Gotham 1×21 ‘The Anvil Or The Hammer’: Psychos, mob bosses, and murderous MEs

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Well, there was enough gore for a Game Of Thrones episode, and for some reason I couldn’t be more excited about it, and the ever present chaos that surrounds the fair city of Gotham.

Also, I’m pretty sure I’ve lost my mind entirely because I found Ed’s scenes so freakin funny. Like even around dead people he’s awkward, and I STILL think that’s endearing! I see what you’re doing Gotham and I appreciate it, but I’m extremely worried about my morals if you keep doing adorably creepy scenes with Nygma.

There were more than a few clues that Ed really is going mad though. I mean the pure rage when he smashed the skull was the most terrifying thing we’ve seen from Ed so far, and couple that with him already leaving clever clues behind in the note he left for Ms. Kringle, and the instability is there. But he is so collected and efficient that those little glimpses of what actually goes on inside him just make his descent even scarier.

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I still love his character though…

On to another murderer I enjoyed, BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Why is the Ogre already dead?! I wanted him and Jim to fight more…and possibly with their shirts off…in the rain. Never mind, I’ll save that for the fanfiction.

I did really love how Milo Ventimiglia played the Ogre, especially when he just completely loses that tightly wound cool of his, but I’m actually kind of excited he’s gone too.

I actually did feel for Barbara in this episode. I mean she got her world completely ripped out from under her in a night, and while she was incredibly unhappy even before the Ogre got to her, he had to have turned her for a loop again.

I mean the Ogre might have terrorized and abused her, but it looked like she was actually starting to care for him because he was so willing to get rid of the people she wanted gone the most. And now he’s gone, and who always seems to be at the center of all her problems at the moment: Jim. While I loved the thought of having the Ogre and Barbara team up as a killer couple, I’m even more pumped that it’ll probably be Barbara that tries to take her revenge.

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Source: FOX

At least that’s what I hope happens because for once she’s going to take charge of her life instead of letting everyone else do things to and for her. I think she’s really starting to change and become a character with actual depth, and I really couldn’t be more excited about it.

I’m also kind of excited for this whole mob war going on. Like kudos to the Penguin for being an insane genius. He really knows how to read people, especially people like Maroni who are far too predictable for their own good. I’m pretty sure Fish will mess up all of Penguin’s plans next week, but it’s nice to see his crazy ass come out ahead for once.

Oh, and hello Lucius Fox! It totally flew right over my head who he was at first, but I’m so glad he’s on the show, and I can’t wait to see what Bruce does next. Well, yeah I know what happens with him in the end, but it is fun to see how he will get there.

All in all, the adrenaline is rising, and I am beyond anxious to see next week’s finale.

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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