Photo Credit: EntertainmentMonthly.com From Left Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock and Right Ben Mckenzie as Jim Gordon in Fox’s” Gotham”
Gordon (Ben Mckenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) are called into investigate a murder at a dry cleaning facility and wind up trying to solve two murders as the witness Leon Winkler (Willie C Carpenter) is killed before Gordon can even interview him. Which leads to a full investigation of the GCPD, as Gordon suspects the killer to be one of their own. Gordon also may be hooking up with Dr. Tompkins (Morena Baccarin) sooner than anticipated as Barbara (Erin Richards) is hiding out at her parent’s house (Played in the previous episode by Richard Poe and Caroline Lagerfelt).
Bruce Wayne (David Mazous) and loyal butler Alfred (Sean Pertwee) resurface for the first time post mid-season premiere. As Bruce continues to reach out to Selina Kyle (Carmen Bicondova) via message through Ivey Pepper (Claire Foley) to try and offer her asylum for revealing the identity of his parents killers. Kyle whom has a soft spot for the heir of Wayne estate tells him she lied to stay out of Slammer.
Fish Mooney (jada Pinkett Smith) finds herself in an unusual situation as Carmine Falcone (John Doman) has torture expert Bob (Michael Eklund) try and force an apology out of her. Meanwhile, Butch Gilzean (Drew Powell) searches the streets and forcibly questions minions of Falcone to find her.
Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) fancies himself the new owner of Fish Mooney’s club and begins to enjoy himself that is until Fish mooney shows up to scare him off. Meanwhile, Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) hands a card to Kristin Kringle (Chelsea Spack) that talks about his love for her, which Narcotics officer Arnold Flass (Dash Mihok) laughs off. The scene also reveals that Ms. Kringle does indeed have feelings for Nygma in some way as her eyes linger after him as he leaves her office once more,
Gordon and Bullock’s investigation finds them bringing down Narcotics officer Arnold Flass (Dash Mihok) after one of his men, Derek Delaware (Niko Nicotera), gives him up in a recorded message delivered right to their desks. Even more convenient is the fact that the murder weapon was included with the message on tape. Which as the show has proven time and time again, that no good dead goes unpunished in Gotham as Gordon was asked by Delaware to protect his kin.
“Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” is easily the best episode that has aired for the show since “Penguin’s Umbrella”, as Oswald Cobblepot drinking champagne showed that this show can have fun, its just to concerned about the politics while driving home a slowly unfolding plot.
Photo Credit: Spinoff.ComicbookResources.com From Left Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot and Right Carol Kane as Gertrude Kapelput in Fox’s “Gotham”