Gotham Season 3, Episode 12 Synopsis: “Mad City: Ghosts”


Gotham returns from its mid-season hiatus and so does Jerome.

Gotham‘s mid-season finale—“Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster“—had Jim killing a rage virus-infected Mario in order to save Lee; the surprising return of Selina’s mother; and Barbara and Ed making a disturbing alliance.

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For the whole episode, Jim was set up as the bad guy—someone who was paranoid and couldn’t let go of Lee. I have to say, Mario did play a good game of making Jim look like a jealous, delusional ex-lover.

Though Carmine wanted to protect Mario, Jim convinced the don to give his son up—it was the only way to help him. Jim finally finds Mario—who was just about to kill Lee. Jim shoots Mario dead and saves her, but she only sees him killing her new husband in cold blood.

In the fight against the Court of Owls, Bruce and Selina break into the Court’s heavily fortified building. After stealing an item that promises to stop the Court, the two are confronted by a Talon. They’re saved when Selina’s long-lost mother comes in for the rescue.

And how can we forget about the diabolical Barbara. After feeding Ed information that Penguin was the one who killed Isabella, she makes a deal with him—she’ll help him destroy Penguin if he uses his influence to unite the crime families under her. She’s definitely a woman with a plan.

This week, Gotham returns from its mid-season hiatus. We’ll see Carmine’s wrath after discovering that Jim killed Mario. But the real anticipation for fans is seeing the potential return of Jerome. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Mad City: Ghosts”

"THE THINGS THAT HAUNT US ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, JANUARY 16, ON FOXCameron Monaghan and Paul Reubens ReturnFalcone places a hit on Gordon after learning that he shot Mario. Gordon and Bullock discover a follower of Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan), who plans to bring him back to life. Meanwhile, Penguin spirals out of control before the biggest television interview of his Mayoral career, and Bruce and Selina deal with Selina’s mom’s return to Gotham in the all-new “Mad City: Ghosts” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Jan. 16 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-312) (TV-14 L, V)"

And, of course, the promo for the episode:

Next: Catch up with a recap of 'Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster'

Enjoy this week’s new episode, and check back with us on Tuesday morning for our full recap and review. Also, don’t forget to visit the Gotham After Show where our friends at will give fans a play-by-play of the latest episode. And the fun continues with Welcome to the Batcave, also on

Gotham airs on Fox on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. EST.