Who Attacked Fish Mooney On 'Gotham'? The Mysterious Man Might Be Her New Claim To Power

Well, just when I thought Gotham had no surprises left for me, of course they end the show on a cliffhanger that had me on the edge of my seat. On Monday's episode of Gotham , we only got to see the amazing Fish Mooney a grand total of three times. The first time came when she called Don Maroni to give him a tip that Penguin was double crossing him. The second time came when she was relaxing on a ship under the protection of a nameless boat captain who was catering to her every whim. And the third, and final, time came in the last five minutes of the episode, during which everyone on the boat was slaughtered and Fish Mooney was attacked by a mysterious man. What is going on?

The thing is, we have no idea. And we won't know until next week's episode. The man who burst into the room where Fish was reclining didn't look like anyone we'd already seen with Don Maroni or even Don Falcone. He was a bad enough guy that the boat captain came running downstairs to try and hide Fish — too late — but he offered no name and didn't even speak. In fact, the episode ends with him and Fish yelling and running at one another like a huge fight is about to break out. Honestly, her options here are looking pretty bleak.

There's always a chance he could be a hired thug, sent by Don Falcone to track her down and finish the job that Victor Zsasz failed at. On the other hand, there's a chance that he has nothing to do with Fish's past life at all. Perhaps this man is just a pirate who hijacked the ship that she was hiding on and had no idea what he was getting into when he decided to loot it. Hell, by next episode, we might see a Pirate Queen Fish Mooney, as the man might admire her for the spunk and fearlessness with which she ran headlong toward him to kill him before he killed her.

According to the official plot synopsis for the upcoming episode "The Scarecrow," I think the latter is the most likely answer: "Gordon and Bullock set out to stop Gerald Crane, a biology teacher who has been harvesting the glands of his murder victims. Meanwhile, after finding herself in an unusual setting, Mooney continues plotting to gain power, and Falcone attempts to change Maroni’s plan for the Penguin. Then, Bruce takes a treacherous hike." Nothing says unusual setting like going from being a Gotham City aspiring mob boss to being on a pirate ship, am I right? Either way, we can be certain that Fish Mooney is going to live to see another day. That girl is a survivor.

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