Gotham: The Executioner Review

Leonard Marciano Leonard Marciano
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November 17th, 2016

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On November 17, 2016
Last modified:November 18, 2016

Summary:

Overall this episode was a solid good episode moving everyones story forward. The one thing to take away from all of this is that besides Gotham being a character, we are seeing Batman being born in the actions of all of its characters from both sides as Bruce will ultimately inherit all of everyones experiences to become the hero he is destined to be. Things should be interesting next week as we learn the men chasing Bruce and co. are the Court of Owls.

Price:
Good

Reviewed by:
Rating:

3
On November 17, 2016
Last modified:November 18, 2016

Summary:

Overall this episode was a solid good episode moving everyones story forward. The one thing to take away from all of this is that besides Gotham being a character, we are seeing Batman being born in the actions of all of its characters from both sides as Bruce will ultimately inherit all of everyones experiences to become the hero he is destined to be. Things should be interesting next week as we learn the men chasing Bruce and co. are the Court of Owls.

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Gotham: The Executioner Review

This week picks up with the aftermath of Simon's murder and Gordon looking into it as Simon's last words were revealed Barnes to be the killer. Gordon shares his theory with Bullock who thinks Gordon has it all wrong. Gordon tries to look in Barnes' office for proof only to be surprised by him. Barnes questions Jim who tells Barnes he has a lead on Simon's killer and the two go off together, even though Jim wanted to bring Bullock along. After witnessing Barnes kill a man, Jim realizes that Barnes is in fact infected with the Tetch virus from Alice's blood.

An interesting note is that Barnes does, in fact, take on the role of the Executioner from Alice in Wonderland.

Gordon and Barnes engage in a game of cat and mouse throughout the episode, as Jim declines an offer to join Barnes in his quest for justice. Barnes calls the GCPD in, making them believe that Gordon is the one who has gone crazy. Gordon on the other hand does manage to call Bullock during all of the chaos, and Bullock and Lee devise a plan which has the GCPD realize that Barnes is actually infected with the Tetch virus by fabricating a blood exam.

The final encounter of the episode has a great dialogue between Barnes and Gordon, as Barnes reminds Gordon that not too long ago their roles were reversed when Jim shot Galavant. Jim owns up to it and says he wishes he could take it back,k as he realizes it had cost him Lee and so much more. Just as Barnes is about to shoot Jim, Bullock arrives with the cavalry who is there to arrest Barnes. Barnes and Jim have a scuffle which ultimately ends with both men having a draw and Jim shooting Barnes without killing him.

One big take away from all this is that perhaps Alice's blood will lead to creating the Joker, since it affects people differently while ultimately driving them insane. It's important to note that it has been highly speculated that Jerome might still return, given the fact that Gotham has the ability to bring people back from the dead.

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Jim and Lee Credit: Fox

Jim and Lee
Credit: Fox

The aftermath is a conversation with Gordon and Lee as Jim thanks her for her help. This scene was great as the story seems to show that Jim will actually play the role of Sarah Essen

Gotham: The Executioner Review

  • 3

Good

Overall this episode was a solid good episode moving everyones story forward. The one thing to take away from all of this is that besides Gotham being a character, we are seeing Batman being born in the actions of all of its characters from both sides as Bruce will ultimately inherit all of everyones experiences to become the hero he is destined to be. Things should be interesting next week as we learn the men chasing Bruce and co. are the Court of Owls.

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