Gotham: Look Into My Eyes Review

Leonard Marciano Leonard Marciano
Expert Contributor
October 8th, 2016

Price:
Great

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On October 8, 2016
Last modified:October 8, 2016

Summary:

Overall this episode was really great. The past two episodes were solid, but this episode really pushed the overall story arc further. It also showed how the more that Gotham's landscape changes the more it somewhat stays the same as certain players evolve into something new in the case of Gordon and Penguin.

Price:
Great

Reviewed by:
Rating:

4
On October 8, 2016
Last modified:October 8, 2016

Summary:

Overall this episode was really great. The past two episodes were solid, but this episode really pushed the overall story arc further. It also showed how the more that Gotham's landscape changes the more it somewhat stays the same as certain players evolve into something new in the case of Gordon and Penguin.

MORE NEWS FROM THE WEB

Gotham has few fans as big as our own Leonard Marciano. In this review Leonard walks us through his thoughts in the latest Gotham episode Look Into My Eyes and the fallout for the series going forward.

Gotham: Look Into My Eyes Review

Gotham Look In My Eyes

Credit: Gotham on Fox

This week we have a brand new episode on Gotham and we get our first look at the titular villain of the first half of this season Jervis Tetch "The Mad Hatter."

This episode really started off strong by introducing us to Jarvis Tetch who in this iteration appears to be a hypnotist performing at Barbara and Tabitha's club. Actor Benedict Samuel's performance in the opening scene was very good. He really went for it and his stage presence along with his darker ulterior motives showed a very different iteration of the Mad Hatter we haven't quite seen before as he seems to be part drifter and part murderer/possible serial killer. We learn later on that he's looking for his sister Alice, and that he's contracted the services of Bounty Hunter Jim Gordon to help find her.

Elsewhere we catch up with Bruce and Fruce (Fake Bruce see previous two reviews for our naming of him) getting acquainted. Bruce had offered him a meal while Fruce mentioned that he goes by the name Five as in 5148. Alfred is reluctant in helping Five as he sees him as a "thing," while Bruce sees him as a victim. As we see more of Five throughout the episode we see that he is impervious to pain and appears to have eidetic memory as he picks up some boxing moves from seeing Bruce and Alfred training. Later on Selina asks Bruce for help in locating Ivy, but Bruce declines as he previously hid Five prior to her entering the manor. Their interaction was great as well as it was very reminiscent of Smallville and Lex's and Clark's early interactions as the mythos is being built before our eyes. Five then cuts his hair and borrows one of Bruce's cars to help Selina by pretending to be Bruce. This storyline is quite intriguing as initially I speculated they might use Five to help Bruce be in two places at once so that he could continue investigating the Court of Owls. Now it appears as though we will be seeing more of a Hush from the Batman Reborn and also House of Hush storylines. One interesting thing Five may be able to add is if he joins Selina in her criminal escapade this can essentially create a criminal persona for Bruce along with his reckless playboy tendencies giving Bruce a cover for his Bruce Wayne persona that the public sees.

Fruce/Five Credit: Fox

Fruce/Five
Credit: Fox

One major story going on was Penguin announcing his candidacy for Mayor of Gotham. In the past I've mentioned that Gotham is very similar to Batman Earth One and this definitely moves it into that direction. Gotham has done a nice job over the past two seasons in leading us to this point. The major points that definitely sell this were Theo Galavan's candidacy and Penguin's discovery of his father and his wealth. After last week's episode it was the next logical step for him to not only go for power in the Underground, but legitametly in public office. Penguin's announcement upset Mayor Aubrey James

Story continues below

Gotham: Look into my eyes review

  • 4

Great

Overall this episode was really great. The past two episodes were solid, but this episode really pushed the overall story arc further. It also showed how the more that Gotham's landscape changes the more it somewhat stays the same as certain players evolve into something new in the case of Gordon and Penguin.

(Visited 218 times, 1 visits today)

ComiConverse with us...

Yes No