In the series opener, 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.
In this week’s show, titled “The Balloonman”, Gordon begins his investigation into the man that killed the Waynes while Oswald starts to make his move back to Gotham.
Oswald has returned back to Gotham, despite Gordon’s warning, and looks to be ready to take down Fish. Oswald takes a job working at a Dom Maroney (rival gang leader). Oswald is going to try and work his way up through that gang and try and take down Falcone and Fish through Dom.
Ronald Danzer (a man who stole the savings from retired people) looks to be flying the air attached to a large weather balloon. He was on trial for what he did but it looks like someone wanted to get justice of their own. No surprise that Bullock is not to eager to investigate the case.
They find a clue as the man who owns the balloons tells him about Carl Smikers who is a disgruntled ex-employee who stole a bunch of balloons from him. It looks like there are going to be some more floating victims over Gotham. Sure enough, the next victim is a dirty cop that almost is able to stop it but his ego gets the better of him.
GCPD is not liking this new vigilante as the city supports The Ballboonman but the police don’t want him going around thinking that he can do whatever he wants. Sarah is determined to take him down especially since one of the victims is a cop and there are two more balloon that have yet to be released.
Bullock takes the attack against the police officer seriously (because now he thinks that he’s in danger) so stops at nothing to try and find Carl.
Carl admits that he took the balloons but isn’t the one that sent the people in the air and brings up an important fact. The bodies will be falling to Earth after the balloon pops. When the cop falls down, Bullock/Gordon find the paper that The Balloonman had and Gordon figures out who he is. It’s a man named Lamond.
They think that he is at the old Juvey building so they go investigate and lo and behold they find the last balloon. But Bullock finds himself caught at gunpoint as they try and talk Lamond down from killing Bullock. He is angry that there isn’t justice in Gotham.
It’s only the beginning of vigilantes as there is a lot of corruption in the city that will make vigilantes rise from the ashes. Gordon sees this and he knows that the people of Gotham are going to embrace them because they get justice and do it without corruption.
Gordon continues to try and find out what happened in the Waynes’ murder. He talks with Selena and keeps her from being taken to juvey once again. But Selena takes advantage of Gordon and uses his naivety to get away.
Falcone talks with Fish about how bad things are getting and that he might be losing his power in Gotham. Just like what Fish wants.
Montoya/Allen ask about Oswald and Fish uses this opportunity to try and get the finger pointed at Falcone and not herself. And that means bad news for Gordon.
Montoya once again sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong as she goes to see Barbara. Apparently Barbara has a problem with drugs and it was something they fought about when they were a couple. Yes, that’s right. Barbara is apparently playing for both teams and seems to have a thing for cops.
Alfred tries to channel Bruce’s rage towards something constructive.
As the show comes to an end, Oswald pays Gordon a visit and Gordon immediately regrets letting him live.
In next week’s episode, Oswald once again offers his help to Gordon, while Bruce wonders if Gotham can ever be saved.
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