Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Gotham - Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It

Hello Dwellers And Welcome to the Basement...

Today we are going over last night's episode of Gotham, 'MAD CITY: Smile Like You Mean It', which was episode 13 of season 3. This does contain spoilers on the episode.


These are notes I took while watching the episode

Smile Like You Mean It
Season 3, Episode 13

In trying to revive Jerome, Dwight activates his acolytes around the city; Selina's mom's intentions come to light; tensions between Penguin and Nygma grow.

Dwight is leading a cult of Jerome followers, lots of Joker symbolism in terms of laguhing style and look of the followers, with a symbol of eyes and hahahaha gang-tag. they have followers everywhere including the GCPD. When unable to revivie Jermone, Dwight cuts off his face to use as mask on his own, pretending to be Jerome, this doesn't go over well with the followers  at first, but when Dwight saying they all are Jermone it wins them over. They hit the channel 9 news station, take it over to make an announcment. The GCPD surrounded the building and Dwight receit lines from when Gordan dealt with Jermone. The GCPD gets into the bulding through the vent system  and capture Dwight and the followers live o nthe air

A phone at crime scene reveals the mole at the GCPD, who is someone who had a good career but he ends up laguhing in the faces of Harvey and Jim, they beat on him, but Lee intervens to give sodium penthol to get him to talk. Lee sees the double standard of Jim bending the rules cause she's pissed at him for  killing Mario.

However when Jerome's body is found and brought to the GCPD, he starts to wake up and takes Lee Hostage, Jerome gets filled in on wha'ts his missed, and then eventually wonders where his face is. Jerome ends up seeing the broadcast and heads right for the news station. Lee tells Jim that Jerome is alive as he arrives to take Dwight. disguesed as cop. Jerome staples his face back on. Dwight wonders if Jerome is mad (he's nuts). Jerome broadcasts the fact that he's back from the dead, and he kills Dwight for cutting off his face, blowing him up and taking otu a power plant at the same time sending Gotham into Darkness

All Indiana Hill stuff was basically given back to Wayne Enterprises by the government

Barbara visits Oswald taunting him over his failed interview saying that people in the criminal underworld are seeing and opportunity. Oswald wants Ed . Barbara says she'll arrange a meeting with the other criminal heads for Oswald to fix things, but it's all a plot to get him to start taking out other rivals, but Oswald sees through it but it turns out what Barbara is saying is true when a Tommy Bones says he'll kill Ed, which sends Oswald over the edge. Bones is killed as part of the ploy all in all to get Oswalrd and the five criminal familes to go to war against each other. Ed calls Oswald and tells him he's at a Cain chemical plant

Bruce agrees pays off Maria Kyle's debt to Coal, Maria considers leaving, Selina is upset at how this is being handled . Maria takes the money to Coal and it turns out it was all a ploy by the two of them to get fast cash. Selina puts 2 & 2 together and realizes the whole routine was to take advantage of her relationship with Bruce. Selina tells her mother to never return. Selina goes to Bruce and asks him if he knew her mother was only after the mother, he said yes , Bruce didn't have an option either way if he told her the truth. Selina is rightfulyl angry cause her mom only came after her because of Bruce

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