Cast & Crew
Detective James Gordon
The Future Poison Ivy
Detective Nathaniel Barnes
Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul Photos
Using the Tetch virus as a storytelling tool is a smart choice, as it gives the finale a sense of urgency.
It's been a bit dizzying to keep track of who wants to kill whom and why. But tonight's two-part finale sews up those dangling threads rather seamlessly and presents a new and, dare I say, optimistic vision for the future of this city.
Honestly, things had gotten so insane that it was genuinely shocking to me to see Gotham suddenly take such a large step back towards some semblance of normality.
Season 3 was Gotham's best effort yet... With some savvy moves and maintaining true to the show's original premise, there's no reason to doubt Season 4 won't be just as entertaining.
Everything here was obviously shot to feel like a series finale in case the show didn't get its last-minute renewal.
It feels like a new chapter in this show is starting -- one that may finally see Gotham's heroes given the same narrative chances as its villains.
The two-part finale -- consisting of "Destiny Calling" and "Heavydirtysoul" -- managed to both tie up loose ends of the season 3 arc and reinvigorate the series as it heads into season 4 later this year.
Gotham's never been able to land their finales quite right, and this giant, sprawling attempt to include and incorporate the show's entire ensemble wasn't any different really -- but it was still the best finale to date after three years.
For an ending, it's a promising beginning to the show's upcoming fourth season.