Gotham Recap: Season 1 Episode 3 ‘Balloonman’

Gotham is slowly revealing its eclectic collection of deranged citizens.

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Legion contributor Christina Janke recaps Gotham Season 1, episode 3 ‘Balloonman’ for us. Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek

Salutations, Gothamites. Another day, another denizen of Gotham turns a corner and shows the city its true face.

The show opens with Cobblepot returning to Gotham. He looks around and sees youthful little pickpockets running around, a cop taking protections money, a few daytime prostitutes setting up a business transaction, and a guy jacking some woman’s purse. “Home,” says Cobblepot with a grin. He walks offscreen, segueing to a breaking news bulletin on TV. Some financier, arrested for heading up a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme, got out on bail and is awaiting trial. While the reporters mob below his building, the financier is on the phone telling someone to pay off everyone in the court system. Classy, this guy.

While attempting to slip out of the building unnoticed, the financier is impeded…

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