Just a reminder that this week’s episode will likely be extremely hard on people who have depression, or face/have had suicidal thoughts. We know that things get extremely dark with Jim when he faces his fear of losing everyone.
Jim is meant to totally devolve and unravel before he becomes what Gotham needs. The whole scene is going to be different from what we saw with Jervis Tetch. Jim Gordon destroys the lives of people he loves (unintentionally), or people who look up to him. He will always feel like death is the only punishment he deserves, and this opens him up to constantly putting himself in dangerous situations.
He couldn’t help Barbara, Lee, Selina, Nygma, Barnes, Valerie, Alice, etc etc.
I still feel ruined whenever I watch the scene where Selina blames him for not keeping Bridgit alive, how she never should’ve trusted him or the cops, that scene always has me shook. It’s the last time Selina puts her faith in justice.
Jim’s story - Gotham-canon and DC Universe - is wrought in despair, and he will constantly blame himself for things that were out of his control, but still a by-product of his own doing.
I have so many thoughts on this, but I digress. So, remember we’re in for some shit this coming episode (and most of S4 it seems like), but more importantly:
Remember that you are loved, you are not alone, and there is a tomorrow.
1-800-273-TALK is the National Suicide Hotline in the USA.
(I apologize for misplaced tags, but I wanted to hit a broad audience.)