In Review: Gotham: A Dark Knight – That Old Corpse

Chaos erupts at the GCPD, sending Gordon on a wild goose chase for the culprit behind the mass takeover.

Synopsis: Chaos erupts at the GCPD, sending Gordon on a wild goose chase for the culprit behind the mass takeover. Meanwhile, a friend of Bruce’s becomes paranoid, resulting in rash and destructive behavior.

Review: The chess pieces that make up both law and crime in Gotham City are thrown into utter Chaos as the late Jerome’s followers execute his orders from beyond the grave, but things are not as they appear as Bruce Wayne learns during his attempts to prevent his friend. Jeromes Brother Jeremiah from tipping over the edge.

This is very much Jeremiah’s story and his journey to becoming Mr. J. The relationship between Bruce Wayne and Jeremiah and its break down is fascinating to watch as is Jeremiah’s gradual transformation.

It is also great to see Gordon believe that he is in control and has the better of Jerome’s followers only to be proved wrong. The whole attack on Gotham PD and the reveal that Jerome’s people have captured Bruce Wayne is all a clever ruse that has been enacted by Jeremiah who has been following Jerome’s playbook. The end game is to kill Captain Gordon and by the close of the episode. That looks to be what has happened, but has it? And if not. How in the hell did Gordon escape or not die?

I loved the chaos that ensued in this episode and how Riddler, Penguin, and Butch visit themselves upon the chaos to try and capitalize on the fact that they think somebody is showing their cards. I am looking forward to seeing how the power among Gotham’s criminals changes as Jeremiah gradually gets more daring.

Overall. This was a fantastic episode, which has really advanced the story and moved things along. The CW’s Arrow could learn a thing or two about story pacing from this season of Gotham because this particular arc has played out beautifully and has kept me engrossed from the start.

Gotham: A Dark Knight - That Old Corpse
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