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The #DCTV Secrets of Gotham: Episode 20 - "Under the Knife"

The #DCTV Secrets of Gotham: Episode 20 - "Under the...

By Tim Beedle Monday, April 20th, 2015

There are a lot of secrets in the world of DC Comics and we know what they are. We’re here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section... if you dare.

Jason Lennon is hiding one dangerous and deadly secret...

Oh, Edward Nygma… What have you done?

Yes, we suppose it was inevitable, knowing where the character winds up. However, a little less expected was Oswald Cobblepot’s emotional scene with his mother in tonight’s episode. Who knew the Penguin could be such a tearjerker? But it was Jim Gordon’s relentless pursuit of the Ogre—and the revelation of why he’s called the Ogre—that really made tonight’s episode.

Well, that and the Secrets. Here’s what we have for you this week:

  • A judge fit for Arkham
  • To kill or not to kill

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Don’t go any further if you don’t want to know any more.  But of course you do and you will.



Calling up Judge Harkness

Near the midway point of tonight’s episode, Detective Gordon mentioned “calling up Judge Harkness” for a warrant. While we didn’t see the judge on screen, the name might be recognizable to hardcore Batman fans, and especially fans of the Arkham video game series. While Judge Harkness has appeared in Batman comics, his most memorable role may be in Batman: Arkham City, in which Calendar Man revealed that he had killed the good judge at a Christmas party. His method of murder? He disguised himself as Santa Claus and strangled Judge Harkness with a string of Christmas lights.

Happy holidays…?

Batman Doesn’t Kill…Right?

While he may take things to the edge at times, Batman’s “no killing” policy—something that was hinted at in Bruce’s scene with Selina at the charity ball—is widely known. But what you may not know is that this policy didn’t actually develop until a couple of years after Batman’s creation. In the very first Batman story, “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate,” Batman punches a criminal into a vat of acid, declaring it a “fitting end for his kind.” While in BATMAN #1, he shoots a bunch of Hugo Strange’s henchmen with a machine gun, something that’s referenced (replacing tear gas with bullets) in this Bruce Timm animated short produced for Batman’s 75th Anniversary…

This was the Batman of many, many years ago. Today’s comic book Dark Knight never willingly takes a life, and it’s as much a part of his character as the cape and cowl!

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See you next week!