"Wrath of the villains" is well underway, and while Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) rests easy in the belief that Mr Freeze's (Nathan Darrow) threat on "Gotham" is over, the cryogenics scientist is living on in Dr Strange's (BD Wong) laboratory, along with other villains like Theo Galavan (James Frain). Meanwhile, Bruce (David Mazouz) has decided to hunt down the man that killed his parents, and make him pay for the crime.
In the previously aired Season 2 Episode "A Dead Man Feels No Cold," fans saw Alfred (Sean Pertwee) giving Bruce the details Galavan tried to hide from him. However, Alfred made him promise Bruce would not kill the man when they find him, but leave the killing to Alfred. The loyal butler told the young master he was too young to have murder on his hands.
Towards the end of the episode, though, he asked Selina (Camren Bicondova) to help him track Patrick "Matches" Malone, the man who killed his parents. He plans on killing the man when they find him, despite Selina echoing Alfred's worries. She reminded Bruce he wasn't even able to push a man over the window and asked how would be fire a gun at someone point blank.
Selina also warned Bruce if he were to go through with murder, he would never be the same again. "That's what I am counting on," he had replied.
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Despite Bruce's tactful planning and help from Selina, it looks like Alfred figured out Bruces plans before he executed them. It is understood Alfred will enlist the help of Jim in finding and stopping Bruce before it is too late.
Jim will hopefully have a way of making Bruce see that committing cold-blooded murder will not help resolving anything. After all, he too committed murder in the mid-season finale by killing Galavan, the price of which is now being paid by Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), who is trapped in Arkham Asylum.
Although "Gotham" teases the upcoming "This Ball of Mud and Meanness" with "Is Bruce ready to cross that line," fans can find solace in the fact that Bruce is on the journey to become Batman. Unlike many other superheroes, the Dark Knight is a symbol of good judgment and action. Despite his young age, Bruce already has these qualities, and while he may reach the brink of committing murder, he might not cross that line.
Watch Season 2 episode 14 of "Gotham" at 8 p.m. (EST) Monday, March 14. You can also live-stream "This Ball of Mud and Meanness" via Fox Now.