Description of “Gotham” episodes that were first released on FOX September 21, 2015 – May 23, 2016 and based on DC Comics.
Gotham overview of episodes (season 1)
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“Damned If You Do…”
Gordon is fired by Commissioner Loeb following his demotion for his role in Carmine Falcone’s escape in the previous episode, while Bullock resigns from the police. Still determined to clean up the corruption in the police department, Gordon makes a deal with Cobblepot, who is now Gotham City’s boss of organized crime. Cobblepot forces Loeb to reinstate Gordon as a detective and resign as police commissioner, being replaced by Essen, after Gordon does Cobblepot a favour by collecting a debt from and eventually killing a strip club owner who owed the Falcone Crime Family money. Meanwhile, several inmates of Arkham Asylum including Barbara Kean, Aaron Helzinger, Jerome Valeska, Arnold Dobkins, Richard Sionis and Robert Greenwood are broken out of the asylum by criminal mastermind Theo Galavan (James Frain) and his sister and enforcer, Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas). They all agree to join forces with Theo to wreak havoc in Gotham, except for Sionis, who is murdered for his refusal. Bruce and Alfred discover a secret room at the end of the staircase, containing a note from Thomas Wayne advising Bruce to choose happiness over the truth unless he feels he has a true calling, as the truths in Thomas’ secret office could change his life.
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Bruce Wayne attempts to turn on his father’s computer, but it is smashed by Alfred before it is able to boot up, claiming that he was doing it to protect Wayne from the truth. Wayne fires Alfred, but changes his mind when Alfred agrees to physically train him so he can find his parents’ killer. Alfred enlists the help of Lucius Fox in order to fix the computer and help with Bruce’s mission. Theo Galavan kidnaps the mayor and places Jerome in charge of the other Arkham escapees, who now call themselves “the Maniax.” The escapees begin a murder spree for the sake of publicity, per an elaborate scheme of Theo’s. The Maniax infiltrate the precinct and take down the GCPD, slaughtering nearly everyone in the building, including Commissioner Essen. Edward Nygma is wounded saving Kristen Kringle during the massacre. Following the massacre, Harvey Bullock reunites with the GCPD in order to put an end to the Maniax’s reign of terror, despite the wishes of his fiancée.
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“The Last Laugh”
With the GCPD still recovering from the massacre inflicted by the Maniax, Gordon and Bullock start searching for Jerome. They decide to check the home of Jerome’s father, Paul Cicero. They arrive just after Cicero is murdered by Jerome but Jerome manages to escape. Elsewhere, Theo Galavan reveals the next stage of his plan as Barbara has a romantic encounter with Tabitha. Theo states that his family built Gotham and that he will get revenge on those who stole the credit for doing so. As the plan moves forward, Theo attends a charity event that Alfred, Bruce and Leslie Tompkins also attend. Despite Gordon’s efforts, Jerome and Barbara take the charity attendants hostage, per Theo’s plan following the murder of Deputy Mayor Harrison Kane (Norm Lewis). When Theo attempts to act like he is stopping Jerome with the goal of making himself look like a hero, Jerome betrays Theo and attempts to kill Bruce. Theo then stabs Jerome in the neck and kills him, fulfilling his goal. Later, several Gotham citizens see Jerome’s actions on television and begin having mental breakdowns. At Theo’s home, he is kissed by Barbara as a jealous Tabitha watches in secret. Bullock pays a visit to Oswald Cobblepot, threatening to beat him if he approaches Gordon for a favor again.
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Nathaniel Barnes (Michael Chiklis), the new captain of the GCPD, arrives with the goal of cleaning up the police department and the city’s corruption. With the help of Gordon, who he makes his new second-in-command, Barnes recruits several aspiring police trainees from the Police Academy in order to form an alpha team strike force to help set his goal into motion. With Mayor Aubrey James still missing from the public and Deputy Mayor Harrison Kane dead, Councillor Janice Caulfield (Saundra Santiago) and teamster boss Randall Hobbs (Michael Mulheren) begin to run for office as a new mayor election begins. Theo Galavan kidnaps Cobblepot’s mother and blackmails Cobblepot into murdering all of the candidates so that Theo can run for office unchallenged. After Cobblepot kills Janice Caulfield, Randall Hobbs escapes death at the hands of Victor Zsasz with the help of the GCPD strike force. When Selina Kyle begins looking for Bruce at his prep school, she is warned by Alfred to stay away from Bruce after what she did to Reggie. Shortly afterwards, Bruce meets with Theo to thank him for saving his life. During the meeting, Bruce has an encounter with Theo’s niece, Silver St. Cloud (Natalie Alyn Lind), and is informed by Galavan that Cloud will be attending his school. After agreeing to go on a date with Edward Nygma, Kristen Kringle and Nygma bond in a romantic encounter. As Cobblepot begins to have Butch Gilzean search for the location of his mother, Captain Nathaniel Barnes informs the strike force that Cobblepot will be their next target.
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The Galavans kidnap Sid Bunderslaw and remove one of his eyes to gain access to a safe in a building owned by Wayne Enterprises. Through Selina Kyle, Cobblepot and Gilzean enlists the help of an infamous family of arsonists called the Pike brothers to ensure Theo’s goal is reached. After another hit on Cobblepot’s illegal business by the GCPD strike force, Gordon kills one of the Pikes, forcing the rest to use their stepsister Bridgit (Michelle Veintimilla), to sneak inside a Wayne Enterprises building and steal an old knife that belonged to the Wayne family. Theo asks Gordon to support his candidacy for mayor, but Gordon declines. Cobblepot discovers the history behind the knife: in the 19th century it was used by Jonathan Wayne, Bruce’s ancestor, to punish Caleb Dumas for his alleged sexual abuse towards Celestine Wayne, Jonathan’s sister. After the Wayne’s erased the Dumas name from history, the surviving members were exiled as punishment. They changed their names to Galavan, leading their descendants, Theo and Tabitha, to seek revenge on the Waynes by killing their last descendant, Bruce. Cobblepot plans to use this information to blackmail Theo and free his mother. During another heist, the Pike Brothers abandon Bridgit as Gordon and Bullock attempt to stop the Pikes and she is forced to flee with Selina’s help, accidentally killing a member of the strike force. Desperate, Gordon agrees to support Theo if he can help GCPD to clean up Gotham. Theo is visited by Father Creel (Ron Rifkin), who states that their revenge on the Waynes is soon at hand and that Bruce will be dead.
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After moving away from the Pike brothers and in with Selina Kyle, Bridgit Pike is abducted and further abused by the Pike Brothers after attempting to leave Gotham City. Bridgit snaps and murders the other Pike Brothers, beginning a crime spree. After a visit to Selina’s hideout, Gordon and Bullock arrive at the Pike Brothers apartment where they find them dead. Theo Galavan continues to lure Bruce Wayne, this time offering to help clean up the corruption at Wayne Enterprises. Butch Gilzean discovers the location of Cobblepot’s mother and Cobblepot begins to rally a rescue party. Bridgit Pike is incapacitated in a struggle with the GCPD strike force, publicly announced to be dead much to the dismay of Selina. In all actuality, Kristen Kringle learns that Edward Nygma murdered Officer Dougherty. In an attempt to keep Kringle from telling anyone, Nygma accidentally strangles her, killing her. Meanwhile Pike is alive but her entire body is burned. She is taken to Indian Hill where the underground division of Wayne Enterprises is where they secretly performs inhumane experiments on super-powered beings. It is stated that the body armor she uses melts onto her, rendering her fireproof.
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“Mommy’s Little Monster”
Butch Gilzean leads Cobblepot to the location of his mother, where Theo Galavan and Tabitha Galavan are waiting. Now cured of his programming, Gilzean betrays Cobblepot and Tabitha Galavan murders his mother (who though aware of her son’s activities still claims him to be a good boy), though Cobblepot manages to escape, vowing to kill Theo in revenge. Galavan, now elected mayor, convinces the GCPD and the public that Cobblepot assaulted him and Galavan has Harvey Dent obtain a warrant for Cobblepot’s arrest. Gordon begins to suspect that Galavan is framing Cobblepot and tracks down Butch Gilzean. In an interrogation, Gilzean reveals that Theo has been blackmailing Cobblepot and that he murdered Cobblepot’s mother. Later that night, Theo attends his victory celebration at which the GCPD are secretly stationed, ready to capture Cobblepot if he arrives. Cobblepot and his henchmen show up, but Cobblepot is quickly ambushed by Gordon. Theo attempts to convince Gordon to shoot Cobblepot, but Cobblepot narrowly escapes. Gordon informs Theo that he is determined to expose his corruption. Elsewhere, Tabitha murders a member of the GCPD strike force. Following the death of Kristen Kringle, Edward Nygma’s mental state worsens as his split personality attempts to convince him that he enjoys getting away with murder. Both of Nygma’s personalities then merge.
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“Tonight’s the Night”
Theo Galavan gives Barbara permission to kill Gordon and also offers Bruce a proposition: Bruce sells his controlling position in Wayne Enterprises to Theo and, in return, Theo gives Bruce the information about his parent’s killer and the culprits responsible. Barbara walks inside the GCPD and Gordon suggests he risk himself to find more information about Galavan. While en route to an unknown location on Barbara’s instructions, the squad car is assaulted by Tabitha and her crew. Gordon wakes up in Gotham Cathedral, where he and Barbara were going to have their wedding before their break-up. The Strike Force discovers Gordon’s location, thanks to the help of Bullock. While the Strike Force engages Tabitha’s crew and rescues Leslie (who was somehow kidnapped by Tabitha), Gordon briefly fights Barbara, leading to Barbara hanging outside the church and falling, resulting in severe injuries. Following information obtained by Barbara, GCPD rescue Aubrey James from his abduction. Bruce declines Theo’s proposition just as Gordon arrives and arrests Theo, who destroys the evidence on the Waynes’ killer. Meanwhile, while trying to bury Kristen Kringle, Nygma discovers an injured and exhausted Penguin, who asks Nygma for help.
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“A Bitter Pill to Swallow”
Tabitha goes to an underground killer agency and pays to have James Gordon assassinated. Bruce tries to get information about his parents’ killer from Silver, but is stopped by Alfred, who orders Silver to stay away from Bruce. When Bruce tries to sneak out, he is stopped by Selina, who claims she has evidence that Silver is not who she claims to be. Gordon and Barnes investigate Theo’s condo for evidence. The killers arrive; Gordon and Barnes manage to fend them off, but Barnes is severely injured. Police reinforcements arrive, but are eliminated by another hired killer named Eduardo Flamingo (Raúl Castillo). After coming close to killing him, Gordon arrests Flamingo, but, before being placed in his cell, Flamingo kills another officer. Meanwhile, Edward Nygma persuades Oswald Cobblepot to move on from the death of his mother and the both of them kill one of Theo’s kidnapped henchmen in celebration. The Order of Saint Dumasarrives in Gotham City.
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“The Son of Gotham”
Bruce and Silver are kidnapped by Tom “The Knife” (Tommy Flanagan). He manipulates Silver into seemingly revealing the name of Bruce’s parents’ killer after being paid by Bruce and Selina. She says that the killer’s name is “M. Malone” but later claims that she lied. Galavan is released after Mayor James’ lies, stating that Galavan did not kidnap him, framing Penguin instead. Gordon is captured by Theo, who reveals the history of his family to Gordon, but Gordon is rescued by Cobblepot and Gabe. Alfred grows suspicious of Bruce’s whereabouts and searches Theo’s residence, where he is wounded in a fight with Tabitha, which he narrowly escapes. When Leslie notices Kristen Kringle’s absence, Nygma is forced to lie to her, claiming that Kringle left town with Officer Dougherty. Theo breaks into Wayne Manor and kidnaps Bruce, as part of the Order of St. Dumas’ plan to “cleanse” Gotham.
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“Worse Than a Crime”
James Gordon wakes up in Edward Nygma’s house only to learn from Oswald Cobblepot that he is now a fugitive from the law for assaulting Theo Galavan and never returning to the GCPD despite a documented arrest. Gordon and Cobblepot begin making plans to break into Theo’s residence and save Bruce Wayne. After being questioned by Barnes on Gordon’s whereabouts, Leslie secretly learns of Gordon’s location from Nygma. After finding Gordon, Leslie attempts to persuade him to turn himself to the GCPD by informing him that she is pregnant. Nygma informs Alfred, Bullock and Lucius Fox of Gordon’s location. Gordon, Bullock, Alfred, Selina Kyle, Cobblepot and his gang all arrive at Galavan’s residence just as the Order of Saint Dumas is about to kill Bruce. During a clash between the Order and Cobblepot’s gang in which the Order is defeated, Theo, Tabitha, and Silver St. Cloud begin to make their escape. After being bullied by Theo, Tabitha and Silver escape but leave Theo behind. Cobblepot convinces Gordon that Theo might never be convicted and the two take Theo to the docks and murder him. Later, Gordon finds Leslie and proposes to her. Theo’s body is discovered by Wayne Enterprises, who take the corpse to Indian Hill where Fish Mooney’s body is also being kept. The scientists state that Theo’s body is to be experimented on by Professor Strange.
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Several months following the death of Theo Galavan, Gordon is called in for questioning and Cobblepot is arrested. Gordon and Cobblepot lie to the police, stating that Cobblepot murdered Galavan and Gordon was not involved. Gordon is reinstated into the GCPD, while Cobblepot falsely justifies his actions as the result of mental illness. Cobblepot is sent to Arkham Asylum, where he becomes a patient of Hugo Strange (B. D. Wong), the Chief of Psychiatry. Butch Gilzean takes over Cobblepot’s criminal empire. Gordon and Bullock begin investigating a kidnapping and murder spree, unaware that a scientist named Victor Fries (Nathan Darrow) is the culprit. Fries has been experimenting on freezing and re-animating humans so that he can freeze his terminally ill wife Nora(Kristen Hager) until he can find a cure for her disease. When the police target Fries as a suspect, they discover his laboratory while he’s away and arrest his wife. After learning of the arrest, Victor Fries attempts to turn himself in before finally discovering which of his serums can successfully reanimate a human being. Professor Strange learns of the experiments and begins making plans to recruit Fries for Indian Hill.
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“A Dead Man Feels No Cold”
At Arkham Asylum, Professor Strange begins overseeing intensive treatments meant to reduce Oswald Cobblepot’s aggressive tendencies. Upon learning that Nora is being sent to the medical wing at Arkham Asylum, Victor Fries builds an armoured suit. Fries arrives at the asylum and, after fighting through security and the police, manages to escape with Nora. Elsewhere, Bruce Wayne researches a lead, believing he has discovered that the man who killed his parents is Patrick “Matches” Malone. James Gordon deduces that Victor Fries will return to his home laboratory in order to freeze Nora and the police surround Fries’ home to find that Gordon is correct. In the laboratory, Nora blames herself for the deaths that Fries has caused. Fries attempts to cryogenically freeze her, only to learn that Nora switched the formulas when he wasn’t looking. Nora dies as a result. Distraught by Nora’s death, Fries attempts to commit suicide by freezing himself. Fries is publicly pronounced dead, despite having survived the process. Fries wakes up in Indian Hill to discover that he can no longer survive outside of subzero temperatures. Fries meets Professor Strange, who offers him an alliance as a fellow scientist. Fries states that he wishes he had died with Nora, but Strange assures Fries that this could be a new beginning for him.
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“This Ball of Mud and Meanness”
Bruce receives a gun from Selina and goes on the hunt for Patrick Malone with Alfred. To get the information, Alfred is forced to fight in the underground fight club, which puts Alfred in the hospital. After Bruce goes on the hunt for himself, Alfred contacts Gordon and Bullock so they can save Bruce before he could be killed. Bruce locates Malone, who later seemingly confirms he is responsible for the murder of Bruce’s parents. He asks Bruce to kill him, but Bruce holds back at the last moment, and yet leaves the gun behind, allowing Malone to commit suicide. Later, in the cave, Alfred reads Bruce’s letter about him moving to the streets to learn how to fight crime. Meanwhile, Leslie asks Gordon to investigate Kristen Kringle’s sudden disappearance. When Nygma is informed, he swears to outsmart Gordon. After running a few more tests on Cobblepot, Hugo Strange declares him sane and releases him from Arkham, although states he still has plans for Cobblepot.
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“Mad Grey Dawn”
Upon being released from Arkham Asylum when his violent nature is cured, Oswald Cobblepot visits the grave of his deceased mother. There, he crosses paths with Elijah Van Dahl (Paul Reubens). After informing Dahl that he is the son of Gertrude Kapelput, Dahl reveals that he is Cobblepot’s father. Dahl had an affair with Gertrude decades in the past, but the two were separated by Dahl’s disapproving family. Dahl welcomes Cobblepot into his family. Paranoid that Gordon suspects him of killing Kristen Kringle, Edward disguises himself and begins a series of crimes that involve brain teasers. As Gordon begins solving these crimes, Nygma kills a member of the GCPD strike force, informs the GCPD that Gordon killed Galavan while pretending to be said officer, and frames Gordon for the murder. Believing Gordon to have murdered the officer to keep him from testifying, the GCPD arrests Gordon. After a trial, Gordon is determined guilty and sent to Blackgate Penitentiary. Selina Kyle teaches Bruce Wayne how to survive on the streets as they steal money from Butch Gilzean’s nephew, physically beating the nephew in the process. Barbara Kean awakes from her catatonic state at Arkham Asylum.
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Gordon is adjusting to life in Blackgate Penitentiary. Warden Carlson Grey (Ned Bellamy) announces to Gordon that he will be transferred to a new section, dubbed “the World’s End”, where the criminals Gordon arrested are sent, which is part of Grey’s plan to kill Gordon. He’s constantly aided by guard Wilson Bishop (Marc Damon Johnson). Gordon is told by Bullock that Lee has lost their baby and laid low. Later he is defended from attackers by convict Peter “Puck” Davies (Peter Mark Kendall), who is beat and sent to the infirmary. In an attempt to save Gordon, Bullock meets with Falcone. Gordon’s death is successfully staged, and he and Puck escape. Puck dies from his bloodletting while Gordon is given a safe house so he can clear his name and find Lee. Meanwhile, Cobblepot reveals to Dahl about his criminal activities, for which Dahl forgives him. Dahl 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, Dahl’s wife Grace and her children Sasha and Charles poison a drink for Cobblepot to ingest. However, Dahl drinks from the bottle and dies, after stating to Cobblepot his intentions of changing his will in favor of him.
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“Into the Woods”
James Gordon continues to flee the law as he tries to clear his name. When Gordon secretly approacheds Edward Nygma for help, he quickly deduces that Nygma framed him due to Nygma’s suspicious behavior. Nygma electrocutes Gordon into unconsciousness, but Gordon awakes just as Nygma is preparing to kill him. Gordon asks Harvey Bullock and Selina Kyle to report to the GCPD. Gordon follows Nygma into the woods, where he is going to destroy evidence of Kristen Kringle’s body. Nygma admits that he framed Gordon, as the GCPD eavesdrops on the conversation. They arrest Nygma before he can kill Gordon. Nygma is placed in Arkham Asylum. Nathaniel Barnes offers Gordon his job back, but Gordon declines, as he has other matters to deal with. Barbara Kean is released from Arkham Asylum after she stops showing any sign of mental illness. Following the death of his father, Cobblepot is bullied by his step-family. However, when he discovers that they killed his father, his former self returns and he murders his step-family.
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Bruce Wayne, Lucius Fox and Alfred Pennyworth search through the secret files on Thomas Wayne’s newly fixed computer with the goal of finding a clue to who killed him and Martha Wayne, and why. Barbara Kean tracks down James Gordon. Claiming to be cured of her insanity, she tries to reconcile with Gordon but to no avail. Gordon discovers that the person who contracted Patrick Malone to kill Thomas and Martha Wayne is known as “the Philosopher”. Bruce and Alfred track a lead from Thomas Wayne’s computer and find Karen Jennings, a former Blackgate inmate who was experimented on at Wayne Enterprises by the Philosopher. She offers to identify the Philosopher, but the Philosopher sends Victor Fries to kill her. Following Jennings’ death, Lucius Fox does further research and discovers that Hugo Strange is the Philosopher. After many failed attempts, Strange finally succeeds in resurrecting someone from the dead: Theo Galavan.
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Gordon and Bruce question Professor Strange about Project Chimera, which later makes Strange to send out Theo Galavan, now under the name of Azrael, who is sent out to take out Gordon. While at Arkham Asylum, Gordon bumps into Edward Nygma in the playroom. Nygma later overhears Strange and Peabody complaining about Gordon’s interference. Nygma suggests that he can help them by taking out Gordon, but Strange refuses his suggestion. Bruce is told by Bullock and Gordon that there isn’t enough evidence to imprison Hugo Strange. Azrael gets some memories back after looking over posters from Galavan’s election. After that, Gordon has been imprisoned by Nathaniel Barnes, lights flicker, and Azrael shows up, killing a little bunch of officers, and makes an attempt for Gordon, but doesn’t succeed in it. Barnes and Gordon flee to a balcony, where Barnes fights Azrael with his pipe, and breaks his sword and rips of his mask, realizing Azrael’s identity. In the end, Barnes is sent to the hospital and Gordon leaves the GCPD by some distance, having Azrael watching over him at a bridge.
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Together with Bullock and a crew of police officers, Gordon arrives at Arkham Asylum with a warrant to inspect Professor Strange’s office. Strange is unfortunately one step in front of them, having shredded all of his documents. Nygma in the meantime, is disturbed at Indian Hill, and realizes he needs to escape. As Captain Barnes is still in the hospital, Harvey Bullock is declared de facto captain. Bruce decides to go of with Selina to find a way in to Arkham. Selina accepts it, and thinks that Bridget is still alive in Arkham, but says she shall go in on her own. Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock arrive at Butch’s mansion to talk with Tabitha, who states the sword Azrael had used was fake and that the real one is located at her grandfather’s tomb. They later arrive at Gotham cemetery, where they receive the sword. Azrael arrives, injuring Tabitha and escapes with the real sword. Gordon warns Alfred over radio about Galavan, just as Bruce returns to the Wayne Manor. Gordon arrives, and shoots Azrael multiple times, until Cobblepot and Butch arrive. Butch fires an RPG, killing Azrael.
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“A Legion of Horribles”
Selina is chased by Bridgit around the test room and she unsuccessfully hits Bridgit unconscious and steals her weapon. This proves unusable as Bridgit awakens and the flames are easily absorbed by her suit. Selina then begs to be Bridgit’s servant, making use of Bridgit’s alter-ego. Bruce is troubled after Selina fails to meet with him and understands of her capture. He alerts Gordon, Alfred, and Lucius Fox, who plan to break her out. Meanwhile, Hugo Strange’s project continues and he successfully resurrects Fish Mooney – the first subject to retain full memory. She discovers that she has powers of controlling people by touching them after an encounter with an Arkham worker. After a discussion with Lucius Fox, Bruce is told that there is likely a secret room in Arkham where Strange is experimenting on the dead, and the only way to be certain is if they head in themselves. Bruce and Fox visit Arkham executing their plan to distract Strange as well as find the entrance to the room in the process and smuggle Gordon in to look, however their motives are revealed and all three are captured. Bruce and Fox are put in a chamber and are interrogated by Nygma on Strange’s behalf, who demands that they reveal their knowledge or face lethal gas released by nozzles in the ceiling. Meanwhile, Gordon is brought into another room with Strange, who replicates him into another inmate, which proves successful.
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Basil, disguised as Gordon, shrugs the GCPD cops off of Arkham. In the basement, Strange prepares to detonate a bomb, and tells Mrs. Peabody to transfer the patients to another hospital. Barbara reveals that Basil is a fake, and Bruce and Lucius find themselves in the same room as Gordon. Mooney gains control of Peabody, but Strange gains the chance to set a countdown to the bomb under the White-Haired Lady’s orders. With Nygma’s help, Gordon and Lucius stop the bomb, and Mooney escapes in a bus. She encounters a shocked Penguin on the street and knocks him out, prompting Butch and his gang to flee. In the aftermath, Strange is arrested, Gordon leaves to find Lee, Bruce tells Alfred of his plans to find the secret council that wanted him dead, and Bullock is trusted to protect Gotham now that threats have emerged. In the end, an old woman opens the door of the abandoned bus, and Strange’s monsters begin walking through Gotham. One of the prisoners laughs like Jerome Valeska, and a boy with a striking resemblance to Bruce, thanks the woman for freeing them before walking away.