Gotham 1×14 ‘The Fearsome Dr. Crane’: I don’t want to know how he got those body parts

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I hate this show for making me think that Ed shoving a bunch of corpse parts into a man’s locker was the most precious thing ever. That Nygma! What a scamp!

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That was seriously cute and disturbing at the same time, and a lesson learned to not mess with Ed. He might not have the body power, but his mind will get you in big trouble, while he will get away with it every time. And even though that was a creepy punishment, Ed did something that even Jim had a hard time doing: he got a bad guy out of the precinct with no suspicion on himself whatsoever. His hands (the living ones) aren’t the cleanest, but neither is Jim’s. It’s just how Gotham is, man.

His little giggle when Ms. Kringle told him he owed her a pencil was all worth the creep factor.

I just hope that if Thompkins does start working as the ME, she’ll be a little more lenient and understanding of Ed because I don’t think I want to see what he would put in her locker.

Also, how cute are Jim and Thompkins (I can’t remember her first name. I think it starts with an L)? I honestly thought that I was watching an adorable crime-centric rom-com last night.

And then it went all Godfather when Maroni had “things” to do to a certain umbrella boy. Penguin proved to be as slippery as always, and he’s another one with more brains (and luck) than brawn. He might get the crap beat out of him at least once an episode, but he’s still got his life, and a lot of big plans. Fish might be just as slippery, but Penguin has his thumbs in so many pies that I can’t wait for him to pull the pin and let it all explode. And that seems to be approaching fast.

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Which reminds me of Fish. That ending, dear lord. It was no surprise that Fish would try to escape on water, and it was also no surprise that she got ambushed. The surprise came with the man she confronts. Not only do we have no freakin clue who he is, but Fish looks like she knows him and absolutely hates him. When they charged at each other, I got chills, and I was so ticked that it was over! I can’t wait to see that back story, or who wins that battle.

Speaking of which, welcome new villain! Here, we have a young Johnathan Crane watch his father murder a woman for her adrenal glands, and you stop wondering why he ends up the way he does. I like it though, and I especially like that these villains are getting a couple of episodes to flourish, and then hopefully not die, so they can pop back in and out and just cause trouble for a certain commissioner and certain winged crime fighter. As I’ve said since the first episode, this is just so cool.

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I mean the whole turf war, and Jim trying to clean up the town is a great recurring theme, but what makes this show for me are the origin stories for all of Batman’s villains. And there are so many of them that there can be seasons and seasons of this stuff and I wouldn’t get sick of it. I know I’m speaking as someone who is not a long time comic book reader, and as someone who doesn’t get peeved off if the canon story is changed, but I’m beyond excited to see what kind of Batman, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, and eventually Joker that this show will create for a (hopefully) future series, be it TV, movie, or comics. This excites me.

All in all, you know I adored it, and I got so excited that I didn’t even get into the whole Bruce scene (which was great and sad), and the Cat scene (which was the same), but I will say that they were cool and so in par with their characters. Boo Yah.

Also next week is the Ed and Penguin confrontation and it will be the only thing I will think about all week.

Marnie Azzarelli

Marnie Azzarelli

is your average everyday horror writer and TV watcher, who finds herself connecting on a deep level with mythical monsters, and serial killers. She lives in a fantasy world that Joss Whedon created where she goes through a minimum of four character arcs per season, and Spike and Leo Fitz fight for her hand in marriage. When not glued to her TV or laptop, she talks to her cats about life, and writes characters that (she hopes) are crazier than herself. Check out her writing blog in the hopes that she’ll post more than once a week.

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