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!
This week we see several characters that are familiar to the Batman-verse. But, besides all the character introductions/tie-ins/appearances, the story this week was a fun and engaging one.
Last week, Gotham ramped up the action by finally paying off some of the long standing plot lines, but the fallout turns predictably bland.
This week a masked man orders fresh recruits to fight to the death for a job at his firm. Alrighty.
Gotham continues to waffle between a gritty cop procedural and an over-the-top origin story. This week, Gordan and Harvey persue a a serial killer who is targeting the children of the rich.
Episode two, entitled “Selina Kyle,” will hopefully shed some light on the elusive and mysterious “cat” that was lurking in the shadows in the pilot. For the most part, Gotham seems to find more of its voice and tone in this episode, but it still has a ways to go to really hit its stride. […]