In Review: Gotham: Mad City – Ghosts

Falcone places a hit on Gordon after learning that he shot Mario.

Synopsis: Falcone places a hit on Gordon after learning that he shot Mario. Gordon and Bullock discover a follower of Jerome, who plans to bring him back to life.

Review: The twists keep on coming as the third season picks back up and Victor Zsasz has been hired to put and end to James Gordon, which makes for rather interesting viewing given that Gordon and Bullock are in the middle of a new investigation.

Elsewhere. Nygma, Barbara and Tabitha have hired Clayface to aid them in their plot to drive Penguin mad. Clayface poses as the ghostly figure of Penguin’s late father. And the plot seems to be succeeding.

Back at Wayne Manor Bruce and Alfred host a dinner party for Selena and her newly arrived mother. Selena is resistant to the idea at first, but Bruce manages to talk her into by telling her how much he misses his parents.

While dodging the various murder attempts of Victor Zsasz Gordon and Bullock uncover a cult, which is dedicated to Jerome, who was probably the highlight of the second series with his joker like antics. It would seem a plan is in the works to resurrect him.

This is a pretty good start for the mid-season point of ‘Gotham’ and it will be fun to see how the stuff with Jerome pans out.  Thankfully the hit on Gordon is called off by Lea, but I can’t help but think that they are going to drag Gordon’s and her relationship out. As Falcone rightly pointed out. Lea is frightened about the fact that she is still in love with Gordon. Us viewers are kind of frightened that it is not likely to get closure any time soon.

Seeing Nygma’s plan play out to spook Penguin was great viewing. Brian McManamon was pretty good in his role of Clayface and the effect of seeing him literally mould his face into a different person was fun to watch and really well executed. 

A promising start with hopefully some good payoff in the weeks to come.

Gotham: Mad City - Ghosts
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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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