5 Thoughts on GOTHAM 2.3, “The Last Laugh”
Again, spoilers. Obviously.
- Can this whole show be about Jerome?
I mean, seriously. The Wayne storyline is a drag, Gordon is far too boring a character to truly carry a show (especially when standing next to the millions of villains we see on Gotham). Cameron Monaghan’s Jerome, on the other hand, is absolutely electric.
- Is this really the end of Jerome?
I know this makes thought #1 sort of difficult, but it’s a comic book show. How many times has The Joker died in the comics?
- I like the idea of Batman as symbol… The Joker as one? Not so much.
The Joker doesn’t share the spotlight; The Joker IS the spotlight. If that’s the way they are going to go with The Joker, color me displeased.
- Welcome back, Penguin.
I was thinking at the beginning of the episode that we hadn’t really seen much from Penguin this season… Good to see him being brought back into the fold.
- Where the hell was this Gotham last season? I know a show needs time to establish characters and whatnot before it can gear up, but this is like a completely different show. Season 1 felt pointless, meandering and downright comical in its execution (and not in the good way). This Gotham feels like it has a purpose, it knows where it’s going, and we’re all along for the twisty, suspenseful, enjoyable ride. Thus far into season 2, this is a Parks and Recreation-like turnaround. And damn am I happy for that!