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From Left Carmen Bicondova as Selina Kyle and Ben Mckenzie as Jim Gordon in “Gotham”
Gotham was slightly amusing this week as Detectives Bullock (Donal Logue) and Gordon (Ben Mckenzie) were stuck with yet another high profile case. This time trying to catch a Vigilante known as “The Balloonman” which is just what it sounds like. The killer would attach his victims to weather balloons and send them on a trip to new heights, a trip in which they would never return from. Targeting people once again high up on Gotham’s corrupt list of elected officials. Meanwhile, Gordon questioned Selina Kyle (Carmen Bicondova) and managed to place her at the scene of the Wayne’s murder. Gordon however, came up empty handed as Kyle predictably got away without honoring her part of the deal.
Tensions are continuing to rise between the crime lords as Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Carmine Falcone (john Doman) keep on each other’s heals. Falcone knows what she is up to and seems to always be one step ahead of her at all times. Hinting that Arkham Asylum may be re-opening to account for the escalation in crime, due to chaos caused by the Wayne’s murder. Something both had a helping hand in, but refuse to say anything about.
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From Left Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot and David Zayas as Sal Maroni
Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) finds his way back to Gotham as a dishwasher in a high-class restaurant under ownership of none other than Sal Maroni. Guest star David Zayas best known as Angel Bautista on Showtime’s Dexter. Cobblepot eavesdrops on a conversation Maroni has with one of his pawns and Maroni forgives him knowing either who he really is or seeing the value in having a loyal dirty hand.
Renee’ Montoya (Victoria Cartagena) stops by Gordon’s apartment to inform her past lover, now Gordon’s squeeze Barbara Keen (Erin Richards) about his involvement in Cobblepot murder. Something Keen is quick to dismiss, that is until Cobblepot arrives at Gordon’s door wanting god knows what.
Gotham appears to be moving towards a bigger storyline as next week’s episode is entirely focused on Arkham Asylum’s Grand re-opening, something that will hopefully leave a ripple effect throughout the show because the Wayne murder is as interesting as looking at walls of the GCPD. Given that in other Batman cannon the killer is known and helps create the hero Gotham truly needs In this version things progress slowly and may or not have the same outcome as similar material. Either way the question is asked every week, but no solution is ever fully provided. The question keeps snowballing as Selina Kyle ditched Gordon mid sewer dive to other important cat like things. Which asked another what does Kyle know about the double murder and how does it affect the city and Bruce?