One by one, city council members are murdered by a 'pro'. A jailed mob hit-man identifies him by the common element, use of a sharp tube, as Richard Gladwell, or actually that city employee's murderer who stole his identity years ago. Oswald Cobblepot reveals his return in Gotham to highly unamused James Gordon and tips him off it's the precursor to a bloody gang war over 'Arkham', while sneakily working his way up from dishwasher to manager of mob lord Sal Maroni's HQ restaurant. After consulting Bruce Wayne and his butler-guardian-confident Alfred Pennyworth, Gordon realizes it's a fight between Falcone and Maroni, who both employ the same killer, over two alternatives for late tycoon Wayne's philanthropic project to renovate Arkham, Gotham's last derelict quarter, renovating both cheep housing and the mental asylum. James's spoiled fiancée Barbara Kean refuses to stay with him when he denies her confidential police information. Working out the mayor is the next target, Gordon steps...
Did You Know?
The spring-loaded monocular that fatally penetrates the eye of an unsuspecting viewer when focused, was similar to the lethal binoculars used in Horrors of the Black Museum
(1959) that featured Michael Gough
. Gough went on to play the British butler Alfred Pennyworth in Tim Burton
's Batman movie series and his character is portrayed here by British actor Sean Pertwee
. See more
When Gladwell is entering mayor's house, there is rain everywhere but on him. In contrast to the rain that fell on Gordon couple of minutes ago. See more
[answering a knock at their door
Hello, James, old friend... You must be Barbara.
Yes, please come in...
James, hi. I'm Peter. Peter Humboldt. Heh. Lovely to meet you at last. You're even more beautiful than I imagined.
Shush. Nice to meet you, Peter. I never meet Jim's friends. He never tells me anything.
Don't I know it.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.40
Written by Siouxsie Sioux
(uncredited) John McGeoch (uncredited) and Steven Severin
Performed by Makenzie Leigh See more