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The Beginning Shouldn’t Have Been The End Of Gotham

‘Gotham’ has always had a bit of a chaotic plotline, and that certainly held true with the final episode ‘The Beginning’.  The only problem is that the show had a perfectly serviceable end with ‘They Did What?’.  That leaves this episode feeling a little directionless and tacked on.  I guess if I was involved in the making […]

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Bane Arrives On The Gotham Scene

It’s time to drop the introspective pieces and the character studies, ‘Gotham’ has moved into its final episodes.  The last couple of episodes have provided us with nice looks at what makes Harvey Bullock and Jim Gordon tick, but they were lacking a bit in the action department.  These final three episodes will mostly serve as […]

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The Trial Of Jim Gordon Kills Off The Momentum Gotham Has Built This Season

Oh, how Gotham has struggled with what, exactly, the kind of man James Gordon is.  For five seasons now, we’ve watched the show question whether he is a good man or a bad man.  Repeatedly.  You would think this isn’t a question it would take five years to answer, but psychology can be tricky especially […]

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Gotham Proves Nothing’s Shocking

I’ve said before that this season doesn’t really feel like it has time to spare so it feels odd to take such a measured step back from the action, but that is exactly what ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ does.  No plot, with the possible exception of Barbara’s, gets moved forward tonight.  The episode is a nice Bullock addition […]

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Ace Chemicals Finally Comes To Gotham ‘Gotham’ doesn’t want to leave us without packing it all into these final episodes, and ‘Ace Chemicals’ was no different.  You don’t need to be overly aware of ‘Batman’ lore to know that the Ace Chemical plant is where the Joker goes through his transformation into the Clown Prince of Crime.  Really, […]

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13 Stitches Brings Together All The Gotham Players Successfully

It’s not all that often that you get to see all the major ‘Gotham’ characters on screen in one episode and have them all contribute successfully to the plot, but ‘13 Stitches’ pulls it off in a big way.  There is a lot to unpack here but the episode never feels rushed.  You’ll still leave it though […]

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Gotham Struggles With It’s Own Pena Dura

Gotham can get a little stuck in a plotline.  So much so that the same plotlines have been a part of the show since the premiere episode, oftentimes with very little change and nothing resembling resolution.  I suppose this is true of the Batman world in the comic pages as well – you can’t publish […]

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Gotham Unites Its Characters In Ruin

For a show that at times hasn’t seemed to care about keeping its characters consistent or coherent, ‘Ruin’ is a nice change of pace.  This has been a pretty solid season with episodes moving the plot right along.  Maybe every season should have been shorter?  I guess we’ll never know the answer to that question but […]

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Gotham Finally Gets Some Puddin’

We should probably all realize at this point that this could still be a con from the producers of ‘Gotham’.  How many times have we been introduced to someone only have them not turn out to be who we thought?  Still…puddin’.  It felt like that might have been the moment that the producers have been waiting […]

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Year Zero Takes Gotham To Its Darkest And Most Crowded Place

Oh, ‘Gotham’, you never could do anything small, could you?  The series returned last night for the premiere of the fifth and final season, and it looks like we are in for quite the ride this year.  We left a city cut off from the rest of the world last season and of course in Gotham […]

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