Gotham – S5 Ep9 – The Trial of Jim Gordon

Writer: Ben McKenzie Director: Erin Richards Starring: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Peyton List and Anthony Carrigan It’s the trial of Jim Gordon, but like everything else in this series, nothing is truly as it first appears. With the hope of reunification with the mainland in the balance, due to increased violence and gang warfare, Gordon, Bullock, Oswald and Barbara get all the warring factions in one spot, in an attempt to negotiate a ceasefire. The plan is scuppered when an unexpected old enemy resurfaces, with catastrophic … Continue reading Gotham – S5 Ep9 – The Trial of Jim Gordon

Gotham – S5 Ep8 – Nothing’s Shocking

Director: Kenneth Fink Starring: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Andrew Sellon, Dan Hedaya & Sarah Pidgeon Almost every season of every TV show ever made will have a “Filler” episode. A story that’s a flashback, or that stars more of the supporting cast, to give the big names a break. Back when it was announced that season five of Gotham would be its last, the show was reported to be running for ten more episodes. A few months later the producers adjusted that number to twelve, so that the … Continue reading Gotham – S5 Ep8 – Nothing’s Shocking

Gotham – S5 Ep7 – Ace Chemicals

Writer: Tze Chun Director: John Stephens Starring: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cameron Monaghan, Morena Baccarin, Francesca Root-Dodson and Benedict Samuel This final season of Gotham continues to surprise and delight. If you were excited by the title, then the rest of this episode is seriously going to make you very, very happy… whilst also making you feel sick to your stomach. Since his transformation Jeremiah Valeska has been on a killing spree, leaving no doubt as to whether he’d retained any shred of sanity. This episode proves, once and for all, his … Continue reading Gotham – S5 Ep7 – Ace Chemicals

Gotham – S5 Ep6 – 13 Stitches

Writer: Seth Boston Director: Ben McKenzie Starring: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cameron Monaghan, Shane West, Morena Baccarin & Sarah Schenkkan Blasts from the past and ominous portents of the future; this episode of Gotham has it all. This week Ben (Jim Gordon) McKenzie directs and stars in a pivotal episode. Secretary Walker and Eduardo Dorrance make their play, revealing an important figure from James’ past, and we meet another vintage comic-book villain in Magpie. She wants shiny things, even if they’re not hers. Birds Of A Feather Not many … Continue reading Gotham – S5 Ep6 – 13 Stitches

Gotham – S5 Ep5 – Peña Dura

The perpetrator behind the heinous destruction of Haven has been revealed… or has he? Over the last few weeks we’ve witnessed Edward Nygma suffering from blackouts; awakening from events that he has no memory of, which has left him, and the audience, baffled. This week we get answers, and they’re very Strange indeed. I’m Of Two Minds About The Whole Thing This was without question one of the best episodes of Gotham I’ve ever seen. Not just this season… ever. The writers have both proven everything that I was thinking was correct, but also added a twist so unexpected that it’s left me reeling. I’m … Continue reading Gotham – S5 Ep5 – Peña Dura

Gotham – S5 Ep4 – Ruin

Last week’s episode went out with a bang, both literally and figuratively. Someone blew up what had become Gotham City’s only safe haven, and this week Edward, Lucius, Jim, Barbara and Oswald try to find out who… and why. Familiar Faces The writers are keeping their foot on the gas, and the momentum is driving on like the proverbial steamroller. This episode gives us Madame Guillotine, furniture appreciation, crossed wires, miscommunication, tag-team action and more bullets than an on-line game of Call Of Duty. The action doesn’t let up, and I’m loving it. “Ruin” sees the return of Ecco and of … Continue reading Gotham – S5 Ep4 – Ruin

Gotham – S5 Ep3 – Penguin, Our Hero

Warning: If you’re not up to date with Gotham this review contains minor spoilers. Well… The Cat(woman’s) out of the bag! After taking the root given to Bruce by Ivy, Selina is back on her feet and ready for battle. In this episode Bat-Teen and Catgirl start the hunt for Jeremiah, while Gordon and the GCPD protect Haven sector from an all out assault by Penguin and Gotham’s street gangs. Purrfect Pairing This season is certainly pulling out all the stops. A ton of action, beautiful direction, great visuals and spectacle, but without losing the heart and character that the show is known … Continue reading Gotham – S5 Ep3 – Penguin, Our Hero