Gotham 2×10 ‘The Son Of Gotham’: The meanest monks in town

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Nothing like ritual sacrifice to brighten up your Monday night. Oh, and children getting kidnapped, two serial killer bros arguing over mustard, a karate kicking psychopath, and Alfred getting stabbed…again. There was so much going on in this episode that I’ll probably have to re-watch. Then again, I’m lazy, so that’s not going to happen.

I will re-watch that scene where Bruce explained what he whispered to Silver, but meant for Selina because it kind of made my heart explode much like another scene from another comic book inspired show that I am currently not over and never will be.

But I digress. I adored Selina’s and Bruce’s plan to get Silver to show her real colors, and I also loved Tom, his silver fox hair, and amazing accent.

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Become a regular on this show, or marry me. Those are your two options.

I was really hoping the entirety of kidnapping and interrogation that Bruce was behind the whole thing to begin with, and when Silver started to show what a class A socio she is, I couldn’t wait for Bruce and Selina to jump out and scream “surprise!”
Of course it was a lot more dark and broodier than that, but considering that he is Bruce Wayne, it absolutely shocks no one that he is both dark and broody.

I did really love that Selina told him that it’s good that he is changing, but to not change too much before characteristically leaving through his window. I’ve written before about how much both of these characters changed in respect to who they were in season one, and I’m happy that we got to see them work together after their respected separate arcs.

They’re also just too damn cute together, and I cannot with them at all.

What I also cannot with is Ed and Penguin living together. The fact that they sound like a married couple to the point that Lee thought Ed was talking to Kristin was probably the best part of the episode for me.

Although I’m still a little nervous about Lee being nosy around Ed because if she even has inkling that Ed is a murderer, she’s done for. And since many of her scenes this season consisted of interacting with Ed and Kristin, it just doesn’t seem to bode well.

If they took the route of having Ed kill her (because honestly, we know it’ll happen at some point) it’ll be pretty ironic for Jim because all he’s been trying to do is keep everyone he loves, especially Lee, out of harm’s way (mainly Galavan and Barbara), and if he does all he can only to have her die from a threat that he couldn’t even fathom to consider would be a clever turn of events. Incredibly tragic because Lee is like the only positive character on the show, but clever.

Speaking of Jim, he is so close to blowing his top that I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up finally just murdering the hell out of someone. Especially if the show wants to round the half-season out, ending where they began with Jim taking a life, except that it’s definitely going to be someone waaaaay closer than that first guy.

I don’t even think it’s going to be Galavan at this point.

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Oh excuse me, Dumas, or dumbass or whatever. Well, we got to see what he and his squad is really like and “screwed up” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Nothing like a man with a 200 year old resentment working with religious fanatics who are into flagellation and ritual sacrifice, you know what I’m saying? Oh, and they both REALLY know karate. Like they’re Monk ninjas, and Dumas is the karate kid, except totally messed up. Like beyond messed up.

To be honest, I still don’t really have a feel for Galavan, which is the point I guess, but considering how three dimensional pretty much all of the other villains are, he comes off incredibly flat, which is a shame because James Frain is an awesome actor, especially when it comes to villains.

I am kind of hoping that he gets saved for the next half of the season, and maybe we can see more of his true, crazy self because the few glimpses we got were kind of wild.

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Check that, really wild.

All in all, this episode was basically a buildup for next week’s fall finale (which I thought was this episode), but it succeeded in creating the right amount of tension to bring us into what will probably be one of the craziest fall finales ever.

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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