Gotham Review

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Last week on Gotham, it was Team Good Guys (and a few bad guys) vs. Azrael as the resurrected lunatic went ape-shit trying to kill little Bruce Wayne. As it turns out, all it takes to kill an immortal is a good shot from a rocket launcher. And so, minus one super villain. Also, we saw Nygma trying to break out of Arkham while Selina was trying to break in. Only the latter was successful… sort of. This week, ‘A Legion of Horribles‘ sees the return of Fish Mooney and Firefly along with plenty of good guys vs. Hugo Strange action. Scroll on for the details. (more…)

GOTHAM: L-R: Sean Pertwee and James Frain in the "Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, May 2 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX

Last week on Gotham, Huge Strange had taken the liberty of raising Theo Galavan from the dead and reprogramming him as Azrael. He then sent his zealot minion out to kill Gordon. That didn’t quite work out, however, and now everyone in town knows that Galavan is alive and kicking and wearing a silly costume. Also, Edward Nygma plunged deeper into the mysteries of Arkham and stumbled upon something that he might prefer to forget. This week, ‘Unleashed’ pits Azrael against pretty much everyone who has ever had a beef with him. Scroll on for the full review. (more…)

sacrificial bruce

Last week on Gotham, Gordon seemed to have lost his battle against the almighty (and all-boring) Theo Galavan. Despite busting his ass to find more evidence, Gordon was unable to stop Galavan from getting out of prison. Not only that, but the baddie nearly killed Gordon and only some friendly help from your neighborhood Penguin saved his butt. The only upside was that Gordon came away knowing that Galavan’s final target was Bruce Wayne. And on Bruce’s side of things, he was busy playing with Silver’s head in an attempt to find out the identity of his parents’ killers. Plus, we saw Alfred getting into a brawl with Galavan’s sister, Tabitha and coming out of it a little worse for wear. This week is the big half-season finale, but does ‘Worse Than a Crime’ take Gotham out with a bang? Unfortunately, not so much… (more…)

bruce

Last week was a rather mediocre episode of Gotham, mainly focusing on character development and doing it in a mostly unexciting way. We saw The Penguin and Nygma making friends and having revelations. We saw Jim Gordon struggling with his dark side and winning…er, losing… or perhaps just coming to no set resolution. We also saw Selina trying to save Bruce from the mechanizations of Galavan’s nasty little niece, Silver St. Cloud. And, of course, Galavan’s monks showed up in town, ready to start causing havoc and murdering boy billionaires. This week steers the story toward Bruce even as Gordon and Galavan face off in the prelude to the ultimate showdown. Scroll on for a recap of ‘The Son of Gotham’. (more…)

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Last week on Gotham, it was (finally) a big win for the good guys. Gordon faced off against Barbara and managed to bring her in (albeit a bit battered and broken) and in the process learned all about Galavan’s scheme to take over the city. So Galavan was sent off to jail, and just in time to keep him from stealing away little Bruce Wayne’s company. It was also a fateful meeting for the bad guys, as a preoccupied Edward Nygma came across a wounded Penguin in the woods. This week takes a look at the motivations of the heroes and villains of Gotham, although fails to hit the mark when it comes to excellence. Scroll on for a brief visit to ‘A Bitter Pill to Swallow’. (more…)

the wedding

Last week on Gotham, the truth about Galavan’s evil plans were coming to light to a number of the city’s residents. The Penguin made his move to take his enemy out and failed, but Gordon learned plenty in the process. In the meanwhile, Bruce was getting lured into Galavan’s web via the seductions of Silver. And poor Edward Nygma was officially turned evil. This week, ‘Tonight’s the Night’, is a very Barbara-centric episode that also pushes the Galavan plotline right along toward its final outcome. Read on for all the details. (more…)

mayor galavan

Last week on Gotham, we saw Firefly running around and causing all sorts of havoc while Gordon and his team attempted to stop her. Edward Nygma made yet another mistake that involved leaving a dead body behind. Galavan was sucking up to people, particularly Gordon and little Bruce Wayne. And The Penguin was playing a dangerous game, trying to get back at Galavan while rescuing his mother at the same time. This week’s episode, ‘Mommy’s Little Monster’, brings the pain as Galavan’s secrecy begins to unravel even as The Penguin and Nygma sink deeper into their respective psychotic meltdowns. (more…)

firefly

Last week on Gotham, Galavan was causing all sorts of problems for The Penguin and he, in turn, was causing all sorts of problems for the city. At the same time, our favorite Cobblepot was trying to figure out a way to rescue his mother and take his enemy down once and for all. Gordon was running about with his new team trying to clean up the mess, including the arrival of a new villain named Bridget, AKA Firefly. And in the background, Galavan was busy running for mayor, securing a sacred knife, inviting some of his estranged family members to Gotham and planning the murder of Bruce Wayne. This week, ‘By Fire’ promises a lot more Firefly, along with some serious darkness. Scroll on for all the spoiler-y goodness. (more…)

firefly

Last week on Gotham, there was a new sheriff in town. The GCPD got a hard-nosed leader and the result was that Jim Gordon ended up with his very own squad, affectionately named the “strike force”. With the new crew, he declared war on The Penguin and began in earnest to clean up the streets of Gotham. Speaking of the Penguin, he was having a rather bad week. Theo Galavan had the so-called “King of Gotham” squirming under his thumb due to the timely kidnapping of Cobblepot’s mother. Meanwhile, Nygma was making some moves on Miss Kringle and Bruce was learning how to be more of a bad-ass. This week, ‘Scarification’ brings another Batman villain into the mix when Firefly shows up to set things ablaze. (more…)

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Last week on Gotham, it was a hard day for Jim Gordon and the people of the city. Galavan’s team of super baddies ran around causing havoc with the intention of setting him up as a good guy. Unfortunately, Jerome, the would-be Joker, ended up as a casualty. This is good news for the GCPD in one way, in that they have one less crazy to deal with, but bad in another, as Galavan’s master plan has yet to be revealed and he’s worming his way into the system. This time around, however, it’s Gordon versus The Penguin, as our favorite waddling villain has decided that he needs to make a display of power. Will Gordon be able fight in earnest against his sort-of ally? This week’s episode, ‘Strike Force’, promises to let us know the answer to that question. (more…)