Tonight's episode of Gotham was chock full of nightmares - mine included. One of my least favorite things to watch on television is someone injecting themselves with a large hypodermic needle, and tonight I found that is only made worse when the needle in question is filled with the liquid excreted from the adrenal glands of murder victims.
Fish Mooney's nightmare began when she woke up on the floor of a dark dungeon-like place full of miscreants and ne'er-do-wells. You'd think she'd feel right at home, and indeed she immediately sets out to take over - and of course, by the end of the episode, she accomplishes just that. However, she still hasn't dealt with the reality outside the prison bars - who is keeping all these people in this cage, and why have they tortured one woman and removed her eyes? (Add that to the list of things I don't enjoy seeing on television.)
Jim Gordon's nightmare is apparently having his new girlfriend, Dr. Lee Thompson, get hired as the new medical examiner - which is exactly what he gets this week as well. Bullock's words of wisdom this week are a dire prediction that office romances never end well. He's such a cynic! But Lee is annoyed that Jim doesn't want her kissing him in the workplace - he says it's unprofessional, but she argues that emotions aren't unprofessional at all. She does promise, in a tone that isn't quite believable, to keep it in check.
Penguin first appears to be having a wonderful dream - Don Falcone officially gives him Fish's club, and tell him that he will handle Maroni. He does just that - poor Judge Turnbull should have known better than to get caught with a young man, and now he's going to be as soft on crime as any other Gotham official, lest incriminating tapes become public. Penguin's dream becomes a nightmare when no one shows up to the opening of his new club, which he has renamed Oswald's - except Maroni, who appears with his entourage to warn Penguin that as soon as Falcone dies, he's a dead man too.
But what about our villain of last week, Gerald Crane? He's killed another victim and stolen yet another adrenal gland, but now Bullock and Gordon are hot on his trail. He is injecting himself with the afore-mentioned adrenal liquid, and it seems to have the desired affect - he is immune from fear!
And poor Gerald learns that being fearless is not the same as being immortal. He is shot by Bullock and Gordon when he refuses to back down, even when they have him cornered.
Next week promises to bring much excitement to Gotham - Fish Mooney ruling her roost in a turban, Bruce Wayne at a board meeting, and the introduction of a new (and much anticipated) villain!