For those of you wondering when Crystal Reed’s Sofia Falcone is going to impact Gotham, we now have an answer for you. Gotham season 4 episode 3, which carries with it the title of “A Dark Knight: They Who Hide Behind Masks.” In just looking at that, it feels like we’re getting ever closer to Bruce Wayne becoming Batman. Beyond that, it also feels more like we are going to be seeing Jim take some big swings in order to ensure that crime is contained in the city that he loves.
They say that desperate times call for desperate measures, and we absolutely don’t think that there are any measures more desperate than seeking out help from the Falcone family! They’ve got a history of doing terrible things, but Gordon may still think that their many misgivings are still better than a certain Oswald Cobblepot.
This episode is going to air on Thursday, October 5, and maybe the synopsis below is going to give you a sense that Sofia could be better than her infamous father Carmine — she may at least have more of an interest in helping:
“Gordon takes matters into his own hands when he travels to Miami in attempts to persuade Carmine Falcone for his help in the fight against Penguin. There, he meets Carmine’s (guest star John Doman) daughter, Sofia (Crystal Reed), who unexpectedly follows Gordon back to Gotham. The battle for Penguin’s prized weaponry continues during auction night at the Iceberg Lounge and Bruce’s presence puts him on Penguin’s radar.”
Here is the primary thing that Gordon needs to be worried about in dealing with Sofia: He is responsible for the death of Mario Falcone, even if Mario was bound to die eventually, anyway, because of the Alice Tetch virus. It’s hard to forgive someone, even if they were doing what they felt was right in the moment and that they were actually limiting the total loss of life in doing so.
As for the Bruce Wayne story, let’s just say that we’re getting all the more intrigued that the vigilante could be squaring off against the Penguin sooner rather than later. (Side note: There’s an exclusive CarterMatt interview coming on Monday with David Mazouz, one in which we discuss Bruce’s transformation and some of the very-cool stuff that is coming his way.)
With Gotham, we do think that it’s a story mostly about dynamics, relationships, and trying to use those around you to make the world better. This is what Gordon is trying to do, and to an extent the same goes for Bruce. They have almost a utilitarian view of the city at this point — they are just trying to reduce pain and create the best environment possible, even though they realize that there’s no perfect way to do so.
What do you want to see in regards to Gotham season 4 episode 3, and are you psyched to see what Sofia Falcone brings to the show? Share in the comments below! (Photo: Fox.)