The newest episode of Gotham picks up right where the last left off, with Barbara at Jim’s door. She tells him that she’s better now and that she tells the truth now. When she came out of the coma, it was like waking up from a nightmare, according to her. Barbara says that she is not same person who did those awful things. Jim says that he’s happy for her, and kicks her out.
Meanwhile, Bruce is working on his father’s newly restored computer. He discovers that his father was supposed to visit someone named “Karen Jennings” the week of his death. Thomas Wayne was visiting her to talk about a place named “Pinewood Farms”.
Lucius Fox tells them that “Pinewood Farms” is probably a cover name for another program. Alfred says that they are getting ahead of themselves but Bruce is done waiting.
Jim and Bullock are working on the Wayne case. Since they know who actually did the gruesome killing, they are working backwards. They need to find The Lady, the woman who sent assassins after Jim a couple of episodes ago.
Meanwhile, Professor Hugo Strange and Ms. Peabody are discussing a “Patient 44”, who they are trying to bring back from the dead. Ms. Peabody mentions that someone at Wayne Enterprises had done a search on Karen Jennings. Apparently Karen had been their first patient, however, they haven’t been able to find her for years.
Bruce and Alfred go to a cabin in the woods- Karen Jennings’ home. When they enter, they are attacked by Karen herself. She has a claw for a hand. Bruce begins asking her questions, about his father and Pinewood Farms. Karen warns them that the people who they are looking for will kill them.
Jim waste no time trying to track down The Lady. After beating up a few hitmen around town, one tells him that he should go to a club called Artemis. When he arrives at the club, Jim finds that it’s only female members only. Good thing Barbara Kean is there to help.
Barbara explains that she was there when he “caught” the Wayne case. She knows how much it means to him. When he finally solves it, he will be able to start over. Jim doesn’t protest her help after this, and she goes into Artemis. She immediately goes to The Lady.
Karen had been born with a crippled arm, and her father had beat her because of it. One day in an act of self-defense, she killed him. She was sent to Blackgate. Years ago, Karen had volunteered to be a part of Pinewood Farms, which was a bioengineering program at Wayne Enterprises. She left the program with a claw as a hand.
Karen says that when Thomas Wayne found out about what was happening at Pinewood, he shut the program down. He hid away those who had been experimented on. If shown a picture, Karen could identify who was in charge of Pinewood Farms.
Meanwhile, Barbara tells The Lady that she lied her way out of Arkham. And now she wants to get into the assassination business.
Jim had managed to sneak into Artemis, but ended up being caught. A woman pulls a gun out on him. Moments later, Barbara comes behind him. She grabs him and holds a knife to his throat.
Barbara and The Lady tie Jim up. Barbara tells The Lady that Jim is looking for the person who hired the Wayne murder. The Lady has no idea who did the Wayne murder. All their business was conducted over the phone, but she does know that he is referred to as the “The Philosopher.”
After The Lady reveals this information, Barbara tazes her. This was her entire plan all along.
Meanwhile, Bruce, Alfred, and Karen check out the old Pinewood Farms location. It’s abandoned. Bruce believes that Karen knew it was abandoned all along. Three men show up and start chasing them. Karen stops running, and slashes one of the chasers neck. Bruce grabs her arm, as Alfred starts shooting the others. When they get outside, the GCPD is there.
Jim is upset about Barbara’s plan, and Barbara tries to convince him that’s changed. Everything she did was for him. When she woke up from her coma, the first image that she saw was his face- him trying to save her. If he could look at her like that again, then she would be okay.
Jim tells her that she can’t be a better person because of him. And that he can’t and won’t forgive her for trying to kill Lee. He leaves when he gets a call from Bruce, leaving Barbara upset. Later in the episode, Barbara goes to Tabitha and Butch’s place.
At the GCPD, Jim finds that Alfred had been arrested and sees Bruce talking to Commissioner Barnes. Alfred is freed, and all three leave to go talk at a diner. After relying the information each side gathered, they conclude that they need to get Karen.
Meanwhile, Hugo is close to bringing back Patient 44. Ms. Peabody lets him know that Karen Jennings had been arrested. Hugo Strange decides to use Mr. Freeze to end her.
While Karen is being transported, her driver notices a hundred dollar bill hit the window. And then he sees a bag of money on the ground. When he stops the vehicle, he begins to collect the money. Jim precedes to knock the other cop out and grab his gun.
After the vehicle is safely acquired, Bruce tells Karen that he can get her out of town, with cash and a new identity. Karen tells him that the others called the man who ran the program “The Philosopher.”
She also says that Thomas Wayne did more than rescue her. He never gave up on. He visited, bought her books to read, and gave her a music book for her birthday. She also reveals that Thomas was the one who started Pinewood. But the man in charge took advantage of him. When Thomas found out what had started happening her shut the place down.
The van encounters some ice and begins to spin out of control. When they exit, they see Mr. Freeze waiting for them. Jim and Alfred start shooting him, but no success. After telling Bruce that his father would be proud, Karen eventually hands herself over, and Mr. Freeze freezes and then shatters her.
When Bruce returns home, he is upset. He believes that Karen died because of him. Alfred disagrees with this statement; he believes that Karen died because of what Bruce is chasing. Lucius Fox arrives and has found a company newsletter that has photo of Thomas Wayne with scientist. Lucius says that the man standing beside Thomas is Hugo Strange aka The Philosopher.
Meanwhile, Hugo Strange and Ms. Peabody realize that Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon are working together. Then the alarm goes off. It’s Patient 44, who is alive and beating guards that are attempting to restrain him. And who is Patient 44? Theo Galavan.
- “Creation is always so violent.”- Hugo Strange
- “I’m not afraid to die.”- Bruce
- “Honestly, I don’t know what I see.”-Jim
- “In that moment you didn’t see the monster, you just saw me.”- Barbara
- “How would you like to go on a little field trip?”- Hugo Strange
- “It’s not a burden, it’s who I am.”- Bruce
- “You need to have faith, Bruce.”- Jim