Gotham (2014–…): Season 1, Episode 12 - What the Little Bird Told Him - full transcript

In an attempt to get his job back, Gordon seeks to capture Jack Gruber, a deranged electronics genius who has escaped from Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Falcone struggles to hold onto his empire after Fish Mooney makes her next move.

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Previously on Gotham...

I wish something would happen
to old man Falcone.

Who would take over then?

Let me guess.

Maroni had nothing to do
with the armory job.

You have a mole,

Someone close to you.

Arkham Asylum?

Security guard for nut-jobs?

Criminal nut-jobs, yeah.

Metal needles were inserted
into the brain

and electricity was applied
to his frontal lobes.

I want you to find out

which one of our charming inmates
did this.

Well done, Aaron.

Exactly like I told you.

Now, you are
my best work so far.

you can run on for a long time,

run on for a long time,

[Arkham Lunatic Duo Escape!]
run on for a long time

sooner or later
God'll cut you down

sooner or later
God'll cut you down

go tell that long tongue liar

go and tell
that midnight rider

tell the rambler, the gambler,
the back biter

tell 'em that God's
gonna cut 'em down

tell 'em that God's
gonna cut 'em down

No. No, no, no.

The merchandise
has got to be mint,

or you won't get a dime.

My God.


Hi, Irwin.

Where's my stuff?

Aaron Danzig.

Six-four, 225,

mental age of a young child.

We believe he's under the control
of this man:

Jack Gruber.

In Arkham
off a rape/murder beef.

We can't find any records
on Gruber

prior to his incarceration,

so we're guessing "Gruber"
is an alias.

We're sending his prints

see if we can find
another name for him.

Whoever he is,
he's clever and angry

and a grave public menace.

The commissioner is
deeply concerned,

and he's on his way here
to talk to all of you

right now.

You know what that means.
And you know...



Hey, partner.

- Hi.
- You're out of your jurisdiction.

Captain, this is my case.

Jim, you need to get out of here.

- It's my case.
- No, no, no.

The captain is right.

You need to leave before
the commissioner gets here.


Because he holds you responsible
for all of this,

and... Oh, fudge.

He's here. And...

And you're there. Sidestep.

Captain Essen.

Good morning, Commissioner.

Officer Gordon, isn't it?

Yes, sir.

- Why are you here?
- I have a better question.

Why are you here,

Excuse me?

This is the first I've seen you
down here with the rank and file.

You must be desperate.

Follow me.

Really nice knowing you.

Bring you friend... Bullock.

I hate you.

I hate you.

It wasn't my idea,
it was your friend.

He came up with the double-cross,
made me go along.

You have a mind of your own,
don't you?

Hey, come on.


I kept your gadgets safe!

I know what it means to you,
all your... experiments.

Oh, I appreciate that.


You don't have to kill me.

I don't...

have to do anything.

I'm free.

You know the funny thing?

I think it was my time
in Arkham that freed me.

I mean,

in here.

Now I see the world
for what it really is.

An abandoned factory
full of broken machines.


very few...,

can be fixed.

But most...

just have to be scrapped.

Danzig, hold him, please.


Please. No, stop. Please!

Please! Please!

Two maniacs on the loose

makes the whole Arkham Project
look kind of shady, huh?

The moneymen want
results fast, I bet.

You're strangely self-righteous,

given that it was you
that let these men escape.

Blame me all you want.
My name's already mud.

Those two will still be out there,

and that means you need me.

James, why did you become a policeman?

Your father was the district attorney.

A proud station
for a man of substance.

You would think that would inspire
a son to practice law!

I'm enforcing the law.

You want to talk about my dad

or do you want to catch
Gruber and Danzig?

Where do you get
the rebellious fire in your belly?

Can I take this opportunity

to say that I have
no rebellious fire here? Nada?

Jack Gruber is out there,
planning a catastrophe.

I know the man.

I know how he thinks.

- I know what he'll do next.
- Which is what?

That I'll keep to myself.

I guarantee I'll bring in
these two men,

but first,
I need you to reinstate me

as detective first grade
in the GCPD.

Extortion, Officer Gordon?

24 hours?


You've got 24 hours
to bring these men in.

You don't, you can both spend
the rest of your miserable careers

down at Arkham.

That will be all, Detectives.

- What the hell just happened?
- It's okay! It's okay.

- Everything's gonna be fine, Harvey.
- Yeah?

Yeah! We just got
to catch the bad guys.

- Okay, where are we going?
- I don't know.

What? You just told him...

you knew what Gruber
was gonna do next.

I lied.

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Please, Don Falcone,
have mercy.

We're family!

I know, son.

I know it's hard.

A young man like you?

It doesn't seem fair.


Don Falcone, please!

This whole area used to be slums
when I was a boy.

You've come a long way.

Some of your people
are looking for you, you know?

But you're the one I wanted to see.

I've worked so long all my life

to get where I am.

So long, I... forget why
I wanted to be here.

Well, you wanted to be someone,

and you are.

Look at all the stuff you have.

You're a good girl, Liza.

You need to find a young man
and get married, have babies.

It's not fair of me
keeping you cooped up here,

doing my housework.

You'll never find
a good husband here.

Anyhow, if you'd like to...
get out in the world,

I was thinking I could...

set you up with a bakery
or some type of business like that.

So... you can be

That's really nice, Mr. F.

Thank you.

But I would rather be here
with you.

You would?

I like it here.

You make me feel safe.

Well, good.

I like having you here.


Maybe I'll try to get a little work done
before dinner.

I'm making something special

What are you laughing at?

Ah, it's good to be back!

Only a man from a lunatic asylum
would say that.

You're like a human roller coaster,
except you only go down.

Wouldn't that make him
more of an elevator?

You have anything useful, Ed?

I got a little less than 20 hours
before I lose my job.

- I do... have something useful.
- And it is?

I cross-checked fingerprints.

The clinically insane Jack Gruber
of Arkham...

is a figment of the files.

The man himself is really
a career criminal

by the name Jack Buchinsky.

How is that even possible?

Easy enough to bribe someone
to change the records.

Yep. Apparently, he wanted
to be transferred to Arkham.

That's really good work, Ed.

What's this Buttinsky's deal?

Uh, it's, uh, Buchinsky.

It's all in the files.

Just make sure you sign it out.

It's classified information,
so just be careful.

- Miss Kringle?
- To...

Ah. I believe you left this
on my desk.

It's a riddle.

It's a cupcake with a live bullet
sticking out of it.

It's a riddle.

It's menacing and weird
and inedible.

Thank you for the files,
Miss Kringle.

This Buchinsky dude
and his partners

pulled four successful
bank robberies,

killed six along the way
before the GCPD caught him...

by accident.

He never named his accomplices.

He's in prison,

he hears Arkham
is opening its doors,

so... he uses his connections,

and he gets himself
a new identity...

as the mental patient Gruber.

He must have some good connections.

Right, and when the rest of the nuts
get transferred to Arkham,


So, he had partners, huh?

Yeah, GCPD never identified them.

They're still out there.

Yep. We find them,
we'll find him.

Easy enough, huh?


A hit.

What do we got?

Lead detectives... dusted
for prints; two sets,

Gruber and Danzig,
just like we thought.

- Right. Thanks.
- All right.

Van checks out!

It was them.

Our man's an electronics freak,


Think he went shopping?

He's dead.

Fried like a doughnut.


Turn around slowly,
let me see those hands!


Hey, buddy.

Hey. Hey!

Help, help! Please!

Get back in the store!

Okay! Take it easy. Okay.

Please, there's been
a terrible mistake.

I am Don Falcone's housekeeper!


Thank God.

Why'd you have
to pull me out like that?

You scared the life out of me.

It's time, Liza.

I'm gonna make my move on Falcone.

And don't be scared, baby girl.

I got this.

Mr. Falcone,
we have your girl, Liza.

Would you like to see her again?

Yes, I would.

She'll be glad to hear that.

For a fit young woman,
she has a low pain threshold.

Please! No!


An intermediary will be
in contact with you soon.

Don't hurt her.
She's a civilian.


What now?

Now we let him sit and think
about his life for a while.

"The Electrocutioner"!


No pressure.

- Don't worry, we'll get him.
- Yeah, and we got 17 hours to do so.

I love the name.

It's catchy, has drama.

The Electro-cutioner.

Speaking of which, given
the general mode of attack,

may I suggest... you both
wear your...

department-issue galoshes
while you're out in the field.


In the event of...
electrical... misadventure...,

your footwear should be

No, Mom!

I'm not gonna wear my rubbers
on the case.

Nygma, give 'em here.


All right,
so what do we know?

Gruber wasn't too happy
with Irwin.

Maybe they were partners
in crime, Irwin turned on him,

Gruber took the fall.

Detective Gordon.

Dr. Thompkins?

My friends call me Lee.

you got your job back.

Or... not, depending.

- It's good to see you.
- Is it?

I... I know you're...
caught up with the escape.

- That's why I'm here.
- Is everything okay?

Must be... chaos down there.

We're getting by just fine.
Thanks for asking.

Oh, right, this is my partner,
Harvey Bullock.


Detective Bullock.

Who's your little friend there?

Oh, this is why I'm here.

One of the women in my wing
is a pagan sorceress.

- Of course.
- She's very popular.

The inmates make dolls
to look like people

that they want to curse.

And then they give it
to the sorceress to curse them.

In exchange for extra soda and candy.

I curse you all the time,
you never give me candy.

I asked her if Gruber had
ever given her a doll to curse,

and she said yes.

This is the doll.

His name is Mr. M.

You owe me for a double six-pack
of root beer.

Mr. M?

Mr. M.

Mr. M...

Who does this look like to you?

I tell this guy,
I said: "Maurice...,

we've pulled out half
your freaking teeth.

What the hell are you waiting for?
The tooth fairy?"


So what he does?
You know what Maurice does?

He smiles at me.

So I say: "I'm gonna take out
another one, man."

I go to his molar.

I got to get Mario and Gabe
to help me pull it out!

Do excuse me.

Right. So, we're, like,
pulling it, we're pulling it, right?!

And finally we get it out!
The thing is this big...


Come see me.
I need you.

I'm on my way.

What... What's wrong?

Somebody took Liza.
Come, quickly.

You sly devil.

You took her.

You're mine now.

So I'm trying to tell this guy:
"Let him talk."

Because now he's trying to talk,

but now I don't understand him
'cause he's got no teeth, right?

So, I'm saying:
"Let him talk, clean him out!

He's gonna tell us something."

Don Maroni, sir, forgive me.

Such fun we're having.

But I regret that I must run away.

If you'll let me.

My mother is sick.

Well, a sick mother's
a sick mother.



Penguin, you all right?!


Hey, kid, what are you...?

What's going on here?

Get down!

I don't know what happened.
It was like a silent bomb.

You know who did this, right?


A few years ago, Jack Buchinsky
and partners unknown

knocked over four banks.

Killed six people.

Buchinsky went down for life.

His partners were never caught.

You're one of those partners.

The one that took his share
and sold him up the river, I expect.

What guy was this?

Bu... Uh... Who?

While he's out there
looking to hurt you,

he doesn't care
who else he hurts.

Women, kids.


That's not my fault.

Help me do the right thing here,
Don Maroni.

Let me place you
in protective custody.

- Protective custody?
- Yes.

Bait, you mean.

We catch our bad guy,

you get rid
of a dangerous nuisance.

We both come out ahead.

Excuse me!


I... must be going!

Very urgent business!...

w... wi... wi... with Falcone!

All right. Make yourself at home.

Hey, sweetheart.

Get me a double espresso,
extra sugar.

I'm Barbara.

Barbara Kean.

My parents, they live here.

It's very nice to see you,

Isn't it, Everett?

Y... Yes, very nice.

It's nice to see you too.

You've been well, I hope?


And you?


Are you s... staying the night?

Uh, if that's all right.

In fact, uh...,

I... I... I thought maybe
I could stay a few days.

If that's...

Oh, I see.

Yes, of course.

I'm sure you're going to be...
frightfully bored.

But stay until the weekend...,

by all means.

Thank you.

How's that young man of yours?

The policeman?

All well, I hope?


He's well, thank you.


We're very happy.

Very happy.

You guys are, like,
hungry for this.

What do you guys do here
for excitement?

Remember that joke about the, uh,
what is it?

The two cops and the undertaker
that go on a fishing boat.

When you use
a tethered goat as bait,

shouldn't the goat be out
in the jungle and not in the house?

This house is
the best-defended spot in Gotham.

Buchinsky is crazy... and arrogant
and resourceful.

Wherever Maroni is,
he'll come after him.

He'll enjoy the challenge.

Hey there.

Hi... Hi, boss.

How long have I been unconscious?

Couple of hours.

Oh, my gosh.

I... I must go.

My... My poor mother is...

Your mother can wait.

It's her heart..., poor thing.


She... She might be taken
at any moment...


But, by all means,
of course, she can wait.

When you woke up before,

you said you had
urgent business...

with Falcone.

I did?

I said that?

Did I?


Some people have called me
about your girl Liza.

They want me to help make a deal.

I didn't think it was going to be you.

I'm sorry.

I'm just an intermediary.

I just want to help.

Please, my dear.


I know this is you.

Be honest.

It's me.

Of course it is.

How long have I known you?

You're the smart one in the family.
Didn't I always say so?

She won't be hurt.

Leave Gotham, that's all.

Leave Gotham,
never come back.

You can take her with you.


That's the right decision.
I'll make the arrangements.

You were always my favorite.

Wait for my call.

He's leaving?

You did it?


The genius!
The... The... The vision!

You brought down
the old man..., finally.

Let's celebrate.

Butch, this is not the time
to celebrate.

He was a great man once.

You don't think somebody
would take him out

if he stayed on?

I am doing him a favor
and giving him an easy way out!

I owe him... at least that.

Of course.

You're right.

It's best for everyone.

How did he sound?


Look at me.

Is there something
you're not telling me?


You're going to have to leave town
with him,

string him along for a while.

Do you think you can do that?



But you like him, though,
don't you?

Well, I can like him, can't I?

He's been a... perfect gentleman.

He could've done anything...

and he never laid a hand on me.

Liza, you can like him
all you want.

But you can never...
tell him the truth.

I know that.


Let me go to work.



If Fish and the others and...
There must be others.

If they all want me to step away
so badly, maybe it's time.

Why not?

Why am I still here fighting?

For what?

For respect.

You're Don Carmine Falcone.


Who cares?

They all want me to go live
in the country with Liza.

I would like that.

That's what I want too.

So why not do it?


Don't talk that way, sir.

And just me on my own?

I can take out Fish's crew easy.

You're not listening, Victor.

Your job...
is to keep me and Liza safe...

through the coming transaction.

That's all.

Yes, sir.

- Miss Kringle?
- What?!


The cupcake is sweet,
the bullet is deadly.

A beautiful woman's a dangerous thing.

Uh, uh, listen, I, uh...

Uh, that is so...

I don't...

I don't even know
what to say to that.

Nygma, you perv, back off.

Can't you see the lady
doesn't want you bugging her?

I, uh...

Hey, there. Hey, now.
Who's bugging who?

I'm just, I'm just...

What's green and then red?
Frogs in a blender.

Walk away, Nygma.

Walk away.

I'm very sorry if I've...
offended you, Miss Kringle.

That was not my intention.

Do you hear that?


Thank you.

He's so weird.

I have no business
with Falcone!

I swear on my mother's life!

May God...

strike her dead with horrible torment
if I'm lying!

Okay then, my friend.

I'm sorry I doubted you.

Go see your mom.

Give her a kiss for me.

Thank you.

Ah. There's the one.

Under that funny-looking fellow there.

Take him to the truck.

They didn't cook.

Just stunned.

I expected more...


You want "oomph", Jack?


Officer Gordon.

Nice shoes.

Detective Gordon.

Hands up, both of you.

Uh, you might wanna drop that.

Why fight me, Gordon?

Who here...
deserves your... protection?

- Any of them?
- All of them!

Even Maroni?! Please!

Just let me... kill...
this false friend

and get on with my life.

All this fight.

And for what?

I'm putting you back in Arkham, Jack.

That's closer to the mark,
now, isn't it, Jim?

You need to win, don't you?

You pretend to care about the law,

but in your heart,
it's all primitive ego.

And you lust...
for blood... and power.

You just hate to lose.

You know what? You're right.

I do hate to lose.


Congratulations, young man.

A new day.

New day.

Next man that tries
to take away my shield...,

one way or another...,
I'm gonna make him eat it.

Say again?

New day, Commissioner.

I hope you have
some nasty pictures of him,

because I bet what you said
was very, very rude.

I'm done being careful.

You think you've been careful
so far?

Men like Commissioner Loeb
are never gonna trust me.

You think you've been careful
so far?

So why play nice?

You think... you've been
careful so far?

Don't worry.
I know what I'm doing.

Let's go grab a beer.

Now you're messing
with my mind.

I need something stronger
than a beer.

o mio babbino caro

Hush, young man.

I can hear you sigh.

Sorry, sir.

Let him be.

It's good to see you, old friend.

I am so sorry it took me so long
to get here.

Such a day I've had...,

I won't even tell you.

But I'm here.

You were right about Fish.

It's her that's taken Liza.

Sir, allow me...,

but I must tell you
what I've discovered.

You're not gonna wanna hear this.


Liza was planted on you by Fish.

She belongs to Fish.

This was a setup from the start.

She found a girl that looked
just like your mother

and... trained her up...


I... I'm sorry.

- Prove that.
- How?

I... I can't.

I just know.

You're wrong.

When have I been wrong?

Hello, Fish.

Don Falcone.

We will meet at my place.



Is she there?
Is Liza there now?

Can I speak to her?


What time?

In an hour.

I'll be there.


Don Falcone.

How's this work?

Liza is close by.

All I need for you to do
is sign papers...

relinquish all control
of the family.

And then you're both free
to leave.


You think papers make a don?

I'm offering you a way out,

I appreciate that.

Thank you.

But I need to see her first.

Before I sign anything,
I need to know she's all right.

She's fine.

I need to see her.

Or no deal.

Are you all right?

I'm okay.

How long have you known
Fish Mooney?


I don't.

I just met her now.


A little bird told me you and she
have been friends for a while.


Told me that she told you stuff
about my mother

so that I'd get all caught up
in you.

Because Fish knows.

You know, about my mother.

You know how much
I loved my mother,

because we talked about her...
all the time, you and me.

Remember, Fish?
Back in the day?

I do.

It seems as though a little bird
has been making a bit of mischief.


That's what I had hoped.

But the truth is plain to see.

I am very disappointed
at my own stupidity.

I'm sorry, Liza.

Is that your name?

I'm sorry you had to get mixed up
in this.

Because I'm sure you're a...

good, honest girl, really.


I want these two alive for now.

Lock them up someplace.

Don't bother yelling for help.
All your people are dead.


you have to under...

I can forgive all kinds
of betrayal and dishonesty.

But my mother?

How dare you use my sainted mother
against me?

That's wrong!

- You'll suffer for that.
- I need you to...

Thank you, Fish.

For the first time in a long time,
I feel alive.

I remember who I am.

I remember why I'm here.

- Just listen...
- You can come out now!

Right as usual, my friend.

Say your good-byes quickly.

Ms. Mooney has places to go.

Hello, Fish.


Dr. Thompkins?



The desk sergeant said
it was okay to come back here.

I didn't mean to disturb you.

No, no. It's okay.
Something wrong?

No. Uh, I was in the area...

and, uh, my sorceress
wants her doll back.

Right, yeah.

Is that why you're here?



She does want her doll back,
but, uh...

Not entirely, no.

You live here?

Sort of between places right now.

I don't know why I'm here.


A whim.


Hey, Gordon, did you hear?

There's been a big shootout
at Fish Mooney's place.

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