Since every episode of Fox’s Gotham features dozens of deaths, executive producer Bruno Heller and his team of writers do try to keep the major deaths for the season finales. That was the case once again with the two-hour season three finale, “Destiny Calling/HeavyDirtySoul.” Here’s a look at who some of the major deaths were. Of course, SPOILERS follow.
During Part 1, an infected Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) finally killed Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) once and for all. Fish was thought to have died at the end of season one, but came back to life and was turned into one of Hugo Strange’s (B.D. Wong) super-powered monsters. In the season three finale, Jim killed her during a fight with possible League of Shadows swordsmen who wanted the Alice Tetch Virus cure from Strange. Jim was still under the influence of the virus and put a sword through Fish’s stomach. Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) thought his mentor could survive another wound, but Fish knew it was the end.
Part 1 also ended with Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) putting a sword through Alfred Pennyworth’s (Sean Pertwee) heart under the influence of Ra’s Al Ghul (Alexander Siddig). But as any Batman fan knows, wherever Ra’s is, a Lazarus Pit must be nearby. After Ra’s suddenly disappeared, Bruce used the Lazarus Pit water to revive Alfred.
During Part 2, Butch Gilzean (Drew Powell) and Tabitha Galivan (Jessica Lucas) finally put their scheme to kill Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) into motion. It didn’t go so well. Barbara put a bullet in Butch’s brain.
Then, Tabitha and Barbara faced off in a fight that could have ended either way. Barbara was overconfident, because she had a gun and Tabitha was using a whip. But Tabitha used the whip to bring down a wire on Barbara, who was standing in water. Barbara looked dead to Tabitha, but is she really dead? Who knows. But she isn’t Harley Quinn. Mazouz told MoviePilot.com that Harley was supposed to appear in the season three finale. (Harley could be the young girl Bruce saved at the end, but this wasn’t confirmed.)
Later, Oswald finally got his revenge on Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith). The two fought over whether or not they truly understood each other. But Oswald proved he knew Ed better than Ed knew Oswald. Oswald set up their confrontation so it would all go down at the same pier where Ed thought he killed Oswald. But this time, there was a different ending. Oswald brought Victor Fries (Nathan Darrow) with him to freeze Ed. It’s possible he could be thawed out, but Oswald plans to make Ed the centerpiece decoration at his new Iceberg Lounge.
Did Butch really die too? Does anyone really die on Gotham? At the end of the episode, we learned that Butch’s real name was “Cyrus Gold,” better known as Solomon Grundy!
Gotham was picked up for a fourth season and will return on Thursdays in the fall.