Review – Gotham: “Penguin’s Umbrella”

This episode of Gotham has my favorite scenes with Jim Gordon thus far this season. We actually get to see him doing a bit of fighting and finally standing up to everyone else about what he believes in and the right way to go about things. Because of his beliefs he gets into quite a bit of trouble with his partner, Harvey, since Harvey was convinced that Jim did what he was told and killed Oswald. Another person who is not a fan of Jim’s insubordination is Fish Mooney. She knows that Oswald knows pretty much everything that she has done against Falcone since the beginning and is not happy that he is still around to tell her boss of her indiscretions against him. Both of these characters are more interested in keeping Oswald down for their own benefit than anything else, and it is interesting to see how they both deal with the issue of him still being around.

This week’s villain, Victor Zsasz, is one of my favorite villians as he is absolutely nuts. He has no sense of morality, which is well-known by now to those who have read about him in the comics or other mediums where the character has been explored, and it is fairly obvious that he will do whatever it takes to get things done including killing people right on the spot. The scene where he clears out the entire police precinct just shows not only how corrupt it is, but just how creepy Victor is.¬† Unlike most of the other characters thus far in the season, Victor does not seem to have a real reason for doing what he is doing (working for Falcone) that we know of yet, so it will be interesting to see exactly how he comes in to play later in the season as well. Once again, this week left us with a great plot twist for next week’s episode so I cannot wait to see where it goes!

Catch Gotham on FOX Mondays at 8/7c!

-Megan Highwind has left the party.

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