In Review: Gotham: A Dark Knight: Mandatory Brunch Meeting

Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) zeros in on his next target.

Synopsis: Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) zeros in on his next target. Meanwhile, Nygma hosts a riddle game show in the Narrows and faces his toughest challenger in Lee Thompkins, and Penguin goes to see Butch with a proposal.

Review: A mandatory brunch turns into a mad and crazy race to find Jerome’s successful brother Jeremiah. Jerome’s methods proved to be more bloodthirsty than those of Jim Gordon as he enlists the help of various villains from the Gotham rogues gallery.

Cameron Monaghan does a superb job of portraying dual roles in the form of the mad Jerome and the more sane Jeremiah, who Jerome plans to drive mad and kill. The question most fans will be asking is whether Jeremiah will eventually wind up being The Joker. After all, it will only take one bad day. 

Elsewhere in the episode. Riddler has opened his Wheel Of Misfortune Game in the Narrows and Lee is not too impressed and sets about putting him out of business by outsmarting him. The scenes between Cory Michael Smith’s Riddler and Morena Baccarin’s Lee Thompkins continue to be an interesting view. Lee’s ability to seemingly manipulate the Ed Nygma side of Riddler’s dual personality has been fun to watch, but you have to wonder how long she is going to be able to keep it up.

We also see Penguin trying to get Butch back onside, but he proves somewhat unsuccessful.

Overall. This was another strong episode, which is obviously building up to what is likely to be a compelling season finale in which we will see the birth of The Joker. The only question is whether this season will be strong enough in the ratings for Fox to consider a fifth season so we can perhaps see Bruce Wayne fully become The Batman.

Gotham: A Dark Knight: Mandatory Brunch Meeting
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