WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE LATEST EPISODE OF GOTHAM, 'HEROES RISE: ALL WILL BE JUDGED'!
This week's episode of Gotham was action-packed, and the Nathaniel Barnes storyline finally paid some dangerous dividends. He may not be Bane, but he proved his worth to the plot when he executed his first victim tonight.
However, the victim wasn't who you'd expect. Instead of killing one of the good guys that was trying to stop him, Barnes turned his axe on Katherine.
A few minutes prior, Katherine told Jim she wasn't the head of the Court of Owls, and he was a fool to think that. Then, Barnes attacked the precinct. Katherine thought that he was coming to save her.
As Barnes is tearing the place apart, trying to judge Jim and the others, Katherine orders him to get her out of there. She tells him to, "Stop this nonsense."
He must have thought she was looking down on his noble plan, as he proved that what he was doing was important. He immediately cut off her head, and proceeded with his plan.
The Court of Owls didn't lose their leader, as Katherine made clear, but the organization did lose the face that fans Gotham recognized.
IT'S JUDGEMENT DAY - Temple Shaman reveals his hand to Bruce Wayne and sets up the next phase of training. Gordon and Bullock are put into danger as they come across a crystal owl that reveals the most coveted secrets of Gotham's underworld. Meanwhile, Nygma and Penguin are forced to work together to get out of a tricky situation.
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 Nathaniel Barnes/The Executioner, and Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter.
The guest cast includes James Carpinello as Mario Calvi, Leslie Hendrix as Kathryn, and Raymond J. Barry as Temple Shaman.