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"You've spent your life protecting me. Now it's time for me to do the same. It's time for me to protect Gotham, even if there's nothing left to defend."
Bruce Wayne to Alfred Pennyworth[src]

"They Did What?" is the eleventh episode of the fifth season of Gotham.[2] It aired on April 18, 2019.


As Bane enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina.[3]



  • "They Did What?" was originally written and produced as the ninth episode of season 5, but held back when the episode order was expanded from 10 to 12. The actual ninth episode, "The Trial of Jim Gordon", is written by Ben McKenzie[4] and directed by Erin Richards.
  • The title of this episode references the line that was said by Nyssa when Angel Vallelunga called to tell her about the greenzone destruction that was supposed to happen got halted by Bruce and Selina.
  • The episode retcons elements from the opening scene of "Year Zero".
    • The opening of "Year Zero" took place at night, whilst this episode takes place during the day.
    • In "Year Zero", Penguin is seen getting ready for the battle along with his gang at City Hall, however in this episode Penguin is on his own and doesn't get ready at City Hall as it has been taken over by Nyssa al Ghul.
  • The Nightwing Project is a homage to the DC Comics hero Nightwing, formerly known as Robin. The device is shown to illuminate a light-blue glow similar to the main color of the DC character, as well as have the side-effect of attracting mammals such as bats.
    • Batman uses a similar device to attract bats in the comics, which first appeared in the landmark Batman: Year One.
  • The episode features the final appearance of Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle. Lili Simmons takes over the role for the final episode.[5]


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  2. Tze Chun - Twitter
  4. 'Gotham' Star Ben McKenzie to Write Last Season 5 Episode - ComicBook
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