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"A win?! There's two children out there with professional assassins coming after them. Bruce and Selina could end up dead."
—Detective Gordon to Harvey Dent

"Lovecraft" is the tenth episode of the first season of Gotham. It aired on November 24th, 2014.

Synopsis

Following a misstep, Gordon is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Selina leads Bruce Wayne on a perilous journey through Gotham to evade the assassins after her. [1]

Plot

A mysterious woman reaches the Wayne Manor Gardens, and quickly takes down the gardener, using his blood to wipe on her forehead. Inside the manor, Selina decided to teach Bruce a balancing technique on the rail. When she ended up again asking Bruce if he wanted to kiss her, just trying to be "nice", but Bruce rejects the offer telling her that he didn't believe that she was a nice person, who didn't care much for other people. Downstairs, the woman knocked on the door of the manor, deceiving Alfred into believing she had been in an accident. When she spotted Selina she decided to shelve the facade, and Alfred ordered them both take run while he tried to subdue the intruders. Together, Bruce and Selina end up escaping the manor while Alfred is shot in the shoulder trying to run after the assassins. After chasing after them to no avail, Alfred called for Bruce, who was gone.

Later, Gordon and the rest of the police arrive at the manor and during which Bullock discovers Gordon and Harvey Dent's plan to try to solve the murder of the Waynes. This causes an argument between the two partners but Alfred quickly silences the two, because all that mattered at that moment was to find Bruce. Jim offers that the murderer may have been sent by Lovecraft, so he asks Bullock try to find Selina and Bruce as he tried to get Lovecraft to call of the assassins. Elsewhere, Bruce and Selina made their way to the city still trying to escape the assassins, and Bruce's only thought was to get into contact with Alfred, to make sure he was okay. Meanwhile, Falcone had Penguin abducted to find out if Maroni was responsible for the robbery of his money, at the armory. Oswald vehemently denied to Falcone that Maroni had nothing to do with the robbery. Suggesting that Fish Mooney was involved, and had a mole close to Falcone. Despite Falcone doubting this due to Cobblepot's hatred of Fish, Penguin offered to find the mole to prove his suspicion to the Don.

Gordon confronted Dent to find out how the assassins knew that Selina Kyle was the surprise witness of the Wayne murder case. Reluctantly, Dent confesses to leaking his name to give credibility to the rumor. Given that Lovecraft could not be found anywhere, Dent gives Jim the addresses of several of Lovecraft's condos that he had under the name of his mistress to try to find him. At the GCPD, Alfred accompanied Bullock in, interrogating Mackey, a known associate of Selina, and Alfred using the bribe of money gets Mackie to confess that Selina had been working with a new fence, and that Fish Mooney would know who the fence was. At Falcone Manor, Falcone had summoned all his lieutenants for a lunch, in which he ran kills Bannion for failing to secure the armory. As the blow had cost them dearly, Falcone tells them all that their tariffs would be raised 25% until the reserves could once again be killed. He also warns them that once he found the person who had robbed him, they would wish that they could die slow like Bannion did. Elsewhere, once Bruce and Selina reached the city, Selina tried to get rid of Bruce to keep him safe knowing that the assassins were pursuing her and not Bruce like she had told him. After Bruce dared to chase after her, jumping from one building to another following her, she agrees to let him hang with her, under the condition that he do what she say. Later, she took him to get some new clothes at The Flea.

At her nightclub, Butch Gilzean confessed to Fish that he was worried that Falcone would discover their part in the robbery of his vault, but Fish convinces him that this was the time to deliver their blow to Falcone. A few minutes later, Alfred and Bullock reach the club asking to speak to Fish, however she only arrives after seeing Alfred subdue, then hold a knife to Butch's throat. Under the opinion that helping find Selina would counterproductive to her own personal interests Mooney initially refuses to help, however Alfred appeals to her honorable side to convince her to get them the name of Selina's fence. Meanwhile at the Flea Bruce was introduced to a friend of Selina's, Ivy Pepper, daughter of Mario Pepper, that ended up being adopted, then running away after the suicide of her mother. Elsewhere, Gordon went to Lovecraft's condo, and finds the entrepreneur there, fearing for his life. Lovecraft denies having sent the murderers after Selina as they were also chasing him. At the precise moment when Lovecraft tried to reach the documents proving his non-involvement in the Wayne murder, the female assassin entered the apartment, subduing Gordon after the two engaged each other in battle.

Upon waking hours later on the floor of the condo, Gordon receives a call from Bullock informing him of the children's location, The Factory, where Selina's fence was based at. Standing up, Gordon begins to search for Lovecraft, finding him in his bathtub, dead, with a shot in the head, that been deliver with Gordon's gun. At the Factory, Selina comes before Clyde to try to sell some items she had stolen from the manor, however Clyde instead imprisons them, having made a deal with the assassins after them. Immediately the two begin to stack everything in the room to try to reach the hatch in the skylight roof. While they were doing so, the assassins arrive at the factory, having come for Selina. Bruce and Selina hide when one of the killers comes into the room, with Selina incapacitating the man. The two then tried to hide from their pursuers, with Bullock and Alfred arriving at the Factory where they quickly opened fire against the assassins. Hearing the voice of his Butler, Bruce is separated from Selina, while Gordon arrives at the scene with other police to assist in the effort. In the midst of the shooting, Selina manages to escape, while the female assassin cornered Bruce to find out the whereabouts of Selina, though even though she put a gun to his head in an attempt to threaten him to talk, he told her she was gone.

The assassin tells Bruce not to confuse bravery with good sense. Moments later, Bruce and Alfred are reunited, and the two embrace. The next day Gordon and Dent are lectured by Mayor James, about the death of Lovecraft . Before the media could circulate the story of his murder, the politician decided to pass it off as suicide because of the pressure from the accusations of Gordon. The mayor then told them that one of them would be a scapegoat, picking Gordon, as Dent knew how to walk the line, whereas Gordon didn't. When the news about Lovecraft's death is made public, Gordon is relieved from his duties as a detective and sent to work as a security guard at Arkham Asylum. Without further ado, he says goodbye to Bullock and Ed, and leaves to start his new job. That night at Wayne Manor, Bruce receives an unexpected visit from Selina who had come to the items she had stolen. To Bruce's surprise, before she leaves, she kisses him on the lips. The next day Gordon arrives at Arkham Asylum, prepared to start his new job.

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References

  1. "Gotham" Episode 10 “Lovecraft” Description -GothamSite

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