We last saw Penguin beaten Theo Galavan to a pulp and Detective Gordon shot him to dead. The episode had detective under internal investigation. We see Gordon navigating himself out of a legal problem, admitting nothing to his involvement. Penguin was on the run blending in among the homeless. For now Butch is the king pin of Gotham. Tabitha Galavan pick an opportune time to show up wanting the piece of the pie. Captain Barnes captured Penguin trying to get to the bottom of what happen to Theo Galavan. He does not believe his detective Gordon has nothing to do with his death. Instead Penguin owned up to the killing and absolve Gordon from any further suspicion. Penguin was sent to Arkham insane asylum where he get zero respect. We get the first encounter between Dr. Hugo Chief of Psychiatry in Arkham and Penguin. Foreshadowing the torture Penguin will go under his care. Dr. Hugo diagnoses of Penguin show signs of extreme narcissism and a megalomania, had an unhealthy relationship with his deceased mother. Treatment includes immerse aversion therapy and radical psycho propulsion?
After his first victim, a police officer, we found out that Mr. Freeze was working on a healing potion for his wife terminal illness. We get to see frozen container of corpses in his lab. He was running some experiment on Solution A-14 which did not go well. When his wife condition got worse and ran out of prescription pills, he got refused by the pharmacist without a prescription. He returned with his freeze gun and shot the pharmacist and the old guard. Frightening the few customers that were in the pharmacy. He took the drugs and dragged the frozen body of the pharmacist home. The prescription bottle left in the pharmacy led the GCPD to Dr. Freeze basement lab of frozen corpses. He was nowhere to be found instead they took his wife in for questioning along with the frozen pharmacist. She refuse to divulge any information to the detectives. Mr. Freeze desperate show up at the precinct ready to confess. but the cop told him to wait along with along with five other impostors who claim to be Mr. Freeze looking for a warm place to stay. Meanwhile the frozen pharmacist in the coroner office started to thaw away. While Ed Nygma was away, the corpse came alive and walk towards the main precinct. Mr Freeze saw him and realized his new formula Solution A-16 is working. He quickly slip out of GCPD.
The end scene had Dr. Hugo delighted with the news of the existence of Mr. Freeze and his experiment discovery. That ends the part one of a two-part story arc in Gotham. What do you think of tonight’s episode?
Check out next week episode 13 A Dead Man feels No Cold.