Warning: gigantic spoilers forward for “Queen Takes Knight,” the midseason finale of Gotham Season four.
Gotham has been crazier than ever in Season 4, what with the Pax Penguina licensing of crime, Bruce Wayne killing Ra’s al Ghul, and Butch Gilzean actually reanimating into the swamp zombie Solomon Grundy, to call just a few tales. The midseason finale featured some wild twists that set the stage for an intense second half of Season four for nearly all of the characters. This is what occurred.
Don Falcone is useless. Sophia appeared down for the rely firstly of “Queen Takes Knight,” as her father returned to Gotham to avoid wasting her from Penguin and berate her for being a disappointment. Sophia lastly meekly agreed to come back alongside, and solely stopped for a second to select a rose, at which level a gunman in a van drove up and opened fireplace on all people, killing Don Falcone and injuring Sophia.
Sophia confirmed her true colours. Because it seems, Sophia wasn’t really a sufferer within the capturing, however fairly an energetic participant. She employed Professor Pyg as a contract killer to take out her enemies in Gotham, then had him shoot her to keep away from suspicion being solid in her course. She lastly got here clear to Gordon on the very finish of the episode, however he was not in a position to do something about her crimes on account of the truth that she bribed the mayor so he would turn out to be captain.
Professor Pyg is useless. Sophia shot and killed Professor Pyg after she was finished with him, proper in entrance of Gordon. As a substitute of taking Sophia again to the GCPD, Gordon referred to as the killing in and copped to it himself. Sophia is poised to rule the underworld in Gotham, and Gordon is already in over his head.
Penguin is locked again up. Regardless of Penguin spending most of Season four on high in Gotham, his actions in last week’s episode got here again to chunk him in an enormous approach. Sophia flipped on Penguin for his actions that seemingly killed younger Martin, and Victor Zsasz promised to testify towards Penguin in a shock present of loyalty to the late lamented Don Falcone. Penguin ended up again in Arkham, and his response to his imprisonment was berserk sufficient to point that he’ll match proper in.
Jerome is again. Penguin found a well-known face in Arkham when he heard the characteristic cackle that may belong to nobody apart from Jerome. He is not looking too bad for a person who had his face sliced off after which stapled again on, and he is apparently in excessive spirits in Arkham. Jerome and Penguin are poised to conflict whereas collectively at Arkham. The query is simply how lengthy one or each of them will stay locked up earlier than breaking out. This is Arkham we’re speaking about.
Butch continues to be alive. Butch Gilzean appeared useless and gone for good when he returned to the motion in Season four as a swamp zombie with no reminiscence of his earlier life and never the sharpest device within the field. He even took on the title “Solomon Grundy” as a result of he heard the nursery rhyme proper after rising from the swamp. Tabitha was decided not to surrender on him, nonetheless, and she or he spent a bit of the midseason finale alternately kissing him and whacking him within the face with blunt object. By the tip of the episode, Grundy awoke nonetheless wanting like a swamp zombie, however clearly having recovered his wits as Butch. Butch is again, and that does not bode nicely for Ed.
Bruce Wayne is in a really unhealthy place. Bruce has been spiraling into melancholy and self-destruction in Season 4 ever since he killed Ra’s al Ghul, turning to alcohol and partying. Alfred tried to stage an intervention, nevertheless it bought very violent, and Alfred ended up punching Bruce within the face. Enraged and doubtless embarrassed, Bruce went to his lawyer and had emancipation papers drawn up. He dropped the information that Alfred is not his authorized guardian to the butler, then advised him to get out of his home.
Principally, Gotham all however blew up the established order of the primary half of Season four, and it is troublesome to foretell simply the place the present will go when it returns in 2018. Our midseason TV guide can level your towards the dates you want for the brand new yr, and our rundown of 2017 cancellations can fill you in on what cancellations you might have missed.