Gotham shambles out its last episode for awhile, and it has a resonant title.
Selina sleeps over at Wayne Manor, Harvey Dent shows early signs of cracking, the Penguin continues to be evil, and an explosive plot exploits the least intelligent jail guards in history. It’s another episode of Gotham, the city where they ship the criminally insane to an aging haunted house for treatment, and the episode ends with cheap exploitation.
A new character named “Lovecraft” casts a shadow over the episode.
The first rule of Gotham is….
…Well, if you want to talk about Gotham‘s latest episode, this would be the place.
Gotham gives us mob conflict over the Penguin, Jim Gordon in some danger, and Victor Zsasz out to kill.
Something tells me that they won’t be facing off against El Chupacabra this week…
There’s a new drug on the streets of Gotham– and Wayne Industries had a hand in its development.
We’re more in Detective Show territory this week. Did it work for you?
This week brought our first view of Gotham‘s Arkham Asylum, a murder weapon that appears in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma (no, really), and bad mob clichés. We also see Fish Mooney sexually harass a singer and the Penguin begin his waddle up the underworld ladder.
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Balloon-Man knows! Heheheh…
While this week’s Gotham isn’t the awaited breakthrough episode, its best moments represent improvement.
Gotham did little to make me a fan this week, though some of the characters have potential. I wish an episode entitled “Selina Kyle” had featured more of, you know, Selina Kyle.
The Wayne Family head down that dark alley once more, as Gotham gives us Year One for James Gordon and the origins of the Penguin, in the tale of an honest cop and his corrupt partner against the world. As with most DC media productions, it has no narrative connection to any other DC production.1
Holy Bat-Easter Eggs!