In Review: Gotham: A Dark Knight – One Bad Day

As Gotham falls into complete anarchy, a team of unlikely heroes step up to save it.

Synopsis: As Gotham falls into complete anarchy, a team of unlikely heroes steps up to save it. Bullock takes the lead at the GCPD and Bruce’s psychological limits are tested as those close to him are put in danger.

Review: Jeremiah’s plans click into overdrive as he holds Gotham City and GCPD to ransom and gives the Mayor’s office just six hours to evacuate the city. With Gordon missing and possibly presumed dead, it is down to Bullock to lead the GCPD.

Meanwhile the alliance between Penguin, Barbara and co is put to the test as they try and take advantage of the anarchy that Jeremiah has caused and even try to get Jeremiah to change his plans by demanding $50 Million Dollars for an extra hour to evacuate, but Jeremiah is an unknown quantity and not as predictable as his brother was.

In the Narrows, Jim Gordon awakes to find himself at the mercy of Doc Tompkins and Riddler. Before the big explosion, which Gordon surprisingly survived the police Captain managed to get hold of the plans for where Jeremiah had placed his bombs. Doc Tompkins and Nygma/Riddler see this information as a chance to bargain with the Mayor of the city for Clemency. With some help from Nygma Gordon figures out where the bombs are. Gordon sees an opening and clock Nygma takes the plans and makes his way back to GCPD where he is reunited with Bullock and the other officers.

Elsewhere a distraught Bruce Wayne goes in search of Alfred and enlists Selina Kyle to help him out. They find where Alfred is being kept, but getting him out is not going to be straightforward because Jeremiah has cooked up a plan using video of Aflred being beaten and combining that with a gas, which they are pumping throughout the building. The plan is to make Bruce Wayne go mad.

Overall. This was a brilliantly bonkers episode, which does the Joker proud although Jeremiah is not going by that as of yet, he has definitely taken on the Jokers dress sense in the purple suit and fedora.

We get an absolutely fantastic acting performance from David Mazouz who gives us a great sense of the turmoil that Bruce is going through when searching for his best friend. 

Also brilliant is  Cameron Monaghan who is really working hard to make Jeremiah as different as possible from Jerome while still trying to keep the insanity angle of the character. But as pointed out in the episode. Jeremiah is a little more methodical than Jerome was and he always has a backup plan of sorts. 

Gotham: A Dark Knight - One Bad Day
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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