There’s a new status quo, such as it is, in Gotham, and Harley is absolutely not accepting it. Echoing the major No Man’s Land story from the Batman comics, Gotham has been given up on by the government and divided up by many of Batman’s major foes.
Season Two begins with “New Gotham,” which is an interesting little mess. As a quick recap: the Justice League is trapped in the Fairy Tale Realm, Joker is MIA possibly dead, Batman is missing, and Gotham is in ruins.
…the former psychiatrist turned loony villain/anti-hero (depending on who’s writing her), Harley Quinn. The DC Universe streaming service went ahead with an animated series for the character, with a 13 episode first season and a roughly half hour running time per episode.
After five seasons, Gotham finally comes to an end. There was a lot of speculation about how it would end, and, among the fans, some worry. We didn’t need to worry. I think it was a perfect ending, and, for what they did, we couldn’t have had a better title.
With not that many episodes left, they seem to be cramming a lot into each one. We actually get three different villains this week from various places in the Bat-mythos.
The final season of Gotham is paying homage to a lot of important Batman stories. The entire season is loosely based off the major event “No Man’s Land,” which ran for over a year in many titles. “Ace Chemicals” has hints of Joker’s origin, Batman’s origin, and arguably “The Killing Joke” a graphic novel that changed one Bat-family member for years.
The last episode, “Penguin, Our Hero,” ended with a major surprise as Gordon’s Haven, the refuge for the lost souls of Gotham, blew up.