Synopsis: The Arkham inmates are still running freely in Gotham and they’re only getting more difficult to catch. Gordon develops a plan but reluctantly has to turn to Bruce for help. Meanwhile, Barbara finds out just how far her new friends are willing to go for her.
Review: Jerome and the inmates gatecrash a rock concert with the Mayor and other hostages. They’re demanding that James Gordon bring them Bruce Wayne and Jerome’s twin brother. Failure to comply of course results in the death of a hostage.
Of course, this is all part of a bigger plan with Jerome. Not only does Jerome want to drive his brother mad and kill him, but he also plans to infect Gotham citizens with a gas that is designed to drive people insane. Hoping to put a stop to the madness Gordon with help from Lucius Fox come up with something to hopefully protect Bruce and Jeremiah from Jerome, but the plan sort of backfires, which forces Gordon to take more direct action.
Elsewhere Barbara is learning just how far her new allies will go for her and is letting the power of the Demon Head get to her. So much so that she has her new soldiers throw Tabitha out. Little does she know. There is another group devoted to Ra’s Alghul and death after all is just an illusion.
We get some great performances in this episode from Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot who seems to be playing both sides as always. Cameron Monaghan also does a great job of once more pulling double duty as both Jerome and his more sane brother Jeremiah.
Aside from a solid story and great acting. We also get a cheeky tip of the hat to the 1960’s Batman series via a piece of music that Jerome and the band of inmates play on guitars.
Overall. This was a brilliant episode, which gets us to where it needs to take us in regards to the reveal at the close of the episode. A reveal that we’ve all been waiting the whole season for. The question now is just how much more insane will Jeremiah wind up being as he becomes Joker.
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