One of the most intense episodes yet, and certainly tragic. So if you’ve got a bleeding heart for Bruce Wayne, watch out! Spoilers ahead.
Also, this horrifying-clown obsession is NOT getting old. Joker started it all. Gordon and Wayne work together as well, and as we know they will make one of the strongest duos in the DC universe. It’s a treat watching them build their relationship. In New 52’s Batman, issue #27 strongly demonstrate their level of trust:
However, to get here, Gordon and Bruce need tremendous development of their teamwork.
And the characters keep getting creepier. Gotham does a great job in eliciting discomfort. The guns, uncomfortable hospital-lighting, blinking lights, and their themes and outfits are eerie. This discomfort is part of why this show is clever and pulls you into seeing more. Guns and black are epitomes of power in this series; it is symbolic to show guns because they are Batman’s most hated weapons.
Penguin is evil as ever, torturing his friend, Nygma. Each villain comes closer to their epic growth, which lands them a mark in eternity in Batman’s Rogue gallery. Ra’s Al Ghul continues to manipulate and play with Bruce Wayne, which, although so troubling for a young boy to go through, this is significant in his development into Batman.
I love Gotham’s thriller-themes. It’s perfect for the month of Halloween. I am loving the villains coming into their own, that once weak Cobblepot has his own evil throne now. However, I am at a loss with the romances. I feel some of the moments are forced and poorly placed. Other than fear, sadness, and excitement, I feel no warm feelings from this episode (romance-wise), which isn’t a bad thing, but if they are trying for something there needs to be more chemistry in the non-platonic pairings. On a great note, the entire cast is working so well together in their combat and detective partnerships!