Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review ~ Gotham Episode 8: The Mask


So we all know, no one will ever trust Gordon in the precinct for a while. This goodie goodie put there lives on the line and there cushy jobs with Falcone. What was surprising to me at the time (but not so much now) is that Harvey really seems to have Gordon's back now, along with the Captain of the GCPD. Gordon's still dealing with the bull on the side from Barbara that neither makes nor brakes anything in the story (more annoying then anything with how selfish she is), so we don't really need to go there

What this episode did bring us, is another interesting villain. That makes TWO whole episodes in a row showing us some sinister badies. This episode we are introduced to Richard Sionis...Someone we will eventually call THE MASK! He's got an interesting hiring process....Fight to the death. Who lives wins and gets hired. Gordon goes on a spree looking for this fight location. Too bad Gordon figured it out. While checking on the "victims" he gets knocked out by Sionis himself. As he comes too, Sionis lets his contenders know there is a different game to be played this time. As Gordon is reminding the gentleman he's a cop. Sionis gives them something impossibly irresistible. A million dollar signing bonus. So...Gordon ends up showing us his combat skills. In the meantime, Harvey has finished checking his leads with no luck to be had, and is trying to find out where Gordon is. He finally has to cuss out the station for being a** hats, and gets there help when the Captain asks for a cpl leads to check out. The Captain winds up being the one to find Gordon, not that he really needed any help as he subdued Sionis pretty well on his own. Whether the Captains warning as the final attempt from Sionis was needed, we'll never know. But Gordon sure proved himself in that scene for sure. The Captain is now behind him 100%.

In the meantime we see Bruce heading back to school in not such a great outcome as he is confronted by a bully that seriously has no boundaries. The way this kid casually talks about Bruce's parents death right in front of his very eye's with nothing but a smug look on his face, makes you wonder....is this "The Joker" reference for the episode. Now here's a little tid bit as a side note...something you might not have caught on to. That "bully" of his...That's Tommy Elliot. You know. HUSH. Yeah. Let that sink in! One of which was a friend of Bruce's growing up in the comics, is now made into a bully on Gotham. Either way Bruce was given the go ahead to confront his bully at Tommy's very own home. Pretty ballsy if ya ask me! The showings of Batman in the making for sure. Especially when the final scene is of Bruce asking Alfred to teach him to fight. With the happiness Alfred is trying to suppress as he agrees, this looks like it's going to get very interesting.