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.
Gotham begins its fifth and final season with an impressive opener. Borrowing titles from two different Batman stories, the season subtitle is “No Man’s Land” and the episode is “Year Zero.”
Stealing yet another classic story from the Batman mythos, Gotham ends their fourth season with “No Man’s Land.”
The saga of the not-quite Joker continues in Gotham as the season continues with “A Dark Knight: That Old Corpse.” J