Gotham: Bride from Hell (S2 E8 RECAP)
You know what they say:
Hell hath no fury like a woman who left her fiance to have an affair with her former girlfriend, but when that girlfriend kicks her out for being a pill addict, she runs back to the fiance only to find out he’s moved on to Dr. Pretty.
No one’s ever said that, because it makes no sense, except in Barbara’s drug-addled psychopathic Barbie brain, which was on full display throughout this episode.
The episode opens with a glimpse into Barbara’s inner crazy. She’s having a nightmare where she’s at her wedding rehearsal with Jim, Penguin is the minister, a bird flies out of her mouth, Dr. Pretty ends up wearing Barbara’s dress, and Barbara ends up sitting in the church pews in a straitjacket with a group of Arkham-ites laughing and then pointing guns at her.
When Barbara wakes up, Theo promises to make her dreams come true — today will be the day she kills Jim Gordon.
Jim Runs to Miss Abyss
Just as Jim is trying to convince his boss that Theo is behind all the recent murders, Barbara arrives at GCPD headquarters. It’s no accident. Theo sent Barbara there to distract Jim while Theo tries to convince Lil Bruce Wayne to sell Wayne Enterprises to Galavan.
Jim interrogates Barbara while Captain Barnes, Harvey, Lee and the others watch from another room. In a scene reminiscent of the infamous Carrie Mathison-Brody Homeland interrogation, Jim tries to use their past intimacy (he kisses Barbara) to get Barbara to give evidence against Theo. It doesn’t work. Barbara agrees to tell Jim everything after she shows him something at a location she will not disclose.
Everyone thinks it’s a trap, but Jim wants to play along anyway.
Surprise, surprise – it is a trap…
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