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Gotham Splash

Episode: 102
Airdate: September 29, 2014
Directed by: Danny Cannon
Showrunner: Bruno Heller
Episode Written by: Bruno Heller

Last week’s series premiere did it’s best to establish just how dark and corrupt Gotham is, and how difficult the job Jim Gordon [Ben McKenzie] has in front of him is going to be. Tonight, as the episode title suggests, we get to know a little bit more about one of the characters who will likely be playing a major role in the series: Selina Kyle [Camren Bicondova], the young Catwoman. Last week I expressed concern over Bicondova – she is pretty good at doing set poses in conspicuous locations (and isn’t conspicuous kind of the opposite of stealthy?), but she wasn’t given a single spoken line. So the real question is: can this actor, who will play a significant role moving forward, actually act? Click through after the break to find out.

<<Spoiler Alert: This review of Gotham Season 1, Episode 2 “Selina Kyle” contains spoilers – click through only after you’ve watched the show!>>

Gotham Splash

At A Glance:

Title: Gotham
Premiere: September 22, 2014
Channel: FOX
Production Companies: DC Entertainment, Primrose Hill Productions, Warner Bros. Television
Showrunner: Bruno Heller
Executive Producers: Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon, John Stephens
Writers: Brian Edlund (1 Episode), Bruno Heller (2 Episodes), Bob Kane (1 Episode), Ken Woodruff (1 Episode), Mitch Brian, Laren Bright, Howard Chaykin, Sean Catherine Derek, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Archie Goodwin, Robert Kanigher, David Mazzucchelli, Frank Miller, Sheldon Moldoff, Jerry Robinson, Greg Rucka, Dick Sprang
Starring: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Zabryna Guevera, Sean Pertwee, Robin Taylor, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz

The premise behind Gotham is very simple: take a beloved fictional superhero, head to his hometown when he’s young, and follow the events that form both him, and his enemies, as they grow up. Wait, no – that’s Smallville. Gotham plays with that trope, showing us a young pre-Batman Bruce Wayne [David Mazouz], but its primary focus is not on the Bat; rather, it’s on his non-superhero friend, confidant, and sometime rival, Jim Gordon [Ben McKenzie]. By starting early in his career, we get to see how Gordon evolves from being a Detective in the Gotham PD, all the way to Commissioner (presuming the series runs that long). Click through for the actors, the trailers, and my thoughts.