Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Review ~ Gotham Episode 7: Penguins Umbrella
Can this show GET any better!!??
First, right off the bat (ha bat...did it again :P ), we see Gordon on the run ...but not on the run. With Cobblepot now announced as alive and back in Gotham (Screw you Montoya and Allen) Gordon is now running like a chicken with his head cut off trying to figure out what to do next! He obviously decides to go out in one way or another serving justice. As he's just got Barbara out of town, he goes back to work and gets some already signed warrants. He's going on a man hunt for all of Falcone's affiliations. Including Falcone himself! To which while arguing with the Captain, we get to meet a new badie....Victor Zsasz, as he has been hired by Falcone to bring Gordon in ALIVE.On the other side were seeing Cobblepot sucking up nicely to Maroni. For being so new Maroni really has a thing for who'm he now calls his "golden goose"
On a side note while were on that specific scene Cobblepot responds back to that statement of Maroni's with "HONK, HONK" some say that was this weeks episode nod to the joker....cause what do clowns say!? HONK HONK.
Anyways back to what I was saying.....
Cobblepot continues this mini "war" that he's started by sending Maroni's men to hit Falcone "hard" at one of his operations. Killing all his men including one of his "dearest". Nikolai was a close affiliate so to speak of Falcone, his lovely well made suite, full of bloody bullet holes is captured as the dust settles after the shoot out.
We see the mini war end with an agreement on the water front of Maroni and Falcone trading Cobblepot for "Indian Hill" in Arkham. A waste management site with a Indian burial grounds underneath it...Whether there is something supposed to be special about Indian Hill, I guess we will have to wait and see. As of right now though, it has just changed hands to Falcone. While all of this is going on we have a couple of delicious scenes where Fish and Cobblepot face off. Fish can't do a damn thing and Cobblepot knows it! He's playing this amazing taunting game with her and it's freakin' fantastic how he gets under her skin so easily.
Gordon starts his rampage and heads back to the clock tower where they wont even bother looking. If it's too obvious. GO THERE. We see Harvey show up with...a hooker!? I'm guessing. Figuring his days are numbered he's gonna go out with a bang. So why not do it by Gordon's side! They first take on the Mayor, which shows it making it super easy for them to get into Falcone's estate. They take on Falcone and his goon's only to find out Barbara (as usual) has come back to plead with Falcone, and is now hostage. So Gordon is forced to come to an "understanding" with Falcone to save all of there lives, and let who he has already captured go (including the Mayor...still can't stand that guy)
Now the big deal about this episode was at the end. The real SHOCKER. The part that blew everyone's mind! Cobblepot comes hobbling up the hill while Falcone is out checking on his chickens. We get a flash back to find out that when Falcone found out that Cobblepot snitched to the cops. They made a deal. Cobblepot knew that Gordon wouldn't be able to kill him so he asked for Gordon to do it and they laid the ground work for everything that has happened. Penguin is now seemingly in charge, in a not so obvious way. Everything has come into place for him, and I can't wait to see what happens next.