Gotham: By Fire
Gotham By Fire
Director: Bill Eagles
TJ Scott
Writer(s): Rebecca Perry Cutter
Robert Hull
Release Date: October 26 and November 2, 2015
Running Time: 86 mins
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Gotham: By Fire is a two part episode of the TV series Gotham revolving around the origins of Firefly, made of the episodes "Scarification" and "By Fire".


The Galavans kidnap Sid Bunderslaw and remove his eye to gain access to a safe in a building owned by Wayne Enterprises. Cobblepot enlists the help of an infamous family of arsonists, the Pike brothers, to ensure Theo's goal is reached. After another hit on Cobblepot's illegal business by the GCPD strike force, Gordon kills one of the Pikes, forcing the rest to use their sister, Bridgit (Michelle Veintimilla), to sneak inside a Wayne Enterprises building and steal an old knife that belonged to the Wayne family. Theo asks Gordon to support his candidacy for mayor, but Gordon declines. Cobblepot discovers the history behind the knife: in the 19th century it was used by Jonathan Wayne, Bruce's ancestor, to punish Caleb Dumas for his alleged sexual abuse towards Celestine Wayne, Jonathan's sister. After the Wayne's erased the Dumas name from history, the surviving members were exiled as punishment. They changed their names to Galavan, leading their descendants, Theo and Tabitha, to seek revenge on the Waynes by killing their last descendant, Bruce. Cobblepot plans to use this information to blackmail Theo and free his mother. During another heist, the Pike Brothers abandon Bridgit as Gordon and Bullock attempt to stop the Pikes and she is forced to flee with Selina's help, accidentally killing a member of the strike force. Desperate, Gordon agrees to support Theo if he can help GCPD to clean up Gotham. Theo is visited by Father Creel (Ron Rifkin), who states that their revenge on the Waynes is soon at hand and that Bruce will be dead.

After moving away from the Pike brothers and with Selina Kyle, Bridget Pike is abducted and further abused by the Pikes. Bridget snaps and murders the other Pikes, beginning a crime spree. Bridget Pike is incapacitated in a struggle with the GCPD strike force, publicly announced to be dead. In all actuality, Pike is alive but her entire body is burned. The body armour she was wearing having melted onto her, rendering her fireproof. She is taken to the Indian Hill division of Wayne Enterprises, which secretly performs inhumane experiments on super-powered beings. Kristen Kringle learns that Edward Nygma murdered Officer Dougherty. In an attempt to keep Kringle from telling anyone, Nygma accidentally strangles her, killing her. Theo Galavan continues to lure Bruce Wayne, this time offering to help clean up the corruption at Wayne Enterprises. Butch Gilzean discovers the location of Cobblepot's mother and Cobblepot begins to rally his gang.


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