TV Review: Gotham S1E9 Harvey Dent

gotham cast Trying to close the Wayne murder case, a young Harvey Dent and Gordon team up, much to Mayor James’ chagrin. Meanwhile, Penguin makes contact with Mooney’s secret weapon, Liza.

The latest episode of Gotham gets back to its solid roots focused as a crime/cop drama with a familiar setting and characters. The episode really moves Fish Mooney’s moves to become to new crime boss forward, as well as introducing Harvey Dent to the television world.

For those that don’t know, Harvey Dent is fated to be attacked by the mob, horribly disfigured he becomes the villain Two-Face. The episode shines with Dent, especially as we see his signature coin, and hints at his split personality. For fans of Batman, it’s pretty awesome, and a welcome addition to the series. Seeing Dent, and Gordon work together, knowing what’s to come creates a sadness to it all.

Also of note in the episode is Selina Kyle’s move to Wayne Manor. Again, it’s great to see her and Bruce flirt back and forth. In some versions of the Batman mythos there’s a strange romance between Wayne and Kyle and their alter-egos. To see that begin here is an interesting take to it all.

It’s episodes like these that I think are the best of the series. The show is best when it doesn’t focus on freaks of the week type stories, and instead gives us a grounded(ish) world… that just so happens to be set in Gotham.

Overall Score: 7.25