TV Club: Barnes struggles to be noble on the latest Gotham

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • This week’s cold open goes from somewhat inspired to insipid real fast. What begins as a beautifully lit and directed sequence devolves into Michael Chiklis reciting the most painful exposition possible regarding how Alice’s blood is effecting him.
  • Bullock on Gordon’s return to the GCPD: “If we had a big to-do every time you came back to the GCPD we’d never catch any bad guys.” To be fair to Gordon, the GCPD doesn’t seem to catch too many bad guys anyways.
  • It was only a matter of time before Gotham really drove …

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