TV Club: Gotham is back, along with its mishandling of origin stories

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.

  • Never Mind The Bullocks: Bullock is a mess this week. He’s so incompetent as Captain that he doesn’t even have the brain power to concoct any great one-liners. For shame.
  • With both Penguin and Jerome vanquished as villains in Gotham, it’s time for Nygma to step up. This episode is largely focused on how he becomes The Riddler, though in typical Gotham fashion the motivations are a little murky.
  • Everything begins with Nygma killing a chemistry professor, apparently the fifth in a recent string of, as Bullock puts it, “murders of smart people.” The …

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