TV Review: Gotham S1E6 Spirit of the Goat
When a killer begins targeting the first-born of Gotham’s elite, Bullock is forced to confront traumatic memories from a nearly identical case he worked in the past. Later, Gordon is confronted by past decisions.
This episode of Gotham is light on the main attraction, Oswald Cobblepot, but heavy on Gordon and Bullock. It’s a very different episode that focuses more on the detective aspect, with some supernatural elements, versus what we’ve been seeing before, which I’d call more drama.
What’s particularly interesting, and very much-needed, is a bit more insight into who Bullock is. Yes, he’s crooked. Yes, he’s morally questionable. But with all of that, there’s still a code that drives him, and we get a bit of that. We get to see that he really isn’t all that shitty, and there’s some good in there.
What’s also meh is the whole Gordon killing Cobblepot aspect, which comes to a head here. It’s not exactly difficult for him to beat the charges, so I don’t see this going very far, and in general it’d have been great for this to play out longer in the season.
Again, the episode is mixed, like previous episodes. Bullock and Gordon on the case is solid. The rest is a bit meh. Much like a lot of the series as a whole. It’s still figuring out its rhythm and balance, but it’s getting there. The ending though hints it’s all about to get good.
Overall Score: 7