In the series opener, Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock start their investigation on the Wayne murders.
In this week’s show, titled ‘Selina Kyle’, Bruce begins to test his boundaries as Gordon continues to struggle with doing the right thing in a world that is filled with gray lines.
Bruce is beginning to the test boundaries of his body and it frustrates and worries Alfred. He snaps at him a few times but it’s obvious that he’s just scared about losing him too. Alfred asks Gordon for help to talk to Bruce. He tries but as we know there is no one that is going to get through to Bruce. His task for vengeance is too deep.
It looks like a couple are off attacking the homeless and once again Selina Kyle is witness to his all. They claim to be working for the mayor but could they be working for him or maybe even Falcone? Bullock is obviously reluctant to work the case because they are ‘bums’ in his eyes and think it’s impossible to find the killer.
Bullock/Gordon talk to the living victim, Mackey (Kyle Massey) and they don’t believe him. He tells them to ask Cat. Ed shows up and confirms that Mackey was drugged by ATP (a fast acting drug that knocks the victim out. Was used at Arkham Asylum).
Bullock/Gordon go and talk to Fish and she tells them about a couple but doesn’t know why they want the kids (if you can believe that). She wouldn’t tell them unless it would benefit her.
It looks like the couple is using the kids for someone called ‘The Dollmaker’ but we don’t know what it’s for (probably nothing good). Bullock/Gordon show up at the place where they are hiding the kids (at a storage facility). And when they get there it’s an old fashioned shoot out but the couple gets away. Good news is, Gordon is able to save the kids.
The mayor, Aubrey James (Richard Kind, Argo) takes in all the kids on the street and the ones that can’t be adopted go to juvenile detention. Surely a twisted way to help the kids.
Selina gets on a bus to go to the detention but she gets on the wrong bus as the one that she’s on gets hijacked by the couple. Selina wasn’t going to let that happen. She is able to escape them and tries to shut them down on her own. Thankfully Bullock/Gordon get there as things were going downhill for Selina.
Falcone pays Fish a visit and they talk about Oswald and the Waynes. He is nervous that one of the other families are going to attack Falcone and his people because he’s been weakened by the Waynes. Fish pays her loyalty but as we all know that she is plotting and planning to take his seat of power. Maybe she is the one responsible for killing the Waynes?
By the end of the show, Selina makes a deal with Gordon. He keeps her out of detention and she tells him who killed the Waynes.
Meanwhile, Oswald is trying to regroup but it doesn’t start off well when two guys pick him and he ends up killing one of them because he teases him about walking like a penguin. When will these people learn. He had kept one of the boys hostage and tries to get ransom money but the boy’s mother thinks that her son is playing games with her.
Montoya and Allen begin investigating Oswald’s ‘murder’ and it starts with talking to his mother (Carol Kane, The Pacifier) and she is less then helpful in their investigation. But we do get to see where he gets her amazing personality.
Throughout the show, Gordon keeps getting reminded of how he shot a man dead in the river and it seems like it’s a trend as Bullock especially is going to use that over his head.
In next week’s episode, Gordon begins his investigation into the man that killed the Waynes while Oswald starts to make his move back to Gotham.
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