Photo Credit Hitfix.com Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock and Cory Michael Smith as Ed Nygma is “Gotham”.
Gotham continues to excite this week as the show time travelled back to an earlier case in Harvey Bullock’s (Donal Logue) Past. A case involving a killer that likes to kill off rich kids for sake of Gotham’s “well” being, which has Harvey flustered and ready for battle. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) only makes his day worse as past indiscretions concerning one Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) bites them both squarely in the ass.
Ten years before Gotham was a move Gordon had in mind, Harvey Bullock and his partner at the time Detective Dix (Dan Hedaya). Solved a murder case in which the perpetrator thought he was a “spirit of the goat” which would leave no conscious trace of the person who originated the body behind. The goat had taken over and decided not to vacate. Rather hilarious actually, that someone would become of all animals, a goat. Dix and Bullock solved the case, which put Dix permanently out of a job and made Bullock look like a young hotshot. Dix however, claimed the golden rule of working in Gotham was that heroes aren’t allowed. Flash forward ten years and someone is killing again in the same exact manner as the original “spirit of the goat”. Bullock is first to scene of the crime and is pissed once he realizes that he beat his “Boy scout” partner to the scene. Meanwhile Gordon deals with his fiancée’ Barbara (Erin Richards) about opening up and letting her know just how dangerous his job actually is.
Ed Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) has a crush on a paperwork lackey Kristen Kringle (Chelsea Spack) and decides to reorganize her already organized room of documents. Nygma riddles about her name before he realizes what he’s done is out of line and would make any sane person go bonkers. Hopefully this turns into an interesting subplot, as Nygma’s downward spiral is due at some point in the near future. Not that the riddles aren’t already written on the wall.
Bruce Wayne (David Mazous) continues to search for that missing link between his parent’s untimely deaths and Arkham. Hopefully next week he has something to show for all this digging and ordering Alfred (Sean Pertwee) to fetch his documents and make him supper. Selina Kyle (Carmen Bicondova) sneaks into Wayne Manor to discover Bruce’s wall of suspected connections.
Renee’ Montoya (Victoria Cartagena) manages to get a confession out of homeless man and obtains an arrest warrant for Gordon; ultimately landing both Gordon and Bullock in the slammer for the murder of Oswald Cobblepot, whom yet again, shows up in a timely manner to serve his agenda. One that certainly that has had its fair share of twists and turns, only six episodes in.
Gotham is continuing to provide quality entertainment without Batman showing up to save the day. Between the often-hilarious one-liners from Bullock and the straight-faced search for truth with Gordon, Gotham is proving itself a tour de force one episode at a time.