‘Gotham’ introduced another legendary villain, Dr. Crane. Well actually, his father, with a little glimpse at him. Dr. Crane Sr. wasn’t as scary as his son was in ‘Batman Begins’ though, but maybe that’s because we don’t know him that well. Plus it seems to be a lot of strange villains in Gotham up to this point. The city is very corrupt, with a lot of weirdoes. This villain’s introduction wasn’t as good as some of the others. I guess they all can’t be as good as the Penguin, The Riddler, Poison Ivy and Catwoman’s introductions. Besides those villains are continually on the show. But by the looks of it, Crane could appear again.
The story wasn’t so great in this episode, but there was a lot of great character moments. Nygma has an extreme curiosity and he’s super smart, but that curiosity gets him into trouble. He keeps trying to do the medical examiner’s job and this time he gets caught. Essen is forced to suspend him. He sounds so sad as he said: “But I found something.”
Ed may be odd, but he’s also very sweet and I hate when people are mean to him, like the medical examiner who called him a “gibbering loon.” Though not all the officers in GCPD dislike him. Gordon likes him and made it clear he wanted Nygma to look at the body. He trusts Nygma’s judgment. Unfortunately, he had been suspended, but Essen did say she liked him too.
This may be where we start to see his dissent into darkness. In order to get his job back, he put body parts into the medical examiner’s locker. Everyone assumed the M.E. stole the body parts and he was fired. Since the M.E. was no longer working there, Essen reinstated Nygma. It was a sick prank, but from what we’ve seen so far, he’s such a sweet guy. I’m definitely looking forward to his storyline expanding.
Oswald on the other hand, had a little bit of a set back. He can’t rise to his height of power until much later, so he will have to have set backs. He will also learn from these set backs.
One thing is for sure, he’s good at getting out of tight spots. He knew Maroni was on to him and tried to shoot him, but only to find out the gun had blanks. It seemed like things were coming to end for Penguin. He begged with Maroni for his life to no avail. What did work was using Falcone’s name to the owner of the junk yard. The name Falcone still strikes fear into people, even when they were miles away from Gotham.
Bullock and Gordon feel very different when it comes to romance. Bullock said to Gordon: “You mean to tell me this whole time you’ve been making speeches, raising hell, you have a woman? The thought of what you would do if alone is truly terrifying.”
Gordon has his head in the game all the time. Even on a date with Leslie, he uses the case as a pretext to see her. It’s the only game he has.
Bullock and Gordon differ in how they handle cases too. Bullock likes to think of things as simple and if they catch a guy then they are done, cased closed. Even Essen thought they had their man. Gordon knew there was still another suspect out there. It took a long time for Bullock to catch on when he was at a phobia meeting and the girl he was trying to impress, was kidnapped.
Gordon is in it for the long haul and wants to get every bad guy. If only he knew how long that is going to take.
One of the best moments in this episode was between Bruce and Gordon, when Bruce said to him, “I’m releasing you from your promise.” Gordon won’t so easily give up though, but Bruce has already taken the pain of Cat lying to him and focused his efforts into finding another lead. He doesn’t have faith in Gordon anymore either. If only Bruce knew everything Gordon was doing to make the city better.
Fish is out at sea and not nostalgic at all about leaving Gotham, she said she will be back soon. If no one knows where she is, who are the people who found her? The episode ends the Fish running at a man we don’t know.
The rise of heroes and villains is just beginning. Take a look at next week’s preview: