If you’re one of those folks who gave up on Gotham after a lacklustre first season, take it from us… you’re really missing out.
The show has been really tying together a Batman universe (admittedly no Batman yet) and is really embracing its comic roots.
The latest episode, S02E13 A Dead Man Feels No Cold, takes things to a whole new level.
Professor Hugo Strange told Victor Fries – yes, Mr Freeze – that: “Death is not an ending, death is a new beginning.”
He is talking about his project to keep people alive – remember, Freeze’s whole reason of becoming a villain was to save his dying wife, Nora – and we get to see a little bit of Strange’s work: Four tubes are visible with bodies in them and these are all familiar faces (well, three for sure), including Theo Galavan, Jerome (the Joker of the series), Fish Mooney and a fourth man who is missing an arm. Possibly this is Caleb Dumas but that’s another mystery.
The bodies could mean that Strange is working for The Order of St Dumas but to us it reminds us of The Court of Owls storyline where they were keeping undead assassins. Ben McKensie (Gordon himself) said of Strange: “Hugo Strange is up to is no good, and that will have hell to pay on Gotham and all of the villains and the formation of their identities.”
Either way, Gotham has gone full-on comic book series and we love it for it.