One of the many things about “Gotham” is its roster of villains and the viewers’ chance to see how these villains became what they are. In Episode 15 “The Scarecrow,” Gordon still has to deal with the Crane’s. Read below for the full recap.
The episode kicked off with another murder and Gordon and Bullock were at the crime scene. In the previous episode, Gerald Crane managed to escape with his son, Jonathan. Throughout the episode, Gordon and Bullock figured out where Gerald is coming from. They pieced things together with the conclusion that Gerald is doing all of these. It was because he feels guilty over his wife’s death who died in a fire and he was too afraid to save her. That guilt has literally driven him crazy and it gave him the willpower to cure himself out of that guilt.
You might think that overcoming fear calls for natural actions but we’re talking about a different kind of villain here, a psychotic one. His idea of curing himself out of it is by injecting fluid from human adrenal glands into his veins and because he’s mentally sick, he forces his son to take this as well. Gordon and Bullock came to Jonathan’s rescue, but they were too late because Gerald has already injected the “cue” to his son. Jonathan didn’t take it too well that he slipped into a permanent state of fear. They tried to escape again and they were in a cornfield until Gerald was killed. Jonathan was left convulsing in a haystack and with no total control of his body. He just stared at a scarecrow above him and that you know, would be his villain identity.
Meanwhile, Mooney was in a prison. She managed to snake her way into becoming the prison “boss” somehow by killing the previous prison boss, Mace. Unexpectedly, a prisoner with no eyes returns who’s even more dangerous than Mace. How will Mooney escape?
Bruce Wayne got a bit of screen time, too. We saw him climbing a mountain but fell down a hill slope and sprained his ankle. Still, he still pushed through with his climb. When he reached the summit he saw Alfred sitting there, calmly waiting for him.
Penguin has escaped the grasps of Maroni and pleaded protection to Falcone from Maroni. Falcone ignored him and told him to clean up the club. It looks like Falcone is now resolute. If you remember before he killed Liza, he was almost ready to leave Gotham and start a new life. Unfortunately, finding out Liza’s betrayal drawn him to a conclusion that he would stick and will continue to be a mobster legend. With that being said, Falcone is in charge and because of that, Penguin’s climb up the crime ladder is stalled… for now.
Oh and the Thompkins-Gordon had a share of office romance this episode and they are quite a good match compared to Barbara.
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