Monday, October 13, 2014
Det. James Gordon: So Ronald Danzer cheats half of Gotham out of their savings, but before he can stand trial an unknown man clips him to a balloon. No body. We're calling this a murder?
Det. Harvey Bullock: Call it a public service. Danzer was a bum. He got what he deserved. I'm gonna go get a danish. It's what I deserve.
Det. Harvey Bullock: Not only are the balloons in the stratosphere, so are the bodies! It's the perfect crime!
Carl Smikers: The bodies will come back...
Det. James Gordon: What are you talking about?
Carl Smikers: Do you guys not know how weather balloons work?
Det. Harvey Bullock: Tell us, genius, or I'll beat it outta you...
Carl Smikers: W-w-wait, okay! They-they rise up, and it gets colder, and colder, and the balloon gets brittle, and the helium expands.
Det. Harvey Bullock: Then what?
Carl Smikers: It pops.
[Danzer's body has plummeted from the sky and killed a lady walking her dog. Body parts are splattered all over the street.]
Det. Harvey Bullock [to beat cop]: I'm really starting to dislike this case. Where do you think they find shovels that big, huh?
Det. James Gordon: We only have to worry about one more balloon.
Det. Harvey Bullock: Who?
Det. James Gordon: Cardinal Quinn.
- "The Balloonman", episode 3, GOTHAM