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For the similarly named prison, see Peña Duro.
"For weeks, I've been waking up in strange places, not knowing how I got there or what I did. Driving myself mad! Thinking I had gone mad! And now I know that it was all your doing."
Edward Nygma to Oswald Cobblepot[src]

"Pena Dura" is the fifth episode of the fifth season of Gotham. It aired on January 31, 2019.[1]


A military task force, led by Eduardo Dorrance is called in to provide relief to Gotham. Meanwhile, Nygma looks for answers from Penguin, who leads him back to Hugo Strange. Then, Bruce is concerned about Selina's recent behavior.[2]


Eduardo Dorrance, a soldier who once worked with Gordon, arrives in Gotham with the military. Nygma goes on the run after Gordon discovers that he blew up Haven, leading to a citywide manhunt. After regaining his memory of the same night the bridges blew, Nygma confronts Cobblepot and learns that Hugo Strange revived him. Strange reveals he implanted a chip in Nygma's brain to mind-control him; Gordon arrives and discovers Nygma's innocence. However, Dorrance reveals that he is the one controlling Nygma and activates the chip, forcing the latter to pursue Gordon. Simultaneously, Selina is declared a hero by the underworld for killing Jeremiah and turns away from Bruce, but Jeremiah awakens elsewhere, having fully recovered from his injuries.


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  • "Pena Dura" is Spanish for "hard sentence."
  • In the DC Comics, Peña Duro is a prison on the island of Santa Prisca and is best-known as the place where the supervillain Bane spent most of his life.
  • One of the names on the arm's dealer's ledger seems to resemble the name Ben Edlund. Edlund was an executive producer and writer for Gotham, who wrote for some of the show's episodes.
  • Thomas Wayne's lair last appeared in Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood as well as the prequel novel Gotham: Dawn of Darkness


  1. Gotham - Episode 5.01 - 5.08 - Titles Revealed - SpoilerTV
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