Review – Gotham: “The Mask”

Tonight’s episode of Gotham, “The Mask”, showed things really heating up between Falcone and Maroni’s factions. Even more specifically, things  between Fish Mooney and Oswald Cobblepot are starting to get interesting. There has been a lot of tension between these two since Fish found out that Gordon did not kill Oswald, and for good reason. Fish is more than aware that Oswald knows many, if not all, of her secrets from before he was supposedly killed by Gordon and is worried that they will be told to the wrong person. Oswald, I think, knows how paranoid of a person Fish can be and is loving playing with her all the while knowing that Falcone is actually not on her side at all. Falcone, in reality, knows all of her plot points minus her “secret weapon” that is currently living in his house. It was interesting to get a little bit more of a back story of partially why Fish is the way as she is, as well.  It looks like with everything that is happening on both sides it will not be long until we see some sort of big showdown between these two factions and I am excited at what all comes about because of it.

On the other side of the coin, Gordon and Harvey are trying to figure out who murdered a man whose body was covered in black ink. Along with the help of the delightfully weird Edward Nigma, they are eventually able to crack the case and take down the masked man who has caused the murder to happen and is the namesake of the episode. Gordon also has more one on one time with the annoyingly whiny Barbara. I hope that her character eventually decides to have more of a toughness about her because right now she is probably my least favorite character in the show. All she seems to do is cry about how crappy Gotham is and how she wants Gordon to stop being one of the few cops in the city who actually care about justice. A relationship that I adore, though, is the constantly growing one between Alfred and Bruce. The more I see of Bruce and the relationship he has with Alfred, the more I love the pair of them. Bruce is finally starting to stand up for himself and come into his own and Alfred is right there beside him to help him through and make him stronger through everything he has faced. I am curious to see how their relationship will progress even more as Bruce becomes stronger and realizes his true potential.

Gotham is on FOX on Mondays at 8/7c!

-Megan Highwind has left the party


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