Tag: jim gordon

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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The End Of Gotham Comes In They Did What

‘They Did What’ comes in and wraps the plot of ‘Gotham’ up in a neat little bow, leaving only Bruce Wayne’s journey from boy to Bat to be completed.  In the usual ‘Gotham’ way, it’s all a bit rushed and there are still a lot of questions, but that is all we will get, as next week […]

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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 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 Trespasses Into Its Own Narrative

This should start by saying that all pretenses of avoiding spoilers post airing of an episode have been forgotten.  There is too much going on this season on ‘Gotham’ to not use all of the details at hand.  So, consider this your warning.  If you haven’t seen an episode you may want to watch before reading.  […]

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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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