Gotham (2014) s05e07 Episode Script

Ace Chemicals

1 - Previously on Gotham - You're the brother I never had.
We will create a legacy in this city.
Gotham falls, we rise.
Together.
Poor Jim.
All alone again.
- I told you to leave.
- I heard you.
So many things I wish I could change.
Things I've done.
We're here now.
We'll try to put the pieces back together again.
Jim, I'm pregnant.
- This isn't you.
- We're not the same.
That night that your parents were murdered, I didn't do anything, because I didn't care.
Everyone, let's dig a little deeper.
'Cause that's the only way you're all making it out of this hole.
Deep enough? You're leaving Gotham.
There's nothing left for me here anymore.
I've done all I can.
I want in.
I love family reunions.
Don't you? Go.
Go, go.
- Which way? - Wait.
General, you were the ones who let Walker operate right under your noses.
Now you're telling me she evaded capture? I understand your frustration.
Have you at least determined why she did what she did? Not yet.
Look, bottom line, Walker and Dorrance are out of the picture.
What else is standing in the way of reunification? Nothing.
I'm recommending we begin the process immediately.
There have been a lot of promises from across the river.
But unlike Walker, or whoever she is, I have the authority to take action.
Unless something happens to destabilize Gotham again, this nightmare is about to end.
- Think he's for real? - I'll believe it when it happens.
I take it your search party didn't find Alfred.
Neither hide nor hair.
Pennyworth vanished five days ago.
It ain't looking good.
How's Bruce? He's been pulling double shifts on the search parties.
Kid's dead on his feet.
I want to search this area next.
There are whole blocks of abandoned buildings.
- I'll get a squad right on it.
- Just give me five minutes.
- I'll be ready.
- No.
You're not going out.
- No, Jim - You need your rest.
I'm not cutting you out, but I need you sharp, not a liability.
I just don't understand what could have happened.
Neither do I.
But I know that Alfred Pennyworth can take care of himself.
I'll send for you if I hear anything.
- Kid's tough.
- Yeah.
In other good-ish news, Harper radioed.
Her squad found something.
What? It's weird.
Four men.
Looks like they breathed in some sort of chemical agent.
I'm thinking airborne.
And the Z's on their bodies? Carved into them before time of death.
Check out the mustache.
Fake.
Seems like they escaped from here.
A film set? I said it was weird.
Zs on their chests.
Think it could be Zsasz? Chemicals aren't really his MO.
Plus, I never figured Zsasz for much of a cinephile.
But whoever it is, if they have more of these chemicals and the will to use them It's bye-bye, reunification.
Got to stop him before news reaches the mainland.
The Chessmen.
That's a gang that operates out of the Narrows.
What the hell is a Narrows gang doing way up here? I think we both know someone we can ask.
Can you check on the fever in Bed 12? What's up, Doc? Heard you were working here.
Interesting.
It's what I do, help people.
Speaking of which, I've got patients.
Oh, you wouldn't kick Jim's baby mama to the curb, - now, would you? - Whatever happened between you and Jim, it's none of my concern.
So if you're here to gloat I'm here for medical assistance.
For my little nugget.
What do you say? Be my O.
B.
? You can't be serious.
I know we've had our differences.
You tried to kill me, Barbara.
Twice.
That was years ago.
There are other doctors here.
Not as good as you.
Look, whatever you think of me, my child is innocent, and I want the best for it.
And in this place, that means you.
Does Jim know you're here? This is none of his business.
Lee? Jim.
- Barbara.
- You're interrupting.
Doctor-patient.
Blow.
I'm sorry, you're her doctor? No.
I don't know.
Maybe.
What are you doing here? Some bodies turned up.
They might have a Narrows connection.
I wouldn't have come, but It's important.
Right.
You two need to talk.
I'll be outside.
- Uh, I'd rather not.
- If you want me to be your doctor, you will talk to the baby's father.
Your first appointment is next week.
The nurse will give you all your vitamins when you leave.
Deal? Is she really the only one you could find? She's the best doctor in this hellhole of a city.
Not everything is about Jim Gordon.
Pretty sure this one is.
Because we slept together.
Yeah.
I only told you because I felt you had a right to know.
But your involvement in this ended the moment you put your pants back on.
What? You don't think I'm fit to be a mother? What do you think? Barbara.
Who are you? Well, look who decided to join us.
Hello, champ.
Master Bruce! Alfred, how did you Look at the state of you.
What have I told you about rolling around in the muck? Alfred, what's going on? Who are these people? Whatever do you mean, Bruce? We're your parents.
Right.
Well, let's get you spruced up.
After all, we have a guest.
Welcome home, Bruce.
Jeremiah.
You're alive.
Well, you didn't think Selina could kill me so easily, did you? I just had to put you off my scent until I could finalize my project.
Manners, Master Bruce.
Let's not be rude to our guest.
Especially when I come bearing gifts.
Oh, Mr.
Jeremiah.
A cake.
How exceedingly kind of you.
Is it Italian meringue? Sure.
Oh.
Now, now, Bruce, you come any closer and I blow up Wayne Manor, with all of us inside of it.
I have a dozen more of these, uh, Italian meringues sprinkled all throughout the house.
What did you do to Alfred? And who are these people? Ah, glad you asked.
Mm, come.
Come, come.
Mommy and Daddy dearest were just an innocent couple I kidnapped based on bone structure and, um build.
Just a touch of plastic surgery, and voilà Waynes.
Alfred I nabbed in the Green Zone.
They're hypnotized.
Well, I'm afraid there was no room for improv in our script.
Today is a very important day, Bruce.
Just look at the way they're dressed.
It's the night my parents were killed.
And I'm giving you the chance to experience it all over again.
Why? Isn't it obvious? Bruce this this was the most important day of your life.
And I didn't get to be a part of it.
We need to rectify that.
Alfred.
It's time for dinner.
Chop-chop.
We're on a very tight schedule.
Of course, Mr.
Jeremiah.
That's zero for three.
Yes.
It seems the government was quite thorough - when they mined the river.
- You didn't have a plan to get off this rock before you stole everyone's crap? I was working on a plan.
The river is mined.
Everything that flies out gets blown from the - sky.
- What? Jeremiah was digging a tunnel under the river.
A tunnel? Really? Do you have any better ideas? Didn't think so.
It's in the Dark Zone.
We should wait until night to check it out.
Well, I was running out of guinea pigs anyway.
Oh, look! He's swimming to shore.
Are you sure you should be out in the Narrows alone? When the bridges fell, this place descended into chaos.
Figure our best bet of getting out in one piece is to keep a low profile.
So all the work I did to make the Narrows better was for nothing.
It's the Leopards.
Rivals of the Chessmen.
About this Barbara thing Uh, Jim, just don't.
No, it's important to me that you understand.
Okay.
So, what are you gonna do? I don't know, but it's my child, too.
Barbara seems to have a difference of opinion.
But hey, people change.
You don't know her like I do.
You can say that again.
Look.
We're clear.
The Chessmen moved around.
They used these as signals for their members.
The rook's a compass needle.
North-northeast.
Let's go.
Hmm.
Alfred told me such great tidbits about your childhood.
How you used to eat here, in the kitchen, when it was just you and the family.
My, how homey and intimate.
Grilled cheese and Branston pickle sandwich, Mr.
Jeremiah.
Master Bruce's favorite.
My influence, though Thomas did add a dash of aioli for extra flair.
Oh.
Come on, Bruce.
That's a weird favorite food for a 12-year-old.
I'm playing your game.
Now let Alfred and these people go.
They're innocent.
I'm sorry, Bruce, it's just it's very important to me that I get every detail exactly right.
Speaking of which the final touch.
What was it like losing your parents that night? I lost my family, too, Bruce.
The wound still hasn't healed.
I think about it often.
None of this is real.
You're trying to manipulate me.
It will never be real.
But you are thinking about that night.
That's all I need.
I just want to be connected to you.
I offered for you to be my best friend! But I've realized if we can't be friends then we can be connected in other ways.
How? You'll see.
In time.
Hmm.
I'm sorry to cut tonight short but your parents and I have a very important date Jeremiah.
- with destiny.
- Jeremiah! You might want to find your faithful butler and leave.
Quickly.
Alfred! The signs lead this way.
Look at the smoke.
Someone restarted production.
My God, Jim look at all of this.
Come on.
Who's in charge here? Tick tock, the chemical stock, shall give our Gotham an aftershock.
Tick tock, the chemical stock, shall give our Gotham an aftershock.
Tick tock, the chemical stock shall give our Gotham an aftershock.
They've been hypnotized.
Tetch.
Tick tock, the chemical stock shall give our Gotham an aftershock.
My, my, what a thrill.
Jim Gordon and the woman he told me to kill.
Brings back memories.
That tea party, so long ago.
But now, to order these men to attack my foe! All for one, and one for all! Ain't this a grand old ball! Yoo-hoo! Jim! Ain't this some game! Give it to me again? Penguin has been stealing everything in the city that's not nailed down, and now he needs a way of getting it off the island.
Hmm.
And you're helping him? Well, that's what he thinks.
Barbara, Tabitha was my friend, too.
If anything, I want to gut the twerp - and take his loot.
- Except you don't actually have - a way out of Gotham.
- I'll find one tonight.
I'll still need your help moving the stuff.
We can get out of here together.
Away from Jim Gordon.
Rich as Midas.
Penguin dead in a ditch.
Well, aren't we just two single ladies and a baby about to kill our sworn enemy together.
What? It's just you're pregnant.
Don't even start.
Alfred! Alfred! Alfred.
We need to get out of here.
Ah, Master Bruce.
I was just taking a quiet moment - to tidy up.
- We need to go.
- The bombs.
- What bombs? These bombs.
No need for roughhousing, sir.
There has to be a way.
Alfred, you'd do anything to protect me, right? - Absolutely, sir.
- There's a gas leak.
In the kitchen.
It's only a matter of time before this whole place goes up.
A gas leak? Where are your parents? - Where's our guest? - I've already warned them.
I know a way out.
Come on! Alfred! Alfred.
Oh, bloody hell.
Don't move.
Do you, uh? Oh, yeah, I remember everything.
Clear as day.
And let me tell you, if ever I see that Jervis Tetch character again I'll stick that watch so far up his his nose.
How about you? You all right? Yeah, I'm all right.
But the manor Don't you worry about that now, son.
Come on.
Help me up.
Oh, your leg's hurt.
Yes, but it's not broken.
I thought I lost you.
Me? Never, Master Bruce.
Go on.
You know where he's gonna be at.
Go.
If you're here, Jeremiah must still be alive.
And if you're here, I'm guessing you found our test subjects, all boiled and bubbled.
What's he planning? Shh.
It's a surprise, don't you know? A real killer.
Shall I hypnotize our friends here, and have them slit each other's necks? Nix.
Better check with the boss.
He might have other ideas.
I'm sorry I got you involved in this.
Don't be.
I knew what I was getting myself into.
I know, but, Lee Jim, whatever you want to tell me, save it till we're out of here.
Fair enough.
We need to find out what Valeska's planning.
Hey, Tetch.
You know, it's funny.
I never figured you for Jeremiah's errand boy.
Oh, Captain.
No errands do I run.
This is simply a way for me to have some fun.
Tell yourself that.
What are you when you would take away your games and your rhymes? Nothing but a second-rater with a really silly hat.
Shut up.
Beautiful.
Beautiful.
Lee Thompkins, you do intrigue me so.
First, you were a doctor, then the Narrows queen.
Tell me, please do, are you running from your past when you become someone new? When I found Jeremiah, he had a bunch of crazies digging this tunnel for him.
Well, that certainly fills me with confidence.
Whoa.
You hear that? - Alfred.
- Selina.
What are you doing here? And with that? I should ask you the same thing.
What's down that tunnel? Well, it was Wayne Manor till Jeremiah blew it up.
He sealed the only way out of Gotham.
No.
J-Jeremiah is not alive.
I-I saw him die right here.
Yeah, well, you're wrong.
We all were.
And now he's embarked on some madcap scheme where he's reenacting the night Bruce's parents were killed.
Where's Bruce? He's gone after Jeremiah.
He could use your help.
Wait.
Don't you think that because I did not kill Jeremiah does not mean that I won't kill you.
- Selina.
- You killed my friend Tabitha.
You deserve to die.
Selina.
Just put the knife down.
Bruce needs you.
I suppose I should thank you.
Or you could help me to the Green Zone.
Of course.
It's that way.
Jeremiah! Show yourself! Olé! Hola, Bruce.
Well, here we are, the theater where your mommy and daddy took you to see The Mark of Zorro.
Ha-ha! I had heard you were obsessed with this man as a child.
I wonder what was it that intrigued you so? Was it the fact that he struck fear into the hearts of his enemy? En garde! Hee-yah! Take that, you villain.
Vagabond.
Scoundrel.
Warned you.
Perhaps the movie was a bit too effective.
Isn't this the part where you became frightened? When you asked your parents to leave? I wonder what would have happened if you hadn't done that.
If you had conquered your fear.
Maybe your parents would still be alive.
Well, on to the last and final stop down memory lane.
Stop! Stop! That's far enough, Bruce.
Jeremiah.
- You don't have to do this.
- But I I do.
You see, I-I came to this realization.
I realized that no matter what I did to bond us, some random gunman in an alley would be the man who you were tied to the most.
The man you saw when you closed your eyes.
I want to be the star of the show.
So if I can't have you as a brother bonded by love, then we'll just have to be bonded by hatred.
And you think killing two people that look like my parents will do that? It won't.
Well, then it's a good thing I already put a bullet in both of their fraudulent skulls.
Oh, you're confused.
You're wondering if I already shot them, then who's this lovely couple? Thomas, Martha why don't you turn around? Jim! I know.
See, o-over the course of our little adventure, fate brought to me James Gordon and Leslie Thompkins, and I thought to myself why not why not kill the man who you think of as your second father figure? And your dear, dear, dear friend Lee Thompkins.
And when I do, finally, you and I will be bound together.
Because you see re-unification with the mainland hangs on by a thread.
Those fireworks go off and toxic chemicals rain down onto the city, and the government cuts us adrift for good.
Jeremiah.
Don't.
Shh.
The pièce de résistance.
One last thing.
I had Jervis Tetch hypnotize them so that they'll wake up the moment these beautiful pearls hit the ground.
I want you to see them realize what I've done to them as the life drains from their bodies.
Never forget, this is all for you, Bruce.
No! Selina! The pearls! Ecco! Now! We need to stop the fireworks.
- They're gonna - I know.
You go after Jeremiah and Ecco.
I'll take the truck! There's no way to stop them all.
Get to Harvey.
Warn the people in the Green Zone to get to cover.
What are you Jim! Jeremiah! Face me! Here, Bruce.
Jeremiah! This ends.
- Tonight.
- No.
No, Bruce.
Now it begins.
Yes.
You feel it.
The connection between us.
You do.
Don't you? Bruce, you feel it.
Tell me you feel it.
You mean nothing to me.
Why don't you understand? You need me.
I'm the answer to your life's question! Without me, you're just a joke without a punch line.
After all this time, you've come to me for help.
After allowing Strange to put a chip into my brain.
Attempting to sell me out to Gordon.
And after naming a dog after me.
First of all, I am very fond of that dog.
Secondly, I had Hugo Strange save your life.
Thirdly, do you really think I didn't have plans to save you from Jim Gordon? You always have an answer for everything, don't you, Oswald? We have been through all of this before.
I've tried to kill you.
You've tried to kill me.
But here we are in this room.
Together.
It means fate has different plans for us.
What are these plans? Haven't you realized what Gotham is yet? It is no longer a city.
It is a prison.
And I think it's time we escaped.
You heard the news? Everybody's talking about it.
Reunification isn't happening.
Word of the chemical spill reached the mainland.
No action until the government can determine if Gotham is safe.
I figure at least a couple of months.
You don't sound surprised.
Guess I'm not.
Could've been much worse.
You stopped that.
Every time I think we're turning things around, I look up right back where we started.
What were you about to say to me when, uh, Tetch had us? I don't know.
I guess I, uh, would have said what I said the last time we saw each other.
I wish I could go back.
Do things differently.
Better.
- It feels like a long time ago.
- Nothing's changed.
But it has, Jim.
- That was a mistake.
- A mistake? Put yourself in my shoes.
After everything you said, suddenly you're having a baby with Barbara, of all people.
But it's not just that.
You talk about doing things differently and I keep thinking, what if we hadn't lost ours? What are you doing here, Lee? I don't know.
I know you've taken on so much, and and I want to be understanding, but you let me down, Jim.
I'm sorry.
What does that mean? For us? I don't know.
Can't change the past, so I guess we just have to live with it.
No, Lee I can't believe he's still alive.
They've been doing scans, and he has no brain activity.
He's no longer a threat.
To either of us.
Thank you for coming to help me.
That night your parents were killed, I should have done something.
Selina, you've done enough.
It's not much, but it's home.
I've been looking through your treasure trove.
- You've been a very naughty boy.
- Barbara? How did you Selina? Hmm.
She and I were gonna go murder-halfsies to get you back for Tabitha, but it seems I will have to do the dirty work myself, as usual.
Oh, my God.
You're pregnant.
- How could you possibly know that? - Look at you.
She's glowing.
You're glowing.
How very observant of you.
Adieu, Oswald.
Wait! Come with us.
- What? - Yes.
I killed Tabitha.
You're angry.
You want revenge.
But do you really want to raise your child in a toxic waste war zone? Come with us.
Are you telling me you found a way out of Gotham? Ed did.
It's a submarine.
- A submarine? - It can track mines in the river using sonar.
So, where's this submarine? We have to build it.
Yeah, I'm gonna shoot you.
God.
What is happening to me? - Perhaps - Shut up! That was a rhetorical question.
Fine.
I won't shoot you for the sake of my child.
- But I will never forgive you.
- Of course.
I understand.
Call me when it's done.
- So, who's the lucky father? - Shut up!