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"Gotham" review by Suzanne 9/15/16
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.

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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 parents’ murders.

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. “Like” GOTHAM on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @Gotham and join the discussion using #gotham. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @GOTHAMonFOX.

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