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"Gotham" review by Suzanne
Premieres Monday September 19 on FOX
I watched the first two episodes of the new episodes for
this Fall. I
love this show, and I'm glad to say that it's just as great
this year as the first two years. Perhaps even better! It
has the same exciting stories, humor, action and more.
We get to see most of our favorites return in the first
episode, plus some new characters. If you'll recall,
Jim was heading to reunite with Lee. We see what happens in
the very first few minutes; let's just say that he gets a
new love interest this season. The police are after Fish
Mooney and her many monster friends that all busted out of
Indian Hill last season. Penguin is desperate to get rid of
Fish again, but things don't turn out the way he plans.
There's a particularly moving scene between Fish and Penguin
in the second episode that made me tear up.
We see a lot of Harvey and Jim, which I'm thrilled about.
Jim is acting as a bounty hunter, bringing in Fish' monster
friends on his own and collecting reward money; he and
Harvey are still friends, though. Lucious now works at
the GCPD. We only get to see the Riddler briefly
because he's in prison.
Bruce and Alfred return and confront the Wayne
Enterprises board members, and the secret organization that
has been behind everything. They have their own
misadventures concerning all that. Cat works for Fish
and gives Bruce the cold shoulder over his long absence.
Poor Cat loses a friend, in a way. One of the regular cast
members gets replaced by a different actor because of a big
change that happens.
You'll see a lot of other familiar faces, like Barbara,
her partner Tabitha, Detective Barnes, Butch and others;
plus some new ones. Jamie Chung plays reporter Valerie Vale
(Vicky Vale's mom, perhaps?). There are many new
villains as well. We get to see more of Bruce's
long-haired doppelganger as well. There's also a big
surprise at the end of the second episode! I can't wait to
see more. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The origin story continues on Season
Three of GOTHAM, and the stakes are
higher than ever, as Super-Villains more
ambitious and depraved are introduced,
and a realignment of alliances shakes up
the fight for power in Gotham City.
Season Three will peel back the
curtain on the infamous criminal
organization known as the Court of The
Owls. With the Indian Hill escapees on
the loose, JIM GORDON (Ben McKenzie)
must take matters into his own hands as
a bounty hunter in Gotham. He makes it
his mission to find HUGO STRANGE (guest
star BD Wong), the mastermind behind the
horrifying Indian Hill experiments, and
FISH MOONEY (guest star Jada Pinkett
Smith), one of Strange’s subjects.
Meanwhile, GCPD Detective HARVEY BULLOCK
(Donal Logue) and Captain NATHANIEL
BARNES (Michael Chiklis) remain at the
forefront of the fight against crime in
the monster-ridden city. Also, BRUCE
WAYNE (David Mazouz), with the help of
his trusted butler and mentor, ALFRED
PENNYWORTH (Sean Pertwee), and former
Wayne Enterprises employee, LUCIUS FOX
(Chris Chalk), discovers there are still
more secrets to uncover regarding his
As the city sinks deeper into chaos,
GOTHAM will continue to follow the
evolving stories of the city’s most
malevolent villains: THE PENGUIN (Robin
Lord Taylor); EDWARD NYGMA/the future
RIDDLER (Cory Michael Smith); SELINA
KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (Camren
Bicondova); BARBARA KEAN (Erin
Richards), TABITHA GALAVAN/TIGRESS
(Jessica Lucas) and BUTCH GILZEAN (Drew
Powell). The series also will catch up
with the future POISON IVY (Maggie
Geha), who, after an encounter with a
monster from Indian Hill, finds herself
reborn as a young woman who’s harnessed
the full power of her charms; and will
dive into the origin stories of JERVIS
TETCH/MAD HATTER (Benedict Samuel), a
talented hypnotist teetering on the edge
of madness; and the TWEED BROTHERS.
GOTHAM is based upon DC characters
and is produced by Warner Bros.
Television. Bruno Heller (“The
Mentalist,” “Rome”), Danny Cannon (the
“CSI” franchise, “Nikita”), John
Stephens (“Gossip Girl”) and Ken
Woodruff (“The Mentalist”) serve as
executive producers on the series.
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