Gotham: Lovecraft Review

  • Episode:  Lovecraft  (S01E010)
  • Review:  ★★★★☆

Assassins infiltrate Wayne Manor, but Alfred fends them off, allowing Bruce and Selina to escape. Alfred heads to the city with Bullock to look for Bruce. Meanwhile, Falcone meets with Cobblepot to ask how Maroni robbed the Armory. Cobblepot says it wasn’t Maroni and that there must be a mole inside, but he doesn’t tell him everything he knows quite yet.

Bruce and Selina are off around the city. Selena tries teaching Bruce a few things that might come in use later in life. They are visited by Ivy Pepper, who is a little more creepy than the brief time we met her before. She tells Selina that her fence Clyde is in the Narrows. Gordon finds Lovecraft but while learning a little more about the Wayne murders, they are attacked by the same assassins after Selina. Gordon is knocked unconscious and awakes to find Lovecraft dead.

Bruce and Selena visit Clyde, but he has already made a deal to hand her over.  The assassins arrive to claim her, but she knocks one out just as Bullock and Alfred arrive. An assassin stalks Bruce, demanding to know where Selina is, but then escapes as Clyde and those involved are arrested. Mayor James reassigns Gordon to Arkham Asylum after scolding him and Dent for pressuring Lovecraft, a man the community saw as a pillar. Selina checks in on Bruce at home and kisses him.

I have always been a fan of Alfred’s in the comics. Once I saw him with a shotgun go toe to toe with a Predator.  Not a few minutes into this weeks episode and I remembered just how awesome Alfred is as he uses his skills to protect and later find Bruce. There were not a lot of answers this week, but there also are not a lot of new questions, making it mostly a filler episode. We did learn that we have yet to meet the true power behind the curtain in regards to the Wayne murders and so I am on the edge of my seat to see who it is. I enjoyed all of the acting yet again and each episode I thank the casting gods for letting this show grab as many great actors as it has.

Comic Connections:

– Larissa Diaz is not a character from the comics, however, she and her team are based on the Arkham Origins South American assassins Copperheads.

– Is this picture a nod to the Bat Symbol?

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– This episode was a little dry, but if we missed something shout it out in the comments and let me know who you think is really behind everything, like say the Court of Owls with the little nod the episode gave?

 

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