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Gotham Season 04 Episode 09: Let Them Eat Pie

November 17th, 2017 by Todd Black Comments

Well, that was dark. “Let Them Eat Pie” is definitely one of those episodes that pushes the ratings of Gotham into the more “Mature” settings, as Professor Pyg was on full display, and I bet you were glad you were not eating those pies.

At its core, the episode was about three people who were put into positions they didn’t want to be in. At least, not at least. Gordon was now Captain, which put him in a prime position to both save his city, but also be blamed for all that was wrong with it. And with Pyg back, it was anything but an easy collar. I like how Gordon used his mind many times to figure things out, like how he knew that Pyg’s plans always had a reason, and were never random. And how he remembered the paper factory, etc. My personal favorite scene though was at the end when Pyg was caught, and he looked relieved that he had kept his promise to everyone.

Not that catching Pyg was easy, this is one slippery pig, and that fight scene at the end was epic, with amazing camera shots catching every brutal angle. Furthermore, the dinner scene was equal parts horror and musical, which isn’t ironic at all, as Pyg is played by the current Sweeny Todd in the Broadway show. Cool huh?

This perfectly leads into the Sophia/Penguin story, which took many twists and turns before the episode ended. With Penguin being suspicious of her, to wanting to believe, to using Martin to spy on her, to protecting her after Pyg’s attack, to agreeing to stop Pax Penguina as long as Jim wasn’t Captain anymore…and then…finding out the truth. A war is coming.

Finally, there’s Bruce, who’s still going through his “bad boy” phase, all the while, Alfred’s trying to save him from himself. I’m glad they aren’t getting rid of this in one episode, he need to hit rock bottom before getting back up, and he’s not there yet. I did like the origin of Alfred and how he met Thomas Wayne, but I’m also glad that Bruce didn’t “weep” because of it and change back, that would’ve been too easy.

That’s not to say he wasn’t a total jerk to Alfred, and I do hope he get slapped, but, not right now.

There were some oddities in the episode, mainly that scene between Sophia and Martin, what happened there? Furthermore, why did Pyg pick Martin out of ALL the children in the orphanage? It seemed a little too convenient.

In the end though, “Let Them Eat Pie” showed another dark episode that had some interesting twists. I hope when the show returns in two weeks that it’ll continue the pace its been keeping.

4 out of 5 nerds

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!