Gotham ended with an action packed mid season finale in Lovecraft and Alfred Pennyworth proved just how tough and resilient he really is. After Harvey Dent put the wind up tycoon businessman Lovecraft by telling him about Selina Kyle knowing who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents someone put a contract out on the future Cat Woman. At the beginning of this week’s episode a young black female assassin heads into Wayne Manor to take out the young street kid and the butler puts up such a fight that Bruce and Kyle escape, Alfred also kills one of the woman’s colleagues.
Gotham: The Mask begins with two men fighting in what appears to be an abandoned office. Using whatever they can find as weapons, the two fight until one is dead and the other loses a thumb. The entire battle is caught on the room’s cctv. The body of the loser is found at the docks the next day. Enigma asks if he should run all the prints as he pulls the winner’s thumb out of the dead man’s mouth.
In this week’s episode of Gotham: The Spirit of the Goat Harvey remembers when he was a hero “back in the day” and the death of Randall Milkie. Viewers learn that when he was much younger Bullock was another version of James Gordon, his new partner. It is only when the two detectives go to talk to Harvey’s old partner that Jim learns of Bullock’s younger “white knight” tendencies. When the two men speak to the wheelchair bound Detective Dix, he tells Gordon to watch out for Harvey as he is a loose cannon and the future commissioner asks who Dix is referring to.
In Gotham this week a new drug hits the streets called Viper and while Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock try to find the source, Penguin, aka Oswald Cobblepot makes a new friend in Sal Maroni who believes that Falcone was the one who stole his money in the Cobblepot orchestrated robbery. As origins stories go, Gotham is fairly entertaining. Just in the female stakes alone, this FOX series has not only Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers, The Last House on the Left) but Jada Pinkett Smith (Hawthorne, Collateral) as well. Although Paxton’s character was not in this episode.
This week’s episode of Gotham, titled Arkham looks to be about the asylum but it is more about old friends. Like Oswald Cobblepot who turns up on Jim Gordon’s doorstep. The episode could also be about human resources being murder…literally. In Gotham, one councilman gets the point and things are heating up for another unfortunate councilman and Fish Mooney proves that she is the hardest talent judge in the world, making Simon Cowell look like Mary Poppins in comparison.