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"Welcome Back, Jim Gordon" focuses on the growth of Gotham's many leading players, making it a colorful, though hectic, episode.
if it's one thing Gotham's been lacking it's any sort of growth in its characters and this episode actually had that in spades.
A middling episode before we get underway with a new story arc. On the upside, no Barbara Kean in this episode, which always improves the show.
Gotham is getting worse. I don't mean the city... No, I mean the show, and the most obvious example is the way Gordon is somehow turning dumber every episode.
Probably the closest that Gotham has come to being the show I feel we were promised when it was first announced.
I'm at a loss, really. My brain can't comprehend why Gotham fails to draw any sort of excitement out of me the way The Flash might... I don't really have an answer. The show just bores me.
Will Gotham slink back into the comfortable mediocrity that has come to define the show? It doesn't take a Riddler to guess how this one is gonna play out.
Jim Gordon is back at the precinct and working homicide cases again. Gotham gets back into the groove, too, as the episode moves along several storylines, some in compelling fashion, and Jim gets closer to the dark truth at the heart of the city.
The more Gordon is forced to face moral complexity - as opposed to just shouting absolutist good-cop rhetoric - the more interesting his story becomes.
For all intents and purposes, what we have now is a welcomed maintenance episode which continues to develop many of the harsh truths and realizations that were recently established with Falcone's recent proof of maternal dominance.
It all comes together like a neatly wrapped "Law & Order" package - until the final scene, in a dark, damp alley... That scene was a brilliant ending to a great episode.