“Gotham” last week gave us a premiere episode stuffed full of key events, and in many ways, what we had tonight felt like a direct continuation to all of that. We had more Fish Mooney, the return of Hugo Strange, and a standoff that felt in many ways similar to what we saw during the death of Jerome last season.
With that in mind, there was one question that entered our mind throughout most of this: There’s no way that we’re going to get to see Fish get out of this alive. How in the world could she? In an effort to fix herself and the other Indian Hill patients, she ambushed Professor Strange while an angry mob and the GCPD awaited outside. Eventually Jim Gordon found his way inside, and convinced Fish to head outside with the plan in mind to have the Penguin do away with her once and for all after sending in his mob.
Yet, in the turn of the episode, the Penguin didn’t do it. He’s going a different route this time, and he seemed to make that decision independently rather than allowing mind control to alter him. Fish may have realized at that point that even if she had convinced him of something, odds are that she would be dead soon afterwards. That could still be the case, but hats off to the writers for tricking us here!
Elsewhere, Bruce Wayne had a face-to-face meeting with the Court of Owls, and also had a meeting with … himself? Yes, you’re cliffhanger there was him getting to meet his own doppelganger.
As for the introduction of Ivy 2.0 (Maggie Geha), we’d say that it was a somewhat worthy portrayal of the character from the comics. Yet, at the same exact time we’re not going to say that we love aging up the character out of nowhere. It’s at least worthy of time. The only other thing to report on for now is the return of Lee, which came mere minutes after Jim and Valerie Vale started to get romantic. Awkward? Definitely. Grade: B+.
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