gordon has a lot of support from Barbara Keen, and later his partner Harvey Bullock proves that he also supports his partner. Granted Gordon has more than a little support from Bruce Wayne and his “trusted” manservant Alfred. In terms of whom is behind who by the time the episode ends, Penguin has some surprising support, Don Falcone.
Episode three of Gotham, The Balloonman featured a vigilante who used weather balloons to punish the criminal element. At the beginning of the show, Oswald Cobblepot returns to the criminally active city to the news that Roger Danzer, a crooked financier was “out on bail” pending his trial. A balloonman, wearing a pig mask approaches Danzer and handcuffs him to a weather balloon. He releases it and the “crook” is lifted into the air screaming for help.
The second episode of Gotham: Selina Kyle started with street kids being approached by a kindly couple, played by Lili Taylor and Frank Whaley, who are handing out food and sweets in the name of the major. As each child goes to collect, the woman sticks them in the back of the neck with an oversized hat pin and they collapse immediately except for one boy who runs and Selina Kyle, who does not go near the man and woman. Across town, Bruce Wayne is caught by Alfred burning his hand on a candle. The butler gets angry and then hugs the boy telling him that everything will be alright.