In Review: Gotham – Light the Wick

Gordon discovers the weapon the Court of Owls will use to destroy Gotham, which leads him on a dangerous path...

Synopsis: Gordon discovers the weapon the Court of Owls will use to destroy Gotham, which leads him on a dangerous path as he tracks it down. Meanwhile, Kathryn and Temple Shaman reveal their next move to Bruce, and Ivy comes to Selina’s aid.

Review: The plot thickens and things become more interesting in this episode as Gordon begins to see the bigger picture and the wider implications of what the Court Of Owls are planning.

In order to stop them. He ends up having to call upon some help from Penguin.

At the Temple the Shaman who many suspect is Ra’s al Ghul is continuing to train Bruce Wayne and it seems that he is making an impression.

Back at Gotham Hospital Selina is in a coma and shows no signs of coming out of it.

It’s only when Ivy shows up and pretty much takes over the hospital with her plants and her knowledge of botony that Selina shows any signs of improvements.

There was a lot to like here. The return of Barnes as part of the Court of Owls plot being one of them.

Add to that Hugo strange and you have a lot of chemical components that make for a volatile second half of the season.

Leslie Hendrix strikes an imposing figure as Kathryn. The woman that leads the Court Of Owls and by the end of the episode. She is very pissed and ready to unleash the Barnes. 

I’ve been enjoying the interplay between Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and the Shaman (Raymond J. Barry), but can’t help but think that he is a red herring and not Ra’s al Ghul.¬†

With the virus averted at least for this week. I look forward to seeing where the story goes in next weeks instalment.

I think the prolonged break that we all had from Gotham has kind of done the show a favour.

Gotham - Light the Wick
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