We made it you guys! It’s the last episode of Gotham ever! Wait, hold on, I’m just getting some news here … ugh. Well, it’s the last episode of the season anyway, and it wasn’t as bad as previous episodes. Two of the stories were actually pretty good, but it’s Gotham, and you know this show can’t help it when it comes to shooting itself in the foot.
Gotham, like a party guest that just won’t leave, returns with yet another episode in the “Fifty Shades of Wayne” trilogy (thanks Steve!), and it looks like we’re stuck in a Barbara-centric episode, ugh.
This week’s Gotham ramps up the exciting stuff as they run out the clock on the first season. Gordon closes in on The Ogre, who in turn closes in on Barbara. Master Bruce comes one step closer to becoming the world’s greatest detective. And Nygma FINALLY has some plot development (kind of).
Gotham returns this week to remind us why we never liked the show in the first place and to start wrapping up all the loose ends they’ve been fraying over the course of the first season. In this episode, Gordon backtracks into being a Boy Scout, Fish gets the H-E-double-hockey-sticks out of the secret prison, and Master Bruce is an accomplice to murder. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
So many surprises happened in this week’s episode of Gotham, mostly the eye thing! If you haven’t watched the episode yet, check it out because “The Red Hood” was mostly Very Big Things™ happening to the people of Gotham. Finally.
This week’s episode of Gotham gives telling a cohesive story a shot, and for the most part, does a good job. We got to see sections of Gotham that we’ve never seen, peripheral sections of the city that give the show a wider scope than the series so far. And the episode seemed to settle on a cohesive tone that felt like something of a middle ground between the dark procedural and campy schlock-fest that Gotham oscillates wildly between.
Gotham’s latest episode, “The Scarecrow,” makes multiple tonal shifts as it transitions through the myriad plot lines that it has to burn through. I’m trying to be OKAY with this because I can’t change anything, but you better cue up My Chemical Romance because I am not okay.
If anything definitive about Gotham, and “The Fearsome Dr. Crane” in particular, it’s that the show is definitely getting darker. Literally. I think the color grader leaned on the “dark gray” button a bit too much in this episode. Also there’s a guy in a giant pig mask in the middle of the episode, and that’s pretty spooky.
Can someone explain to me what happened in this week’s episode ofGotham? I know that it’s technically my job to tell you what happened, but I’m at a loss for words. “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” made me long for the days of overwrought Shakespeare references and one percenter fight clubs.
Welcome back to Gotham for the third time! If you’re feeling foggy on what happened last time in Gotham, it doesn’t matter. Seriously. Does. Not Matter. Gordon was a security guard at Arkham for a hot second, but he’s not anymore because of reasons. And thank God because he looked awful in that uniform. I hope you’re wearing your galoshes; it’s time to hear “what the little bird told him.” Was that too Midnight Society of me?
It’s a new year. A time for reflection, new jobs, new diets, and a new episode ofGotham! Have you missed me, TV Babies? ’Cause I’ve missed you. I didn’t want to bring this up yet, but we need to talk about Gotham. The first half of the season had its ups and down, but if the first episode back is any indication, we’re going to have a big mess on our hands.
Whether the Gotham writers have a Dr. Wells ability to see into the future or they just got lucky, this week’s episode is exactly what the world needed. Not only do we get to see eeeeeeeveryone rag on Gordon for 43 minutes, but also we get the badass Alfred/Bullock team-up that we didn’t even know we wanted.
Another week, another gray skyline of Gotham and another awkward introduction to a bunch of characters that we already know. I would ask who we get to meet this week, but thanks to the staff of Gotham cutting to the chase I know we’re meeting Gotham’s White Knight, Harvey Dent.
Picking up immediately where the last episode left off (Gordon and Bullock are at each other’s throats! MCU thinks they’ve cracked a big case!), Cobblepot is back in town and he’s turning heads everywhere he goes! Look at that walk, check out his talk, his umbrella makes him a fine fella! Those are lyrics to my new song called “The Cobblepot Waltz.”
Gotham’s back and we get to see what Cobblepot (I can’t wait until I only have to type “The Penguin”) wants with Gordon. Is it an after-dinner coffee? Maybe they’ll discuss fantasy football picks? Despite the fact that both of those answers would make the show a million times better, he just wants Gordon’s help in taking down the mafia (I guess that’s fine).
(Sung to the tune of Soundgarden’s “Spoon Man”) BALLOON MAN! YOU’RE IN GOTHAM! Is it obvious that I have no idea who Balloon Man is? Is that a Batman character? Because it sounds like an occupation to me; a whimsical occupation, but an occupation nonetheless. If you’re playing “Occupation: The Drinking Game” along at home or the office, you will have had three shots of blackberry liqueur by now.
Slowly but surely Gotham is beginning to take form as a quality television show about a Batman and the town that loves him. While the pilot dealt with trying to be everything to everyone, the second episode settles into a less serious tone allowing for the more cartoonish elements of the Batman universe to come into play.
Gotham is a police procedural about men who do bad things to preserve what little good is left in their city. And it’s an origin story for a comic book character. So in the first episode you meet Cat Woman, The Riddler, The Penguin, and Poison Ivy (also probably The Joker). So you know, it’s all goooood.