gotham season 2

clayface gordon

Last week on Gotham, things were coming to a head. Bruce and Lucius had been kidnapped by Hugo Strange and left at the mercy of Edward Nygma. Selina was setting herself up as Firefly’s sidekick. Fish Mooney was brought back from the dead and filled with the power to make people obey her. And Hugo Strange was evacuating his experiments and getting ready to blow Arkham Asylum sky-high. This week is the season finale, so the writers have to wrap all that up in a nice, neat package. But did ‘Transference’ deliver? Not as well as it could have, that’s for sure. Read on for more. (more…)

fish alive

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…)

galavan awakens

Last week on Gotham, Gordon and the team were out looking for clues as to who might have employed the assassin who killed Bruce’s parents. In the process, they learned all about Pinewood Farms, a series of genetic experiments initiated by Bruce’s father. They also, with the help of one of those experiments, managed to uncover the fact that Hugo Strange was the brain behind the mad science. This week, Strange gets annoyed with all those people digging into his past and strikes back via the power of a newly resurrected Theo Galavan, AKA Azrael. Scroll on to see what ‘Azrael’ brought to the table. (more…)

oswald

Last week’s Gotham featured a few key changes in the way things are going to play out for at least a couple of future episodes. The Penguin now has a father and a family, although some of those he’s related to don’t really seem to appreciate his presence. Gordon was outsmarted by Edward Nygma and is now locked away in prison for the supposed murder of another police officer. And Bruce Wayne had his first adventure on the streets, stealing cash and getting beaten to a pulp thanks to Selina’s plan to make a few bucks. This week, Gordon tries to survive behind bars and Penguin tries to survive the trials of his newfound family. Scroll on for a (SPOILER filled) review of ‘Prisoners’. (more…)

GOTHAM: Cory Michael Smith in the“Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX

Last week on Gotham, the focus was on little Bruce Wayne and his struggle to find (and kill) the person who murdered his parents. Upon finding the man, however, Bruce had a change of heart. His “no kill” policy has begun to flourish, bringing him one step closer to becoming a proper Batman. We also saw the release of The Penguin from Arkham, although it seems that his jailer, Hugo Strange, has more in mind for him. And then there was a bit with Edward Nygma. He thinks that Gordon is catching on to him and so now the challenge is begun. This week, ‘Mad Grey Dawn’ brings more Nygma, more Penguin and the start of Bruce Wayne’s adventures on the street. Scroll on for all the info. (more…)

bruce

Last week on Gotham, the story of Mr. Freeze vs. the GCPD had come to a sort-of conclusion. With his wife, Nora, dead, Victor had no reason to continue. In fact, he killed himself in protest of the events of his life. But things took a twist and Hugo Strange brought him back, albeit a bit changed for the experience. Now, the focus of the show is shifting. We’re back to little Bruce Wayne and his search for the man who killed his parents. Will he finally discover the truth? Will he try to take the law into his own hands and kill the guy? Or will the Batman who swears never to kill anyone finally emerge onto the scene? Scroll on for all the details of ‘This Ball of Mud and Meanness’. (more…)

freeze in suit

Last week on Gotham, we were introduced to Victor Fries. We also happened to meet up with a certain Hugo Strange. The city is filling up with even more of the classic bad guys from the Batman mythos and Jim Gordon is looking to have his hands full for future days. In addition, The Penguin was locked away in Arkham and is now awaiting whatever bizarre experiments Strange wants to perform on him. To make matters even more complicated, Strange wants some of Victor’s research, so those two will eventually have to butt heads. This week, ‘A Dead Man Feels No Cold’ promises to deepen the conflicts and provide us with even more Mr. Freeze goodness as Gotham moves into the second half of season 2. (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…)

cannibal guy

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…)