Gotham hits the mid-season finale with “Queen Takes Knight.”
The “A Dark Knight” section of Gotham’s current season is, if they follow the usual pattern, almost done. “Things That Go Boom” puts a lot of pieces in motion, and starts nudging things towards the mid-season finale. It starts off, as so many problems in Gotham City do, at Arkham Asylum.
Batman is one of the darker heroes out there, and a lot of his stories over the years have reflected that. Gotham is pre-Batman (and ever more off in its own version of reality, but that’s another issue), but it doesn’t go easy on the darkness. “Let Them Eat Pie” is one of their more disturbing episode so far, and at this point, that says something.
One thing you have to say about Gotham; they’re not lacking in dark humor. The title “Stop Hitting Yourself” comes in to play early and gruesomely.
Things went badly on the last episode of Gotham, and “A Day In The Narrows” gets even worse. At times, I don’t think they could much more than they have to isolate Jim Gordon. I’m all for being self-sufficient, but this is getting ridiculous.
In the midst of Penguin’s crime licensing scheme, and Riddler skulking around the shadows with Grundy, Gotham gets a new problem. Yet another of Batman’s rogues turns up a good bit before Bruce puts on the mask
Gotha continues its “A Dark Knight” sub-season with “The Blade’s Path.” Considering how important this knife of Ra’s’ has been, it’s not that hard to figure out what this is going to be about.
They’ve done some occasional flashbacks and other scenes from the past on Gotham. This one sets the new record though, as we go back to Arabia in 123 AD.
Gotham’s Dark Knight story arc continues with “The Fear Reaper.”
Gotham is the first of the hero shows to return from summer vacation.