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"Burn the Witch" functions as a transitional episode - introducing an iconic villiain, tying up some loose threads from last season, and laying the groundwork for intriguing new plot and character arcs for season 3.
The real crime? All this drama came at the expense of an appearance by BD Wong as Hugo Strange.
Cheers to B.D. Wong's reactions and Hugo Strange being the unexpected comic relief of the night.
But despite a few standout elements, the results are too close to the nonsensical plot mechanics that sunk its previous years on air. And even when the story tries to pull out an old familiar feeling, the results are unconvincing at best.
Goodbye preteen Ivy, and hello seductive Poison Ivy! Gotham wasted no time in introducing the iconic Batman villain in season three, after her run-in with one of Indian Hill's escaped experiments.
Monday night's episode of Gotham takes our story in some wildly new directions, setting the stage for a Season 3 that's harder to predict than we thought going in. Nothing is certain in Fox's lunatic-dark DC Comics drama, which is really quite wonderful.
It's clear that Gotham ultimately determined it simply didn't know what to do with Ivy in the context that it created for her.
In many ways, "Burn the Witch" feels like a transitional episode for Gotham, washing away the lingering threads from last season's finale and embracing the potential of what's to come.
Two episodes into Gotham's third season and Gordon's still not a cop! Thank goodness... I hope this break from the GCPD lasts a good while because, as it's been well established, he's lousy at law enforcement.
Whatever is going on, I think Bruce's story going to be the most interesting of the season. And, it's about time.
Despite having way too much going on, Burn the Witch, was a decent followup from last week's season premiere.
Much of this episode felt like a transition into what's to come. Whether it's Penguin's increasing presence in the public eye or the soon to come appearance of Mad Hatter, it looks like "Mad City" is the perfect subtitle for season 3.
Gotham takes some missteps with "Burn the Witch," proof that it's a lot easier to introduce intriguing new plot and character arcs than it is to follow-through on them.