Gotham: What The Little Bird Told Him Review
In an attempt to get his job back, Gordon seeks to capture Jack Gruber, a deranged electrical genius who escapes Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Falcone struggles to hold onto his empire after Fish Mooney makes her next move.
Gotham is back…back from its mid-season finale. And we take a look at the show’s 12th episode.
- Don’t mess with Don Falcone. I was a bit surprised at how easily he was being played by Fish, but he came back roaring by the end of the episode!
- Fish’s masterplan… seemed odd. Like I get that it has been derailed several times, but her big play was to… get Falcone to retire early? It felt like a weak powerplay. An odd end to the journey for now.
- The Penguin had the worse run of luck this entire episode, eh? First, he gets a shock when trying to leave Maroni’s shop. Then confesses something he probably shouldn’t share while recovering and finally, he gets knocked out when trying to leave again. At least, he gets to give Fish her comeuppance at the end!
- Bullock’s new found love of Gordon must be pissing him off. If it isn’t his life, it’s his job Jimbo is risking in order to be the hero that Gotham needs it seems.
- It was nice to get a big villain. Who seemed like a big threatening menace because he had purpose and brains. Granted, it was less important by the end when he was outsmarted by rubber boots and a cup of water. We can’t plan for everything!
- Speaking of The Electrocutioner, I know Gordon was throwing a hail mary play, but is the GCPD really the safest place to house someone? We’ve already seen a single man penetrate the building and scare off the ENTIRE police force. There’s very little backbone in the department. And as shown, it really didn’t help this episode either. Perhaps, there’s a reason Batman is needed!
- I’m not sure what I think of Edward’s sub-plot. It’s part-creepy, but part-charming and endearing. I’m curious to see how it plays out, but the “Riddle cupcake” was kind of cute. And strange. It works for him.
There you have it, our 7 takeaways from this week’s episode of Gotham, which proved to be one of the show’s strongest episodes to date.