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A lot of this plot-jumping has to occur to get Eddie and Oswald to that gray, cloudy dock-with some fun character moments from Barbara, because Erin Richards is this show's secret MVP.
I'm happy to report that the chaos promised in last week's stirring final shot is in full form in Gotham's winter finale.
Fans of the Joker (and, seriously, who isn't?) should have a blast this week, between the blatant visual and narrative callbacks to his appearances in everything from the comics to The Dark Knight.
This episode had a little bit of everything and it was done masterfully. Between Bruce facing off with Jerome and Ed confronting Penguin, it was hard to choose the standout moment. And that's hardly a problem.
After tonight's generally fun, action-packed episode of Fox's "Gotham," the real reason the show has never come together is clear. In short, it was never a Batman show before now.
The irony of all of this development is that the future of Gotham ultimately can't be seen on Gotham, simply by nature of what the series is. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy the hell out of it, though.
Not only was the exit a face-flopping hoot, but Gotham has at last delivered a Bruce Wayne that has undeniably been pushed toward becoming the Dark Knight.
Having a winter fragment of episodes was a terrible idea. Yes, it was explosive, and yes, it got viewers excited to see Jerome rejoin Gotham's rogue gallery, but ending it after three episodes is a surefire way to lose momentum.
The Joker came, he saw, and he very nearly almost conquered on Gotham. But thanks to the combined efforts of Jim Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne, he was stopped before he could do any permanent damage to the city.
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" was one crazy hour of television, but it was also one of Gotham's best.
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" is yet another example of Gotham season three's ability to consolidate its characters and plot lines into one, cohesive story.
The Bruce/Jerome stuff was great here in the goofily malicious "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies," giving us this show's version of Batman vs. Joker.