Review – Gotham “Worse Than A Crime”

Hi everyone! Megan_Highwind here with my thoughts on the fall finale of Gotham. This episode focused a lot on tying up the loose ends from the rest of the season and gave us a decent wrap up of the Theo Galavan story line that we have been following so far this season.

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The episode starts with Jim Gordon waking up surrounded by his best friend Oswald Cobblepot and Cobblepot’s new found friend, Ed Nygma. Gordon is told that he is now a fugitive for assaulting Galavan and not showing his face at the GCPD afterward. When Gordon finds out that Galavan is holding Bruce Wayne hostage, he makes plans with Cobblepot to try and set Bruce Wayne free while Oswald simply wants to get revenge for the death of his mother. Gordon decides that he must go and save Bruce, even when he is told that his girlfriend is pregnant.

While all of this is going on, Bruce and Silver spend some time together and Bruce finally learns why Silver has been trying to get Bruce to fall for her the entire time. When Bruce is brought to be killed for the Galavan family, Silver is the one who shouts out to try to stop the event from happening. At that point is when Gordon, Bullock, Alfred, who narrowly escaped getting killed by Tabitha earlier in the episode, Selina Kyle, and Cobblepot all appear to rescue Bruce. 

While the fighting is going on between the Order trying to take out Bruce and Bruce’s rescuers, Theo, Tabitha, and Silver try to escape. However, after seeing Theo bullying Silver, Tabitha decides that she would rather escape with Silver instead and leaves Theo behind without a parachute to escape the tower. Cobblepot convinces Gordon to take Galavan to the docks so they can dispose of him once and for all. Theo’s body is then taken from the morgue to Indian Hill where it is revealed that Hugo Strange is doing experiments. The episode ends with this and a proposal by Jim Gordon to Leslie.

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GOTHAM: L-R: Ben McKenzie and Sean Pertwee in the “Rise of the Villains: Worse Than A Crime” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/ FOX

Overall, I thought this was a decent way to break for the holidays. We finally got to see some sort of conclusion involving the Galavan story and I did not think that Tabitha would actually ever betray her brother, even if she seemed to really hate him at times. It was nice to see, also, that even though Silver has done terrible things to Bruce in the past, he was able to forgive her when he realized that her motivations were things that he could relate in some ways to. I am curious to hear more about Indian Hill and Dr. Strange’s experiments. I am hoping that they will play a big part in either the second half of the season or the next season. 

-Megan_Highwind has left the party.

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