TV Club: Gotham finally spends some time on Bruce Wayne…kind of

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.

  • So, the DoppelBruce is officially named “Five,” despite the fact that Stranger Things represents the peak of labeling mutants with their experiment number.
  • An interesting (and even logical!) subplot: Cobblepot is challenging Aubrey James’ claim to the Mayor’s office. I’m always down for a good “criminal uses the system to his benefit” storyline, so consider me intrigued, at least for now.
  • Less interesting subplot: whatever’s going on with new villain/hypnotist/future canon character Jervis Tetch and his poison-blood sister Alice. It’s hard to care about familial in-fighting when there’s no backstory …

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