Gotham – Season 1 Episode 19

“Beasts of Prey” Gotham returns from having a few weeks off and I can honestly say I didn’t really miss it. It’s no secret that I have been incredibly underwhelmed by this show on the whole. It has good elements but is really missing out on some obvious potential. This episode is no real exception…

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Season 1 Episode 18 – “Everyone has a Cobblepot” Gotham builds on the GCPD corruption in a way that compromises Gordon’s principles as well as putting Bullock’s career and reputation at risk. The title is a clever reference to Gordon being ordered to kill Penguin in the pilot episode. Of course Gordon found a way…

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Season 1 Episode 17 – “Red Hood” Gotham continues to try to shoehorn every piece of Batman lore into the first season as humanly possible. This episode sees the beginning of the Red Hood gang to set up the inevitable presence they will one day have. I actually didn’t mind this introduction as much as…

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Season 1 Episode 16 – “The Blind Fortune Teller” The flying Graysons and potentially The Joker turn up this week in Gotham and things are as overblown as they normally are. Kicking off the story this week is Gordon’s date with Leslie at the circus. They’re having a good time and acting all coupley when…

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Season 1 Episode 15 – “The Scarecrow” Gotham delivers an origin story for one of Batman’s deadliest villains as Dr. Thompkins starts work at the GCPD. First off, I really liked the story that set up The Scarecrow. I actually thought it was really well done and a clever take on it to make Jonathan’s…

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Season 1 Episode 14 – “The Fearsome Dr. Crane” Gotham fully resumes the status quo but continues to have the Penguin’s exploits bubble away in the background as a Proto-Scarecrow terrorises people who are afraid of things. The titular plot of this episode was really weak stuff. I was actually looking forward to a proper…

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Season 1 Episode 13 – “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” I had an overwhelming sense of deja vu when watching this episode of Gotham. Jim Gordon is back to work with the Gotham City Police Department and investigation corruption within the organisation. We already had this episode a while back for the most part. The story…

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Season 1 Episode 12 – “What the Little Bird Told Him” Gotham brings some form of resolution to the long developed chess game between Fish Mooney and Falcone over control of the crime family. The best thing about this episode is that it’s one of the few that actually feels like it has focus. The majority…

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Season 1 Episode 11 – “Rogues Gallery” All the TV shows are slowly returning now starting with Gotham. Jim Gordon -in his new position as an Arkham security guard- investigates a sadist experimenting with shock treatment as a form of mind control. Despite the contrived circumstances to get Gordon into Arkham for the needs of…

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Season 1 Episode 10 – “Lovecraft” Gotham hits the mid-season finale with a strong entry that utilises many of the show’s strengths in really interesting ways. Bruce Wayne is forced to put his training to the test and survive in Gotham City when separated from Alfred. The episode does a really good job of putting…