Nygma spent the entire episode trying to prove to himself that he doesn’t need Oswald to be the Riddler. He may have discovered who is but he still doesn’t really know what that means.
When Gotham returns tonight, a new villain will be born. We knew Nygma was the Riddler from the beginning, but he hasn’t introduced himself to the world, until now.
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.
Lying! Manipulation! Fights! Betrayal! Secret Monk Blood Rituals! This week’s Gotham has it all! “The Son of Gotham” finally put many long plotted storylines into motion and changed things up (either for the worse or the better).
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.