Gotham Season Two: Episode 6

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GOTHAM: L-R: Benjamin McKenzie and Donal Logue in the “Rise of the Villains: Scarification” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

GOTHAM: L-R: Benjamin McKenzie and Donal Logue in the “Rise of the Villains: Scarification” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

GOTHAM: L-R: Benjamin McKenzie and Donal Logue in the “Rise of the Villains: Scarification” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

by Conner Fulton, Reviews

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This episode starts with what can only be described as ‘fun with stumpy’. Basically what happens when a guy with a missing hand gets picked on by a bunch of psychopaths. In summation, they decide to do this:

Basically

I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually DID attach a chainsaw to Butch’s hand. I mean, the girl proposing the idea was already holding a katana, so the ridiculous weapon factor is pretty much perfect right off the bat. Or blade.

In other, less interesting news, Kat and Firefly are being uninteresting. Of course the crimes they’re committing are somehow feminist. Not that I’m anti-feminist, it’s just kind of annoying that female characters need to be shown as strong by helping other women. Strong female characters don’t need to do anything different from men, right? Strong male characters don’t commit crimes that focus on men. Unfortunately, I really need to talk about this. First of all, I don’t get where Kat learned to fight, because she’s really good at it. You know how female spies fight in movies, where it always has to do with wrapping yourself around someone and then swinging your limbs around in a way that non-specifically kills them? Kat can already do that.

She’s a martial arts master and I don’t get why. She’s just an urchin. Not that that’s a huge complaint, it doesn’t ruin the show, it’s just something I feel the need to complain about for a few sentences. No, my real complaint is about Firefly. Because she’s supposed to be this quiet, meek girl who I THINK we’re meant to sympathize with, but she HAS killed an innocent police officer via brutal flamethrower-ing. That does not make me like her.

Even if Selina insists it’s her brothers fault, she still did it! And she clearly isn’t torn up about it at all. Showing guilt before that sort of thing would be considered to determine if she’s basically a good person would go miles towards convincing me she’s a good person. Also, the fact that she gleefully incinerates her two brothers shortly afterwards… it doesn’t help her case. Also, the fact that she gives herself this punk hairdo whenever she goes person burning. Not of it makes her seem guilty.

Not to mention the fact that a flamethrower is a ridiculously stupid weapon of choice. Need I remind you her weapon’s range is about ten feet, meaning anyone standing fifteen feet away could probably not only still land spit on you, but also SHOOT YOU.

They break into this slave auction and there are plenty of guys in the crowd who probably have guns who Firefly couldn’t hit. And Selina wasn’t focusing on those guys because she was so sure Firefly could take care of them. So basically if one of those guys with guns who Firefly threatened initially were to take a few steps back they could straight up shoot both of them. Not to mention a flamethrower is such a strange weapon for a person like her to use. I get people can have a wild side but she might as well be using dynamite for how much sense her weapon makes. I have nothing against flamethrowers, I think they’re cool, it’s just in a world where a lot of people you tussle with have handguns and are more than willing to shoot you it isn’t the best weapon of ch-

OH MY GOD THEY ATTACHED A MALLET TO BUTCH’S HAND THAT’S SO AWESOME! Also, Harvey curb stomped a burn victim which was hilarious. Trust me. Bruce and Alfred have finally got to training, so that’s awesome. And Alfred exploits Bruce’s crush on a girl to deck him right in the face. Yeah, see, Galavant has a niece or some relation and she’s about Bruce’s age sooo… That’s a thing. I still don’t know what the plan is, but probably to reenact what happened to his ancestors with Bruce because Galavant is really petty and weird.

I’m pretty sure Riddler almost told Kringle that he stabbed her old boyfriend (to death) but was thankfully interrupted by romantic gestures. I’m glad because I really don’t want to see things go dreadfully wrong for Riddler anytime soon. Speaking of dreadfully wrong things Firefly burned to death. So I can’t keep calling her Firefly, I guess. Weird how all these people keep dying. Joker dies, Firefly dies. The guy with Venom died. I think. That was awhile ago.

Ok, wait, so Firefly is ALIVE and at Indian Hill. And Riddler really DOES tell Kringle he killed that dude and then he has to kill her. And Butch has been reverse brainwashed to betray Penguin! And that all happens in, like, the last five minutes! Ok, so Penguin is probably getting lured into a trap, but that’s weird. Galavant has only been shown to have a fighting force of… 2 people both of whom are psychotic women with no combat training. And yet somehow he’s going to pull the wool over Penguin’s eyes and defeat his gang of shotgun-wielding thugs. I’m assuming. It’ll probably just be a bomb, which is lame. Thouh if it’s anywhere as effective as the massacre at the police station there’ll probably only be about 3 fatalities.

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