Gotham 2×05 ‘Scarification’: Everyone, lose a limb!

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I’m surprised no one lost their head with the way Penguin’s been acting lately. He’s seriously ready to snap. Also, we got a new supervillain that I should have known would have turned into a villain because she has a super sad backstory, and I feel bad for her, which seems to be the MO for all villains on this show. Except for Galavan even with the knowledge of what happened to his family. He might not be doing most of the dirty work himself, but he keeps sending out waves of destruction in his manipulative wake, and that is making all the difference for this season.

It’s getting creepier, gorier, and crazier every week. Are we sure this is a superhero show anymore?

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I get it that a show that focuses heavily on crime in a fictional town known for its overabundance of grimness is going to be dark, but it is truly upping the already upped ante each week. Not only is Penguin beating the crap out of everyone and lopping off Butch’s hand as he quickly loses his mind, but now we have a new, gender swapped Firefly to deal with.

I like her. I like her a lot. Not only did the actress playing her garner enough sympathy from the start since her “brothers” are awful people, but we got to see her grow into someone not fully confident in her new role yet, but she’s getting there. Did you see her moving around in her suit? She’s got the “bug-like” spastic movements down perfectly, and while she did set my strike force baby Garrett on fire, I still feel bad for her, and I want to see what her and Selina are going to get into.

I also love that not only does Selina have her new digs to live in, but she’s maturing. She was always street smart, but as Bruce hardens into a boy burden with grief and the task of building himself up to bring justice to the people who killed his parents, Selina is opening herself up to people, and softening, just a tad. I think next week we’re going to see these differences between the two even more, and that excites me more than I can say.

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Oh, and Galavan is just a total creep! You are literally tearing this world apart over something that happened 200 years ago?! I mean, it’s awful what happened and all, but is the destruction worth whatever it is you want? Well, for a sociopath like you, I’m guessing “yes,” but I still can’t really get a feel for this guy.

All in all this episode had its entertaining moments like Barnes dealing with the criminals who use rocket launchers, and a dude literally exploding at the evil doers Costco called Merc, but it was the characters and their deeply troubling interactions with each other that made this episode shine.

Also Fondue with Nygma seems like all kinds of awkward fun, especially when he starts with his riddles.

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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