WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE LATEST EPISODE OF GOTHAM, 'HEROES RISE: THE PRIMAL RIDDLE'!
Tonight's episode of Gotham brought the city even closer to its knees. The bomb is set to go off sometime soon, The Riddler has been taken by his ultimate villain, Penguin is rallying a dangerous group of villains, and Jim Gordon has joined the Court of Owls.
In the midst of all that, it was also revealed that a major player in the game of Gotham-chess has a limited amount of time left on their lifespan. The living and breathing clone of Bruce Wayne, aptly called Dopple-Bruce, is dying.
After playing chess with Alfred, DB noticed that his nose was bleeding again. He left Wayne Manor, and went to his boss at the Court of Owls.
There, Katherine revealed that, as he had guessed, this version of Bruce won't last much longer. She apologizes to him, saying that the method that created him was flawed, and that his lifespan was never meant to be permanent.
DB asks if Bruce will be back before he dies, and Katherine tells him that he will. Bruce will be back long before anything happens to DB.
This was comforting, because that meant DB can truly fulfill his purpose. Katherine gave him a mission, game him meaning, so that he didn't feel terrible about existing in the first place.
GOTHAM’S MOST UNHINGED VILLAINS UNITE - Some of Gotham’s most unhinged villains band together, while The Riddler continues his conquest of the city. Gordon is on a search for answers and all roads keep leading him back to the Court of Owls. Meanwhile, as Alfred begins to notice a change in Bruce, Bruce 2 confides in Selina (Camren Bicondova).
The regular cast features Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, and Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter.
The guest cast includes Richard Kind as Aubrey James, Leslie Hendrix as Kathryn, Camila Perez as Firefly, and Nathan Darrow as Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze.