Tabitha visits Cobblepot to discuss their next move, which requires hiring arsonists. Butch contacts Selina (Camren Bicondova), who puts him in contact with a group of arsonists, the Pike Brothers: Joe (Leo Fitzpatrick), Cale and Evan (Noah Robbins), who are still loyal to Fish Mooney. They visit them, hiring them to work for Galavan and Cobblepot.
Selina also discovers they abuse of their sister, Bridgit (Michelle Veintimilla), a friend from her childhood. Evan goes to a market to buy equipment but the place is raided by the GCPD. He tries to escape, climbing a chainlink fence but Gordon stops him. When he tries to reach for his gun, he is gunned down by Gordon, and is also blown up for hiding an explosive in his pants. Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) invites Gordon and Lee (Morena Baccarin) for a double date with him and Kringle (Chelsea Spack), although Gordon is hesitant.
After Evan's death, the Pike brothers force Bridgit to replace Evan's position, threatening to send her to a brothel. They make Bridgit infiltrate a Wayne Enterprises building where, using Bunderslaw's eye, opens a vault containing an ancient knife. Cobblepot later contacts the owner of an antique shop, Edwige (Mary Joy), to tell him the truth about the knife. She reveals that in the 19th century, five families ruled the high council of Gotham: Elliot, Kane, Crown, Dumas and the Waynes. During a party, Caleb Dumas (Bryan Howard Conner) allegedly abused Celestine Wayne (Sophie Lee Morris). Part of his arm was then cut for punishment by Celestine's brother, Jonathan (Brian S. Carpenter) with the same knife.
The Dumas were then exiled to a religious sect, their properties belonged to the Waynes, erasing them from history and forced to change their surname to Galavan. Cobblepot then formulates a facade with Butch to fake allegiance with Galavan for thinking Cobblepot is conspiring with him, and to make it work, Cobblepot cuts off Butch's hand. Gordon and Bullock (Donal Logue) ambush Bridgit on a would-be robbery, where their brothers abandon her. While she tries to back off, officer Luke Garrett (Lenny Platt) tries to restrain her, but she accidentally burns him down. She escapes with Selina but Officer Garrett later dies from the fire. Galavan again visits the GCPD, where Gordon decides to support on his candidacy.
In his penthouse, Galavan is visited by Father Creel (Ron Rifkin), who hands him the knife, claiming his warriors are on the way, and Bruce Wayne will die.
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