Gotham (2014) s04e11 Episode Script

Queen Takes Knight

1 - Previously on "Gotham" - SOFIA: Harvey is weak.
And how many more cops need to die - because of his incompetence? - GORDON: As of this moment, I'm assuming the captaincy of Gotham Central.
Nothing in Gotham is free.
You wanted a gangster to help you get rid of Penguin.
This is what that help looks like.
PYG: The whole town has gone hog wild for the Pyg.
(snorts) GORDON: Turns out that Pyg's real name - is Lazlo Valentine.
- (alarm bell ringing) And he just escaped.
THOMPKINS: I haven't been looking for a cure for your brain, Ed, because I was afraid that if I told you the truth, you would go back to being who you were before.
And I like who you've become.
BRUCE: I'm not the hero Gotham needs.
I took the dark path.
ALFRED: Yes, you did.
And it's gonna be a long, bumpy journey back.
What? Hello, Victor.
Where's the boy? SOFIA: Alive, for now.
If Oswald wants to keep it that way, he will meet me under the Crown Point Bridge.
OSWALD: You wanted a war, you've got one! We will wait for Mr.
Cobblepot to send instructions.
Where is Penguin, little man? (guns cocking) (radio beeps) This is Gordon.
I need forensics in West End Alley.
Black market doc.
Pyg was here.
Looks like he got a new face.
(coughing) So, Penguin's out building support amongst the gangs.
Pretty soon, every criminal in Gotham is gonna be hunting us.
He's out building support because we made him look weak.
We kill him, and all the gangs will support me.
I'm still a Falcone.
Yeah, you mentioned that.
About a billion times.
(door opens) (Tabitha sighs) He doesn't know where Penguin is.
(phone vibrating) (sighs) What? I'll be right there.
Was that about Penguin? No.
We were an hour outside of Gotham when I got waylaid by Victor Zsasz.
He took Sofia, gave me this.
I woke up in Virginia.
Damn it.
I had a deal with Penguin.
MAN: There's more.
We're getting word Penguin had some meeting under the Crown Point Bridge late last night.
Gunfire, a car blown up.
- Sofia Falcone was there.
- All right.
We have to find Penguin.
Harper? - I'm good, Cap.
- Put out a citywide BOLO.
I'll find Sofia.
What about the Pyg? I heard he escaped from Arkham.
Tracked him to a black market surgeon.
He's already got a new face.
Lazlo Valentine is gone.
- But if we don't find him, what - Focus on the bigger problem.
We've got a war to stop, people.
So, you gonna tell us why we're in your dad's house? Why do you think? Sofia.
You look tired.
Kean, it's good to see you again.
So, this is weird.
Why are you here, Father? What did I tell you when you asked to return to Gotham? I know What did I tell you?! - That I wasn't ready.
- Exactly.
And you came back anyway.
Perhaps I should've acted then, but I was indulgent, curious.
Who is this daughter I raised? Father, Penguin is weak.
If you help me, we can end this.
- I don't want Gotham.
- I don't believe that.
You love this city.
I used to, yes.
But I'm dying, Sofia.
Someone else can have Gotham.
What I care about now is my family.
And I am your family.
And I want this.
I deserve this.
Gotham belongs to me.
Your actions have disgraced our family.
Tell me how sleeping with Jim Gordon, the man who killed your brother, helped reclaim Gotham.
I'm sorry.
What? I have done many things I will have to answer for, but I always knew the meaning of honor.
You have proven that you do not.
They can be such disappointments.
I kill him, and this is over! Please.
FALCONE: You know why I came when Penguin called? It's because you were going to lose.
If you were anyone but my daughter, you'd be dead right now.
(helicopter blades whirring) Come on.
Here we go.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.
- In there.
Dear, oh, dear.
Good morning, Officer.
My name is Alfred Pennyworth.
Neighbors called in a noise complaint.
He's all yours.
Thank you.
(scoffs) (gasps) Good morning, Master Bruce.
God! I do believe the party's well and truly over.
Morning, miss.
Good morning, miss.
- I'm looking - For my daughter.
You can stop.
She's with me.
I didn't expect to see you.
I imagine not.
I arrived this morning.
You heard Sofia's in danger.
Was in danger.
I made a deal with Cobblepot.
I take her out of Gotham today, and she lives.
I made the same deal.
He didn't keep it.
He will with me.
I'm glad I never killed you.
- Thanks.
- Don't thank me.
Killing you would have been a kindness.
You've no idea what you've brought to your city.
I imagine when you find out the truth, it will destroy you.
That's a comfort.
SOFIA: Another day, another man sending me out of Gotham.
We're both just trying to keep you alive.
Tell yourselves that.
But what I know is that neither of you believed in me.
It could've been so different.
Good-bye, James Gordon.
I doubt we'll see each other again.
The sun never shines here.
Everything I did, I did for your love.
But that doesn't matter, does it? What matters is that after everything you've done, I still consider you my daughter.
That's enough.
Mother planted those roses.
She loved them.
I want to take one with me.
(in slow motion): Get down! (gasp echoes) (tires screeching) Gotham is still reeling from the violent death of Carmine Falcone three days ago.
Falcone ruled the Gotham underworld for nearly 30 years.
No arrests have been made, and a strange quiet Pleasant night, Master Bruce? There's a mess in the Rolls.
You'll need a bucket.
(door closes) REPORTER: Which many had attributed to the Pax Penguina.
Indeed, the don's claim to the throne of Gotham - He shouldn't have come back.
- (door opens) REPORTER: by a new breed of criminal, leaving some to ask does Gotham still need Yes, Victor? You would've told me, right? If you were gonna ice the old man.
(scoffs) Obviously.
Victor, I did not kill Don Falcone.
Well, everyone on the street thinks you did.
So let 'em! My hands are clean, you have my word.
REPORTER: With Don Falcone's passing, it is unknown how or indeed when the void of power at the center of the city's underworld will be filled.
(choir singing classical music) GORDON: Sofia.
I came to the hospital.
I told them not to admit you.
I am truly sorry about your father.
You know it was Penguin.
And if I had evidence supporting that, I'd arrest him.
He is over there waiting to see my face and gloat.
He is a liar and a murderer many times over.
But you need evidence.
I have to bury my father.
Excuse us.
(exhales) Victor! (exhales sharply) (sighs) Harvey.
Your leave's almost up.
Be good to have you back.
We'll see.
So why haven't you arrested the little weasel? Penguin still owns the judges.
If I arrest him and it's not rock solid, he'll walk.
So him whacking Falcone and you sitting on your hands, what good does that do? It was Sofia who paid off the mayor to make me captain.
I didn't ask her to.
Well, well.
She's been pressing me to move on Penguin, even before this.
I told you, didn't I? That bill would come due.
I can't allow her to turn the GCPD into her own private army.
We've come too far.
This has to be by the book.
Then forget Falcone.
Penguin's too smart to get nailed for that, anyway.
What do you mean? Get him to do something you can really bust him for.
And then yank his ass off the street once and for all.
- You're saying start a war.
- I'm saying get him to start one.
You know he's gonna come for her.
I don't give a tinker's damn about Sofia.
The way I see it, everything that's happened, down to Don Falcone lying in that box, comes from you deciding months ago to go after Penguin.
This is all on you.
So finish what you started.
(sighs) Good-bye, old friend.
I will not forget all that you taught me.
I had great respect for your father.
But once he's in the ground, you are Excuse me.
Not here! (clears throat) What are you doing, Jim? Finishing what I started.
Go back.
All right, all right.
(amplified tapping) (over P.
): Testing, testing.
One, two, three.
James Gordon.
James Gordon? What do you want, Oswald? You know what I want.
Where is she? No.
You're seriously going to go to war for her? (laughs) I'm upholding the law.
No one gets to decide who lives or dies in Gotham.
Can you not see, Jim, she has manipulated you, lied to you The law is the law.
Now, either get over it or face the consequences.
(feedback hums) Let's try it this way.
Sofia Falcone is in this building.
Whoever brings her to me will be richly rewarded.
I'm going to count to five Count as much as you want, twerp.
Yeah, we don't work for you.
This man is asking you to risk your lives to protect a gangster.
I am offering you money, huh? And, bonus, no one gets killed! (laughs) Hey, Captain, can we? Sure.
- Get off of me.
- Come on.
Blood will run, Jim.
Mark my words! Blood will run! And it will be on your head! Get off of me! From the first day I put on the badge, I was told things could never change.
Gotham was corrupt.
GCPD was corrupt.
Criminals and lowlifes ran things.
You just showed me different.
Penguin will be coming.
It's time we showed Gotham who we are.
Suit up! Move, move! Take 'em out! Just let us go.
You've obviously got your hands full.
Shut up! Whatever.
They'll all be dead in a few minutes.
Listen, you stupid (gunfire continues, officer speaking over bullhorn outside) More left.
She means your left.
Then say that.
(gunshot) Your left! Your left! Your left! Your left! Your left! (gunshot) Hmm.
Yay, teamwork.
(indistinct chatter) SOFIA: You're winning.
So far.
But every gang in Gotham owes Penguin allegiance.
I can't arrest them all.
So arrest Penguin.
Wasn't that the point? As long as he's using proxies, he's protected.
I have to keep pressing him.
When his back's against the wall, he'll do something he can't take back or explain.
And then I'll have him.
So you're baiting him into committing a public atrocity.
What if he already has? There's this boy from my orphanage, Martin.
Oswald cared for him.
I hid him away for his safety, but Oswald forced me into telling him where Martin was, and then put him in a car and blew it up.
Why didn't you tell me this before? Because I'm his enemy.
Who's going to believe me? Also, I didn't see him plant the bomb.
- So you have nothing.
- I didn't say that.
Oswald never understood the way people cared for my father.
And one of those people just called me.
How is Jim Gordon beating us?! ZSASZ: Well, every cop in Gotham is behind him.
I'm guessing he has great leadership skills.
Victor, when this is said and done, you and I need to have a frank discussion about chain of command.
But now go do something horrific! Show the GCPD exactly GORDON: Oswald Cobblepot! You're under arrest.
Have you completely lost your mind? Nobody has to die.
We only want Cobblepot.
OSWALD: Well, see, Jim, that's a problem, as they work for me.
(chuckles) But just so I know, what's the charge? Murder.
Enough! I did not kill Don Falcone, and I dare you to prove otherwise.
It's not for Falcone.
I'm arresting you for the murder of the boy you blew up under the Crown Point Bridge.
(snickering) What's so funny? Nothing.
(chuckles) Well, everything actually, 'cause, 'cause, you see, he's not dead.
(laughs) I only faked his death so that Sofia Falcone couldn't use him against me.
She's the one who told you I killed him, isn't she? Then where is he? He, uh I don't know.
Victor took him out of Gotham.
Tell him.
ZSASZ: What's to tell? You blew that kid sky-high.
OSWALD: What? You sent that pipsqueak to kingdom come.
That's not true.
And I'll testify to that.
- What? - Look I ain't taking the rap for no kid murder.
(yells) - Hey! - Get him out of here! You are lying! You are a lying traitor! Victor Zsasz is a liar! No! I will kill you! Traitor! (Oswald grunting) This doesn't give you a free pass, you know.
Jim not now.
You did it, Cap.
You won.
Yeah, Captain! Way to go, Captain! So I'm guessing Gordon doesn't know the kid's actually alive.
SOFIA: Jim Gordon played his part.
He showed the underworld that Penguin was weak.
That he did.
End of the day, he's a Cobblepot.
You're a Falcone.
SOFIA: Smile, ladies.
It's a new day.
So, Sofia was as good as her word.
We got our club back.
We get to serve drinks again.
It's just a base of operations.
But I am meeting with the designer later to make it less Penguiny.
Have fun.
Music to soothe the savage beast? Something like that.
Alfred! Oh, the front page is up.
Didn't expect you to brave the light of day for a couple more hours, Master B.
Tommy wanted to go to the horse races.
What's all this? ALFRED: It's little project of mine.
I like to call it Operation Save Bruce Wayne.
(chuckles) Switzerland.
Few months up in the Alps, you'll be tickety-boo.
(chuckles) Are you going to kidnap me? No, I'm gonna appeal to your better angels.
And if that doesn't work, I shall beg.
Please, Master Bruce.
If for no other reason, do it for me.
These past weeks, you know how much I've thought about Ra's al Ghul? About my parents? Not at all, Alfred.
All you're offering me is pain.
Well, there is no life without pain.
There's no love, there's no joy.
I don't know about that.
I'm having a fair amount of joy.
You're bloody miserable is what you are, mate.
I can see it.
Alfred, I know you care about me.
But I'm asking you to stop what you're doing.
I'm not who you thought I was.
I'm not who my parents might've wanted me to be, and I'm okay with that! But I'm not okay with it.
- And I don't believe it.
- And that's your problem.
Now I'm gonna go meet Tommy.
I can't let you do that, Master Bruce.
You gonna stop me? If needs be, yes.
(chuckles softly) You really think you can? Oh, I know I can.
I just don't want you to make me try.
Well Don't do this, Master Bruce.
No, Alfred, we're doing this.
(Alfred shouts) You're getting slow, Master Bruce.
You haven't been training, have you, son? - Got a bit of ring rust.
- Really? Because you're the only one breathing hard, old man.
(grunting) Just stop it, will you?! Stop it! Stop - Fine.
- All right? Fine.
Oh, no.
Master Bruce, I'm so sorry.
I-I don't know what came over me, mate.
I'm I (door slams) I am in control! - (laughs) - I am in control! Me.
Ed Nygma.
(echoing): But why would you want that? You don't understand.
We had so much fun when we were me.
Oh, no.
Tell me it's not that.
Not what? I leave when spurned.
I give all.
I take nothing.
I can raise you to a king or make you to a beggar.
What am I? Okay, I'm just gonna tell you, 'cause you're not gonna get it.
- Love.
- I am in control! You're in love with Lee Thompkins, you pathetic loser.
Shut up! Ed angry at mirror? No, Grundy, I'm not angry at the mirror.
Ed angry at Ed? That is surprisingly perceptive.
(sighs) I need some air.
(music playing in distance over record player) - Born on a Monday - (door opens, closes) Christened on Tuesday Married on Wednesday Took ill on Thursday Grew worse on Friday Died on Saturday Buried on Sunday This was the end Of Solomon Grundy (grunts softly) (groans) This was the end Of Solomon Grundy This was the end Of Solomon Grundy (grunting) Where is Grundy? I kidnapped you.
For the record, you're not light.
What pretty lady want? When we were fighting, you called me Tabby, remember? Grundy want to go back to friend Ed.
Your friend.
Well, your best friend Ed tied you and me to chairs, electrocuted you, and cut off my hand.
Look at the scar.
Ring a bell? Remember me, Butch.
I'm Tabby.
I'm your Tabby.
Grundy sorry.
Yeah, I'm sorry, too.
Before, when you said my name, I'd just hit you in the head.
Maybe that's the only way.
So you're gonna remember me, Butch.
Or I'm gonna beat your head in.
Pretty lady.
When I called, I wasn't sure you'd come.
I was going to anyway.
We need to talk.
I agree.
I'm gonna ask you not to do what you're about to do.
Which is? Unify the gangs.
Put the Falcones back in charge of the underworld.
But wasn't that our deal? I'd replace Penguin.
You'd be the law, I'd be the order.
And if you try and take over, I will have to come after you.
You're nothing if not predictable.
Now I think it's time you heard my proposal.
I'm not interested.
- I think you are.
- PYG: Surprise.
(gun cocks) I know.
You thought I'd have a different face 'cause I killed that doctor.
That was just to throw you off the scent.
SOFIA: That's not why he's surprised, Lazlo.
Can I tell him? You came to this beautiful woman 'cause you had a problem.
A Penguin problem.
Pax Penguina was gonna last.
But Sofia had an idea.
I'd heard of a contract killer that was impersonating serial killers, so What if there was a killer, real vicious son of a bitch, hunting the police, all slice and dice? I needed the police to turn on Penguin.
I knew a few cops would have to die.
So you sent this monster in my city.
I let him improvise.
I'll admit, got a little carried away with the whole cooking folks routine.
I really got into the role.
Now, the only hiccup was that mess with her daddy.
It was you.
I gave him a chance, Jim.
And if he would have shown one iota of appreciation for everything I have done for this family, for him, he would be alive.
But I saw you shot.
There was another shooter there.
SOFIA: I had to do something to throw off suspicion.
PYG: She wasn't about to get herself plugged by a bunch of yahoos in a car.
It was some pretty shooting, if I do say so.
I missed all her vital parts.
I'm putting you in jail, and this time, it's Blackgate! - You're gonna rot in there.
- Jim, it's just (gunshot) (sighs) That's done now.
My father had his moment of truth.
This is yours.
How many cops died under the Pax Penguina? Not one.
It was you who couldn't stomach it.
It was you who came to the Falcones for help.
There is a direct line from your decision to a dozen police officers who have been brutally murdered.
You're insane.
Why not just kill me? Because, Jim, I need you at the head of the GCPD.
I need Someone you can control.
You've been planning this since the day we first met.
This isn't about Gotham.
This is revenge for me killing Mario.
(puts gun down) You want to arrest me, arrest me.
But I will talk.
And the cops that died, the friend that you betrayed, will all have been for nothing.
The GCPD will crumble.
Penguin, or someone worse, will take over, and you will lose Gotham forever.
Or take on the sin as your own.
Keep the GCPD, let them think you're a hero, but live knowing who you are, what you've done.
That is my revenge.
(phone beeps, speed dials) (line ringing) OFFICER: GCPD.
How can I help you? Hello? Anyone there? Anybody? This is Gordon.
I'm at Sofia Falcone's.
I just shot and killed the Pyg.
(phone beeps) Oh, thank Christ.
You're safe.
Master Bruce, listen.
I don't want to fight anymore.
You win.
If this is how you want to deal with what you've been going through, then so be it; I'm not gonna try and stop you.
But just know this.
You will remember who you are, and when you do, I will be right here.
You won't be.
I went to my lawyer and had him draw up emancipation papers.
You're no longer my legal guardian.
I won't sign 'em.
You don't have to.
Now I'm going out.
If you're still here when I get back, I'll go to the police and show them my face.
- Master Bruce, please.
- Alfred, you're fired.
Now get the hell out of my house! (door opens) Butch! Say something! (panting) Say something.
(pipe drops on floor) (groans) (panting) I'm sorry.
I tried.
(distorted music and laughter) (distorted music and laughter) (phones ringing) (indistinct police radio chatter) Harvey.
I was just, uh, dropping something off.
Oh, I, uh heard you got the Pyg.
And Penguin.
So everything turned out well.
You didn't even need me.
You got a second? Could we, uh? They, uh they believe in you.
Don't let 'em down.
(water dripping) (grunts softly) What the hell happened to me? OSWALD: Traitors! Every single one of them! And her! I will kill her! I will flay her alive! Her and Gordon and Zsasz and - (loud knock) - MAN: Hey, buddy? Do not talk to me! You I get it, pal.
This place is full of loonies.
I just thought we could help each other out.
And how can you help me? (laughs) Well, not to toot my own horn, but I'm a very resourceful fellow.
So, toot.
Toot, toot.
(cackling) (gasps) I know that laugh.
What do you say, pal? I'll be your best friend.
(panting) Give me a smile.