Gotham 2×16 ‘Prisoners’: Gothic Gotham

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What show am I even watching anymore, and why can’t I stop crying?!?!?! This show got far too real this week, and the amount of deaths, and underhanded dealings through both storylines just made it all the sadder. Of course I loved it, but I doubt I’ll ever be the same after it.

Source: FOX

Source: FOX

I’m also sad because I’m mad at Ed. Like honest to goodness FURIOUS with Ed. He singlehandedly obliterated a man’s life and family just because he didn’t want to be caught for his own discretions, and because he’s so terribly insecure that he just has to show how smart he is by setting Jim up. I hate to say it, but Ed needs a little timeout with Professor Strange because I’m far from liking where his character is going.

And do I even need to say “poor Jim?” No wonder his future self is grumpy, he’s got a good damn reason! In this episode alone, he lost his child, his fiancée, and someone he tried desperately to save. He might have gained his freedom thanks to the soft spoken Don Falcone (who I have admittedly missed), but he still has a lot of struggling to go, and even though I love Ed, he needs to be caught to clear Jim’s name.

Also can we talk about how Bullock is just the bestest best friend on the planet? I mean he didn’t bust Jim out in a legal way, but who the hell has time for that noise? Certainly not Harvey Bullock. His character has grown so much in the past couple of seasons, and I hope we get a few episodes centered on him because he is honestly one of the best characters on this show.

Source: FOX

Source: FOX

Another character that could have been something great, or at least a breath of fresh air is…was Puck. He was so sweet, and nice and just far too good for the city of Gotham. Even if he did live, he would have never been able to stay there. But God, his death was so damn heartbreaking. He was finally free only to die from that blood clot. Why does this show do these things? Just why? It was like watching a puppy die, his death was that sad.

Another sad death was of Mr. Penguin because his “family” sucks the big one. I am really glad that Elijah wasn’t in on the sketchiness that I saw from his step kids and wife last week, but I needed another half a season with this man because he was just so lovely, and so good for a recovering Oswald. With his death though, I think that slide back into villainy is going to be all the faster, and I’m kind of looking forward to him beating the crap out of that fickle family.

All in all, this episode was probably one of the most upsetting ones in this series, but it was so well-done that I can forgive it for making me sad.

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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