Review – Gotham: “The Blind Fortune Teller”

This week’s episode of Gotham: “The Blind Fortune Teller” was one of my favorite episodes of the season. I really enjoyed getting a sneak peek into the lives of the future Robin’s parents and a closer look at the boy who could potentially become the Joker, if speculation is to be believed. The episode has been already confirmed as a start of the origin of the Joker, but no one knows whom he is at this point. It would be obvious that Jerome would be him from the sudden turn in his personality, but I would not want to count on anything for sure since it is way too early for that. I did like following Jerome’s story and felt bad for his situation with his mother until he totally lost it when they were interviewing him and the blind fortune-teller regarding the murder.

This episode also focused on Gordon and Leslie and how their relationship is building. I prefer her over Barbara 100% since unlike Barbara she is a woman who seems to be able to hold her own and actually has half a brain. Besides the update with Gordon and his love life, Fish Mooney has taken over the underground that she has been living in and seems to be doing well on getting her way back up to the top. Bruce flexes his muscles a bit as well, as far as power is concerned, when he lets the board of the company know that he is more than willing to look into things in Wayne Enterprises to make sure no dirty dealing is going on behind his back. 

Overall, as stated above, this is probably one of my favorite episodes this season. Unlike some others, the pacing seemed good and the storyline that it followed was intriguing and makes me want to know more about Jerome and how he will end up. Besides that, I like the relationship that is building between Gordon and Leslie and actually seeing Bruce do something productive to help his company succeed despite his age.

Catch Gotham Mondays at 8/7c on FOX!

-Megan Highwind has left the party.

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