Hey there, Gotham readers. I don’t know how to explain the ways I’ve been putting off this week’s recap. I made some coffee, wrote two very short poems, thought about groceries, and watched my electric kettle. I wondered if it was too early to order pizza from Domino’s with my 50% off coupon. All the while the opening scene of this week’s episode of Gotham, “Things That Go Boom,” was paused on my TV.
It’s that time of the year for what I guess could technically be described as Gotham’s Thanksgiving episode, and boy is it a doozy. Bruce throws a party, Professor Pyg throws a party, and some very fancy people throw up. Also, there are two knife fights.
This week on Gotham, it’s Jim against the GCPD as the manhunt for Professor Pyg continues. Also it’s now spelled Professor Pyg I guess? Fine. I’m sure a bunch of nerds knew that but I was busy being a jock and reading Image comics while you dorks were Batmanning it up. ANYWAY.
Last week Gotham saw yet another soiree at The Iceberg Lounge, but this time instead of dead-eyed gangsters trying to outcrime everyone, Boy Billionaire Bruce Wayne bought up the fanciest of art – particularly one golden knife. This didn’t sit well with Stepford Wife Barbara. Although her employer, Rodge All Gahool, didn’t seem to mind once it was time for smooches. Will there be yet another tense party sequence at The Iceberg Lounge? Will Bruce purchase more items? And how will Jim Gordon be shoehorned into all of this? Let’s find out.
When we last left Bruce and his Gotham buddies, the Penguin was sprayed in the face with fear juice, Selena had joined up with a gang, Barbara had transformed into a small business owner, and Bruce was well on his way to Yung Batman status. Oh, and Gordon was going to try and start a gang war.
Before I get into Episode 2 of The Adventures of Young Batman, full disclosure: I’m hung over. Last night I had a show at midnight(!) and people kept handing me PBRs, in hindsight it was a bad idea to drink them as quickly as possible, but I’m not going to let that stop me from judging the increasing ineptitude of Jim Gordon and co.
Gotham is back and I missed it by an entire week. Here’s how I knew I had missed the Season 4 opener of Gotham: I was sitting in the back of an Uber in Austin, Texas on my way to eat subpar ravioli when Steve, the guy that runs this whole place, sent me an email that was very nice but was also kind of like, “Hey, what’s up with your Gotham recap?” I snoozed on Gotham, but as Penguin said when he killed Edward Nygma, I’ll never make that mistake again. So are we about to meet Batman or what?