Hi guys — I’m back. Don’t worry I wasn’t held in captivity by Edward Nygma for the past 4 months, just been super busy! I’ve missed reviewing 6 episodes but to recap them quickly I can just use the Gotham Season 2 back-half tagline: “Wrath of the Villains.” Mostly I can say that these last 6 episodes were a blessing because we had no ridiculous Theo Galavan (James Frain).
Things really hit the fan last week when master evildoer Theo Galavan finally captured his mortal family enemy, Bruce Wayne. This week, we shall see if he really does kill him.
This episode really was “A Bitter Pill to Swallow” because it was filled with such unnecessary violence, murder, and grit. I’m guessing Gotham is going for the “gritty, dark” type of show, despite every other inclination that it is anything but that.
This week, Barbara is back and with a crazy vengeance, taking Jim on a wild and fun ride of terror and insanity. Also, Ed goes on a journey, of sorts, and Bruce is given a terrible offer. Lots of good and bad happened and, dare I say, I actually am loving Barbara now?
Things are getting out of control on Gotham these days. Master manipulator Theo Galavan’s goals of becoming Mayor of Gotham and killing young Bruce have taken front seat. All other storylines, sort of, now revolve around this.
This week’s episode of Gotham finally brought the fire, pun intended. After last week’s lackluster episode, my expectations for Gotham were at an all-time low, which is why perhaps, this episode, “By Fire,” really worked for me. It was exciting, evenly-paced and featured some great developments!
The Joker is gone, Theo Gavalan’s (James Frain) plans were revealed, and Jim (Ben McKenzie) seemed to be doing OK. This week, the pace slows and falters a bit. I want Gotham to keep up the momentum, but it seems they are losing steam.
Jim and Harvey continue their hunt for the Ogre, while Bruce and Selina track down the people who hurt Alfred. And, finally, a classic Batman villan is born!
After last week’s eye-smashing episode, Gotham showed that it could be a show of unpredictability and change. Hopefully it can keep up this momentum.
This week, the repercussions of Harvey Dent’s threats to Lovecraft result in a killer team of assassins, led by a leggy, vicious woman, to find the key witness to the Waynes murders, our beloved Selina Kyle.