There are three stories development in last night Gotham’s episode. The main plot is Bruce Wayne and Alfred on the quest to hunt down the killer of Martha and Thomas Wayne. No one is going to take a butler and a teenager seriously in an underbridge over run by unruly thugs especially in the city of Gotham. But there’s where the clue lead the master and butler search for Matches Malone, the suppose killers of Batman’s parents. To get to Malone, they first need to face Cupcake who is anything but sweet, the leader of the underground thugs. Alfred could barely defeat him before collapse into unconsciousness to get a name of a Jeri who knows the whereabout of Malone. While Alfred recovering from the hospital bed, Bruce Wayne defying his butler stern warning set out on his own with a gun Salina Kyle gave him in search of Jeri in Celestial Garden. Again Celestial Garden is not your garden variety of trees and shrubs. This place looks like an underground punk rock club belongs to Joker. A place I can see the Suicide Squad hang out. Jeri was a punk rock singer that dressed and make up like the Joker. She was toying with Bruce Wayne before let know of the location of Matches Malone. Her demeanor seems to suggest an ulterior motive for revealing her suppose friend’s location to Bruce Wayne. When Bruce ask her why she give up the information, she replied “Matches is gonna be happy to see you. You, my boy, are the childish hand of fate. Well that makes me God in a way, doesn’t it? And who doesn’t like to play God?”. When Alfred regain consciousness he alerted James and Harvey about Bruce’s dangerous quest. As Bruce leave the Celestial Garden, James bump into him. Jeri return to the stage and created a chaotic scene that allow Bruce to escape the custody of James. While Jeri was taken into custody by James to find out where Bruce is heading. He was confronting the suppose killer of his parents Matches Malone. If Malone is the killer, he looks more like someone who is at the end of his road. There was no fear of the threat from Bruce, nor did he outright admit he was the killer or revealed who had hired him to carry out the assassination. Batman is such a huge DC franchise, I doubt we will ever be given a certain answer from Gotham. In the end, Bruce feel sorry for Malone and left the gun on the table and walk out of the apartment. Just as James rush to meet him on the hall way, a gun shot went off that signal Malone had ended his own life. Not getting the satisfaction from the final confrontation of his parents killer, Bruce Wayne set out to leave Bruce Wayne Manor to seek the life of Gotham streets. He decide to follow Selina Kyle to live in an unsheltered live and learn about the real world. We got a peek of Alfred entering the Batcave reading the letter from Bruce Wayne.
Plot B of the episode centred on the rehabilitation of Penguin where Dr. Hugo is trying to eradicate any sign of violence or murdering urge left in Penguin. He seems so convincing and against Miss Peabody objection, Dr. Hugo give him a certification of clean health that allows him to walk out of Arkham Asylum. I don’t think the viewers are fooled by the newly rehabilitated docile Penguin. Nor do we think that Dr. Hugo believe his experiment of aversion therapy on Penguin was meant to rehabilitate him. Perhaps Dr. Hugo has the ability to trigger Penguin at will to his old self.
Plot C saw the slowly unhinged of Ed Nygma. Someone in the GCPD HR department let Dr. Leslie Thompkins that Miss Kristen Kringle despite move away with Tom had not collected her pay checks. Wary of confronting Ed Nygma, she told James Gordon and have him talk to Ed Nygma instead. A simple enquiry from Gordon raised Ed Nygma paranoia level and more volatile personality emerge that will certainly put a target on James Gordon in the near future.