Louis Turfrey has watched the first two episodes of Gotham, and he’s getting excited…spoilers ahead ( #Gotham @SciFiGuru )
As you can see from the image above, Gotham has finally started to progress through to the origins of the BATMAN. To be fair though, this has been dealt with over the last three seasons as we have seen Bruce Wayne deal with the death of his parents and the inevitable battle with his inner demons. This season though, we finally get to see a very young Bruce jumping across roof tops and beating criminals to the floor. That’s not to say he’s been having it all his way. He’s still inexperienced and still in need of less ego and more skill. Maybe we will see him disappear to train with the league of assassins, maybe not, but we already know that Ras is watching him.
Gotham has always been one of those TV series that you either love or hate, but that’s not stopped it from being successful. However, up to this point the stories that we have been watching have been concentrating mostly on the battle between Jim Gordon, (Ben McKenzie), and the criminal underworld. This has presented us with the origins of the Penguin, (Robin Lord Taylor) and the Riddler, (Cory Michael Smith), as well as touching on the relationship between the young Selina Kyle, (Camren Bicondova), and Bruce Wayne, played by David Mazouz. Bruce’s relationship with his mentor and guardian Alfred Pennyworth, played by the amazing Sean Pertwee, has also been a strong back story and has given the series more depth.
As if all of the above wasn’t enough, this week the show deals with the emergence of the Scarecrow as a villain and we also get to see the true origin story of Poison Ivy – but blink and you will miss it.
So many things happening, and we are still only on episode two, but that is what has made this series interesting to follow over the years and I guess that is why I am still hooked. Oh, and if you think that Barbara Keen had finally exited the series in episode one, think again. She’s back, resurrected, and I wonder how that happened?