‘Gotham’ 2×5 – The truth about Theo’s plan is revealed

GOTHAM: L-R: Guest star Leo Fitzpatrick in the ÒRise of the Villains: ScarificationÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

In the last episode, titled ‘The Strike Force’, there is a new face in town wanting to help the GCPD take down the Maniax and Oswald but will have a hard time trying to do so. With Barnes as the new Captain he is going to stop at nothing to take down the crime in Gotham, including Gordon’s little friend, The Penguin. In this week’s episode, ‘Scarification’, Penguin bows down to Theo as we find out that he’s working for someone else who has their sights set on Bruce.

Gordon, Barnes, and the new strike force try and take down Penguin and it starts with some of his smaller pieces and then working their way up to the big cheese. They continue to try and figure out what the overall plan is (thinking it’s Penguin but it’s really Theo).

Penguin enlists the help of Butch and Selina to get some help from those who are loyal to Fish. They sell their loyalty in order to get money and work. The family that they get help from abuses this girl (Bridget) that is friends with Selina but they don’t do anything because of the fear that they get from the men. She is broken down and afraid of living on the streets.

As the show progresses, we get to see who Galavan is in the DC comic book series. She is going to be Firefly, who is a villain in the Batman universe. She uses her fear of fire and embraces it so that she can stick up for herself and be her own person amongst her brothers.

GOTHAM: L-R: Chelsea Spack and Cory Michael Smith in the ÒRise of the Villains: ScarificationÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

Penguin tries to figure out Theo’s plan with the knife that Firefly stole. It has the Wayne crest on it, which continues to play into the question of what he wants with the Wayne’s. When he finds out the truth of knife, that it was a token of a generation old feud between the Galavan’s and the Wayne’s. Penguin uses Butch to try and infiltrate Theo’s group and try and find his mother.

Theo continues to work his angle with Bruce and trying to worm his way into Wayne enterprises. It is still unclear what his intentions are. Perhaps his boss is the one that his eyes set on his power and money. He is able to trick Gordon into helping him with his campaign, which once again makes us question Gordon’s sense of being a cop when he can’t even see what is right under him, especially because he figures out the puzzle of the fires.

Meanwhile, Nygma and Kristen go on a double date with Gordon and Thompkins. Things seem to be going well for them, but time will tell if Nygma can remain in control and not let his other half get too cocky.

In the next episode, Firefly and Selina create havoc in the city while Gordon tries to end them before they kill too many people.

What did you think of the show?


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