Gotham: Worse Than A Crime Review

  • Episode:Worse Than A Crime (S02E11)
  • Review:  ★★★★☆


Here we are, the mid-season finale for Gotham:  Rise of the Villains. Galavan is simply on a revenge kick to kill the last son of Gotham.

Bruce Wayne happens to be the last son, but you knew that already. His motivations are obvious and tedious. The Galavant name is actually Dumas. The Dumas name has been thrown around in the Batman comics. Comic book plug, read Azrael. If the writers tie the comic subject with their story, cool, but if not, oh well. Gordon has to come back from having his butt handed to him by Galavan. His saviors happen to people of questionable intent.

With help from Nygma, Lee is able to track down Jim.

You have to ask yourselves, what is worse than a crime? This season has started with Gordon making choices. It’s about his decisions to do what’s right and what’s wrong. His allies against Galavan are obvious and makes him question the justice behind every thing that occurs in Gotham. That’s the trick, though, it is Gotham  Things are not always what they seem. Barnes has tried to straighten out Gordon, but he doesn’t understand what needs to be done in Gotham. Of course the writers continue to throw curve balls at Jim in the form of Lee. Lee is a change in the path that Gordon is supposed to take. Question being, is Lee Batgirl’s mom?  While we don’t think that the show will head down that road, it could be an interesting possibility. Jim Gordon made a decision that is satisfactory to most of us. We see the justice in the end, but will Jim live with it?

GOTHAM: L-R: Guest star Natalie Alyn Lind in the “Rise of the Villains: Worse Than A Crime” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/ FOX

Bruce has some interesting interactions with Silver in this episode. She has to prove her worth to Galavan.  The entire sequence show his character develop into the man he will become. They have deeper loyalties between the two of them and I hope the show develops it even further episodes.  Otherwise the lack of trust between the pair will create more issues and push Bruce towards Selena more.

This is the mid-season finale so the show gives a taste of something more. For the rest of Rise of the Villains, someone will “chill” us to our bones. It’ll make it worth watching for the rest of the year. Hopefully without the cheesy puns from his last screen appearance. Otherwise it’ll be a nice ride down the icy slope.

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