Review – Gotham “Burn the Witch”

Hello everyone! This week’s episode of Gotham begins with Bruce Wayne being delivered to the mysterious leader of the Court. Bruce divulges that he has seen the woman before at various Wayne Enterprises events and realizes just how deep inside his organization this group has managed to get. The women orders Bruce, in order for the Court to not kill his family and friends, to stop investigating the Court, Indian Hill, and, most painfully for Bruce, the death of his parents. Feeling as though he has no other options, Bruce agrees before being put to sleep and returned to his home where his doppelganger appears.

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GOTHAM: David Mazouz in the ÒMad City: Burn The WitchÓ episode of GOTHAM airing airing Monday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/FOX.

Meanwhile, Fish Mooney is still on her hunt to find Dr. Strange. She uses Bullock, with her mind control powers, to figure out exactly where Strange is being held and breaks in. Gordon and the other members of the GCPD follow behind Mooney and it appears as though she is stuck inside the facility and will be captured. Not only Gordon and the GCPD, but Penguin has also decided to join the fray and bring an angry mob to try and get rid of Fish once and for all. Gordon breaks into the facility behind the rest of the GCPD’s back and makes a deal with Fish to spare Bullock. Fish agrees, but only on the condition that she is allowed to leave with Strange.

While Gordon agrees to the deal, he also calls Penguin to let him know that Fish will be coming out the back entrance. Penguin confronts Fish with the intention of killing her. However, Fish uses her persuasive skills to convince Penguin that the reason that she did not kill him when she had the chance is because he is her greatest creation. Penguin is so taken aback by this compliment that he allows Fish to get away with Strange.

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After everything with Fish has conspired, Valerie visits Gordon to discuss why he let Fish go and then end kissing while we see Lee stepping off of a train seemingly come back to Gotham to talk to Gordon. The episode also shows the new and more grown up version of Ivy who washes up in a space and ends up killing a man because he does not take very good care of his plants.

Unlike some of the past episodes of Gotham with quite a bit going on, I thought that the pacing of this episode was a step up from previous entries. As mentioned in last week’s review, the show tends to get lost in itself and it was nice to see the main focus being mostly on Fish and Penguin this week. Seeing how Penguin let Fish go, I imagine that down the line Gordon and the others will have to deal with a fallout of the army of monsters that Fish is intending to create. Penguin will likely be less than enthused when he discovers that Fish wants to overthrow him as the resident king of Gotham. Likewise, with things heating up between Valerie Vale and Gordon, Lee coming back into the picture can only complicate things. Finally, with Bruce and his creepy doppelganger coming face to face, I am wondering what exactly it is that this copy is wanting from Bruce. Till next week!

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GOTHAM: Morena Baccarin in the “Mad City: Burn The Witch” episode of GOTHAM airing airing Monday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX.

-Catch Fox’s Gotham on Mondays at 8/7c!

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