Gotham Knights Episode 2 Recap – The Talon Attacks [Spoiler]

With its second issue, The CW’s Gotham Knights deepened its central mystery, strengthened its core dynamic, and ended with a terrifying encounter with the murderous Talon.

In Scene of the Crime, while Harvey and the police confiscate the contents of the bat cave, Turner and the others stock up on “necessities” at a department store. Turner insists these are just “loans,” a notion Duela immediately dismisses. But before the argument can get too heated, police sirens force the group out of the store and into a nearby alley, where Carrie Kelly confronts them in her Robin outfit. [Cue the opening title card.]

Elsewhere in Gotham, Mayor Hamilton Hill assembles a task force to track down Turner & Co. Stephanie reveals her involvement in Turner’s misadventures to Brody, who warns her that she is probably already in serious trouble and that working with Turner can only end badly. Dusting it off, she makes her way to a secret Gotham Academy attic where Turner houses Harper, Cullen and Duela 00, a ramshackle base of operations if you will. Stephanie is meeting the fugitives (minus Turner, of course) for the first time, and these introductions reveal that Stephanie’s father is Arthur Brown, a local quiz show host (and DC supervillain Cluemaster, but the show hasn’t made it clear where it is where it is is still traveling with him).

Harvey’s attempts to call Detective Ford resulted in his discovering the severed heads of Ford and his men, which had been sent to the GCPD in nondescript boxes. News of this latest murder spree ripples through Gotham, prompting Turner to hatch a bold plan: infiltrate Wayne Tower using Bruce’s private elevator and search his father’s journals for clues about the Court of Owls.

After an angry back-and-forth with Mayor Hill, Harvey asks the police to find out who Turner called while he was in custody. Their search is brief and Stephanie is promptly arrested and taken away for questioning. Brody, fearful for Stephanie, takes the blame for her and uses his wealthy father’s connections to soften the legal blow of his confession. Both leave police custody without further incident.

Gotham KnightsTurner and Carrie break into Bruce’s office to get his journals while Duela, Harper, and Cullen wait in the Wayne Tower garage. Down in the garage, Duela, always the duplicitous schemer, suggests they sell the Court of Owls watch they stole from Ford in the last episode so they can get out of Gotham. Cullen refuses to let Turner and Carrie down and persuades Harper to stay, too.

Turner and Carrie discover that the court has been hunting and killing members of the Wayne family for years, and that Bruce’s great-grandfather, Alan Wayne, devoted most of his life trying to prove the court’s existence. Before they can understand any of this, they are confronted by the claw, which immediately attacks them, forcing them to flee. Harper and Cullen, communicating with Turner through headphones, rush over to help while Duela escapes in their getaway car.

Using Carrie’s Robin gear, Turner and the others narrowly escape Wayne Tower while Duela meets with a buyer to discuss the Court of Owls watch. The Talon arrives, kills the buyer and prepares to assassinate Duela before Turner & Co. step in and save her. When a bitter fight ensues, the Talon injures Turner and gains the upper hand, but Carrie stops him with an exploding dart. It is impossible for the Talon to survive the attack. Duela thanks Turner for saving her and proving her wrong that no one can be trusted. Turner then notices that several pages are missing from the diary….

Meanwhile, Cressida meets with Mayor Hill, who also appears to be in league with the court. She promises to keep him in office as long as he is loyal to the court. And the episode ends with the revelation that it’s Carrie who has the missing pages from Bruce’s diary, suggesting she knows far more than she’s let on.

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