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Michael Chiklis' performs an unconvincing heel turn in an underwhelming entry that underscores the series' discomfort with nuance.
"Blood Rush" works perfectly as a showcase for a Captain Barnes rapidly losing control of his own mind.
Goes from somewhat inspired to insipid real fast.
Jim Gordon is a cop again, and something tells me this time, it'll stick. (Canon. Canon tells me that.)
We're only a few episodes in to this season and things are already getting delightfully batty!
Groan. This is why people don't like puns. Leave that garbage in the past with Schwarzenegger flicks and "CSI: Miami" episodes.
While the show is frequently a mess of mixed motivations, gruesome gore and thin story logic, the occasional hour of the program ties its disparate threads together with one singular purpose
Gotham hadn't exactly been wasting Michael Chiklis, but this arc is really taking advantage of the fact the show has such a tremendous talent on the cast.
"Blood Rush" shined a bright spotlight on Barnes for the first time since his introduction. I like that he's been spun into the show's new villain, and how it also feels like a natural "Mad City" extension of the Hatter arc.
Gotham may have temporarily put a pin in its Mad Hatter storyline last week, but the "Mad City" still has plenty of wild cards still in play.
On a show that once saw someone bazooka someone else, it's hard to sit through an entire episode semi-dedicated to an awkward engagement party.
Penguin and Nygma's complex and deliciously tragic relationship could have been a high point in a season that sorely needs one, but that would have required nuance and after three seasons, I can't make excuses anymore -- Gotham just can't do it.
While Barnes was the main focus of "Blood Rush," the rest of the hour was odd. Very odd.