Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Balloonman | Gotham | vlog #3

Detectives Gordon and Bullock track a vigilante targeting corrupt citizens and strapping them to weather balloons – his latest victim being a rich con man named Ronald Danzer. Detectives Montoya and Allen question Gordon about what really happened to Cobblepot, who returns to town in order to get revenge on Fish Mooney. He gets a job at mafia don Sal Maroni's restaurant, being befriended by Maroni himself. "Balloonman" strikes again by targeting corrupt GCPD member Lt. Bill Cranston. Bullock and Gordon later trace the remaining missing balloons to Carl Smickers' apartment, making him a suspect. Mooney arranges for Falcone's comare Natalia to be in an accident. Bullock interrogates Smickers, who mentions never seeing the face to whom he gave the remaining balloons. After Cardinal Quinn's death and finding a set of keys in the body of Lt. Bill Cranston, Gordon has an idea on who Balloonman is. Upon arriving at the old juvenile facility, Gordon and Bullock find another balloon, but get ambushed by Davis Lamond (Dan Bakkedahl), who holds Bullock at gunpoint and mentions the crimes of Danzer, Cranston, and Cardinal Quinn. He further reveals it is corruption like Mayor James' plan to relocate non-adoptable street kids to a prison that ultimately drove him to become the Balloonman. Bullock gets free and manages to attach the final weather balloon to Lamond with the intention of releasing the balloon, but Gordon grabs onto it and orders Bullock to shoot the balloon. After a short debate with Gordon, Bullock shoots the balloon. Before Lamond enters an ambulance, he warns Gordon that more vigilantes will follow in his path. At his home later, Gordon receives a surprise visit from Cobblepot.
Originally aired 10/6/14
Written by John Stephens
Directed by Dermott Downs

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