Gotham Season Two: Episode 10

by Conner Fulton, Reviews

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So this episode starts off very… oddly. Basically, this woman is getting mugged and is about to get shot, like, right in the middle of the street. Then this person off screen grabs them and the woman is left sitting there like ‘Who was that?’. Obviously she could have seen the person, but it really feels like she didn’t know who it was. I’ve noticed Theo seems to have become a better character now that there are no allusions of him being a good guy. Because now he’s in the sinister ‘messing with the hero’ phase and he seems better at it than the ‘Machiavellian charmer’.
Yeah, so you think there’s this new vigilante in the city and that would be REALLY nice considering how dark it’s been lately, but it’s just this cult of idiots who go after people with knives. I really hope we get a scene where the entire group is blown away by one guy with a gun while they’re trying to spookily walk towards the guy. It’s been too long since we had some good old buddy cop antics between Gordon and Harvey, especially considering they’re on the same page now. I remember nostalgically the times when Harvey was on the verge of being crushed by an enormous black woman with a television. I’m not being entirely fair. Only in Gotham would a plot to take over a city involve extorting a child, hiring a limping mob boss to whack politicians, breaking out a bunch of insane criminals to perform cartoonish acts of terrorism and invading the city with a group of sewer-based, penitent monks.

Not exactly buuuut…
VARIABLY AGED MASOCHISTIC CULTIST… PEOPLE!

gotham-season-2-episode-10-2015-poster-300x200So apparently Bruce is a bad person because he wants to defend Theo in court in exchange for information on who killed his dad, while Theo is completely justified in demanding Bruce hand over all of his earthly belongings in exchange for information on the people who killed his parents. I understand it’s not supposed to be fair, by the way. WHOA! Riddler handled the disappearance of Kringle and Doherty amazingly. Like, at first it seems like he’s just being awkward and fake, then he turns that into apparent anger and depression and it totally works.
In other news, Bruce has been kidnapped for some reason. I’m assuming it’s part of Theo’s plan, but so far it’s not very clear. Then again, Theo’s plan relies rather heavily on children and monks, so it can’t be entirely coherent. Anyway, there’s a scene where Bruce and Silver are getting interrogated, but it lacks all sense of drama because (they’re threatening to cut off Bruce’s fingers) we KNOW Batman has all his fingers. Also, it’s probably just mind games, anyway. Not that that seems to be failing, I mean they have Bruce screaming like a squealing engine before they even pull the knife out.
OH SNAP! Bruce was the one behind the whoooole thing! That’s one thing I hadn’t really thought about: what if Bruce is ACTUALLY good at something? In this case; lying/emotional manipulation. You know I think the kid who plays Bruce here would be pretty awesome as Artemis Fowl. It also helps that he’s around the right age. Right off of that, we got Gordon tricking a crazy monk into revealing his secrets by pretending to be a monk. Then we got Alfred fighting Theo’s assassin and this episode would have been PERFECT if he killed her. Because after that, things go a bit pear-shaped. Theo is declared innocent and Gordon is being kidnapped and it becomes increasingly apparent that the GCPD will never be clean.
You know what, nothing is good by the end of this episode.

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