Gotham episode 12 all around was a great episode that was full of backstabbing and bromantic moments. I have to say I’m liking Gotham more and more, and really loved this episode. The tone, story and performances were all great so lets discuss Gotham episode 12.
Gotta love the Penguin! Gotham episode 12 saw the Penguin’s elaborate plan of scheming and backstabbing finally payoff as Fish Mooney gets the flick from Falcone. And I reckon the Penguin has earned it, he had to deal with having to massage Fish Mooney’s feet, and be the cook for Maroni. After all his troubles he finally gets to be at a place of true power. Well for now at least.
I’m interested to see how Maroni responds to the Penguin’s betrayal. I’m loving this feud between Falcone and Maroni.
Falcone also finds out about his backstabbing girl. His creepy Oedipus Complex gets a smack in the face once he finds out Liza only got close to him for Fish Mooney. The scene where he strangles her was extremely cliche, with the shot of the flower dropping by her body, but I guess the overly dramatic nature of that scene perfectly fits the tone of the show.
Back on the side of the law in Gotham episode 12 Gordon has gotten his job back. I would have liked to see him in Arkham a little more, in fact I think they should have kept him there for a while. There’s a lot of interesting story arcs they could have developed with him working in Arkham. Regardless he is back in the GCPD with his good buddy Bullock.
I love buddy cops, so it’s no surprise that I adore this developing bromance between Gordon and Bullock. Bullock seems to be getting dragged into the shit Gordon gets himself in to which is funny. And it’s funny to see that Bullock is almost more of a boy scout than Gordon. Because Gordon is no longer taking shit from anybody. He’s probably going to get himself in trouble with his new attitude but until then he’s all “I am man hear me roar!”.
Also I have to say I’m starting to really love Edward’s character. I wasn’t really the biggest fan of his character before, but as the tone of the show has shifted into a more playful, campy area (which you can pick up with the music they play now), Edward’s character fits in a lot more. Too bad he isn’t the best at getting girls, but sending a girl a cupcake with a bullet in it probably isn’t the best plan.
Notably missing from Gotham episode 12 was kid Bruce Wayne. What is he doing? Is he learning a new fighting style? Jumping off taller buildings? The suspense is killing me! Actually it isn’t, and I don’t mind that they haven’t had him appear in the recent episodes, as it gives more time to focus on Gordon and the Penguin’s story arc.
Overall Gotham episode 12 showed me that the show is finally finding its footing. The tone is a lot more constant, and the story is more focused. So if you were turned off Gotham after watching the first couple of episodes, I suggest checking the series out now.
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