Friday, June 24, 2016


The GCPD arrive at Arkham Asylum, ready to blow up the door. Suddenly, Basil (Benjamin McKenzie), using Gordon's look, shrugs off the cops from Arkham. In the basement, Strange (B. D. Wong) is preparing to detonate a bomb that would destroy Indian Hill labs and also tells Ms. Peabody (Tonya Pinkins) to transfer the patients to another hospital. Bruce (David Mazouz) and Lucius (Chris Chalk) are taunted by Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) in the chamber. Strange then meets with Gordon where he administers him a truth serum to tell him his plans and to know about Wayne Enterprises and mentions something about a "secret council", referencing to the known "court". Basil arrives at the GCPD where he convinces anyone he's Gordon but Bullock (Donal Logue) notes him different. Nygma makes a question and answer section in the chamber and when Lucius and Bruce fail to know the last question, Nygma releases the gas through nozzles in the ceiling, knocking them unconscious.

 The process of transference begins in Arkham, where Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) fails to touch the orderlies' hand so they can get her out. Lucius and Bruce find themselves in the room with Gordon; the threat was just a ruse to know about Wayne Enterprises and the gas was only anaesthetic. Strange then meets with Nygma and locks him again in his room. Strange contacts the White-Haired Woman (Kit Flanagan), who gives him instructions to go as planned and destroy Indian Hill labs. On Dahl Manor, Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), Butch (Drew Powell) and Barbara (Erin Richards) discover about the recent events in Arkham. Bruce is found by Selina (Camren Bicondova) and he tells her to stop listening to his manipulations and escape if she has the chance. Peabody goes to Mooney's cell room but she gets compelled by the touch of her hand. Strange then discovers to his shock Mooney's ability, which caused many patients to escape. He then runs off before she can touch him. Peabody finds him but he knocks her out and then sets a countdown to the bomb in the basement before shutting off the gates before anyone escapes. Basil's attitude begins to worry Bullock and Alfred (Sean Pertwee). Barbara then visits the GCPD and upon seeing Basil's behavior, she discovers he's not Gordon. She slaps him and all the department gets in shock when they see his mutated face.

Strange meets with Victor Fries (Nathan Darrow), Bridgit (Michelle Veintimilla) and Selina and tells them to kill the prisoners. When Selina objects, Strange tells Fries to kill her when he gets into a fight with Bridgit, who's trying to protect her. Selina frees Bruce, Gordon and Lucius and go after Strange. Everyone soon discover that Strange plans on detonating the labs and Victor and Bridgit use their weapons to severely wound Strange. Strange regains consciousness and is desperate to get out before the bomb explodes and the little possibility of a radioactive cloud may spread. They use Nygma to deactivate the security bomb so Gordon and Lucius reach the basement to deactivate the bomb. When Ms. Peabody utters "water", they pour water in the bomb, causing it to overload and stop. A bus driven by Mooney escapes through the prison gates as the police arrives. The police begins a chase for her around Gotham when Cobblepot, Butch and their gang appear and Butch uses a minigun to take down the bus, confusing the driver as Strange. They're in shock when they find Mooney, causing Cobblepot to get knocked down and Butch and his gang run away.

 In the aftermath of the bomb threat, Strange is arrested. Gordon tells Bruce that he will leave to find Lee while Bruce states to Alfred about the secret council and his intentions to find it as they wanted him dead. Gordon tells Bullock that he has to control Gotham now that new threats have emerged and speeds off in Bullock's car. Meanwhile, a woman passes by the wrecked prison bus and hears the prisoners crying out for help. She opens the door only to collapse in shock as the now-freed monsters emerge. One of the prisoners is the resurrected Jerome Valeska. A boy, who looks exactly like Bruce, thanks the woman for freeing them before walking away. Post Article Content:

A Legion of Horribles

Selina (Camren Bicondova) is now hiding inside the room while Bridgit (Michelle Veintimilla) is using her flamethrower to kill her. Selina manages to knock Bridgit out. Meanwhile, on the balcony, Bruce (David Mazouz) waits for Selina, only to be visited by Ivy (Clare Foley). He then decides to save Selina from Arkham and goes with Gordon (Ben McKenzie) for help. In the GCPD, Bullock (Donal Logue) announces to the media Azrael's death caused by "unknown perpetrator(s)".

 In an unknown location, a woman calls someone to state that Strange is losing control and they need to "gather the court". In Arkham Asylum, Professor Strange (B. D. Wong) along with Peabody (Tonya Pinkins), are now performing a test on a patient, Basil Karlo (Brian McManamon), who can now stretch his skin. Mrs. Peabody tells Strange that "they" are now questioning his methods and may shut it off, but Strange shrugs it off, stating that he has resurrected dead people. He then decides to perform a resurrection test on "Test 13": Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith).

 In Wayne Manor, Alfred (Sean Pertwee) is furious upon finding out that Bruce sent Selina to Arkham. Gordon talks with Lucius (Chris Chalk) about infiltrating Arkham Asylum to find the secret lab and they, along with Bruce, decide to go. Strange successfully resurrects Mooney, and she's given a new suit. But unlike the others that Strange brought back, Mooney fully remembers her past life. While Bruce talks with Strange, Lucius uses a device to find the passage to Indian Hill, leaving a mark for Gordon to find. When Bruce confronts Strange about his parents' death, he orders his orderlies to lock Bruce, Gordon and Lucius. He and Mrs. Peabody are then confronted by the mysterious woman for not bringing back a dead person with his past memories. When Strange states that he did it for Mooney and can do it again, the woman states that when he's done, he needs to destroy Indian Hill labs. Meanwhile, Mooney realizes she has the power of manipulation with a touch of her hand. Selina uses the flamethrower to open the door but it fails. Bridgit regains consciousness and takes another flamethrower. Selina manages to get some of her memories back but she is still planning on killing her. Selina is forced to harm her with the flamethrower but to her shock, Bridgit is now immune to the fire as it gets fused to her.

 Lucius and Bruce are locked in the chair room while Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) taunts them over a microphone. He tells them they need to tell him everything they know or they will be killed by a lethal gas in five minutes. Gordon is taken to Strange who places an artifact on his head. Moments later, they take off the artifact and he comes face to face with Basil. Basil then puts the artifact on his own head, which begins to mutate. Meanwhile, Bullock orders the police to lead a raid into Arkham Asylum, Selina and Bridgit are now working to escape the room, and Mooney plans her escape. The artifact is taken off Basil's head to reveal that Basil's face is now identical to Gordon. Basil is given a wig to complete his look, while the real Gordon stares in shock. Post Article Content:


Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), Bullock (Donal Logue) and police officers arrive at Arkham Asylum with a warrant to inspect Professor Strange's (B. D. Wong) office. But Strange is one step ahead of them as he shredded all documents. Meanwhile, Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) is disturbed after discovering the Indian Hill labs and decides that he needs to escape. Azrael (James Frain) arrives at a church and asks the priest for a new sword, but when the priest tells him he has none, Azrael kills him.

 With Captain Barnes (Michael Chiklis) still in hospital, Bullock is declared de facto captain. Bruce (David Mazouz) decides to go with Selina (Camren Bicondova) to find a way to enter Arkham. Selina accepts as she realizes that her friend Bridgit may still be alive in Arkham but states that she will go alone. Gordon and Bullock visit Butch's (Drew Powell) mansion to talk with Tabitha (Jessica Lucas). Tabitha states that the sword Azrael used was fake and so, he will get the real one. The real sword lies on her grandfather's tomb. They arrive at the Gotham cemetery where they retrieve the sword. Azrael arrives and attacks them, locking the cemetery while Gordon is outside. Tabitha tries to reason with Azrael, which causes him to remember everything, including that he has to kill Bruce Wayne. Azrael thanks her and then stabs her. Gordon is able to get a police car and warns Alfred (Sean Pertwee) about Galavan while Bruce returns to Wayne Manor.

 While Butch visits Tabitha in the hospital, Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) arrives and proposes to him that they unite to kill Azrael in revenge for Cobblepot's mother's death and Tabitha's health state. Selina infiltrates Arkham through the air ducts, where she runs into Nygma, who is trying to escape. He tells her how to get to Indian Hill so she can show him how to escape. Selina discovers the elevator that leads her to Indian Hill and overhears a conversation between Strange and Peabody (Tonya Pinkins) about Azrael. Azrael arrives at Wayne Manor and attacks Alfred. Bruce manages to knock Azrael down with a car, but he gets back up and prepares to kill Bruce. Before he can, Gordon arrives and shoots Azrael many times to no avail. When Azrael is about to kill Bruce, Gordon, and Alfred, Cobblepot arrives with Butch, who launches a RPG that subsequently kills Azrael.

 Nygma manages to escape Arkham Asylum through an air duct, but he is discovered by a guard and returned to Arkham. Selina discovers a training room where she finds burned dead bodies. Bridgit (Michelle Veintimilla) arrives in a new suit and flamethrower, revealing that she suffers from amnesia and that Strange sends her test subjects. Selina fails to reason with her and attempts to escape the room, which she discovers is locked. Bridgit is not phased by Selina's attempts to remind her of her life, stating her name is "Firefly". Bridgit then fires the flamethrower towards Selina while Strange and Peabody watch. Post Article Content:


Having been resurrected by Hugo Strange (B. D. Wong), Theo Galavan (James Frain) is suffering from almost complete memory loss and reciting the sacred book of the Order of Saint Dumas.

Meanwhile, Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) visits Strange to ask him about Karen Jennings' death and the Pinewood Farms program. Strange states that Thomas Wayne started it to heal every disease and denies his involvement. Gordon then shows Strange a warrant to see Victor Fries' corpse but Strange states they cremated him. Strange realizes Gordon made a false warrant so he could admit his lies.

 While leaving Arkham Asylum, Gordon runs across Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) in the playroom. Later, Nygma overhears Strange and Peabody (Tonya Pinkins) complaining about Gordon's interference. Nygma suggests that he help them to kill Gordon but Strange refuses. But Nymga's attempt to prove his worth inspires Strange to provide Galavan with a story to give his fractured state of mind a sense of self. Using Saint Dumas scripture while claiming to be Adam Dumas, Strange convinces Galavan that he is the order's ancient warrior Azrael and directs him to kill Gordon. Bruce (David Mazouz) is told by Gordon and Bullock (Donal Logue) that the evidences won't be enough to imprison Strange. Angered by this, Bruce reveals that he knows Gordon is responsible for killing Galavan, pushing his belief that the law is ineffective at bringing him true justice. While talking with Captain Barnes (Michael Chiklis), Gordon and Barnes are attacked by Azrael, who is forced to flee when the police arrive.

While walking through an alley, Azrael sees a poster of Galavan's campaign that caused some of his memories to return before he shrugged it off. Barnes imprisons Gordon in a cell for Karen Jennings' escape. Suddenly, the lights go off and Azrael shows up. He kills three officers and tries to kill Gordon. However, Gordon and Barnes escape to the balcony where Barnes fights with a pipe against Azrael and manages to break his sword and pull off his mask, realizing his identity. Azrael then stabs Barnes when Gordon appears. Azrael tries to flee but Gordon shoots him multiple times until he falls off the building, landing on a TV van. The news broadcasts that Galavan is alive and is Azrael, which Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) witnesses from Dahl Manor. Likewise, Butch (Drew Powell), Tabitha (Jessica Lucas) and Barbara (Erin Richards) watch the report from their mansion, to their shock. Barnes is transferred to the hospital.

Nygma discovers a secret elevator in the hallway of Arkham Asylum, which directs him to Indian Hill labs, to his surprise. Gordon leaves the GCPD while from a distance, Azrael stands atop a bridge watching him.

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Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) receives a visit from Barbara (Erin Richards). He holds her at gunpoint, demanding to know how she was let out of Arkham Asylum. Barbara states she's "sane" and regretful about killing her parents. Gordon dismisses her and kicks her out of his apartment where she runs into Bullock (Donal Logue). Gordon is currently investigating The Lady (Michelle Gomez) as the possible contractor of Matches Malone to kill the Waynes. He then brutally attacks many hitmen who serve her until one of them reveals she may be in a club called Artemis. Gordon tries to enter the Artemis but is denied. Barbara arrives and offers to get inside so she can retrieve the information.

While Barbara and The Lady bond, Gordon infiltrates the club until he's captured by Barbara. He's tied to a chair and taunted by Barbara and The Lady. The Lady reveals she sent Matches for an employer but the employer never revealed his real name except his alias, "the Philosopher". Barbara then tasers The Lady and she and Gordon escape. Barbara tries to get Gordon to claim she's sane but Gordon can't forgive her since she tried to kill Lee in the church. Bruce (David Mazouz), Alfred (Sean Pertwee) and Lucius Fox (Chris Chalk) discover in the computer a meeting Bruce's father attended to meet a woman named Karen Jennings about something called Pinewood Farms. Bruce and Alfred arrive at a shack where they discover Karen (Julia Taylor Ross), who has claws from an experiment. She reveals Pinewood is a engineering program from Wayne Enterprises. She was convicted to Blackgate for murder after causing her father's death when board members appeared and offered her to fix her crippled arm. Thomas Wayne soon found out about Pinewood, shut it off and hid everyone.

While experimenting on someone dubbed "Patient 44", Professor Strange (B. D. Wong) is notified by Ethel Peabody (Tonya Pinkins) that someone is tracking the Pinewood Farms program. Bruce, Alfred and Karen arrive at the Pinewood Farms facility but they're pursued by men sent by Strange. While escaping, Karen kills one of the men with her claw while Alfred shoots another. They're then arrested by the police. Gordon arrives at the GCPD where Bruce and Alfred are set free. Bruce reveals everything to Barnes (Michael Chiklis) but Karen is sent to Blackgate Penitentiary. They then plan on breaking her out. Professor Strange is notified of this and decides to release Victor Fries (Nathan Darrow) with a new suit and armor.

 Gordon, Alfred and Bruce hijack the armored truck carrying Karen and bribe the driver to remain silent. In the truck, Karen reveals Thomas visited her frequently and that he was the one to start Pinewood Farms, before the Philosopher took over the command. Fries arrives and ambushes them. Karen decides to sacrifice herself and Fries freezes her and then shatters her corpse. Barbara is shown at the mansion of Tabitha (Jessica Lucas) and Butch (Drew Powell) where Tabitha decides to let her live with them. Fox arrives at Wayne Manor and shows Bruce, Gordon and Alfred new information he discovered. He identified a photo of Thomas Wayne with many colleagues, including Hugo Strange, who is labelled as "the Philosopher". This leads Bruce to discover that Strange was the one to kill his father.

 In Arkham, Strange and Peabody are tuned in to an alarm which leads them to a risen Patient 44 brutally attacking the medicals. He's revealed to be a resurrected Theo Galavan (James Frain), who now dubs himself "Azrael"

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Into the Woods

Bruce (David Mazouz) and Selina (Camren Bicondova) steal money from a thief. While fleeing on rooftops, Bruce purposefully spills out most of the money to the street below. He justifies this to Selina, saying he is mainly doing research on Gotham crime, which angers her. Hearing news from Gordon's escape, Barnes (Michael Chiklis) confronts Bullock (Donal Logue) about sheltering Gordon, but he denies any involvement.

At Arkham Asylum, Professor Hugo Strange (B. D. Wong) decides to release Barbara (Erin Richards) after she shows no signs of mental illness, feeling it is best to observe her new behavior rather than experimenting on her. Bullock reveals that IA secretly records all anonymous tips and uses his connection with a woman at IA so Gordon can retrieve the tape. The voice on the tape is distorted so he goes to Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) for help, but finds no evidence on the tape. Gordon initially deduces the culprit may be former Commissioner Loeb's corrupt cops, whom he calls "psycho", which draws ire from Nygma. After finally listening to the tape, Gordon realizes Nygma is the real culprit and holds him at gunpoint. However, Nygma previously developed a device that he placed under Gordon's seat, which he subsequently uses to shock and knock him out. Gordon wakes up and successfully escapes from Nygma.

Shaking off Nygma's pursuit, Gordon reaches Bruce and Selina's hideout and collapses. The two take Gordon to Wayne Manor to be tended by Alfred (Sean Pertwee) and Bruce. Thinking of a way to lure out Nygma, Gordon sends Selina to the GCPD to get false reports about him visiting Cobblepot. This panics Nygma, which makes him go to the woods and dig up Kristen Kringle's corpse where Gordon confronts him. Nygma retrieves his gun and confesses to the murders before they're surrounded by the GCPD including Barnes and Bullock. Nygma is arrested and taken to Arkham Asylum.

 Meanwhile, Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) and the Dahl family attend his father Elijah's funeral. Not wanting to be left on the streets, Cobblepot works as a housekeeper at the mansion for the Dahls. They treat him poorly over a few days, until he discovers the poison they used to kill his father. While serving dinner to Grace (Melinda Clarke), Cobblepot reveals he discovered the bottle. To Grace's horror, Cobblepot unveils that her dinner are the remains of her children. He kills Grace shortly after. 

At the GCPD, Barnes apologizes to Gordon and gives him Lee's (Morena Baccarin) number, who's working for an education ministry in South. Gordon then decides to continue investigating the Waynes' murder to find out who contracted Matches Malone to do it. Bruce discovers his father's computer was fixed and decides to stay, causing Selina to leave angrily. Bruce and Alfred examine the computer, while Gordon calls Lee but decides not to speak. Someone knocks at his door and Gordon opens it, to reveal Barbara.

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Gotham's Prisoners

Weeks after the previous episode, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is adjusting to life in Blackgate Penitentiary after being framed by Nygma (Cory Michael Smith), following the same routine all day. Warden Carlson Grey (Ned Bellamy) announces to Gordon that he will be transferred to a new section, dubbed "the World's End", from the prison with no police custody to protect him. Many of the criminals Gordon arrested are sent there, part of a plan of Warden Grey to kill Gordon. He's constantly aided by guard Wilson Bishop (Marc Damon Johnson). During a visit from Bullock (Donal Logue), Gordon is told that Lee (Morena Baccarin) has lost their baby and laid low. Gordon is further attacked by inmates led by Henry Weaver (Christian Frazier) while defended by convict Peter "Puck" Davies (Peter Mark Kendall). Weaver then has his henchmen beat Puck and sent to the infirmary.

 In a desperate attempt to save Gordon, Bullock meets with Carmine Falcone (John Doman). During a projection in the penitentiary, Gordon is stabbed multiple times by Weaver and is pronounced dead. Aided by Bishop and Bullock, Gordon plans his getaway. He returns to retrieve Puck, when he's confronted by Grey but is knocked unconscious by Bishop. Meanwhile, Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) continues adapting to his new lifestyle with his father (Paul Reubens). During a night, Cobblepot reveals to Dahl about his criminal activities but Dahl seems understanding and explains he forgives him. It's revealed that Grace (Melinda Clarke) has been avoiding giving Dahl his heart defect drugs. The next day, Grace tells Dahl about Cobblepot called "the Penguin", but he doesn't change his mind. Sasha (Kaley Ronayne) then tries to seduce Cobblepot, but he rejects her advances. Dahl collapses in his house and is told by the doctor that his heart defect is infected and given little time to live.

Upset that Cobblepot may receive what they perceive to be "their" inheritance, Grace, Sasha and Charles (Justin Mark) poison a drink for Cobblepot to ingest. Later, after Dahl states his intention to change his will in Cobblepot's favor, he drinks from the bottle and dies in Cobblepot's arms, reminiscent of his mother's death. Grace is shocked when she discovers Dahl accidentally drank from the bottle. Bullock, Gordon and Puck reunite with Falcone in a bridge where Gordon is given a safe house in Gotham so he can clear his name and find Lee. However, Puck dies from his bloodletting, much to Gordon's shock.

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