Chugging along with the trailers that were showcased during the SDCC I’m up to the show “Gotham”. I didn’t rush with this one since like many of the others its a previous season recap with only a brief look at what’s to come. Are you watching “Gotham”? I’ve been doing so since the beginning but have to admit that sometimes it drains me. Anyway more on that later, check out the S3 recap and what’s to come in September.
The Plot Of Past Seasons:
In the first season, James Gordon, a new recruit in the Gotham City Police Department is paired with veteran detective Harvey Bullock to solve the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Gordon meets the Waynes’ son Bruce, who is now in the care of his butler Alfred Pennyworth; he also encounters gang member Oswald Cobblepot, forensics worker Edward Nygma, street orphans Selina Kyle and Pamela “Ivy” Pepper, assistant district attorney Harvey Dent, and medical doctor Leslie Thompkins. Gordon becomes involved with Gotham’s crime families including gangster Fish Mooney and crime lords Carmine Falcone and Salvatore Maroni.
In the second season, Gordon deals with a series of events that are being orchestrated by Theo Galavan and his sister Tabitha as part of a plan to take over Gotham as the new Mayor of Gotham City, and exacting revenge against the Wayne Family. After Galavan is murdered in his run for mayor, the Gotham City Police Department deals with the actions of Victor Fries. The enigmatic Hugo Strange and his assistant Ethel Peabody conduct a series of bizarre experiments underneath Arkham Asylum in the underground Indian Hill facility that is secretly owned by Wayne Enterprises and overseen by the Court.
In the third season taking place six months later, Gordon has become a bounty hunter as he works to track down Indian Hill experiments that escaped, as well as a revived Fish Mooney. While planning to get Leslie Thompkins back, he also encounters Carmine Falcone’s son Mario Calvi, as well as hypnotist Jervis Tetch who arrives to look for his sister Alice, whose poisonous blood drives many crazy. Jerome Valeska is revived to resume his previous vendetta against the city. Gordon has to deal with the Court of Owls working on behalf of Ra’s al Ghul, Penguin and Ivy team up, and Edward Nygma embraces becoming “The Riddler.” (thanks Wiki for all three of these offerings).
Ben McKenzie as James Gordon
Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Essen
Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin
Erin Richards as Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova as Selina “Cat” Kyle
Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/Riddler
John Doman as Carmine Falcone
Morena Baccarin as Leslie “Lee” Thompkins
Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox
Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Cyrus Gold
Nicholas D’Agosto as Harvey Dent
Michael Chiklis as Nathaniel Barnes/The Executioner
Maggie Geha as Ivy “Pamela” Pepper
PiercingMetal Thoughts: While I thought the previous season was a pretty good one, I am so not down with the constant appearance of every single Batman villain before he dons the cowl. Yeah we see young Master Wayne defending some people at the close of the final episode but he has a long way to go if you know the Batman mythology as good as I do. As you can see we get some Scarecrow in this one and I am fine with the villains who appear to be much older than Batman is when they fight in the comics since that leads you to believe they’ve been at their game for awhile but we don’t need everyone. Some villains came to be once the cowl was long worn and are as a result of Batman himself not prior to his existence. Oh well, some people love this but I am not one of them. What are your hopes for the new season? Let me know down in the comments section below.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotham_(TV_series)