This is the recap megathread for Gotham Episode 6 “By Fire”. Be warned, there will be spoilers beyond this point.
Another solid Gotham. It closed out the Firefly story but revealed a new mysery and set in motion some major events. A few of my thoughts,
- There were basically four stories in this episode. You had the cops looking for Firefly, Butch trying to get into Theo’s good graces to look for Mama Penguin, Selina trying to help Bridget get out of the city, and the blooming relationship betwenn Nygma and Kringle.Bruce has what i would call at best a few scenes.
- I’ll start with the last one since it’s shortest. Nygma overhears Kringle telling Lee that while she likes him, she wishes he was more forceful. That night after dinner they have sex and in an attempt to show what she means to him confesses that he had killed Tom Dougherty to keep him from hurting her. She finally realizes the kind of person he is and tries to flee but Nygma grabbes her and while pleaing with her to understand the kind of person he really is and swearing he would never hurt her, strangles her to death. Whomp Whomp.
- I knew it would be a sad end for Miss Kringle and I was right. I suppose we should be thankful they didn’t have him rape her. Honestly though, I never thought that would happen. I think he genuinelly cared for her and thought he was protecting her by killing Tom. And he only told her because he thought she wanted someone more agressive and forceful. But she’s gone and with her some of these rather interesting theories. I like the idea of her being related to the evil Santa portrayed in Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special Vol 1 1