Here’s a new segment over here on my youtube channel. Where I film my reaction to hearing a new track or watching a music video from an indie artist. On our third episode of Nikki Hears It First, I’m watching Hip-Hop Artist Austin Fillmore with his visual to 5000. Produced by Snapbackondatrack. Take a look at what I thought about “5000” and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!
Welcome back to another Gotham Rundown! This week I’m going to be discussing on Episodes Two and Three. Last week I went in on episode one, where we left off with the fake death of Oswald Copplepot, a corrupted city, and the urge to find out what’s going to happen next. Here’s what happened on episodes two and three:
As you can see Bruce Wayne is developing methods into trying to overcome fear. Standing on top of his mansion in the previous episode to now him burning himself to see how much he can withstand. How much is Bruce going to put himself through, what is he trying to prove? Selina Kyle is a street kid. She was hanging out with a group of them on the street. All of a sudden a truck pulls over offering sandwiches and cookies. Kat feels something off with this, especially giving something away for free in Gotham. The kidnappers drugged them with a thin pin. Luckily, Kat and another kid were able to escape.
Gordon is on the case of these missing street kids. Love Ed’s dorky character and how knowledgeable he is with everything in his small scene in this episode. But anyhow, Don Falcone visits Fish Mooney at her club, to discuss terms from a babbling condemned man. The Penguin wanted one last word to get back at Fish Mooney, but little do they both know that Oswald is still alive. Don Falcone doesn’t believe Fish respects him so he decides to get her back by having his goons beat her lover. Fish and Butch are discussing she was agreeing with Butch that she was did hit Don Falcone too soon and she prayed and wish that Oswald was still alive. Be careful what you wish for Fish! Gordon and Harvey found out by Fish that the homeless kids are being kidnapped and being shipped overseas. No one knows where, and no one knows who are getting these kids. Gordon was able to save the kids, but the Mayor has another thing in mind. He wants to create a TOUGH LOVE PROGRAM to send these homeless kids to jail for the meantime. Jailing kids without a trial, Jim let’s the Mayor know how he feels about it. Gordon gets a visit from Alfred. Alfred seeks helps from Jim because he feels that Bruce is going down the wrong path and not listening to him anymore.
When the kids we’re being transported, the Kid Snatchers we’re able to steal a bus filled with kids, including Selina. Will the kid snatchers get away or will Gordon be able to find them in time. You already know Gordon is hard on the case and saves them. Even though the kids were saved, they still needed to head upstate. Kat is not going to have it and needs to get James Gordon’s attention to get out of this. Kat reveals to Gordon that she saw the Wayne’s killer clear as day… that’s how the episode ends. Gotham leaves you wanting more.
The Penguin returns to Gotham City, a place where he calls home. We then see a news reporter discussing a ponzi scheme that took millions from pension funds that Ronald was apart of. He feels that he’s going to pay his way out. While trying to leave his office he gets confronted by a man in a pig mask. The man handcuffs Ronald’s hand to a weather balloon. He floats up to the atmosphere. Jim Gordon is on the case again with his partner Bullock. Jim takes Selina to the crime scene where the Wayne’s we’re murder. Kat explains but Gordon feels she’s not telling the truth. Kat admits the wallet she stole was in the sewer, this is where Jim can put her at the scene of the crime. Wallet was there, but they still need to find the killer, which Kat said he saw him for a sec in the dark. You can already tell that Kat must have full cat like abilities.
Montoya and Allen are searching for Oswald, they know he must be dead since they can’t find him. They visit Fish Mooney to get more details, considering he did snitch on her. Fish Mooney told them that is was Jim Gordon. They just need to find the proof and evidence. Oswald is a man that shouldn’t be in this city. Everyone knows if he steps in he’ll be worth a lot of money, especially to Fish. Oswald is willing to kill anyone who gets in his way on his journey of taking over Gotham. One thing I really like about Bruce and Alfred’s relationship when they have fun and how he jokes with him too. Alfred comes across a file that has the police report with photos of Bruce’s parents murder. A bit distraught and disturbed, he’s just trying to figure out why he’s putting himself through this. Oswald lands a job in Maroni’s restaurant. Maroni is actually #2 in leading crime in Gotham, #1 is Don Falcone.
After all these things going on there’s still a serial killer out their targeting corrupted officials. His second victim was an Lieutenant. Gordon was able to discover that there’s still 2 other balloons out there, so 2 more victims. Fish Mooney is set to get back at Falcone by getting his girlfriend disfigured. Montoya goes to Barbara to tell her about Jim Gordon killing Copplebot. We also find out that they had an intimate relationship from before. What! Even Montoya went in and gave Barbara a kiss. This is insane. In Gordon’s case after awhile the bodies will come back down from the atmosphere. The third victim was a priest who allegedly rapped children. Gordon figured out who The Balloon Man was Bullock and Gordon search for him and then they see a weather balloon, this definitely looks like a setup. Bullock was able to catch him by using his own method against him. Tying him to the weather balloon. Gordon couldn’t let this happen and jumps on and tries to help the killer. Bullock couldn’t let Gordon die so he shot the balloon. Case Closed. After a long days work Gordon gets home and Barbara is happy to see him okay. All of a sudden a knock at the door. Barbara opens it and guess who it is….. Oswald Copplepot.
This concludes my recap on episode two and three of Gotham! Don’t forget on Hulu with a plus membership, you’ll be able to catch up on all episodes of Gotham. I highly recommend you do so. 71 days left to Gotham’s return for Season Two this Fall September 21st on FOX! Next Monday, I’ll be reviewing Episodes Four “ARKHAM” and Five “VIPER”.