Welcome back to Gotham, the show that’s supposed to be a prequel to Batman while somehow doing whatever the fuck it wants. In this episode we have a dream sequence, a funny mustache, and the return of an old favorite. That’s right, I’m talking about Lt. Alvarez.
Here’s the problem with recapping a show like Gotham. Not only is it mostly infuriating in spite of or because of its brief brushes with greatness, but you never know when it’s going to come on. Sometimes it’s on the air for 400 days straight, and sometimes it just takes a three-month-long break. How am I supposed to keep up with that?
Woof, sorry about the super-late Gotham recap. I know you were on the edge of your seats, dying to know what pithy thoughts I had about Nygma’s next mirror conversation. I’m sorry, #life got in the way. The final episode of the first half of Season 4 literally ties up every loose end while introducing a couple of new plot points that are probably going to be burned through in the first episode of 2018. Let’s get on with it.
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.