Gotham: Knock Knock Review

  • Episode:  Knock Knock (S02E02)
  • Review:  ★★★☆☆

Rise of the Villains Continues

Theo offers up a solution to a disagreement between his men.
Who’s the boss?

Our plot goes like this;  four insane criminals and Barbara have been liberated from Arkham Asylum by Theo Galavan. Galavan’s motives are uncertain beyond that he wants to rule Gotham to a point. He proceeds to put his new charges to task by introducing them to the city of Gotham.

The sequence of events are incredibly disturbing. The message is a strong image that makes me think the show should air at 9pm. Granted they are rooting the seeds of the Joker with Jerome’s character. The actor playing Jerome has taken notes from every incarnation of the Joker seen on screen. Some good, some bad, lots borrowed.

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This is the problem I am having with show at the moment. The tone jumps around quite a bit. It feels like the Batman movie from ’89 but also plenty of touches of the Dark Knight. Is this totally bad? No not really, I just want the show to have it’s own feel. A new world for Batman to never play in, since his actual appearance would mean the end of the show, probably.

GOTHAM: (L-R) Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) and Captain Essen (Zabryna Guevara)  in the Rise of the Villains: ÒKnock, KnockÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/FOX.

Gordon spends most of his time lost in trying to find the inmates. He even tries to enlist Bullock in his cause to stop the bad guys. Jerome and his crew take a bus of hostages full of cheerleaders but are foiled by Gordon and the lack of a way to light the cheerleaders on fire. First rule of terror, prepare your tools. Their next attack hit home and is better seen then told but it shows the length that the crew is willing to take.

 

Bruce continues his quest to learn the secrets of his father. Alfred and Bruce have a heart to heart. Lucius Fox is brought into Bruce’s cause in way that might be too soon for the show. Granted I can’t wait to see Bruce put on his “BAT” course even more, though considering his age it won’t happen anytime soon

Sadly the Penguin is a no show in this episode, but it is Jerome’s episode.  It actually was good that they didn’t shoehorn in the Penguin unesseccarily as they’ve done in the past with characters in the past (i.e. Selina) which is a step in the right direction.  Now if the series could just fully figure out what voice it wants, it would be so much better.

 

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