‘Gotham Knights’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 12 “Metropolis of Owls”

The Unhealthy Man Wins

Cheering opens the episode. Lincoln March — confirmed unhealthy man — proclaims to a crowd, “Isn’t it nice when the great man wins?” He was the one mayoral candidate in Gotham that wasn’t revealed because the deadbeat dad of one in every of Gotham’s most needed, so to no-one’s shock, he received.

Interspersed with Lincoln’s speech, we see Courtroom of Owls goons exhuming a casket and wheeling it right into a room stuffed with medical tools. They open it, revealing the physique of a person. As a substitute of a shroud, he was buried beneath a Talon costume. Gloved arms start to organize an Electrum concoction.

As soon as the combination is run, the person’s eyes jerk open. Because the digital camera strikes out, we see that the giver of the Electrum serum was Rebecca March.

Beep, Beep, Beep

On the Belfry, Harper brings Stephanie espresso. She appears reserved as she compliments Stephanie on standing as much as her mother and father. Stephanie makes a remark concerning the “sober mild of day” that doesn’t land proper between the 2 maybe-sorta lovebirds. Stephanie instantly begins to elucidate what she meant, however they’re interrupted by a wierd noise someplace within the Belfry.

Downstairs, Cullen is happy to get up with out Duela as his alarm clock. He greets Turner and tries to ask him how he’s doing, what with Duela bailing, however Turner is distracted by the identical beeping that Harper and Stephanie heard.

After bickering over Duela (and whether or not she left them a ticking time bomb) the Knights lastly uncover the supply of the sound — it’s a low battery warning on the receiver for the lapel digital camera. The one Turner wore to the Courtroom of Owls gala, which Brody instructed them Lincoln destroyed. The Knights name Carrie and work out that both Brody lied, or he didn’t ship the textual content to Stephanie, as a result of the digital camera should nonetheless be in a single piece to be sending the sign. Which suggests the cardboard — with footage that might show their innocence — would possibly nonetheless exist too.

Stephanie tells the group that Brody talked about stashing the video along with his weed. They understand that they have already got plans of the penthouse, because the Marches stay in one of many buildings designed by Alan Wayne. Whereas they focus on, Lincoln seems on the TV, speaking about doubling the reward to search out Bruce Wayne’s killers. Stephanie notices that the report is stay, which means that Lincoln just isn’t house. Time to maneuver!

Mr. Mayor

Lincoln is celebrating his election, schmoozing with Gotham’s strongest. A shocking constituent turns up — Harvey Dent. The 2 have a hushed argument whereby Lincoln reveals that he is aware of Harvey slept with Rebecca and Harvey reveals that he is aware of Lincoln was concerned with killing Bruce. Sadly, Lincoln has had Harvey fired as D.A., making his efforts to unravel Bruce’s homicide that a lot tougher. As their bickering escalates, Cullen — disguised as everybody’s favourite GCPD rookie — steps between them and tells Lincoln he’ll handle Harvey.

Cullen and Harvey discuss on the best way out. The interplay was a ruse so Cullen may get shut sufficient to swipe Lincoln’s pockets, containing the important thing card to his condo.

Ground Nu

Stephanie and Harper group up, with Lincoln’s keycard in hand, to infiltrate March Tower. Cullen will get into the safety cameras and disables the safety sensors. As quickly as they get inside, Stephanie heads to the outlet the place Brody stashed the products. The digital camera and the cardboard are nonetheless there. Which is nice, however confirms that Brody didn’t ship the textual content saying they had been destroyed, and he’s possible in bother.

Harper and Stephanie are interrupted by a safety alert. Earlier than they’ve time to behave, two safety guards burst in. The ladies handle to seize their weapons and take them out (Stephanie’s been working towards).

GCPD encompass the constructing; Harper and Stephanie want one other manner out. Determined, they struggle the oddly-named ground “N” within the elevator. It seems to be a hidden ground 13 Alan Wayne constructed.

The sign between the Knights dies, inflicting Harper to mutter that her and timing aren’t besties. Stephanie calls her out, and Harper confesses that she’s uncertain if Stephanie actually needed to kiss her after standing as much as her mother and father or if she’s simply the final particular person Stephanie’s mother and father would have needed her to be with. Stephanie instantly reassures her. An try to rectify the scenario by kissing her once more goes awry when Harper notices a casket over Stephanie’s shoulder.

The 2 method cautiously, leaping in horror when there’s a sudden banging noise. From inside the casket comes Brody’s voice, yelling for assist. They shortly bust him out, however earlier than he can clarify something, the elevator begins to maneuver. Brody tells them to run and conceal.

The Owls Are within the Home

Lower off from Harper and Stephanie, Turner and Cullen focus on how possible it’s that each one of Alan Wayne’s buildings had a secret thirteenth ground — which might imply Wayne Tower had one too.

Harvey is in his workplace, cracking open a bottle he’d been gifted by Bruce, when he will get the decision from Turner. Turner relays their suspicions a couple of secret ground in Wayne Tower, and the way Lincoln may need recognized about it and instructed his Talon to make use of it to enter undetected.

Harvey agrees to go try Wayne Tower.


Again at March Tower, Harper and Stephanie’s efforts to cover fail. Harper manages to reconnect to Cullen, however half manner by way of telling him that they discovered Brody, they’re interrupted by two Courtroom of Owls goons. Brody tackles them, and a struggle ensues. He knocks out the primary, however the second brings Brody’s heroic streak to an finish as he peppers his chest with bullets.

Stephanie screams. Harper knocks out the second goon with a wood help, and so they run to Brody’s facet simply in time for him to gasp and get up.

“Apparently I can’t die,” Brody says, groaning in ache.

Again on the Belfry, the Knights get extra of a proof. Brody’s mother put Electrum in his tooth, stabbed him, then locked him in a coffin.

Harper efficiently retrieves the video. It’s intact, and proves the Courts crimes, however they’re masked the entire time. So, it doesn’t present who anybody is. Fortunately, throughout Brody’s stint within the casket, he heard the Owls speaking, and he is aware of there’s going to be a celebration that evening, and the place it’s being held.

The group shortly name Carrie to loop her in, however she’s stopped by her mother on the best way out. They argue as she tries to cease Carrie from leaving, reminding her that nobody is bulletproof. Carrie argues again that the great guys aren’t those she ought to be combating. Regardless of her mother yelling after her, Carrie heads out to assist the remainder of the Gotham Knights.

Doe Household Enterprise

In her camper, Jane Doe is inspecting Duela’s new look and attempting to give you a brand new identify for her. Duela is extra involved about discovering out whether or not her mother is mad at her for failing to kill Harvey Dent. Jane reassures her that she’s not; Duela pulled the set off, and that instructed her the place she stands.

They chortle about how they ruined Harvey’s life, even when he did survive. And, Jane factors out, as quickly as she will get cash from her final job, they’re outta right here. Duela questions when she had time to tug a job, however she’s evasive.

Outdoors, Duela contemplates the Joker card that she at all times carries. After a second, she units it on hearth. Her tearful second is interrupted by an offended yell from inside. Duela finds a annoyed Jane within the kitchen. Jane tells her that the cash’s gone — the massive payout she was anticipating from her final job fell by way of.

Duela tries to placate Jane by suggesting different jobs they’ll pull, however Jane is prickly and irritated, responding by reminding Duela how costly she is for them proper now, needing a brand new identification. Jane means that Duela goes again to the Belfry to get the Courtroom of Owls watches, for fencing. Duela doesn’t wish to, however her mother pushes. Reluctantly, Duela agrees.


Whereas the group are making their strategy to the Owls’ social gathering, Harvey is overriding the elevator in Wayne Tower to make it take him to ground 13.

Throughout city, Rebecca is perfecting her social gathering desk when one of many masked Courtroom goons brings her a recording of Stephanie and Harper breaking into March Tower. She dismisses him, saying she’ll cope with it.

As soon as the Courtroom has assembled, Lincoln indicators for consideration. Rebecca steps out of the shadows and removes her masks. She makes a speech celebrating Lincoln’s election and their discovery of extra Electrum.

Whereas Rebecca recites the Courtroom of Owls rhyme, we see Harvey making his strategy to Wayne Tower’s thirteenth ground. He finds Alan Wayne’s secret workplace filled with notes, newspaper clippings, and extra. Lastly, he picks up an outdated portrait of a really acquainted girl. “Physician Leviticus,” he reads. “Rebecca.”

Coming to the tip of her rhyme, Rebecca responds to one of many Courtroom saying that they now not have a Talon by bringing out a shock — a number of resurrected Talons. Rebecca proposes a toast.

Lincoln is displeased that she didn’t inform him she was bringing the Talons again. In a facet room, she tells him concerning the break-in. Lincoln begins to wrestle to remain upright as she confesses her contingency plan to erase her personal involvement from the Courtroom earlier than they’re revealed. Poisoned, Lincoln falls to the ground. The Electrum in him received’t let him die, Rebecca agrees, nevertheless it received’t wake him up till he’s been uncovered because the Courtroom’s chief and he’s six toes beneath the bottom.

“You’re pure evil.”
“And also you’re simply one other man taking credit score for a girl’s work.”

Lincoln and Rebecca March

The Culling of the Owls

Because the Knights excellent their plan to infiltrate the social gathering, Duela arrives on the Belfry. Turner tries to attraction to her, reminding her that they’re her household too, however he’s unsuccessful. He tells Duela about her mother drugging him, and she or he realizes that handing over Turner was the job that fell by way of. Though she’s clearly upset, Duela grabs the watches and leaves.

The Knights get into the social gathering with relative ease. Harper even stops to kiss Stephanie on the best way, as they acquired interrupted earlier. However their good luck is brief lived as they enter the corridor the place the social gathering is happening.

The gorgeous dinner desk that Rebecca laid is roofed in blood and surrounded by useless Owls, their throats slit by Talons. Brody discovers his father on the head of the desk, as unmoving as the remaining.

Whereas the group attempt to work out what occurred, GCPD swarm the constructing. The Knights have been arrange. Once more.

Physician Leviticus

Harvey’s investigation of Wayne Tower’s thirteenth ground is interrupted by Rebecca. He confronts her about all of it — being Physician Leviticus, and being set as much as take the autumn for the Courtroom. She denies nothing, and as a substitute tells him what number of occasions she’s needed to begin over with a brand new identification, alone. She loves Harvey, and needs him along with her.

Horrified, Harvey tells Rebecca that the lady he cherished was a mirage, and he may by no means love somebody as merciless and twisted as her.

“Are you positive about that?” Rebecca asks as two of her goons drag him away.

The Sins of the Mom

Gotham Information experiences the day’s large story: Gotham’s most-wanted fugitives have been discovered on the scene of a grisly mass homicide. The Gotham Knights are proper again the place they began the season: in a holding cell on the GCPD, however now with Stephanie, Carrie, and Brody too.

The digital camera pans out to indicate Duela tearfully watching the information. “Even Little Fowl,” she murmurs. Rising, Duela turns to the place Jane is inspecting the watches. She tells her she dreamed of being along with her since she was just a little woman, however proper now her mates want her.

Jane pulls Duela right into a hug earlier than stabbing a syringe into her again. “I like you Duela, I at all times will,” she says. “However cash’s simply too good.”

Elsewhere, Rebecca addresses her group of Talons. “Your targets are locked in a jail cell downtown. Kill all of them.”

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