Gotham A Dark Knight Queen Takes Knight Recap Season 4 Episode 11 – Gotham “A Dark Knight: Queen Takes Knight” begins with Jim Gordon contemplating the escape of Professor Pyg, aka Lazlo Valentin, from jail. Finding the body of a dead doctor suggests that the fugitive has already had his appearance changed again and is in the wind.
Gotham A Dark Knight Queen Takes Knight Recap Season 4 Episode 11
Meanwhile, the big war between Penguin and Sofia Falcone is cut short by the arrival of Sofia’s father, Carmine Falcone, from his retirement home to take his wayward daughter home. Gordon is present when a dark van shows up and ends Carmine Falcone and puts a bullet in Sofia, placing her in a wheelchair.
The mistake of bringing Sofia in to take care of Penguin apparently rectified, Gordon uses his new-found respect at the Gotham City Police Department to start a new war on crime. This involves kicking in doors and shooting back at any thug who resists arrest. Oddly, Gordon does not arrest Penguin for the murder of Carmine and maiming of Sofia, even though everyone thinks he did it. Gordon does not believe that enough evidence exists to make such an arrest. Penguin is fervently denying that he arranged for the shooting.
The trio of Barbara, Tabitha, and Selina are attempted to carve out their own sphere of influence as Sofia is apparently crippled, and Penguin is reeling, taking over the latter’s club as their new base of operations. Tabitha kidnaps Solomon and starts to beat him with a metal pipe until he starts to remember that he was once Butch. Nygma yells at his Riddler persona that he sees in a mirror.
Things take a turn when Sofia tells Gordon that Penguin blew up a young orphan boy named Martine. Penguin, in fact, faked the boy’s death, but deliberately did not inform himself where he was taken to safety. Finally having evidence that the Penguin committed a crime, Gordon arrests him and locks him up. Then Sofia makes a disturbing revelation.
The murder of Carmine Falcone and her own shooting were arranged by Sofia herself, with none other than Lazlo Valentin shooting her. Not so maimed after all, Sofia rises from her chair and shoots Lazlo dead. She informs Gordon that it suits her purposes that he runs the police, but that he is now hers, since she has proof that the straight-arrow policeman suborned the help of a gangster to out away another gangster. Gordon now knows the truth that his estranged friend Harvey told him, shortly before he left his badge and gun. Nothing is gotten in Gotham for free.
Finally, Alfred has had enough of Bruce’s attempts to drown his pain in debauchery. He proposes that his ward go on an extended trip to the Alps to get his head straight. Bruce tells him that he will do no such thing. The two fight and things go too far as Alfred gives Bruce a bruise across his face.
Bruce takes the opportunity to get a legal document that emancipates him from Alfred. He is no longer Bruce’s guardian and no longer his butler. He is fired. As Alfred slinks away, Bruce returns to the serious business of partying, drinking, and sleeping with as many women as he can manage.
Other episodes of Gotham reviewed on TV Eskimo include:
s4e10 – A Dark Knight: Things That Go Boom
s4e9 – A Dark Knight: Let Them Eat Pie
s4e8 – A Dark Knight: Stop Hitting Yourself
s4e7 – A Dark Knight: A Day in the Narrows
s4e6 – A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon
s4e5 – A Dark Knight: The Blade’s Path
s4e4 – A Dark Knight: The Demon’s Head
s4e3 – A Dark Knight: They Who Hide Behind Masks
s4e2 – A Dark Knight: The Fear Reaper
s4e1 – A Dark Knight: Pax Penguina
Gotham A Dark Knight Queen Takes Knight Recap Season 4 Episode 11 characters and cast include:
James Gordon – Ben McKenzie (The O.C., 88 Minutes, Southland)
Harvey Bullock – Donal Logue (Grounded for Life, The Patriot, Blade, Vikings, Sons of Anarchy, Reindeer Games, ER)
Bruce Wayne – David Mazouz (Touch, The Games Maker, The Darkness)
Alfred Moneypenny – Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Equilibrium, Elementary, Event Horizon, Alan Partridge)
Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin – Robin Lord Taylor (Accepted, Another Earth, The Walking Dead)
Selina Kyle – Camren Bicondova (Girl House, Gotham Stories)
Tabitha Galavan – Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield, Pompeii, That Awkward Moment, Gracepoint, Evil Dead)
Sofia Falcone – Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf, Crazy Stupid Love, Skyline, Crush)
Ra’s al Ghul – Alexander Siddig (Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones, Da Vinci’s Demons, Syriana, Kingdom of Heaven, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Barbara Kean – Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones, Open Grave, Merlin, Breaking In, Being Human)
Leslie Thompkins – Morena Baccarin (The Flash, Deadpool, Homeland, V, Firefly, Serenity)
Solomon Grundy – Drew Powell (Straw Dogs, Ray Donovan, The Mentalist, Southland, Malcolm in the Middle, Wanderland)
Edward Nygma – Cory Michael Smith (Wonderstruck, Carol, Olive Kitteridge)
Lucius – Chris Chalk (The Newsroom, 12 Years a Slave, Homeland, Complications, Detroit)
Carmine Falcone – John Doman (Mystic River, The Wire, Berlin Station, The Affair, Person of Interest, House of Cards)
Professor Pyg – Michael Cerveris (The Mexican, Stake Land, Fringe, Mosaic, The Tick, The Good Wife)
Jerome Valeska – Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, The Giver, Mercy Street)