TV Review: Gotham S1E12 What the Little Bird Told Him
In an attempt to get his job back, Gordon seeks to capture Jack Gruber, a deranged electrical genius who escapes Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Falcone struggles to hold onto his empire after Fish Mooney makes her next move.
Gotham really shakes things up tonight with some major movement on various plotlines. The biggest of those is the fact Fish makes her move against Falcone public. Falcone is forced into a tough choice and either has to save Liza, who’s kidnapped, or go to war. It’s a pretty bold move storyline taking a lot of the behind the scenes gamesmanship into the forefront.
And that shift also applies to Gordon who’s now a bit more balls out in fighting to good fight, taking his battle up to the current Commissioner of the police. It’ll be interesting to see where this aggressive version goes, especially with Bullock backing him up.
The low point of the episode is Jack Gruber who is still running loose. Again the show attempts to squeeze in a Batman-ish villain with a gimmick. For me, that’s usually where the series falter, unlike it’s focus on straight up mob issues, where it shines.
Really, the episode really comes to a head in its last 5 minutes which sees Falcone confront Fish and Gordon with his own confrontation. All of this sets up what should be one hell of a rest of the season.
Overall Score: 8.25