“Gotham” Monday night really introduced the Order of St. Dumas in a way that the show really has not so far, and to go along with that, they also passed along another very simple reminder: Jim Gordon is screwed. Why is that? His last resort may be trusting Oswald Cobblepot, arguably one of the last people you ever want to trust, with his life and well-being.
Ultimately, Oswald was the one who found him after he was left bruised and nearly dead by Theo Galavan, who revealed himself tonight to really be a member of the Order, and one of the architects behind his endgame of trying to cleanse the city. He has a list of people he wants removed from the equation so that he can right the wrongs of the past. What makes him so deadly comes via a single word that he uttered himself: Belief. If someone believes strongly that what they are doing is right, it really does not matter very much if it actually is or not. They are the ones who end up holding the majority of the cards regardless.
The scenes between Theo and Gordon were certainly intense, but we still would not put them at the top of our ranking of the night’s craziest moments. Instead, #1 has to be Alfred going into complete badass mode on Tabitha in his quest to save Bruce, who unfortunately looks to be facing death himself by the hour’s end. Even with Nygma, he is finding ways to stay afloat despite realizing that Lee is onto what he did to Kris Kringle.
Overall, this was a heck of a grim hour of television, and also one that was very mythology-based. It sets up the winter finale well, and we are mostly excited about the idea of Oswald and Jim having to work together now. Grade: B.
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