‘Gotham’ Review: Let the Rise of Villains Commence

It's a new day in Gotham.

It’s a new day in Gotham.

Season two of Gotham is like a completely different show. All of the characters are in very different places from where season one left off. Gordon and Bullock were demoted down to uniform and Bullock quit and became a bartender. Oswald is the top crime boss and Selina is working for him! It’s definitely ‘a new day’ in Gotham, as Gordon said.

How exactly did Loeb demote Bullock and Gordon? They’re like the best detectives the GCPD have. Of course the whole city is corrupt.

How far down the rabid hole will Gordon go to save his city? He did a favor for Penguin and ended up killing someone in the process. Not that it wasn’t done all for the greater good. Essen is now Commissioner and she’s a much better person for the job. Unfortunately, people had to die to make this possible.

Did we really think that Gordon could stay on the right side of the line while he cleaned up the city? He’s going to have to make some sacrifices if he wants to succeed. This may end up being his new girlfriend Lee. She loves him because he has a very straight moral compass, but he’s not acting like that Gordon.

Oswald will have to be careful. There’s a new man in town and he wants to unleash a bunch of lunatics on to the city. Maybe Gordon will have wished he let go of the badge. We know he won’t, but it looks like a very scary road ahead of him with the Arkham patients that were kidnapped.

Was it just me or did Barbara actually look good in that stripped dress? She was really pulling it off right?

Barbara is a much more interesting character now that she’s crazy. She was so boring before. I’m very excited to see what she ends up doing to the city. Will she go after Lee? She’s got a split personality just like Ed has.

Ed is now talking to himself. He completely snapped. I would have liked to seen more of him in the episode. That was always my complaint last season, we didn’t get enough of the Riddler. I really like his character. If it is going to be the rise of the villains, there should be more of Ed.

Jerome has really gotten my attention. He was briefly in the first season, but he seems to be a main fixture for the second. I’m looking forward to getting to know the Joker more. And not just because he’s an iconic villain.

Bruce was looking so grown up. It’s only supposed to be a month in the future, but that month has totally made him grown. Of course that might have just been everything he experienced last season too.

We are finally in the Bat Cave and his father has left him a message: “You can’t have both happiness and the truth. You have to choose.” Thomas hopes he’ll choose happiness, unless he has a true calling. So this is where Batman begins.

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Morena Baccarin Series Regular for Season 2 of ‘Gotham’

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If you’ve been enjoying Gordon’s new girlfriend on ‘Gotham’, you’ll be pleased to know you’ll be seeing her a lot more of her in season two.

TVLine reported that Morena Baccarin (Dr. Leslie Thompkins) has been promoted to a series regular.

Morena is no stranger to comic book features. According to ScreenRant, she voiced the AI Gideon in ‘The Flash’ and she’s starring in the lead role of ‘Deadpool’ next year. Lucky for us, her other super hero gigs won’t affect her ‘Gotham’ job.

I really liked Lee. She’s strong and won’t let Gordon not pursue a bad guy just for her. She’s not afraid of becoming a target and is committed to Gordon and his mission to clean up Gotham.

I was afraid that this relationship wouldn’t last, but I’m very happy the writers are continuing to write a part for her. We lost Jada Pinkett Smith in the season finale, though she can always return. It’s nice to have a another strong female character, even if this one is playing for the good side. Strong is strong. It doesn’t matter whether the female character is good or bad, we still need more of them. Especially in the comic book world.

‘Gotham’ Review: Gordon and Bruce’s Journeys are Just Beginning

The Bat Cave is here!

The Bat Cave is here!

With the end of season one, comes the discovery of the Bat Cave! This makes me very excited to see what’s next for Bruce and Alfred. Bruce is a very smart boy for his age. He knew his father had a secret, while Alfred brushed aside the notion, but Bruce was right. Now what will he find in the Bat Cave?

This was a very exciting season finale. A lot of twists and turns. I still can’t believe Selina sided with Mooney. I guess her first kill gave her a taste for more and Mooney is quite sweet to her protégés. I’m thinking this might be the end of the Bruce and Selina friendship, seeing as she’s gone over to the dark side.

I really like how they wrote Mooney off the show. She could be dead, but she could always come back. That fall doesn’t necessarily mean she’s gone. The writers have kept the door open for Jada Pinket-Smith to return if she likes. Fish Mooney is a tough woman. I really don’t think that fall will have killed her. She’s scooped out her own eye and got shot while flying a helicopter, I really doubt this is her end.

As for Oswald, he’s getting ahead of himself. He has a long way to go before he becomes the legendary villain he’s meant to be. That is if the writers are sticking to the story. He’s quite good though. He’s tied up, about to die, and he starts an argument between Maroni and Mooney. Which lead to Mooney shooting Maroni.

So what exactly is next for Gotham? Maroni is dead, Falcone is retiring and leaving the city in Gordon’s hands. Is this where Gordon’s journey really begins? He’s had a rough start. He was even basically fired at one point. Commissioner Loeb even left him for dead in the finale and tried to get him killed with the Ogre. He started the episode believing he was done in Gotham, now Falcone leaves the city in his hands.

Falcone knew Jim’s father well. Mr. Gordon gave Falcone a knife a long time ago telling him: “A knife is a good friend, when you have no other.” Falcone gives Jim this knife and tells him that his father was the most honest man he knew and he carried a knife. It looks like both Bruce and Jim are learning things about their father this week.

The two most exciting parts of this episode was the fight between Mooney and Penguin and Barbara and Lee. The Oswald and Mooney fight has been a long time coming. He betrayed her at the beginning of the season and she’s wanted him dead ever since. It was a fight to the death kind of fight and Butch coming in at the end made it even more interesting. He had no idea who to shoot, so he shot both them, only injuring them though. The Penguin pushed Mooney of the roof and now he believes he’s King of Gotham, not so fast Oswald, you were technically arrested for attempted murder.

The fight between Barbara and Lee was very scary. Barbara has completely lost it. Whatever Jason did to her has stayed with her. She still has the glazed over look in her eye and she believes she killed her own parents. I think it’s safe to say she’s had a psychotic break.

So one question, why was Barbara’s the safe place to go? Wasn’t there anywhere else they could have gone?

Season one had a slow beginning, but the Commissioner Gordon and Batman’s story has started well. They are both on their way to becoming the men they need to be.

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‘Gotham’ Review: The Conclusion of The Ogre

This was a scary scene. I thought for a second they were killing off Barbara.

This was a scary scene. I thought for a second they were killing off Barbara.

It’s almost sad that Milo Ventimiglia’s storyline has come to an end. I was enjoying his character. His story didn’t end exactly how I was expecting it to. I was expecting someone to end up dead, but not Barbara’s parents. And I definitely wasn’t expecting Jason to turn the tables on Barbara and ask her who to kill.

What was in that water? When she stood in front of her parents she seemed to barely be there. She hardly batted and eye when Jason and Gordon were rolling around on the floor. This was a traumatic experience for Barbara and I almost expected it to lead Gordon back to her, though I’m glad it didn’t. I’m enjoying Lee and Gordon together.

I really enjoyed Harvey going into the Brothel. As he walked in he seemed to fit the part only too well. Till he actually got into the club and he was feeling out of place. Too bad getting Harvey into the club is going to cost Jim a lot, but what will Penguin want in return?

I love Penguin. He’s a genius. Instead of killing Maroni, he sets Maroni on Falcone. He never meant to kill Maroni in the first place, he meant to start a war. No wonder he becomes the villain he does. Oswald is sitting in his club sipping champagne as Maroni and Falcone fight it out to the death, but will they both die in this war?

This leaves a lot of trouble for the G.C.P.D. though. They now have to deal with the shooting war. Usually the police are quick to stay out of it, but I guess because it’s become a full blown war, they have to get involved.

Bruce learned some interesting things this week. I thought that Bunderslaw might have caught Selina stealing his key. It wasn’t really a surprise that the safe was empty. Bunderslaw was waiting for him, to have “the talk” with him. According to him Bruce’s father and grandfather knew all about the illegal activity going in the company. Bruce’s father was against it at first, but came to accept it.

Bruce also got to meet Lucius Fox, the man that will help him with his gadgets when he become’s Batman. Lucius had a different story to tell Bruce. His father was a good man and kept the best parts of him hidden. He was a true stoic. And we start to see part of the origins of Bruce’s playboy public tendencies.

Once again the bond between Alfred and Bruce grows. Selina told Bruce not to tell anyone and he tells Alfred. He tells him the whole truth. And now Bruce’s father goes up on the wall. He’s still determined to better his company, his legacy. It’s incredible watching Batman’s story unfold.

The first season is coming to an end next week. Gordon will fight for the city. Fish is back and Bruce discover’s his father’s secret. Take a look at the promo:

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‘Gotham’: The Ogre Chronicles Continue

Gordon shows Jason the G.C.P.D. can't be intimidated.

Gordon shows Jason the G.C.P.D. can’t be intimidated.

Gordon has been going under the impression that the person the Ogre would target would be Lee. He made sure Lee was fine with him forcefully going after the serial killer, but her never even considered Barbara would be a target. But after watching Barbara and Jason together, is she more than just a tool to get back at Gordon? He’s either really into her or playing her very well. He knew exactly what to say with the last girl, maybe that’s what he’s doing now too.

In the beginning of the episode Gordon is very worried about Lee. She isn’t picking up her phone and there’s a serial killer on the lose that could be coming after her. She’s not answering he phone because she’s in the bathtub. She hears a noise and then a crash. She calls out for Jim, but he’s not there. It’s just a cat that got in her apartment. She’s about to call Jim and then he comes up behind her, but she doesn’t know it’s him, and she whacks him with the phone.

Gordon tells Lee about the Ogre and how he comes after cop’s loved ones. She wants him to go after the guy and catch him.

A killer is born.

A killer is born.

Gordon and Harvey dig deeper. They speak to the first detective on the case. He was investigating Julie Kemble, Jason’s first victim, or so we thought at that point. There was notes scratched out on his notepad. Harvey and Gordon wanted to know what was there. Eleven more girls had been murdered since he dropped the case. The girl was a nurse at a private medical clinic, a plastic surgery office.

They go check out the office, but the doctor won’t give them anything without a warrant. On the way out of the office, Jim spots a car he saw outside of the police station. He was staring right at the Ogre, but couldn’t get a good look at him. The Ogre drives forward forcing the two detectives out of the way. Gordon knows that was the Ogre, he’s been following them.

Back at the Precinct, Jason gives Jim a call. He warns him to back off or he’ll come after Gordon’s loved ones. This will be his only warning.

Gordon decides they have to show the Ogre they aren’t afraid. He talks to Lee and she’s okay with him going public with his hunt. He makes an appeal to the public for information, but also tells the Ogre, he’s coming for him.

Harvey finds out from the doctor that Miss Constance van Groot recommended Julie, the first victim, to the doctor’s office. She’s one of the oldest families in Gotham, so they assume the Ogre might be her son.

They go to her house and find the butler trying to hang himself. They also find Miss van Groot decaying in the bed. She’d been dead for years. Harvey also finds all of Jason’s pictures have his face scratched out.

It turns out Jason isn’t van Groot’s son, he’s the butler’s son. Miss van Groot did treat him like a son though and led him on. He wanted her last name and to be put in the will, but she just laughed. This is when Jason made his first kill. His father, Jacob, hid that she was dead to protect his son. Jacob didn’t believe his son could be seducing young women. He showed them a picture of his hideous son.

He went to the plastic surgeon under the name Jason van Groot to get his face changed. His picture just happened to be swiped from the files, so all the doctor could give them was a sketch. Jason van Groot or his real name Jason Skolimski are not in the system and they have no idea what his new alias is. Essen suggests Gordon think back what the Ogre said on the phone and see if they missed something. Jason had mentioned Gordon was a rising star in the press. Gordon realized the paper that came out with that headline had a picture of him and Barbara in it.

Jason had already gone after her though. He started at a bar and went back to her place, but when she said she doesn’t have a boyfriend or anyone to miss her, he backs down. She also tells him people run screaming from her once they get to know her. She tells him to let himself out. He’s very intrigued by her.

He donates $10,000 so he can go to the Wayne Charity Ball. He meets up with her there and Selina sees them leaving together. When Gordon frantically goes over to Barbara’s place, Selina is able to say that the sketched man is the man she left with.

Barbara was already at his place though and being introduced to his room of torture, but not like the other girls were.

Last week Selina made her first kill and this week she was dealing with it oddly. She was very defensive with Bruce and Bruce couldn’t handle what she did, but still needed her to finish the mission. She suggested Bruce getting her close enough to steal the key for the safe. It just so happened the Wayne Charity Ball was coming up and all the senior management would be there. Selina swiped the key and made a copy like it was nothing, but they still have to get in the safe.

Oswald was on a little mission of his own, to kill Maroni. It won’t be that simple. He hires the best gun and knife team in Gotham and they agree to do it, but before they strike, Maroni get’s to Oswald’s mother. The only thing precious to him. Instead of just killing her, he tells her the truth about her son. She is so broken hearted and asks her son not to lie to her. Penguin lies and tells her he’s just a night club owner.

Maroni sends flowers and Penguin wants to send a message to him, but instead kills the messenger.

Only two episodes left and time is running out for Gordon to save Barbara. Take a look at the promo:

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‘Gotham’: Is Gordon the Hunter or the Prey?

Has Gordon gone too far in his quest to clean up Gotham?

Has Gordon gone too far in his quest to clean up Gotham?

If we didn’t know where Gordon’s story led, we would think his ambition and need to clean up Gotham City would be the end of him. It certainly seems like he’s headed down that path. Even after finding out he was set up, he doesn’t drop the case. He’s physically incapable of letting any cases go.

Gordon thought that he was actually making a difference. Officer Moore came up to him saying he had a reputation for closing cases and wanted to be apart of cleaning up Gotham. Then Moore gave him a case of a young murdered girl, Grace. She was found two weeks ago and went missing four months ago. Moore had sufficiently stroked Gordon’s ego and of course said he would look into the case.

Lee liked that Gordon was looking into the case. The girl was from her neighborhood. Grace was last seen at a bar in South Village. The previous detectives had looked into it, but didn’t get any leads. Lee told Gordon there’s speakeasies in South Village.

Harvey wanted nothing to do with the case. They had a full case load as it was. Their questioning led them to a bartender that had seen the victim with a hot date. It wasn’t much, but Gordon was hooked on the case. He wasn’t going to let it go.

Lee did an autopsy on the body. She said it wasn’t badly beaten like most victims after missing for that amount of time. Other than stab wounds, the body was pristine. Harvey believed the girl ran away herself and it had nothing to do with her murder. Gordon didn’t believe that. He knew in his gut that she was kidnapped and held until the murderer was ready to kill.

Meanwhile Nygma was looking for the missing piece of evidence and he found it. A photo copy of a hand painted broken heart. Harvey suddenly knew who the murderer was. It was GCPD’s dirty little secret. He was a serial killer that had killed a dozen or more young girls. Most people called him the Ogre. He was known to kill loved ones of detectives that investigated him.

Milo Ventimiglia may be playing a sick villain, but he's still as sexy as ever.

Milo Ventimiglia may be playing a sick villain, but he’s still as sexy as ever.

Harvey questioned why this got on Gordon’s radar. He told him an officer brought it to him and Harvey asked which one. When they questioned Moore, he confessed that Commissioner Loeb ordered him to. Loeb knew exactly what to say to get Gordon to take the case.

Harvey tried to get Gordon to drop it. Gordon said he couldn’t let a serial killer roam free, the next victim’s blood would be on his hands. Harvey said the next victim could be Lee.

Gordon isn’t dropping the case and he told Loeb that very loudly in the middle of the police station and then he said he was coming after him. I think the Ogre will know Gordon’s on to him now.

Milo Ventimiglia has entered the world of ‘Gotham’ as Jason, a.k.a The Ogre, and we got to see exactly how he attracts his prey.

He went on a lovely date with Grace. He told her he was looking for unconditional, real intense love. This might actually be true. Of course this hooked Grace. She went back to his apartment and spent the night, but when she went to leave in the morning, he wouldn’t let her. He held her captive making her cook. She overcooked the lamb and when she started to cry explaining, he said it wasn’t working and that’s when he killed her.

We will be seeing more of Milo in the coming weeks.

Fish was planning her escape from the beginning of the episode. She scoped out the helicopter and boat, she even made it outside to find the Catchers. Then she went down to Kelly, the man she sacrificed, and said they were going to escape. She was almost caught when she stole the keys to the helicopter. She told Dullmacher she was going to slit her own throat because of the nightmare she has about the man made of various body parts. He didn’t completely believe her, but let her off with a warning.

Fish used the stone cold killers in the basement as a decoy. When she went back to get Kelly, Dullmacher caught her, luckily the gate was opening and the people attacked the doctor. They had to hurry. They got to the helicopter as the killers were being shot by the catchers. They were almost home free, but Fish was shot.

Bruce was determined to find Reggie. Alfred was going to do it, but he wasn’t well. Bruce enlisted Kat to help find him. He was looking at gun ranges, because he thought that’s what a shooting gallery was.

Kat took him to actual shooting gallery and there was Reggie, drugged out of him mind, which made him an easy target. At first Reggie wouldn’t tell Bruce who hired him. Then he told him Mathis and Bunderslaw and Bunderslaw was the man he dealt with. They wanted to know how far Bruce had gotten in his investigation. He never meant to stab Alfred, but he walked in when he was taking the documents. Bruce and Kat got the information by threatening to throw his drugs out the window. After they got the information, Kat dropped it anyways. Reggie said he would tell on them and there would be nothing they could do. The drugs were caught on the window and Bruce wanted to push him, but didn’t have it in him, so Kat pushed Reggie out the window.

Penguin is plotting his murder of Maroni. He bought a bar, just for that task. He had to get the owners granddaughter to come home and leave her guitar playing boyfriend behind. An easy task for Oswald.

On a fun note, Penguin crossed behind Bruce when he was at a gun range. This is the first time they’ve been in proximity of each other and it appeared the Penguin felt a chill or something. I love when ‘Gotham’ does things like this!

Next week the Ogre knows Gordon is on to him. Take a look at the promo:

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Celebrating Crowley and Penguin for Friday the 13th

supernatural-season-9-poster-crowleyIn honor of Friday the 13th, I want to celebrate my two favorite villains on TV, Crowley and Penguin.

I’ve been a fan of Crowley for a very long time. I can’t remember exactly when it started, but I’m sure his accent had something to do with it and his witty comments. He was once only in charge of crossroad demons and now he’s the King of Hell. He’s come a very, very long way.

But I like the King best when he’s working with Dean and Sam, or at least when he’s on screen with them. The boys have a great chemistry together, especially Crowley and Dean.

For a while there it almost seemed like they were friends, but things have kind of fallen back into their rightful place. I wouldn’t call it their rightful place, but it is the natural order of things.

It’s a shame that Crowley’s mother’s turned him back into an enemy of Sam and Dean. Well I guess Dean kind of did too, when he gave Cass the blade.

I’m sad that I probably won’t see Crowley working with the Winchesters anytime soon. The writers better not kill him off. He’s not allowed to be killed off until the show ends. We’ve lost so many characters over the course of the series, but we can not lose Crowley. He may be a villain, but to me he’s so much more. He’s an integral part of ‘Supernatural’ and the best villain on the show after ten seasons.

gotham-poster-penguin-404x600I also think Oswald is an integral part of ‘Gotham’. He’s also more than just a villain. The Penguin is a legendary character and not an easy role for anyone to take on. Robin Lord Taylor has filled some really big shoes. He’s building the legendary Batman villain.

Oswald is very smart and cunning. He doesn’t have it all figured out yet, but he’s working his way up to the top. He had a really good muse. He watched Fish and I think he probably learned a lot from her. She’s pretty scrappy and Oswald has gotten himself out of some pretty bad situations.

He’s been beaten down, but he never gives up. We already know that he will work his way to the top, but we also know it will be a long journey. While the Penguin is growing and learning, we are getting to know him and the legendary villain he becomes.

These two men are two of the best villains on TV at the moment. They have great lines and great storylines. They have us rooting for them when were are supposed to be rooting against them.

Instead of watching Jason, Freddie or Michael this Friday the 13th, watch ‘Gotham’ or ‘Supernatural’ and enjoy these two legendary villains that are conducting their mayhem today.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Is Saying Goodbye to ‘Gotham’

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Fish Mooney’s storyline has really been heating up in the last few episodes. But after she’s shown how well she can weasel herself out of a bad situation, Jada Pinkett Smith announced she won’t be returning after this season.

Friday morning Jada, 43, announced on ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ that she wouldn’t be returning for season two.

“I signed for a year and the year is up. But, there are some great things coming ahead on ‘Gotham’, believe you me, there’s a lot of good stuff coming,” Jada told Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

According to Variety, Fish is not taken from the Batman comics. “But her scene-stealing performance has won its share of admirers, which could make killing Fish just as controversial as offing a canonical Batman baddie.”

I agree. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Fish when ‘Gotham’ first started, but after her plan to overthrow Falcone failed, I’ve really enjoyed how she’s persevered with everything that has happened since.

I’ve been very impressed with what Fish has been able to do, pull herself out of the basement and become the righthand woman of Dr. Dullmacher. It’s all been pretty incredible to watch.

I would be upset if they killed her off, but if they are going to kill Fish, it has to be an epic death.

I’m sad to see Jada go, but I’m excited to see the great stuff that she was referring to in her interview.

‘Gotham’: Everyone has a Cobblepot to be Uesed Against Them

Gordon has climbed high, but did he cross a line to get there?

Gordon has climbed high, but did he cross a line to get there?

Gordon walked a very fine line this week. He was outraged when Flass got let off and he was determined to take him down. That wasn’t going to be easy, especially when he found out that Bullock testified to clear Flass’s name.

Loeb had dirt on all the cops in the GCPD and that’s how he controls them all. Dent and Gordon reason if they find the dirt, they can control Loeb.

Dent had the idea to talk to Loeb’s old partner because of the bond partners have. It was a good idea, but they didn’t execute it very well. They were set up and got ambushed, Bullock came to the rescue. He took another shot at Loeb’s former partner and this time got some information. Loeb and Falcone were in on it together.

Ms. Kringle played with Nygma's heart.

Ms. Kringle played with Nygma’s heart.

Finding out where the files were stashed was the next step. Who else would talk to Gordon, but Oswald? He decided to use the odd relationship they’ve created.

Oswald was very easy to negotiate with. All he wanted was a favor from Jim, no questions asked, and five minutes alone with the files, and to take whatever he wanted. Not too bad of a deal, but that favor is a red flag. Gordon sold his soul to fight corruption. Will he regret it later?

Penguin led them to a farm, but what they found there was not what they expected. It was Loeb’s daughter, Miriam. A lot of people thought Loeb killed his own wife, but it turns out it was his daughter. It wasn’t her fault though, she’s not well.

Fish's storyline is intense at the moment.

Fish’s storyline is intense at the moment.

It wasn’t an ideal situation, but Gordon was able to use this information to get Flass trialled. He wanted all of the files, but the only one Loeb would hand over was Bullock’s. Not a bad compromise though. Gordon wanted one more thing. He wanted Loeb to back him for the President of the police union position. Gordon has climbed his way up, but was the price worth it?

Bullock said that you tell yourself that the one bad thing will be worth it because of all the good you will do will make-up for it, but it doesn’t. He also said to be careful of Penguin’s favor. I think Bullock was a little upset about what Gordon had to do to succeeded. He may knock Gordon for his ways, but in reality he respects him for it.

Elsewhere Bruce was figuring out why Alfred was almost killed and he figured it out really fast. He knew it had to do with his meeting with his parents’ company. He wants to track down Reggie all by himself. Cat stopped by the hospital and offered her condolences and help, but Bruce wants to walk this path alone. Why doesn’t he just tell Gordon? I get that he doesn’t want anyone else to get hurt, but Gordon is trained for this.

There will be no escaping for Fish. What will be her plan B?

There will be no escaping for Fish. What will be her plan B?

Fish was making headway of her own. I knew she wouldn’t be going back to the basement, but everything that has unfolded since she left the basement, is amazing. After she scooped out her own eye, Dr. Dullmacher gave Fish a new eye, a bright blue one.

She wasn’t done working her way out of the basement. She had to prover herself to the doctor first and she did that very easily. What she didn’t expect was that they were in the middle of nowhere, in the ocean. If she was thinking of escaping, that’s not a viable option.

It’s a good thing things have calmed down a little in Gotham, because the show won’t be back till April 13. There’s only four more episodes left of this season. You won’t want to miss them. Take a look at the promo:

Gotham Season 1 Episode 17

One of the biggest shocks of the night was Alfred getting stabbed.

One of the biggest shocks was Alfred getting stabbed.

An old friend of Alfred turns up on their doorstep and Bruce invites him to stay. The future Batman has a really good heart, but good hearts don’t survive in Gotham.

He wants to take on his parents company and find his parent’s killer, but he has ruffled some feathers and his future company may be planning an attacking on him. I know all of this will just help create the Bat, but this poor boy doesn’t deserve all of this pain.

I’m assuming Alfred will pull through. I mean the writers can’t kill him off, seeing as he’s Batman’s right hand man.

What kind of trouble is Mr. Payne in? So much trouble that he had to spy on Alfred and Bruce for money? Or has he just never shed covert operations from his resume?

The one nice thing that Mr. Payne provided was background on Alfred’s character. Though I think you can move on from being a ‘lethal war dog” as Reggie called him. But it’s nice to see who Alfred use to be and what he’s become now. Now I just want to know how the transformation happened. Was it Bruce? Alfred did say he’s a better man for knowing him.

Alfred being stabbed was one of the biggest shocks of the episode. I’m not sure which was more shocking, Alfred or Fish pulling her own eye out and stepping on it.

When negotiations weren't going well Fish decided to take her own eye out, so the doctor couldn't have it.

When negotiations weren’t going well, Fish decided to take her own eye out, so the doctor couldn’t have it.

Negotiations weren’t going the way Fish hoped. For one she wasn’t allowed to talk to the boss, Dr. Dullmacher. We’ve heard this name before, way back in episode two. Cat had been kidnapped by the doctor’s men.

Fish was forced to talk to only the manager of the facility, who we never got a name for.

The manager wants to take Fish’s eyes or kill all of the people in the basement, so Fish took out one of her eyes and stomped on it. Now no one can have her eye. That was just crazy. Was there not another way out? Now she only has one eye and will she even survive after collapsing? Will they take her other eye? Did Fish not even think about what she was doing?

Does Butch know what happened to Fish? He said she got what she deserved.

Butch has been working with Oswald to get the club back up and running. Between the bad entertainment and running out of alcohol, the club is not not doing well. Maroni is in charge of the alcohol and is not giving Oswald his orders. Maroni can’t kill him, so he’s doing the only thing he can.

Butch pulled through to help Penguin and they toasted to new beginnings. As Butch was pouring Oswald another glass, he was shaking. So Oswald brings up Fish, but he appears to be over Fish. Butch is not completely the same since the brainwashing, but does he know anything about what happened to Fish?

Red hood was introduced, but it wasn't a good introduction.

Red hood was introduced, but it wasn’t a good introduction.

The writers introduced another villain and it wasn’t exactly exciting. Three different men wore the red hood and the crew meant absolutely nothing to us. It was just another case for Gordon and Bullock to solve. And it was really over shadowed by what Fish did and the Bruce and Alfred storyline. Maybe the biggest problem was there was too many storylines going on.

There’s been a lot of great introductions, but the red hood wasn’t one of them. It could appear as just another case. There’s not much that separates it to show a future villain in Gotham. First Gordon said that the red hood could live on forever, because people can keep putting on the hood. Then at the end a young boy puts on the hood and the villain lives on.

Another storyline that was lacking this week was Barbara. Is there any point to keep putting her on the screen? No offense to the actress, but her storyline seems pointless. It appears that Cat and Ivy have moved in with her and now she wants to give them makeovers, especially Cat, but why? It doesn’t make any sense. It’s fine if the writers want to bring her back later, but they shouldn’t feel like they have to keep her around when there’s nothing going on with her.

Ever since she left Gordon, her storyline has gone down hill. Hopefully the writers have something in store for her soon.

Next week Gordon is looking into Alfred’s stabbing. It looks like Gotham is about to get even darker. Take a look at the promo: